Rejoice everyone as the Mahindra XUV700’s global launch is right around the corner. The Indian automaker has been teasing people with spy shots and leaked images of the much-awaited XUV700 for quite a while, but the wait is soon to end. Building up to its launch, which is due soon, Mahindra has revealed some information about their next full-size SUV via their social media platforms. Here is a breakdown of the features the XUV700 will offer when launched.

Engine options on the Mahindra XUV700

Mahindra has mentioned that on the XUV700, both a diesel and petrol engine in Manual and Automatic transmissions, along with optional All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) capabilities. Most likely, just like the XUV500 offered all-wheel-drive on its top-spec variant.

Giant Panoramic Sunroof on the Mahindra XUV700

XUV700 sunroof

We Indians certainly love our giant glass panels on the roof of the vehicle, and the Mahindra XUV700 doesn’t seem like it’s going to disappoint us at all! Moreover, Mahindra states that the XUV700 will have a ‘Skyroof’ 1,360 mm in length and 870 mm wide, making it the largest sunroof in its segment. (No reason to complain here!)

Pop-out door handles on the XUV700

XUV700 smart door handles

You think these cool door handles that pop out when the vehicle is unlocked is only available on extremely high-end cars like Jaguars’ or Mercedes-Benzs’? Think again, Mahindra has showcased that the Mahindra XUV700 is set to come with sit flush with the door when locked but will pop out when unlocked. Although, it isn’t sure if the door handles will be electronically popped open or mechanically. Still pretty cool, nonetheless.

Auto Booster Headlamps on the XUV700

Auto boost headlamps

Mahindra claims that the XUV700 that this feature is a unique safety feature. Basically, the vehicle switches on additional lights to increase the area covered by the headlight once the car crosses the speed of 80 km/h. As a result, it could significantly improve the throw of the headlight making the road much clearer under low visibility conditions.

Personalized Safety Alerts on the Mahindra XUV700

Personalized safety alerts

Don’t you hate the beep new vehicles are mandated with when the vehicle’s speed crosses 80km/h and a constant chime when you cross 120 km/h? Mahindra has come out with an alternative to the chime wherein the driver can set a personalized message asking you to slow down in the voice of your loved ones. That might perhaps could be more effective than the annoying chime we constantly hear.


In terms of competition, the full-size SUV segment was previously dominated by the XUV500 (the predecessor to the XUV700). Still, since then, the segment has seen a drastic change. The MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar have begun to offer a lot more in terms of tech provided, and the XUV500 was starting to show its age. But with the upcoming Mahindra XUV700, Mahindra could regain a large chunk of this segment, but that can only be confirmed with time.