The Mahindra XUV 700 will be coming next year. This would be the first big size SUV from the manufacturer and would be locally manufactured. This SUV was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. The brand name it carried was Rexton, but the name will be changed before its launch. Mahindra XUV 700 would be a better suited name As XUV is a popular and trusted brand. MSUVs have been the core competency of Mahindra. The company is aggressive once again after a low period of 2 years. The facelifted XUV500 has just been launched and next in line is the U321 MPV. This will be followed by the XUV300(S201), which is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli. The XUV 700 will compete with the biggies like Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Mahindra products have been improving. Most of the new vehicle have seen improvements like the like the KUV100 an the new. Adopting newer technologies has always been the hallmark of the Indian manufacturer. Their vehicles are now more reliable and offer a good mix of performance and utility. The Mahindra XUV 700 will be an affordable SUV yet premium. Though technologies will be shared with Ssangyong, this SUV will be manufactured locally. The powertrain also will be suited for Indian conditions. It will be priced aggressively and this help it grab some market share from the Fortuner and Endeavour.
The new Rexton is based on the LIV-2 platform and this same one also underpins the Mahindra XUV 700 . However, this will be heavily modified for Indian conditions, especially our weather and road conditions. Heavy localization will help reduce cost. The Mahindra XUV 700 will position Mahindra as a more premium brand than it currently is. Howell the Mahindra XUV 700 be? Can it compete with the Fortuner? how much will it cosy? We tell you this in our detailed preview. Keep reading further.
Mahindra XUV 700 Price in India
|Minimum Price||₹ 20 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||₹ 29 Lakh|
(ex-showroom price, expected)
The Mahindra XUV 700 will have high levels of localization. An aggressive pricing as well as high number of features will enable Mahindra to attract customers. Buyers from lower segments may also be lured into buying this big SUV, based on its pricing. For instance, buyers for Tucson or even Compass will consider this vehicle as it will be similar in pricing.
The current XUV 500 is more affordable than the Compass and even the Tucson and is also more practical. The target pricing is expected to be somewhere in the range of ₹ 22 lakhs to ₹ 31 lakhs (on-road). This is what will favor Mahindra. It will be about ₹ 5-7 lakhs cheaper than the likes of Fortuner and the Endeavour, thus making it very good value for money.
Mahindra XUV 700 Launch Date in India
Mahindra XUV 700
The Mahindra XUV 700 is an all new SUV that was showcased at 2018 Auto Expo. Though it is expected to be more of a prototype, it will provide an idea of how this SUV will look like and what we can expect. Mahindra shall first launch the XUV 300 and then the XUV 700 will follow. A likely launch can be expected by early to mid 2019. This is when the XUV 700 will enter the market. There is also the Mahindra U321 that is still in the pipeline and will be launched before the XUV 700.
Mahindra XUV 700 Images
Mahindra XUV 700 Seating Capacity
The XUV 700 will be a full size seven seater SUV. There will be a six and seven seater configuration available. This will be a very spacious SUV and will offer good space in the second as well as the third row.
Mahindra XUV 700 Interior Images
The Mahindra XUV 700 will get an all-new dashboard. The images of the same have not yet been released. There will be many elements similar to the Rexton. Most of the materials that shall be used will be the same. However, the touch and feel will be more premium. It will come with a neat centre console, which has a large dashboard, touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There shall be reverse camera too. The infotainment system will be about 7-inch in lower variants and about 10-inch in higher variants.
There will be cruise control in the Mahindra XUV 700 and we can expect this one to be adaptive one and the micro-hybrid technology too. The seats will be well-bolstered for good comfort of long journeys. There will be rear AC vents for the second and third row. Mahindra will also offer a better NVH package on the XUV 700. This will up its premium quotient as well.
Mahindra XUV 700 vs Fortuner
The XUV 700 will be in the same segment as the Fortuner. The pricing of the XUV 700 will be lower as compared to the Fortuner. It will be as spacious and will also get a powerful engine. The XUV 700 will have more features compared to the Fortuner.
Mahindra XUV 700 Automatic
The Mahindra XUV 700 will be available with an automatic transmission. This will be a six-speed unit. It will be similar to the one in the XUV 500, however will be modified to carry extra load of the powertrain.
Mahindra XUV 700 Specifications
|Engine||2.2-litre Turbo Diesel/2.0-litre Petrol|
|Max. Power||180bhp/ 225bhp|
|Peak Torque||400Nm/ 250 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual, Automatic|
Mahindra has been refining its petrol as well as diesel engines. The petrol will be the 2.0-litre mill that also powers the Rexton 2017. This is an all new engine and it produces about 225bhp of power and close to 250Nm of torque. It will come mated to a six-speed manual and also an automatic transmission. The XUV 700 petrol mill will be majorly exported and some units will be sold in the domestic market.
For India, however, the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel will be made available. This engine will be the biggest seller. The oil burner will churn about 180bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. The diesel will also be offered with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The 2.2-litre diesel engine will be quite a powerful engine, with 180bhp. This is the same engine that will be made available on the XUV 500 but with more power and torque. Mahindra is using a different engine on the Ssangyong Rexton as it is Euro-VI compliant. A new a six-speed manual and automatic transmission options will be mated with the engine. The Mahindra XUV 700 will come in 4×2 and 4×4 variants and will offer a number of variants.
The gear ratios will also be different on the Mahindra XUV 700. The petrol engine which will churn out about 225bhp of power and close to 250Nm of maximum torque, will also be powerful.The petrol engine will come only with 4×2 option and an automatic. The petrol will be for limited markets only and it is the diesel which will sell the most in India.
Mahindra XUV 700 Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, it will be similar to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. This will make to look intimidating and also make it have a good road presence. The biggest difference from the XUV 500 will be its space and ground clearance. These dimensions translate into more space inside. This vehicle will be a capable off-roader too, as it ill come with low range AWD. As this will be a high SUV, it will also offer good all round visibility.
Mahindra XUV 700 Mileage
The Mahindra XUV 700 will try to be fuel efficient as well. The petrol is expected to offer a mileage of around 8km/l and the diesel about 12km/l in the city. On the highway, it should return around 11km/l and the diesel about 14km/l. There will be an electric version for India instead of an hybrid, which will be available for overseas markets. We expect the range of the electric batteries to be about 300 kilometres in one charge at least as even the KUV 100 electric will have that kind of a range.
Mahindra XUV 700 Features
Though a bit early to put on paper, we expect the Mahindra XUV 700 to be a feature loaded SUV. It will come with a new improved music system. This will also have a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, reverse camera and voice enabled command system. In terms of safety, seven airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control and even hill descent control will be available. There will be several more features in this new SUV. A panoramic sunroof will be made available in top variants.
More features like WiFi Support and electrically adjustable front seats shall be offered. There shall be projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs too. Mahindra’s AWD version will continue on the XUV 700. However, it is expected to have low range too. This will help it tackle offloading in a better way. Additionally, it will even offer leather upholstery, electric tail gate and electrically folding third row seats. Second row passengers could even get LED screens, making XUV 700 a good choice for those are chauffeur driven. This however, will be available only on the top variants.
Mahindra XUV 700 vs XUV500 Difference
The family of both SUVs will be the same. But the XUV500 is more of a crossover that is perfect for daily city driving. The XUV500 is comfortable on the highway too. The Mahindra XUV 700 will be larger in dimensions and have more power. It will also be more spacious as compared ti the XUV 500. In terms of features and luxuries too, the XUV 700 will be better. This will make it an exciting package to consider for those who need more. As far as off-roading goes, the XUV 700 will have better capabilities.
Mahindra XUV 700 will be a complete off roader, while the 500 is more of a soft roader. The XUV 700 will come equipped with low range gearbox that isn’t offered on the XUV 500 and of course the higher ground clearance as well. The road presence of the XUV 700 will also be better than the XUV 500.
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Mahindra XUV 700 Design
The design language used in other Mahindra vehicles will be seen here. There will be the seven slat front grille, a lot of lines running across. It will look like a proper SUV and not a crossover. 17-inch alloy wheels will be seen on this SUV and the Mahindra XUV 700 will look proportionate from every angle. There will be a AWD option available and the SUV will have scuff plates below. This will improve its ability to go off the road with ease.
The ground clearance shall be at least 220mm, which will make it an off-roader. There shall be LED headlamps, with daytime running lights and LED tail lamps too. The design will be muscular and have rugged elements.
Mahindra XUV 700 Safety Features
In terms of safety, it will have seven airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, TC and hill assist. The body reinforcements will be stronger compared to other Mahindra vehicles. This will be a proper seven seater and it will have more than sufficient comfort in the second row and the third one too. The boot might not be large enough to hold the luggage for seven people.
Mahindra XUV 700 Video
Mahindra XUV 700 Competition
This Mahindra SUV will go up against the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and even the Isuzu MU-X. These will be the three major competing SUVs for the Mahindra. The Skoda Kodiaq will also be a competitor, though, being a sevens seater SUV. Mahindra will aim to beat the competition in terms of pricing, due to its localision levels. As this will be a highly localised product, it will have a lesser initial cost and even the maintenance cost will be lower than competition. This will be a major shot in the arm for Mahindra.