Mahindra XUV700 unveiled; power-packed engines, mile-long list of features
Mahindra XUV700 broke cover on Saturday afternoon after much anticipation and dozens of spy shot images and videos that had flooded online space in recent months. Mahindra XUV700 is mounting a fresh challenge in the SUV space and is backing its bold exterior styling with the promise of a power-packed drive and a host of features.
Mahindra XUV 700 will replace XUV500 which had enjoyed a high degree of success but was also a vehicle that began to look tad jaded in the face of newer rivals. As such, the XUV700 is promised as a new package, one that will further hot up the three-row SUV space. "The XUV700 is not just another SUV, it’s a statement of intent," said Veejay Nakra, CEO, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. “The customers are in for a truly sophisticated and authentic SUV experience, setting them up to explore the impossible."
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Mahindra XUV700 exterior styling:
XUV700 bears a resemblance to XUV500 it replaces but still manages to create its own unique identity. The design of the grille at the front, the new company logo, the C-shaped DRLs, sharp tail light design or even the pop-out door handles - all help it to create a fresh visual appeal.
Mahindra XUV700 variant details:
XUV700 will be made available in two broad series - Adrenox and MX.
In the Adrenox series, there will be three trims - AX3, AX5 and AX7. The top-of-the-line AX7 will offer 18-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seats, Advanced Driver Assistance System, among others.
|MX Series||AdrenoX Series | AX3||AdrenoX Series | AX5||AdrenoX Series | AX7|
|(offered over MX)||(offered over AX3)||(offered over AX5)|
|20.32 cm (8“) Infotainment||Dual HD 26.03 cm (10.25“) Infotainment and 26.03 cm (10.25“) Digital Cluster||Skyroof||Advanced Driver Assistance System|
|17.78 cm (7“) Cluster||Amazon Alexa Built-In||R17 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels||Driver Drowsiness Alert|
|Android Auto||Wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play||Curtain Airbags||Smart Clean Zone|
|Smart Door handles||AdrenoX Connect with 60+ Connected features||LED Clear-view Headlamps||Dual Zone Climate Control|
|LED Taillamp||6 Speakers and Sound Staging||Sequential turn indicators||R18 Diamond Cut Alloy|
|Steering mounted Switches||LED DRL and Front fog Lamps||Cornering lamps||Leatherette Seat|
|Power Adjust ORVM with Turn Indicator||R17 Steel Wheels with covers||Leather Steering & Gear lever|
|Day Night IRVM||6-Way Power seat with Memory|
|R17 Steel Wheels||Side Airbags|
Mahindra XUV700 cabin highlights:
There are two 10.25-inch display screens inside XUV700. The seats inside shift back when the doors open for easier ingress and exit. Considering that this here is a three-row SUV, there may be decent levels of space for even the passengers in the final row.
Seat layouts on offer would be in either five or seven format.
Mahindra XUV700 feature list:
XUV700 benefits from the all-new AdrenoX interface which is responsible for being the brains behind new-age functionalities in the vehicle. Functionalities can be controlled using Alexa Voice Command and there are over 60 connected apps available.
The vehicle also gets largest-in-segment sunroof - Mahindra calls it skyroof, and dual-zone climate control. Additionally, there are 12 speakers inside the vehicle, powered by a Sony music system and with 3D sound capability.
|Mahindra XUV700 - First-in-Segment features:|
|Flush Door handles|
|Auto booster headlamps|
|In-built Alexa functionality|
|Custom-made Sony sound system|
|Multi domain controller with Android and QNX|
|Smart pilot Assist|
Mahindra XUV700 engine specs and transmission details:
mStallion petrol and mHawk diesel engines find a home inside the latest from Mahindra. The petrol unit produces 200 hp and has 380 Nm on offer. The diesel engine has two distinct tuning set up with one offering 155 hp and 360 Nm while the other belting out 185 hp and offering around 420 Nm of torque.
XUV700 claims to hit 60 kmph from zero in under five seconds.
Both six-speed manual as well as six-speed automatic transmission options are available on both engines, apart from AWD as an option too.
There are three drive modes available to the person behind the wheel - Zip, Zap and Zoom, besides a Custom mode as well.
There is an advanced driver-assistance system which also includes driver-monitoring system that detects and alerts drowsiness. The car gets seven airbags - including two curtain airbags, Autonomous Emergency Brakes, Lane Departure Warning, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and drive-stability system.