The start of production of the 7-seat Mahindra XUV700 is almost around the corner and Mahindra has been dropping little teasers to get the customers excited about the SUV. The XUV700 will be replacing the current-gen XUV500 in our market as the 7-seat SUV from Mahindra. The XUV500 will be introduced as a 5-seater mid-size SUV rivalling the Hyundai Creta in a couple of years. The XUV700 has been spotted testing multiple times and there have been reports of it getting a ton of first-in-segment and unique features. One of those features might be the Auto Booster Headlamps function where the headlights will get intensified once the speed of the XUV700 crosses the 80 kmph mark. This will definitely enhance the safety aspect of the vehicle under night driving conditions. Let us take a look at what other features Mahindra might equip the XUV700 with.
Mahindra XUV700 – Expected Exteriors
The XUV700 has been spotted multiple times, although in a camouflaged version. Still, there are fair assumptions that could be made from the spy images that we have seen in the past. The spy shots clearly reveal the headlamps unit of the XUV700 which will be a large C-shaped LED luster. The spy shots also reveal that the dimensions of the Mahindra XUV700 are more or less similar to the XUV500 but being based on a completely new platform it might well be larger in overall dimensions than the current-gen XUV500. The new platform will also allow the XUV700 to have off-roading capabilities with a 4×4 drive system. The exteriors have been heavily camouflaged but some highlights can be deduced from the spy images. This includes dual-tone alloy wheels, large overhangs signifying the size of the SUV, chrome beltline running across the lower end of the window line, rear spoiler and top mount stop lamp with a rear wiper and shark fin antenna. The front end is not visible in the spy shots but we expect a bold look as is the case with all the other SUVs from Mahindra’s design house.
Mahindra XUV700 – Expected Interiors and Features
One thing is for sure, the Mahindra XUV700 will be packed with modern and unique features upto the brim. Rumours also suggest that the Mahindra XUV700 might feature a Mercedes-Benz inspired free standing connected touchscreen infotainment display and instrument cluster with all the connectivity features including Apple CarPlay and Android along with Bluetooth Connectivity, new dashboard design, Auto Booster Headlamps, high-quality cabin materials, Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control, Multi-purpose Steering Wheel, Panoramic Sunroof, convenience features for the second and the third-row passengers. The safety aspect will be taken care of as is always the case with Mahindra. Also, there might be ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) features in the upcoming Mahindra XUV700. This might include Emergency Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Fatigue Warning System and much more.
Mahindra XUV700 – Expected Powertrains
The new Mahindra XUV700 might feature both the powertrains options including the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with direct injection technology from Mahindra’s very own mStallion range of engines and a 2.2-litre tried and tested diesel engine from Mahindra that we have also seen in various products in the past. There will be a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission option. There might be a hybrid setup to ensure high fuel efficiency. The new platform supports the incorporation of the 4×4 system which will lend great off-roading capabilities to the XUV700, should Mahindra decides to do so. The prices range might be somewhere between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 22 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivals of the Mahindra XUV700 will include Tata Safari, MG Hector and the recently launched Hyundai Alcazar.
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