Mahindra XUV700 launched at Rs 11.99 lakh: Engine, features, variants

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Earlier today, Mahindra took the wraps off its latest contribution, Mahindra XUV700, and breaking news, it has been launched at a starting price of Rs 11.99 lakh. Available in five-and seven-seat choices, the XUV700 will broadly come in two trims, MX and AX. The AX trim will be the higher finish of the range further partitioned into three variants – AX3, AX5, and AX7. It’ll get both petrol and diesel engine alternatives with manual or automatic transmission, and an optional AWD as well. Appointments will start before the merry season.

The choice to expand its SUV range is pretty self-evident, as Mahindra plans to play to its solidarity in a market that has seen gigantic, sustained development in the section. To that degree, Mahindra has even presented another logo that will be worn only by its SUV range, with the XUV700 being the principal model to do as such.

The XUV700 will have two engine choices – a turbocharged mHawk diesel that puts out 185 PS and 420 Nm (MT)/450 Nm (AT), and a turbocharged mStallion petrol unit that makes 200 PS and 380 Nm. It’ll have three drive modes – Zip, Zap, and Zoom, along with a customizable drive mode. The SUV will offer an ADAS Level 1 Autonomous System.

The manufacturer has also announced that it will carry out optional packs at a later date. These packs will incorporate features like a Sony 3D sound system, electrically-deployed Smart Door Handles, 360 Surround View, Blind View Monitoring, Electronic Park Brake, and Wireless Charging.

Mahindra XUV700 Price: (Ex-showroom Price)

Variant Price
MX Petrol Manual Rs. 11.99 lakh
MX Diesel Manual Rs. 12.49 lakh
AX3 Petrol Manual Rs. 13.99 lakh
AX3 Diesel Manual Rs. 14.99 lakh


2021 Mahindra XUV700: Price

The base MX Series variants of the new XUV700 are incredibly priced from Rs 11.99 lakh for the MX petrol manual and Rs 12.49 lakh for the MS diesel manual. The feature-laden AX series manages – the AX3 petrol manual will start from Rs 13.99 lakh, and the AX5 petrol manual will cost Rs 14.99 lakh. All the prices that have been revealed are for the 5-seat versions. Mahindra will announce total estimating for the XUV700 line-up at some point in October this year.

While the starting price for the section level XUV700 variants remains very serious, it remains to be checked whether Mahindra can proceed with its aggressive estimating strategy with the higher variants outfitted with features like an automatic gearbox, ADAS safety tech, and the 3D sound system by Sony.

2021 Mahindra XUV700: Design

When taking a gander at the XUV700’s design, it’s easy to see the connections to its predecessor, especially when you take a gander at its stance and extents. Notwithstanding, there is the bounty that is new here, for example, the grille design with its outwardly bowed vertical bars, the new headlights with massive C-shaped DRLs that drop down into the bumper, pop-out door handles that sit flush with the body, large and angular tail-lights, and the twin five-spoke alloy wheels.

2021 Mahindra XUV700: Interiors and Features

Within, plainly Mahindra has gone with a clean and present-day design. The dashboard is dominated by a dual 10.25-inch screen layout – one for the infotainment and the other for the instrument cluster – housed in a single, massive panel. The infotainment system utilizes the brand’s recently evolved AdrenoX interface with an in-built Amazon Alexa virtual assistant for carrying out a variety of voice commands.

Mahindra has also packed the XUV700 with a large group of other features, including wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charger, panoramic sunroof, auto booster headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, air purifier, leatherette upholstery, and dashboard inserts, an electronic parking brake, and a custom-built 12 speaker setup – incorporating a subwoofer – with 3D surround sound that has been designed by Sony.

2021 Mahindra XUV700: Safety

Another area where Mahindra has gone all out with the XUV700 is the safety tech on offer, and the greatest talking point here is the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). It incorporates Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – which warns you of a potential collision and on the off chance that you don’t react, it utilizes Autonomous Emergency Brakes (AEB) to stop the car. Other features incorporate lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive journey control, smart pilot assists, traffic sign acknowledgment, and driver laziness identification.

In addition, the XUV700 also accompanies seven airbags, ABS with EBD, customizable voice alerts for speeding, and seatbelts with lap and retractor pre-tensioners for front seats.

2021 Mahindra XUV700: Engine and Gearbox

Power for the new XUV700 comes from either a petrol or diesel powertrain. The 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol Mahindra mStallion unit is tuned to deliver 200hp and 380Nm. Then again, the diesel is a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder mHawk turbocharged unit that will come in two states of tune. The lower state unit (held for the section level rendition) will deliver 155hp and 360Nm, while the unit in higher variants will produce 185hp and 420Nm (450Nm with the automatic gearbox). The diesel engine also accompanies four drive modes – Zip, Zap, Zoom, and Custom – that are claimed to alter performance and direct reaction.

The two engines can be had with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox alternatives, however, the lower-spec diesel may be available with a manual. There is also an all-wheel-drive model on offer.

2021 Mahindra XUV700: Variants Explained

Mahindra will offer the XUV700 in two series – MX and AdrenoX (AX). The MX series has a single MX trim and will be available with a petrol engine and a lower-output diesel engine. It will have features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, Android Auto, day/night Internal Rear View Mirrors (IRVMs), and power-adjust Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) with built-thus indicators.

The AdrenoX series then again will feature three trim levels – AX3, AX5 and AX7. Starting with the AX3, it gets a dual 10.25-inch screen layout, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, built-in Amazon Alexa virtual assistant, and a 6-speaker sound system.

The AX5 adds features like a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, sequential turn indicators in tail-lights, curtain airbags, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The top-spec AX7 trim gets all of the above and additional features like ADAS, dual-zone climate control, leatherette upholstery, 6-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory work, seven airbags, and 18-inch alloys.

Mahindra will also offer various alternative packs to add features like wireless chargers, 360-degree cameras, a 3D surround sound system, a blind view monitor, and an electronic parking brake.

2021 Mahindra XUV700: competition check

With the Alturas successfully ceased, Mahindra has a ton riding on the XUV700 that presently bears the mantle of the company’s flagship item. It will go facing formidable rivals in the five and seven-seater SUV category that incorporate any semblance of the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, MG Hector Skoda Kushaq, the impending Volkswagen Taigun, and also three-column SUVs like the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and the Hyundai Alcazar.

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