What happens when a Tata Safari owner takes a Mahindra XUV700 on a test drive? The results are surprising.
The Mahindra XUV700 is one of the most popular SUVs in the country. With waiting periods extending up to September 2023, the mid-size SUV is getting costlier every month. It offers many unique features to enhance the convenience of the passengers. You can choose from diesel and petrol variants with manual and automatic options, and with 5 and 7-Seater capacity. There is also an optional All-Wheel- Drive (AWD) spec. Additional features on the SUV include Smart Door Handles, built-in Alexa integration, Intelligence AdrenoX, a 3D Sound System with 12 speakers, and more. However, the real test of any vehicle is how it makes consumers feel. Let’s see what happens when a Tata Safari owner tries a Mahindra XUV700.
As you can see in this Youtube video shared by DDS, the Tata Safari owner grabbed the chance to take a Mahindra XUV700 on a spin. Within a few minutes, they felt a few issues like small headroom and the low-visibility of the bonnet. There was also a problem with the engine noise. However, the parking camera of the automatic car impressed them. They felt that the SUV is easy to drive and the steering is quite easy to handle. Also, the digital cluster offers important information quite well. The automatic settings on the car turned out to be quite impressive. For example, the steering gets lighter and heavier according to the driving speed. Overall, the Mahindra XUV700 drive was quite comfortable on both the highway and city roads. Tell you what you think of the Mahindra XUV700 results.
The Mahindra XUV700 is the highlight of the company’s product portfolio. The base Petrol model is now available at Rs 12.96 lakh, ex-showroom. On the other hand, the top-end Diesel model now costs Rs 23.80 lakh. The 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol unit offers a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. On the other hand, the Diesel engine offers 155 PS and 360 Nm in the base model. The higher models are touted to provide 185 PS and 420 Nm (450 Nm in automatic variant). The Mahindra XUV700 competes with the likes of Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar. in the 7-seat configurations.
On the other hand, the Tata Safari is one of the most popular SUVs in the segment. The company has already come up with quite a few iterations of the feature-loaded car. The new Tata Safari is powered by a 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel engine that outputs 170PS of peak power and 350Nm of torque. It combines Tata Motors’ Impact 2.0 design language with the OMEGARC architecture (derived from the D8 platform from Land Rover). The transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a Hyundai-sourced 6-speed automatic unit. Additional features include ESP Terrain response modes and Multi Drive Modes. The ex-showroom price of the Tata Safari starts at Rs 14.99 lakh (going up to Rs 23.17 lakh).