This Ssangyong Rexton will be allegedly christened as Mahindra XUV 700. Mahindra would not want to brand it as Rexton, because of its initial failure. This SUV was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, where it still had the Rexton badging. The internal code name for the car is Y400.
Last we knew was, that this cars launch was delayed. The car will be launched next month but not on 9th, October. Mahindra was going to postpone the launch of this SUV into the last week of October. Mahindra and Mahindra have now officially announced that its all-new SUV – Y400 will be launched on 19th November this year. It will be Mahindra’s most expensive SUV in the market and will be placed above the XUV 500. The upcoming SUV will take on the likes of Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V, Skoda Kodiaq and the Toyota Fortuner.
The Mahindra XUV700 will be a localised product. It drivetrain will be suited for local conditions. It looks modern, fresh and designed for the Indian market. Mahindra wants to pit it against the Toyota Fortuner and get our own desi version of a full-size SUV. It will be offered globally with petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric options. What all will India get? Read further to know more.
Mahindra XUV 700 Launch Date in India
Mahindra XUV 700
Mahindra was looking to get the XUV 700 in the first quarter of 2019. But, now the date has been stepped up. The car will be launched right around the festive season. The new XUV 700 will become the new flagship for the Mahindra brand. This will help them to enhance their sales numbers. This new SUV will have a good range and network. The only change in the initial launch period and timing is that the car will be launched in the last week of October now. This we think is being done because of the launch of the Hyundai Santro and Aspire facelift. Mahindra will now launch the car on 19th November.
We have seen good improvements in Mahindra vehicles lately. The KUV100 NXT is an example of that. Mahindra believes in adopting new technologies quickly. Their vehicles are now more reliable and offer a good mix of performance and utility. The Mahindra XUV 700 will be an affordable SUV, but the premium quotient will still be high. 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.
Mahindra XUV 700 Spy Shots
The XUV700 is going to be a big car and maneuvering it is going to be a challenge. Thus, in the spy shots we see the big touchscreen with the 360 degree camera. There are going to be a minimum of four cameras mounted on the sides of the car. They will sync up and provide a 360 degree vision for driver. These cameras will also help in off-roading and making sure that you can park or drive in narrow lanes without hitting obstacles. The XUV 700 is going to be a bigger car than the the Toyota Fortuner and this feature will be more than the add-on and more of a need.
Mahindra XUV 700 Price in India
|Minimum Price||₹ 20 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||₹ 29 Lakh|
(ex-showroom price, expected)
This new SUV will be competing with the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour primarily. As this will have the home advantage, the price of the Mahindra XUV 700 will be a lot more aggressive. We reckon it will start from where the top model of the XUV500 is available. So, this new SUV will be priced in the range of ₹ 21 lakhs to₹ 27 lakhs (ex-showroom). This will mean cheaper than the competition. by atleast about Rs 5-7 lakhs. This will make it an exciting package. The XUV 700 being a Mahindra product, it will have the advantage of wider network too.
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 Design
The new design language will be similar to other Mahindra vehicles. 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 a good 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.
The Rexton design will be carried forward on the XUV 700. There will be Mahindra styling added to it. So, the front grille shall have seven vertical slats. Headlamps will be projector with daytime running LEDs. It will have an imposing front end. The fog lamps are LEDs and there is chrome on the grille. The SUV showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 had metallic blue that did look premium. From the side profile it has similarity to the previous Rexton, though this looks a lot more mature. The 18-inch wheels are present on this vehicle and it will even have roof rails too.
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 Images
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 Video
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 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 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 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 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 shall be more powerful and also offer more space. 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. The road presence of the XUV 700 will also be better than the XUV 500.
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Mahindra XUV 700 Platform
The new Ssangyong Rexton is based on the LIV-2 platform and this same one also underpins the Mahindra XUV 700. The new Rexton will be rebadged as XUV700, however, this will be heavily modified for Indian conditions, especially our weather and road conditions. Heavy localisation 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 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. There will dual airbags and ABS + EBD on all variants. This will make it an exciting package to consider.
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.
The Y400 aka XUV500 will be produced at Mahindra’s Chakan facility and is expected to get a value for money price tag to get the market attention
A good option to consider this SUV. This will be an all new SUV that will be the new flagship. Mahindra XUV 700 will a game changing product, will help to reduce pricing on this segment.