South African Media Gets First Taste of Mahindra XUV700 – Here’s What They Say

  • The Mahindra XUV700 has been launched in South Africa.
  • There are three variants on offer – AX5, AX7 and AX7L.
  • The prices range from R474,999 to R559,999.

Here is the first review of the Mahindra XUV700 by the South African media. The 7-seat SUV has been launched for the SA market recently as the Indian car marque expands its global operations. XUV700 has created quite a buzz in the Indian car market after its launch last year. The waiting periods are still long owing to the massive and unprecedented demand for a vehicle in this segment. While Mahindra is in the process of fulfilling the pending orders in India, it has launched the SUV in SA. Here’s what the SA media has to say about it.

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South African Media Reviews Mahindra XUV700

This review has been posted by MotorMatters on YouTube. The host interviews the officials at Mahindra. Everyone is evidently and understandably excited about this product. As is the tradition, the media personnel are driving the top-spec AX7L trim that comes with a turbo petrol engine and 6-speed automatic torque converter transmission. The presenter even likes the quality of fit-and-finish in the SUV.

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The main attraction comes from the sheer list of modern tech features on offer including the dual touchscreen infotainment and driver’s instrument cluster, ADAS functions, massive panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, premium 3D Sony audio system with immersive surround sound, 7-seat arrangement, premium upholstery with memory function for the driver’s seat, and other such tech and convenience features.

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South African media check out the Mahindra XUV700
South African media check out the Mahindra XUV700


For the South African market, the Mahindra XUV700 comes powered by a sole 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine that develops a colossal 149 kW (200 PS) and 380 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine comes with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The sheer number of tech and convenience features on offer impress both the YouTubers.

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