The Mahindra XUV700 has garnered stellar success and waiting period for this Tata Safari-rivalling SUV is known to be over a year for some variants
Following the car modification theme these days, recently, we came across images of a Mahindra XUV700 with 22-inch alloy wheels for the very first time and now, we have a video of the same car flaunting its shiny new rims. It must be noted here that car owners are going crazy with their choices of aftermarket alloy wheels. This industry has seen an immense boom in the past couple of years. People are after the rush of making their cars look unique. Upsizing the tyres and alloy wheel designs is the most common way to achieve that. The XUV700 is anyway one of the most popular cars in the country at the moment. Mahindra already has over 70,000 bookings for the mid-size SUV within the first month of launch. These are very impressive numbers for a vehicle of this segment. Let us check out the modified alloy wheels in the SUV in-depth.
Mahindra XUV700 With 22-inch Alloy Wheels
The image has been shared by Velocity Tyres on Instagram who keeps coming up with such unique modifications for various cars. As you can see, the silver-coloured mid-size SUV is sporting the huge 22-inchers. It is an intricately designed alloy with a multi-spoke pattern. This sort of pattern is commonly seen in the premium SUV from some German carmakers in particular. However, these alloys don’t look out of place at all due to the large body of the XUV700. However, the downside to these low-profile tyres is the depreciation of ride quality. The low-profile tyres are meant for great handling and stability, especially around the corners by providing increased traction on the road. But the sidewall being thin, the bumps are felt in the cabin. That is always the compromise that one has to make while going for such alloys.
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.