Mahindra recently announced the name of its upcoming three-row SUV as XUV700. Taking the reins from the ageing XUV500, the new mid-size SUV will feature a completely new exterior design along with a revamped cabin and added features.
The New Mahindra XUV700
Mahindra XUV700 has a new design front with a unique grille with chrome inserts. The headlamps are tilted towards the C-pillar while the fog lamp housing also gets the chrome treatment. The front bumper gets stylish projector headlamps with LED DRLs. On the sides, the XUV700 gets a large muscular air dam with cladding around the wheel arches, wheel arch extensions, larger side skirts and an integrated exhaust can. On the rear, the SUV features a large dual-tone bumper with black inserts. The rear profile is inspired from the XUV500 while the C-pillar gets a black cladding and a muscular C-pillar with chrome inserts. Mahindra claims the SUV is capable of a 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 9.2 seconds and the top speed is rated at 187 kmph.
According to the details shared by Mahindra, the Mahindra XUV700 gets a refreshed and bold new front grille with chrome inserts, while the new SUV gets larger headlights. The taillights get a re-worked design, while the rear of the SUV also gets a redesigned bumper and revised taillamps. The changes done on the outside are complemented by a new set of alloy wheels with different designs for the 19- and 18-inch wheels. The SUV will also get other interior bits and pieces. The Mahindra XUV700 will also get a new 5.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the inside, the new Mahindra XUV700 will get leather upholstery upholstered seats, a 9-speaker sound system and other features.
While the company will be offering both seven-seat and eight-seat options, it has not given us any details on the cost for each one. It is clear that Mahindra is looking to take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X with the XUV700. It will rival against the likes of Ford Ecosport and the upcoming upcoming Hyundai Creta in India. Features The SUV will get new LED projector headlamps, smart strip headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tail lamps. The cabin will come with a touchscreen infotainment system that will support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with Mirror Link and other connectivity options. The SUV will also get cruise control and keyless entry.
The Mahindra XUV700 will be offered in five variants: XUV700, XUV700 (O), XUV700 (O) and XUV700 (O) with TDCI kit and XUV700 (O) with HAWK Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Engine The new Mahindra XUV700 will feature a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine that makes close to 140 bhp. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. In case you are planning to drive the XUV700 at night in pitch black, the SUV gets a 2.2-litre mHawk turbo-diesel engine that develops 120 bhp and 300 Nm torque. Pricing Mahindra has not announced any pricing for the XUV700 as of yet. Expect the prices to be between ₹ 15- 20 lakh.
Mahindra has confirmed that the XUV700 will go on sale from September this year, while bookings have already begun at a nominal booking amount of Rs 25,000 and deliveries will commence from October. Like the XUV500, the XUV700 will also be available in a single diesel engine option mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The petrol version will make its entry in the market by March 2019. All these details were revealed at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2018, where Mahindra showcased the SUV at the Mahindra booth, along with the two-wheelers range. Mahindra XUV700 Features and Details The all-new Mahindra XUV700 will take on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Colorado, Isuzu MU-X, Renault Duster and the recently launched Hyundai Creta.
Mahindra XUV700 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 14 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh. If launched this year, Mahindra will be aiming at the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the Jeep Compass.