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Mahindra XUV700 officially revealed, prices start at Rs 12 lakh

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Boasts ADAS too!

Mahindra’s new three-row SUV, the XUV700, made its debut today, with prices in India starting at INR 12 lakh, ex-showroom, Pan India. Trim-wise ex-showroom pricing (in INR) is listed below; however, do note that Mahindra is yet to reveal the full list of prices.

Trim Petrol Diesel
MX 11,99,000 12,49,000
AX3 13,99,000
AX5 14,99,000

As for the styling, the design team appears to have borrowed the cues from multiple vehicles. The front fascia, for example, has running lights similar to those on the Renault vehicles, while the tailgate reminds me of VW Group SUVs. And the side profile has remnants of the XUV500. Also, notice Mahindra’s new logo for SUVs. But overall, the XUV700 looks fresh and old at the same time, which I think is not bad at all.

Exterior highlights (depending on the trim) include LED headlights, LED running lights, LED sequential turn signals, LED taillights, flush door handles, 18-inch Diamond-cut alloy wheels, and a panoramic sunroof which is claimed to be the largest in the segment.

The cabin features a modern dashboard with a single panel that houses a 10.25-inch digital driver display and a 10.25-inch central touchscreen. Other highlights include ‘AdrenoX’ connected car tech that claims to offer 60+ features; Alexa integration, 6-speaker audio system, 6-way power-adjustable front seats with memory, and dual-zone climate control.

Options include a 12-speaker 3D sound system by Sony, 360 Surround View, Blind View Monitoring, electronic parking brake, and wireless smartphone charging. Passive safety includes front and side curtain airbags (up to 7 airbags). The XUV700 also boasts some active safety and driver assistance systems, also known as ADAS, such as Driver Drowsiness Alert, Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition and a few more. Download the brochure here.

Powertrains
Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the XUV700 borrows its powertrains from the Thar. On the petrol side, there’s a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that offers 147 kW (200 metric hp) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.

Diesel buyers will get a 2.2L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that comes in two tunes: a 114 kW (155 metric hp) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) with a 6-speed manual, and a 136 kW (185 metric hp) one with varying torque figures depending on the gearbox: 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) with a 6-speed manual and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) with 6-speed automatic. Confused? I know.

Also, I’m told that AWD will be optional. And, the driver gets to play with Zip, Zap, Zoom and Custom driving modes.

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