Mahindra XUV700 is a 7-seat premium mid-size SUV that has garnered a lot of interest from customers right from its launch.
In this latest video, a Mahindra XUV700 owner reports major rusting issues with his 3-month-old Mahindra XUV700. The waiting period on the XUV700 is quite long with Mahindra receiving unprecedented bookings and interest. The SUV boasts of some segment-leading features like ADAS and the most powerful engines. However, this video clip shows the poor side of things with the build quality of Mahindra XUV700.
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Rusting Issues With Mahindra XUV700
The video has been loaded on YouTube and consists of images of the rusted parts. This includes the new Mahindra logo and the 700 badging at the rear. The brown rust marks are clearly visible around the logos. The YouTuber mentions that it is a common phenomenon for people to use salty water or seawater to clean their vehicles. Many people living in coastal areas develop the habit of going to the beach and washing their vehicles switch seawater. That is not good for the metal of the car. If done regularly, any car would catch rust. However, what is interesting is the fact that this happened in just 3 months. This must be taken as feedback by Mahindra to better its future cars in terms of rust-proofing.
The Mahindra XUV700 comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit that churns out a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. Meanwhile, the Diesel engine is available in multiple states of tune. The lower versions get 155 PS and 360 Nm, while the higher positioned models benefit from 185 PS and 420 Nm (450 Nm in automatic variant). Both the petrol and diesel engine variants will be available with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission choices. The prices of the mid-size SUV range between Rs 12.95 lakh and Rs 23.79 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Mahindra is generally very particular about the build quality of its products. The XUV700 and XUV300 boast of full 5-star safety ratings at the GNCAP. We hope that it would fix this issue of rusting pretty soon as well.