For the people who were curious about the strength of the fibre tailgate of the Mahindra XUV700, this crash with the Hyundai Creta should be proof of how strong the tailgate actually is. Many people criticized Mahindra for offering a plastic tailgate in the Mahindra XUV700, not knowing that almost all the major carmakers do it. The reason is quite simple. The weight of the vehicle could be controlled and the shape of the exterior could be given as desired, which is not possible in the case of metal. Here is an incident where a Hyundai Creta crashes into the tail of the Mahindra XUV700. The results might surprise some people who were critical of the strength of the plastic tailgate.
Hyundai Creta Tailends Mahindra XUV700
As the image shows, a Creta seems to have caressed the XUV700 from behind. However, the impact has caused quite some damage to the front-end of the Creta. The bonnet cover has been crumpled a bit, the bumper has felt some impact, the taillamp is broken, the front grille is completely bent along with other minor damages. On the other hand, when you look at the XUV700, there hardly seem to be any scars of the impact whatsoever. The bumper has absorbed the impact and is bent a bit from the middle. Apart from that, there are not many signs of the SUV being involved in a crash of any sort.
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. After the price hike, the XUV700 ranges from Rs 12.49 lakh to Rs 22.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The top trim comes with a diesel automatic and All-Wheel-Drive configuration.