Mumbai: Mahindra on Saturday unveiled the XUV700, clearly its biggest launch of the year. It is the successor to the popular XUV500 and boasts of techy features such as flush-fitting smart door handles to driver drowsiness detection system and the largest panoramic sunroof in the segment.
Mahindra has also introduced a new logo for the brand.
The XUV700 will be offered in both 5-seat and 7-seat versions. For the first time, there is the option of petrol engine as well.
The shape looks like an upgrade of the XUV500 with bold C-shaped LED DRLs on the front.
Coming to gadgets, Mahindra has left no stone unturned with dual 10.25-inch screens, digital instrument cluster and infotainment system with built-in Alexa functionality for hands-free access. The sound system is Sony 3D 12 speakers system.
Engine-wise, there are two options:
2.0-litre 197 BHP mStallion turbo-petrol
2.2-litre 182 BHP mHawk diesel engine
Transmission-wise, there’s 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission for both engines along with three drive modes – Zip, Zap and Zoom.
Here’s a list of XUV700 features:
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Sliding front seat for easy access
Auto Booster headlamps
Driver drowsiness detection
Personalized safety alerts
Air purifier system
Dual 10.25-inch screens
Amazon Alexa Built-in
Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
AdrenoX Connect with 60+ connected features
XUV700 Safety Features
Mahindra has loaded the XUV700 with safety tech such as seven airbags, autonomous Emergency Brakes, Lane Departure Warning, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, active driver-assist with driver drowsiness detection and drive-stability system.
XUV700 Price In India
Mahindra has announced prices of four models of the XUV700. The rest will be revealed in October when the SUV will be formally launched.
MX Petrol – Rs 11.99 lakh
MX Diesel – Rs 12.49 lakh
AdrenoX AX3 Petrol – Rs 13.99 lakh
AdrenoX AX5 Petrol – Rs 14.99 lakh
The XUV700 will face competition from other SUVs such as Tata Harrier, Safari, MG Hector and more.