Mahindra and Mahindra has scheduled to launch their new flagship SUV – the Mahindra XUV700 in India on 9th October, 2018. The new premium Mahindra XUV700 SUV is based on the Ssangyong Rexton and was first unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo, New Delhi. This new premium SUV offering from Mahindra will be placed above the existing XUV500 and will be based on the on the company’s body on frame platform. The Mahindra XUV700 is a full sized seven seater SUV and is likely to be priced around Rs 20 lakhs.
The upcoming XUV700 SUV measures 4850 mm in length, 1960 mm in width and 1825 mm in height. The SUV will sport a rugged exterior design in addition to a signature grille with Mahindra logo at the centre. The other exterior features include sleek headlights, a massive bumper, a black skid plate, massive air intakes, horizontal fog lamps and LED day time running lights. Besides that the new SUV comes featured with a sturdy roof rails. The XUV700 sits on new alloy wheels. The premium SUV is said to get a long wheelbase of 2865 mm and kerb weight will stand to 2095 kgs.
The interior of the upcoming SUV will sport a new colour scheme along with a slightly different steering wheel design. Besides that the cabin of the new XUV700 SUV will come equipped with ventilated seats, dual zone automatic climate control, electric parking brake, nine air bags and eight inch touch screen infotainment system installed with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Mahindra XUV700 will offer three rows of seats suitable for six to seven occupants.
Powering the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 is a 2.2 litre, turbo diesel engine which churns out a maximum power of 185 bhp and delivers a peak torque of 420 Nm at 1500 to 2500 rpm. A part time 4WD system will also be on offer. The other 2.2 litre petrol engine powering the new XUV700 SUV produces a power of 220 bhp and a peak torque of 225 Nm. A seven speed automatic transmission comes paired to both the engines. When launched, the Mahindra XUV700 SUV will compete on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, the Ford Endeavour and the Isuzu MU-X.
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