Last evening, Mahindra finally pulled the covers off the highly anticipated Mahindra XUV700. Along with the unveiling, the carmaker also announced prices of select variants. The new mid-size SUV from Mahindra already looks like a winner but before we go ahead with predicting sales success for the new offering, we will focus on another winner who will soon get a special Mahindra XUV700 Gold Edition. Yes, we’re talking about Neeraj Chopra, the sportsman from India who has bagged a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the track and field category. While we’re yet to get to have a look at what this one-off version of the XUV700 would look like, here’s a speculative rendering that could give us a good idea.
Created by SRK Designs on Youtube, this special edition of the recently launched SUV features several add-ons that make it feel, well, special. Up front, the radical-looking headlamps now flank a grille that has been adorned with gold-plated trim. Moving ahead, you’ll find the tri-colour on the hood. To complement the new trim up front, even the alloy wheels have been finished in golden. Moreover, the ORVMs and the belt-line garnish have also been given the gold treatment along with a similar touch on the lower bumper garnish. Finally, the same colour finds its way onto the roof rails. Compared to the stock model, the special Mahindra XUV700 Gold Edition definitely looks a tad more flashy and definitely something that is specially created for the athelete.
The recently launched Mahindra XUV700 will be sold with both petrol and diesel engine options. The former will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit that will churn out a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. Meanwhile, the Diesel engine will be available in multiple state of tunes. The lower versions will get 155 PS and 360 Nm, while the higher positioned models will benefit from 185 PS and 420 Nm. In fact, the same engine will put out 450 Nm with an automatic transmission. Speaking of the transmission options, both the petrol and Diesel engine variants will be available with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission choices. Full details aren’t available at the moment but the diesel motor will also get an optional AWD. What’s also for sure is that there will be three drive modes on offer – Zip, Zap, Zoom.
The XUV 700 is a feature-laden model that will come with several segment-first features such as Level-2 ADAS, Alexa virtual assistant, connected car technology, auto headlamp booster, digital instrumentation, automatic flush-fitting door handles, seven airbags and a lot more. Stay tuned for more on the special Mahindra XUV700 Gold Edition for Neeraj Chopra.