After what seems like a wait for early an eternity, Mahindra has finally showcased the all-new XUV700 earlier today. However, it has entered a segment that is currently dominated by the Hyundai Alcazar and the Tata Safari. But, all that is going to change very soon, and here is why.
Design of the XUV700
The Mahinda XUV 700 is designed to stand out from the other sea of full-size SUVs, and that shows. From a fresh new look at the front of the SUV with the distinctive shaped LED headlights, the front of the XUV700 looks like no other Mahindra. On the other hand, the side profile might remind you slightly of the XUV500, but that is where the similarities end. Moving to the rear of the car and again, the look has is wholly revamped on the XUV700 with newly designed rear taillights.
Engine options for the XUV700
The Mahindra XUV700 will be offered with two engine options. A 2.2-litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine producing 182bhp and 420Nm (with the manual gearbox) and 450Nm (with the automatic gearbox). The other engine on offer is a 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine, making 197bhp and 380Nm of torque. Furthermore, an option of an AWD system is also offered with the XUV700. Mahindra also claims that the SUV achieve a 0 to 60km/h time in under 5 seconds. Additionally, with the diesel powertrain, three driving modes with one customizable mode is also on offer. The three modes are – Zip, Zap, Zoom.
Features on offer
Here is where the XUV 700 truly outshines its competition. From a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display and infotainment screen to built-in Amazon Alexa, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, sixty plus connected features via AdrenoX, a large panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, leatherette seats with 6-way power adjustability and memory, comfort access, 360-degree camera, 12-speaker Sony surround sound system and an electrically deployed smart door handle that sits flush with the body when the door is locked.
Safety on the XUV700
Mahindra has not skimmed out on the list of safety tech that the XUV700 will offer. On offer is a level 2 ADAS system, 7-airbags, driver drowsiness system, blind-spot monitor, personalized overspeed warning chimes, driver fatigue detection system and dynamic stability control program are all on offer.
During the launch, Mahindra has also hinted that the XUV700 is the first of their new SUVs. The brands have plans to launch 23 vehicles by 2026, and 9 of those will be all-new SUVs. However, Mahindra has not given any additional details on their future plans. Still, we can assume that a few of these vehicles could be fully electric.