Mahindra XUV700 Teased Ahead of Debut at Auto Expo 2018


It’s being said that Mahindra could be working on a larger-than-XUV 500 model to rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner. Expected to be called the Mahindra XUV700, the upcoming Mahindra SUV will be based on 2018 Ssangyong Rexton. It will be present at the Auto Expo 2018. Back in India, the new SUV will mark Mahindra’s entry into the premium SUV market. Expect the XUV 700 to launch next year with prices starting somewhere around Rs 22 lakh. The next-gen Ssangyong Rexton aka 2018 Mahindra XUV 700 is essentially the production version of the LIV-2 concept. Internally, at Mahindra, the upcoming flagship is known as the Y400.

2018 mahindra xuv700


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Underpinning the 2018 Mahindra XUV700 is a new body-on-frame chassis that comes from Ssangyong. The traditional construction should improve the ruggedness of the upcoming SUV. Images show that the new SUV borrows in plenty from the design study. Design elements like a bold shoulder-line and flared wheel arches give this model a really aggressive stance. The XUV 700 is likely to has a long wheelbase of 2,865 mm, which should translate to generous legspace. The upcoming SUV boasts of many modern safety and connectivity features. Powering the XUV700 will be a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, Turbo Diesle engine that is likely to come mated to 6-speed Manual and 7-speed Automatic transmissions.

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Mahindra XUV700 Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) Q2, 2018

The XUV 700 could bow in at the Auto Expo 2018. Its launch is likely to happen in the second-quarter of next year, possibly in April. Mahindra is yet to make a public announcement but you can safely expect us to keep you abreast of developments related to the Mahindra XUV 700 launch date.

Mahindra XUV700 Price in India

Minimum Price Rs 22 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 25 Lakh

Mahindra will be seen launching many new products to establish a stronger foothold in the SUV segment. Among the highlights of the company’s new SUV onslaught will be the new 2018 XUV700. It’s expected to hold a price advantage of more than Rs 4 lakh over the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. This means prices of the new 2018 Mahindra XUV 700 could start at just about Rs 22 lakh. The fully-loaded top-end model of the XUV700 could cost roughly Rs 25 lakh. At this price range, the upcoming Mahindra SUV could find itself in the same price bracket as the upcoming Jepp Compass SUV.

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2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton front angle

Mahindra XUV700 Specifications

Engine  2.2-litre Turbo Diesel/2.0-litre Petrol
Max. Power  185 BHP/225 BHP
Peak Torque  420 Nm/220 Nm
Transmission  6-speed Manual, 7-speed Automatic

The upcoming flagship gets a 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel engine with a max. power of 185 BHP and peak torque of 420 Nm. It will come with a 6-speed Manual and a 9-speed Automatic transmission. Mahindra could also offer a 225 BHP 2.0-litre Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine at a later stage.

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Mahindra XUV700 Mileage

Maximum Mileage 15 KMPL
Minimum Mileage 11 KMPL

The XUV700 will initially offer only the 2.2-litre Diesel engine. This oil burner is expected to offer a maximum mileage of 15 KMPL.

Mahindra XUV700 Features

  • LED headlamps with DRLs
  • LED rear lights
  • Electric Seats
  • 9.2-inch Touchscreen Infotainment
  • 10.1-inch Screens for Rear Passengers
  • Dual-zone Automatic climate control
  • Ambient lighting
  • ABS with EBD
  • 9 Airbags
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Advanced Emergency Braking
  • Active Roll-over Protection
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • WiFi Support

mahindra xuv 700 images side profile

Mahindra XUV 700 Dimensions

Length 4,850 mm
Width 1,960 mm
Height 1,800 mm
Wheelbase 2,865 mm

The XUV 700, in all chances, will have dimensions similar to the LIV-2 concept.

Mahindra XUV 700 Rivals

Like we’ve been saying, the XUV 700 will rival mainly the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.

Mahindra XUV700 Design Review

The upcoming Mahindra SUV will be largely identical to the 2018 SsangYong Rexton you seen in the images we have. However, Mahindra’s designers will give the SUV their own styling touches. Expect a new grille up front, a new set of alloy wheels and, of course, Mahindra badging all around.

mahindra xuv 700 images rear

On the inside, the new SUV could feature a slightly different steering wheel design and different colour scheme. The 2018 SsangYong Rexton is based on the LIV-2 Concept that was on display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Much of the design stays true to the concept with the exception of the front grille and bumper, headlamps and alloy wheel design. The upcoming SUV from Mahindra-SsangYong will feature three rows of seats offering seating for 6-7 occupants.

2018 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton interiors dashboard

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for latest news updates on the new 2018 Mahindra XUV700 India launch date and price announcement.