Watch The Mahindra XUV700 Digitally Come To Life!
An artist's impression of how the upcoming 7-seater SUV will look like
Mahindra is likely to unveil the XUV700 in mid-August. The hotly anticipated 7-seater SUV packs safety and assistance tech that’s unheard of in this segment. Here we have a video by SRK Designs where the artist digitally sketches the SUV according to his own interpretation of how the XUV700’s fascia would look like, but do note that this is just a render and Mahindra is yet to reveal its new logo as well:
Owing to this spy shot, we already have an inkling of what the SUV will look like. It’s expected to have the overall shape of the existing Mahindra XUV500 SUV, with a similar kink near the rear glass panel. The XUV700 has now been spotted in flesh for the first time:
Like the Cheetah-inspired XUV500, the XUV700 is likely to be a showstopper in the flesh when it is unveiled. But the looks aren’t the only surprise, the tech is. This will be the first Indian car with active safety and driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot detection!
We expect it to borrow its powertrain from the Mahindra Thar SUV, so it could have a 2.2-litre diesel and even a 2-litre turbo petrol engine. These engines respectively produce 130PS and 150PS in the Thar, although the XUV700 will get these engines in a higher state of tune. Expect the standard 6-speed manual transmission with the option of a 6-speed automatic paired with each engine.
The XUV700 will also get an optional all-wheel drive (AWD) setup, something which was certainly expected on it, since the XUV500 was offered with it and the ’700 is basically the ’500’s spiritual successor. This means that the XUV700 will not only feature top-shelf safety and comfort features, but will also boast of competent off-roading capabilities, otherwise missing in its rivals, most noticeably the Tata Safari.
The Mahindra XUV700 has been revealed in spy shots to come with a panoramic sunroof, flush door handles, digital driver’s display, touchscreen infotainment system, and a dual-zone climate control system. Alexa-powered voice assistance, a 360-degree camera, high-beam assist, ventilated front seats and an advanced air filtration system are expected to be a part of the package, too.
Prices are expected to be significantly higher than that of the existing XUV500. The Mahindra XUV700 is likely to cost between Rs 16 lakh and Rs 22 lakh (ex-showroom). The Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar, and MG Hector Plus will be its chief rivals.
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