Mahindra & Mahindra has been developing SUVs left, right and centre for quite some time now. In fact, it has some of the country’s most popular SUVs around with the likes of Bolero and That which are the hardcore original SUVs in the true sense. The list of modern, urban and compact SUVs includes the XUV range with XUV300 and XUV500. Now, the XUV500 has been rumoured to be launched very soon but due to the semiconductor storage, the plan to launch the next-gen XUV500 might have been postponed a bit. But there is news of another new product in Mahinda’s lineup in the shape of XUV700. Mahindra announced the arrival of XUV700 through the official press release and now the first spy shots of the same are out. The XUV700 will be the 7-seater SUV from Mahindra nad the upcoming XUV500 might be a 5-seater from now on. Let us see what to expect from the XUV700 which is slated to launch in the third quarter of 2021.
Mahindra XUV700 – Expected Exterior Design
The spy shots 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 Interior and Features
Although not a lot has been revealed about the interiors of the Mahindra XUV700, we expect all the modern elements. 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, 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 Assitance System) features in the upcoming Mahindra XUV700.
Mahindra XUV700 – Expected Engines, Prices and Rivals
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 options and an all-wheel system can also be incorporated. The new platform supports the incorporation of the 4×4 system which will lend great off-roading capabilities to the XUV700. 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, Hyundai Alcazar and MG Hector.
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