Mahindra XUV 700 is expected to be launch in festive season this year. Images courtesy –  Raghuveer Singh Bhati

Mahindra and Mahindra Showcased the G4 Rexton in 2018 Auto Expo, Noida under Mahindra Badging. The Manufacturer is expected to launch the SUV in festive season this year. Recently, the G4 Rexton was spied testing completely unwrapped in Rajasthan’s Thar Desert at a whooping temperature of around 45 Degrees with it 4×4 ability.  The Rexton spied testing can be seen carrying the SsangYong badge. However, the G4 Rexton coming to India would be under Mahindra Badging and it is expected that the SUV would be named as XUV 700, replacing the Rexton tag.

Spied! Mahindra XUV 700 Testing In Extreme Condition Before Launch
Spied! Mahindra XUV 700 Testing In Extreme Condition Before Launch

The Mahindra Rexton G4 has been globally appreciated. The SUV has all new design elements like distinctive HID headlamps with busy front bumper and also features chrome outline at the Grill. While the Rexton shown in Auto Expo had Mahindra signature chrome Grills. The SUV has solid build quality with plush interiors. The rear too has strong character with integrated spoiler and LED tail lamps along with chrome line running above the registration plate. The Side profile has chrome finish at the doors and thin wheel arch running over the wheels.

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The India Bound Rexton would be flagship offering from the Indian Auto Giant which would sit above the XUV 500. The XUV 700 is developed with enhanced Quad-Frame stage practicing 63% great-quality steel and 1.5 Gpa giga-steel which will provide architectural power and lightweight frame. The flagship SUV is 4,850 mm long, 1960 mm wide and 1825 mm in height which is very close to the ford Endeavor. The XUV 700 will carry a long list of features including HID headlamps, LED DRLs, ventilated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, electric sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Smartphone connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with GPS and navigation. The SUV is expected to feature a new chrome grille, different alloys and some other minor tweaks as seen in the Auto Expo. The SUV has safety feature like 9 airbags, electric parking brake and ABS, EBD, ESP, 360 degree Camera and traction control.

Spied! Mahindra XUV 700 Testing In Extreme Condition Before Launch
Image Courtesy – Raghuveer Singh Bhati

The India bound Rexton aka XUV 700 is expected to be powered with a 2.2 Liter, 4 Cylinder, turbo Diesel mill which is expected to produce produces 178hp of peak power with 400Nm of maximum torque. The Flagship SUV will get a rear wheel drive long with 4 wheel drive option as well along with Hill Decent Control and Hill Start Assist.

The XUV 700 is expected to be priced between 20 to 25 lakhs in India once launched and take rival against the good selling Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor. The Upcoming SUV has already created a lot of buzz around as this would be first premium SUV offering from the Indian Automotive Giant, Mahindra and Mahindra.

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Santosh is Founder member of WheelBHP, an MBA Professional and automotive nut, a biker by heart. He is easily attracted towards cars and bikes and he has passion for these since he was too young (a school boy). His passion went so strong that he finally ended up writing blog about auto world and this led him to WheelBHP. Well, he likes to keep things shorted well and this makes him manage his work and blogging life together without any miss. The journey to WheelBHP was although not easy for him considering his professional and love life (which he referes to auto blogging) yet the enthusiasm and support from his friends and family made him stand and go ahead with what he likes the most..