South Africa-spec Mahindra XUV700 vs India-spec Model – Quick Comparison

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  • Mahindra XUV700 was launched for the South African market recently.
  • It is available in three variants there – AX5, AX7 and AX7L.
  • We compare the SUV with the one we have in India.

In this post, we shall compare the Mahindra XUV700 that was recently launched in South Africa with the one sold in India. We know that Mahindra products are quite popular in South Africa as well. That is the reason why after a few months of the Indian launch, these products are launched there. The South African XUV700 comes in three trims – AX5, AX7 and AX7L and just with a petrol powertrain. Let us check out the differences in specs and prices.

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Mahindra XUV700

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South African Mahindra XUV700 vs Indian XUV700 – Specs Comparison

The Indian 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 the automatic variant). Both the petrol and diesel engine variants will be available with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission choices. The SA model has just the 2.0-litre petrol trim with similar output and just automatic transmission.

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Mahindra XUV700 SpecsIndiaSouth Africa
Engine2.0L Turbo Petrol;
2.2L Turbo Diesel
2.0L Turbo Petrol
Transmission6-speed Manual;
Power200 PS (P) / 155 PS (D) / 185 PS (D)200 PS
Torque380 Nm / 360 Nm / 420-450 Nm380 Nm
Indian and SA Mahindra XUV700 – Specs Comparison

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Price Comparison

In terms of prices, the SA version range between R474,999 to R559,999 which roughly translates to Rs 22.88 lakh to Rs 26.98 lakh. On the other hand, the AX5 petrol automatic variant in India costs Rs 18.53 lakh while the AX7L petrol automatic costs Rs 23.09 lakh, ex-showroom. The AX5 is a 5-seat version, while the AX7 and AX7L are 7-seat versions for the South African model. It becomes clear that the Mahindra XUV700 in South Africa is substantially more expensive which is natural since these are exported from India.

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Mahindra XUV700 PricesIndiaSouth Africa
AX5Rs 18.53 lakhRs 22.88 lakh
AX7Rs 21.18 lakhRs 25.28 lakh
AX7LRs 23.09 lakhRs 26.98 lakh
Price Comparison