Mahindra has announced the arrival of the 2024 XUV700 for our market. The bookings for the new model are already underway since January 15, 2024. In fact, you would be able to experience the demo models of the SUV in dealerships by January 25, 2024. Note that XUV700 is the flagship model in Mahindra’s portfolio. It has tasted success from the time of its inception. In fact, there are still significant waiting times on some models of this SUV in some cities after over 2 years of its launch. That is a testament to its immense popularity. For now, let us take a look at the details of all that is new in this 2024 model.
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2024 Mahindra XUV700
Since this is not a comprehensive facelift, the changes are not extensive. Still, there are some distinct elements which inform which model year it is. For instance, this model now gets a Napoli Black touch for the exterior. This includes components like black roof rails, sporty black alloy wheels and a black grille with a dark chrome finish. We are witnessing the use of dark chrome on many modern cars. Apart from that, the buyers also get an option of a dual-colour exterior paint with this Napoli Black roof. These are all the changes in the 2024 model from the outside.
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Interior and Features
In terms of the interior layout and features, there are a few alterations in comparison to the 2023 model. Still, nothing has changed fundamentally. In the 2024 Mahindra XUV700 AX7 and AX7L trims, the owners will now get dark chrome for AC vents and console bezel. Moreover, there will be the option of getting captain seats in AX7 and AX7L variants too. Other prominent highlights include ventilated front seats with integrated ORVMs with a memory function to enhance the convenience even further. The AdrenoX suite from Mahindra (connected car tech) now offers 83 features including firmware over-the-air (FOTA) capabilities.
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Some of its top features include prognosis features, delivering timely updates on upcoming service needs, and ‘Ask Mahindra,’ serving as a concierge service. There is also the provision of an M lens function. It allows the drivers to scan buttons and lights on the SUV. The features are sorted into important sections like prognosis alerts, vehicle status, location-based services, safety, remote functions, third-party apps, and novelty-related features. To use these functions, you need to have an active Adrenox subscription.
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The 2024 Mahindra XUV700 retails from Rs 13.99 lakh to Rs 26.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The starting prices of each variant range are as follows:
|Starting Price (ex-showroom)
|Rs 13.99 lakh
|Rs 16.39 lakh
|Rs 17.69 lakh
|Rs 21.29 lakh
|Rs 23.99 lakh
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There are no changes to the powertrain options for the 2024 Mahindra XUV700. It is powered by a strong 2.0-litre turbo petrol direct injection mStallion engine, giving you an impressive 200 hp and 380 Nm of power and torque. Additionally, it offers a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine in two power options – 155 hp with 360 Nm and 185 hp with 420 Nm (or 450 Nm with the automatic transmission). You can choose between a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission with these engines. For the top-tier trim levels, there’s an AWD version and advanced ADAS features. It has to be one of the most feature-packed SUVs in its segment.
|2.0-litre turbo petrol and 2.2-litre turbo diesel
|200 hp (P) / 155 hp & 185 hp (D)
|380 Nm (P) / 360 Nm & 420 Nm (450 Nm) (D)
|6 MT / 6 AT
|2WD / AWD
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Sales and ‘White Glove Chauffeur Training Program’
Just to get an idea of the kind of success the XUV700 has achieved in our market, it makes sense to look at the sales numbers. Despite being the flagship SUV from Mahindra and costing around Rs 30 lakh, on-road for the top model, the Indian auto giant sold a whopping 74,434 units of the XUV700 in 2023 alone. Since its inception, Mahindra has been able to sell over 1,40,000 units. That is quite impressive. Additionally, the carmaker offers the ‘White Glove Chauffeur Training Program’ in metro towns every two months.
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The aim is to familiarize the owners with the proper usage of ADAS functions, and emergency handling and get acquainted with the fault and error signs. All this will contribute toward making them informed about their cars. In India, the Mahindra XUV700 rivals the likes of the recently-facelift Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Jeep Compass. This means that the competition is stiff and Mahindra needs to put its best foot forward to remain successful in this space.