The Mahindra XUV700 is the new flagship model in the carmaker’s line-up.
Mahindra has shaken up the mid-size SUV market with the rather aggressive pricing of its latest flagship model. The all-new Mahindra XUV700 has been launched in India with prices starting from ₹ 11.99 lakh for the base MX petrol variant, while the MX diesel has been priced at ₹ 12.49 lakh. The AX3 petrol trim will cost ₹ 13.99 lakh while the AX5 petrol variant has been at ₹ 14.99 lakh, (all prices ex-showroom). The SUV just made its global debut earlier on Saturday and the carmaker has taken us by surprise with the unanticipated launch of the lower variants of the SUV. The remaining diesel and the range-topping AX7 variant will go on sale in India next month and now we hope even those will be priced as competitively.
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The Mahindra XUV700 is built on a new W601 monocoque platform and will be larger than the exiting XUV500 in every aspect. Upfront it will get a new grille, featuring vertical chrome slates and Mahindra’s new logo, flanked by new LED headlamps and twin C-shaped LED daytime running lights. The SUV will also come with new sportier alloy wheels, new flush-fitting door handles and flared haunches. The SUV will also come with new wraparound LED taillamps, sculpted tailgate and beefy bumper with silver cladding. It will get a well-laid-out cabin with larger comfortable seats, premium upholstery, and a host of smart features. The system will come with Alexa support and a fully connected car technology called Adrenox, which will come with voice command to access various in-car functions like the 3D surround sound system or the panoramic sunroof.
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The SUV is also high on safety with features like front, side and curtain airbags, 360-degree camera, ISOFIX seat mounts, hill hold/descent function and electronic parking brake among others. Then, the range-topping trims also get three pre-set drive modes – Zip, Zap, and Zoom, along with a Custom setting. The range topping AX7 trim will also come with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology. The long features list also includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control and wireless charging among others.
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Mahindra is offering the new XUV700 with both the petrol and diesel engine options. The 2.2-litre, four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine puts out 182 bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque when mated to a manual transmission, while the automatic iteration puts our 30 Nm more at 450 Nm. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder mStallon turbo petrol motor belts out 197 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. The SUV can do 0-60 kmph stint in under 5 seconds, which is pretty quick given its size.
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