A day before the 75th Independence Day of India, Mahindra will stun the world with its XUV700 SUV.
Mahindra’s much-anticipated XUV700 is scheduled for global release on August 14, 2021. We’ve been getting glimpses of what the XUV500 replacement will be like from Mahindra, as they tease the segment-first features of the XUV700 before its launch.
In essence, the new XUV700 is the successor to the incredibly successful XUV500. The most obvious example of this will be its design, which is expected to introduce many new design elements, including new headlights with C-shaped DRLs, pop-out door handles that are flush with the body, a new grille, tail lights, and alloy wheels. Despite its similarities to the XUV500, its overall styling is quite different. With the launch of the new XUV700, Mahindra will be debuting its new brand logo.
Mahindra will also pack the XUV700 with many features to make it more appealing. The car will likely feature a dual-screen setup for the infotainment system and the instrument panel – of which one will be for the infotainment, one for the instrument panel – coupled with an AdrenoX interface for the infotainment, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, voice commands carried out by Amazon Alexa virtual assistant, advance driver assists systems (ADAS) (a segment-first), a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, and an electronic parking brake. Also, the XUV700 will be available in two-seat configurations – a six-seat layout with captain’s seats, and a seven-seat configuration with benches in the middle row. In addition to the XUV700’s high-powered engines, Mahindra will offer the mHawk turbo-diesel unit as well as a 200hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder mStallion turbo-petrol. Transmission options will be available for both engines.
Mahindra’s XUV700 will be facing stiff competition once it is launched from other three-row SUVs like the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar. Furthermore, Mahindra confirmed that the XUV500 will be temporarily discontinued once the XUV700 goes on sale. As for the nameplate, the all-new XUV500 is scheduled to arrive in early 2024 and will be positioned to compete with the Hyundai Creta in the midsize SUV segment.