The pre-owned luxury cars can prove to be tough competition for the brand new premium cars for mass-market carmakers. A case in point is this comparison between going for a pre-owned Audi Q7 or a brand new Mahindra XUV700.
With the asking price of about Rs 26 lakh, should you buy this pre-owned (used) Audi Q7 or a brand new Mahindra XUV700, which also costs about the same in its top variant. With the increased need for personal mobility, people are looking toward the used car market which is thriving at the moment. People are able to strike enticing deals of luxury cars to have something unique in their garages. Also, the huge waiting times on newer cars like the Mahindra XUV700 are pushing people to look for other options.
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Should You Buy a Used Audi Q7 or a New Mahindra XUV700?
This particular Audi Q7 is a 2013 model and comes with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system. This premium luxury SUV used to cost well over Rs 85 lakh back in 2013 taking it out of reach for a whole chunk of the population. But 9 years down the line, its price has fallen rather drastically and the newer cars in the premium mid-size SUV segment in India cost about the same. This makes people wonder if they should invest in a new car that is relatively mass-market or cash in this opportunity to get their hands on a premium car. The Audi Q7 has a luxurious interior with functions like powered seats, dual-zone climate control, powered tailgate, drive modes, a powerful engine, premium audio system, massive sunroof, tiny digital infotainment display, etc.
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The Q7 carries the familiar Audi design language with a massive chrome grille at the front, slim headlamps with LED DRLs and turn indicators, upright stance with a high bonnet line, massive alloy wheels, side steps for easier ingress and egress, stylish LED taillamps and long-wheelbase lending an imposing road presence to the SUV. The XUV700, on the other hand, comes with a much more modern and techy appearance with C-shaped LED DRLs wrapped around the LED headlights, a typical Mahindra chrome grille with vertical slats, sculpted tail-end, elegant alloy wheels and a massive panoramic sunroof. It clearly hints at its age.
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The XUV700 diesel version comes with a 2.2-litre mHawk engine that outputs 155 hp / 360 Nm in the lower state of tune and 185 hp / 420 Nm (450 Nm with automatic transmission) of peak power and torque in the higher state of tune. There are options of choosing between either a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. This Audi Q7 comes with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that outputs 240 hp and 550 Nm of peak power and torque and comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
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If you are buying your first car, then we suggest you go with the Mahindra XUV700 as it is an all-rounder and the maintenance costs will be affordable. On the other hand, if you already have a car for everyday use and want a luxury car for occasion highway runs, you could consider the Q7, although, the maintenance of this old diesel luxury car will be a lot.