Arguably, one of the most awaited SUV launches in the country is the 7-seat XUV700. Reportedly, it will come with the most powerful engines that will make it more potent than even the new Tata Safari. It is also expected to come loaded with plenty of segment-best and segment-first features which has, sort of, become the trademark of Mahindra with its modern products. Also, Mahindra is on track to expand its SUV portfolio significantly over the next couple of years. The other products lined up for launch during that timeline include the likes of Scorpio, XUV500 (Creta Rival), XUV900 (Coupe SUV), Bolero, TUV300 (likely to be named Bolero Neo), 5-Door Thar and XUV300 Sportz. So, the Mahindra fans must brace themselves for complete domination of the brand with SUVs across various segments in our market. Let us take a look, in detail, at what to expect from the upcoming 7-seat Mahindra XUV700.
The XUV700 will be a long and massive 7-seater offering from Mahindra which implies a bold road presence. The design elements will be modern and bold ensuring that it looks like the SUV of the segment that it belongs to. According to a few spy shots, it is clear that the headlamps unit of the XUV700 will be a large C-shaped LED cluster. 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 -Interior Features
The interiors of the XUV700 are bound to be modern and plush. Apart from featuring the largest Panoramic Sunroof in the segment, 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 Specs and Prices
The specifications of the Mahindra XUV700 lead us to believe that it will feature the most powerful engines in the segment. This will include a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with direct injection technology from Mahindra’s very own mStallion range of engines, making 190 hp and 380 Nm and a 2.2-litre tried and tested diesel engine that might be tuned to put out around 185 hp of max power. There will be options of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearboxes with these engines. There might be hybrid powertrain options as well to aid the fuel economy and probably the power figures slightly. The prices of the Mahindra XUV700 are expected to be in the range of Rs 15 lakh to Rs 22 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivals of the XUV700 will include the likes of Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the recently launched Hyundai Alcazar.