Mahindra has launched the much-anticipated flagship model Mahindra XUV700 in India. The mid-size SUV is offered in three petrol variants–the MX, AX3, and AX5–and a single MX diesel variant. The company is looking forward to introducing the range-topping AX7 variant next month. The base MX (petrol) variant is priced at INR 11.99 lakh; the AX3 is priced at INR 13.99 lakh; the AX5 is priced at INR 14.99 lakh; and the MX (diesel) is priced at INR 12.49 lakh. The AX7’s price, however, has not been made public yet.
The all-new XUV700 veers away from the design concept applied for its predecessor, the Mahindra XUV500. Built on a new W601 monocoque platform, the XUV700 is 110 mm longer than its predecessor (4585 mm). However, the XUV700’s height is reduced by 30 mm, and the width remains unchanged. The flagship SUV has a wheelbase of 2750 mm. The overall design of the XUV700 has new design cues: the front grille features vertical chrome slats and Mahindra’s new logo (the XUV700 is company’s first product to feature its new logo); the edgy LED headlamps, and twin C-shaped LED daytime running lights are revised; the alloy wheels are sportier than before; and the rear elements such as wraparound tail lamps, sculpted tailgate, and beefy bumper with silver cladding are new as well. Depending upon the variants, the SUV gets either 17-inch steel or diamond-cut alloy wheels or 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The XUV700 has a premium interior. The cabin now has larger and more comfortable seats with premium upholstery, and soft-touch materials on the dash. There’s the convenience of an available Alexa support and the Adrenox to access voice commands for various in-car functions. Additionally, the SUV has a Sony-powered 12-speaker 3D surround sound system, and six-way power adjustable seats with memory and welcome function. The panoramic sunroof, however, is reserved only for the top-end variants, the largest in their segment. The SUV comes with safety features like front, side, and curtain airbags, 360-degree camera, ISOFIX seat mounts, hill hold/descent function and electronic parking brake and Dynamic Stability Program (DSP), to name a few.
The XUV700 (petrol) is powered by a 2.0-litre, mStallion turbocharged petrol engine that generates a power of 197 bhp at 5000 rpm and a peak torque of 380 Nm at 1750 to 3000 rpm. It is mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel variant comes with a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder mHawk turbocharged diesel engine integrated with three states of tuning. The base variant will generate 153 bhp at 3750 rpm and 360 Nm at 1500 to 2800 rpm and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The more powerful option makes 182 bhp at 3500 rpm and is paired with either a six-speed manual (a peak torque of 420 Nm at 1600 to 2800 rpm) or a six-speed automatic torque system (450 Nm at 1750 to 2800 rpm).
Mahindra XUV700 MX variant
8-inch infotainment system
7-inch instrument cluster
Smart door handles
Power-adjust ORVM with turn indicator
17-inch steel wheels
Mahindra XUV700 AX3 variant (additional features):
Dual HD 10.25-inch infotainment and 10.25-inch digital cluster
Amazon Alexa built-In
Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
AdrenoX Connect with 60+ connected features
Six speakers and sound staging
LED DRL and front fog lamps
Mahindra XUV500 AX5 variant (additional features):
17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels
LED clear-view headlamps
Sequential turn indicators
Mahindra XUV700 AX7 variant (additional features):
Advanced driver-assistance system
Driver drowsiness alert
Dual-zone climate control
18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels
Leather steering and gear lever
6-way power seat with memory
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