The first buyers of the Mahindra XUV700 have received some shocking delivery dates for their SUVs. The XUV700 has received an unprecedented response from the people and the SUV has impressed potential customers and automobile experts alike. Mahindra has received over 70,000 bookings for the new XUV700 within the first month of launch. These numbers are almost unheard of in the mid-size SUV segment. The full 5-star safety rating at the GNCAP also adds to the overall appeal of the vehicle with people becoming ever more conscious of the safety equipment of cars these days. But some of the customers are getting annoyed at the delivery dates they have got. Let us take a look at the details here.
Mahindra XUV700 Buyers Delivery Dates
A certain Abhishek Pawaskar has taken to Facebook to express his anger and frustration on Mahindra. He was among the first 25,000 people who had booked the SUV on the very first day of booking opening. Mahindra received the first 25,000 bookings within the first hour of the first day and closed the booking for that day. So, it was no surprise to see that the waiting list for the XUV700 will be a long one. But people are confused about why are they getting delivery times of 8 months even when they were the first ones to have booked the vehicle. Well, we had analysed the delivery technique of Mahindra earlier as well. Mahindra has consulted a company that maximises the resource management in the production facilities. So, it isn’t about first come, first served. The algorithm takes into account various aspects like the variant, fuel type, transmission type, your city, etc and optimises Mahindra’s manufacturing accordingly. That is how one gets the delivery date.
The Mahindra XUV700 comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The former is a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit that churns out a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. Meanwhile, the Diesel engine is available in multiple states of tune. The lower versions get 155 PS and 360 Nm, while the higher positioned models benefit from 185 PS and 420 Nm. In fact, the same engine will put out 450 Nm with an automatic transmission. Speaking of the transmission options, both the petrol and Diesel engine variants will be available with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission choices. The prices range between Rs 12.49 lakh and Rs 22.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The direct competitors include the likes of Creta, Seltos, Hector, Harrier in the 5-seat configuration and Alcazar, Safari and Hector Plus in the 7-seat arrangement.