The upcoming SUV will also compete with the MG Hector and Kia Seltos and the new model will help in increasing the sales number for Mahindra.
Mahindra has confirmed the 7-seater XUV300 or the XUV400 which is to launch likely in 2022. The SUV will compete with the likes of upcoming 7-seater Hyundai Creta which will mark its debut in 2021.
Mahindra XUV400 will be based on the Ssangyong XLV, Tivoli’s third-row sibling. Both the cars have similar wheelbase but the length of the former which stands at 4.44 m is increased as to accomodate two more passengers in the last row.
The XUV400 will be placed in between the XUV300 and XUV500. The 7 seater measures 1,798 mm in width and 1,635 mm in height. The added length will also increase the luggage space for the SUV.
The XUV400 will be available for the European markets too. Mechanically, the vehicle will receive a 1.5-litre GDI, naturally aspirated, direct injection four cylinder petrol engine. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and is likely to produce 145 bhp. The same engine is expected to debut in Marazzo also, next year.
Like the XUV300 which comes loaded with features, the XUV400 will also draw its inspiration for the former SUV. The interior bits of the upcoming 7-seater will be very much borrowed from the XUV300.
Features like electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control, all-wheel disc brakes, heated wing mirrors, leather upholstery, LED projector headlamps, LED taillights and among others.
The SUV also receives a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit which will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The XUV400 will offer more comfort and convenience features when it is launched.
The upcoming 7 seater will also target the MG Hector and newly launched Kia Seltos. With the falling down of the market, the automotive industry has taken a hit. So the manufacturers are planning to launch the car later.
Mahindra XUV400 will be priced at a premium of Rs 1 lakh or more over the 5-seater, XUV300. It will give tough competition to the Hyundai Creta as both the cars will be feature-ich.