Production of XUV700 underway at the company plant in Pune – First batch of XUV700 for display/test drive has started reaching the dealers
Mahindra announced the launch of the XUV700 back on 14 August 2021. It was then that the price of some variants of the XUV700 was announced. But there is no clarity on the date when the bookings will open officially and when the delivery will start. The complete price list of XUV700 is also not available yet.
Mahindra XUV700 Test Drive & Booking
But all these unanswered questions are expected to be answered soon. The first batch of Mahindra XUV700 SUVs has started reaching the dealers. And these are not the Freedom Drive units that are currently on a pan-India tour. These are test drive/display units which you will get to see at your nearest dealership soon.
According to dealers, the bookings for the new Mahindra XUV700 are expected to start from October 7. However, some dealers are already accepting informal bookings. The deliveries of the Mahindra XUV700 are expected to start from November 2021. The waiting period is expected to be 6-8 months.
The waiting period is expected to be very long as there is already a huge demand for the XUV700. All thanks to attractive pricing and multiple first/in-class best-in-class features. Production is not expected to match demand, as there is a global shortage of semiconductor chips. This will add to the already high waiting period.
The price of Mahindra XUV700 starts at Rs 11.99 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 12.49 lakh for the diesel variant. It is being offered in the MX trim and two trim levels of AX which include AX3, AX5 and AX7.
Mahindra XUV700 Features
dual screen setup – The XUV700 has a dual screen setup. This includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. However, this is only offered on the AX variant, while the base MX trim gets an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen along with a 7-inch instrument cluster.
AdrenoX Connect – This is the connected car technology introduced on the XUV700, developed in partnership with Amazon Alexa, Sony, Visteon and Bosch to offer premium features and technology. It gets over 60 connected features along with integrated Amazon Alexa voice control system, wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Mahindra XUV700 will be the first SUV in the segment to offer ADAS. This feature is reserved for the top AX7 variant and includes safety features like Forward Collision Alert, Autonomous Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control. It also includes Traffic Signal Recognition, Driver Drowsiness Detection System and Personal Safety Alert that alerts the driver when he exceeds the speed limit.
Seating and Skyroof– The XUV700 is offered in 6 and 7 seater options. The 6 seater gets a captain seat in the middle row while the 7 seater variant gets bench seats. Mahindra calls its sunroof the ‘Skyroof’ as it is the largest in its segment measuring 1360mm x 870mm. This skyroof can be operated through voice commands.
Smart Filter Technology (VR-LED) This technology makes its way onto the new XUV700 to clean the air in the cabin and eliminate odors, dust, microscopic allergens and pathogens. This feature is especially important considering the current pandemic situation in the country.
other features The driver gets 6 way power adjustable seat with memory function. This is a feature that is offered in the higher segment vehicles. The XUV700 gets dual zone climate control, allowing front and rear passengers to select their optimum temperature in their zones, ensuring that everyone is comfortable. Safety equipment includes a total of 7 airbags which include dual front airbags, curtain airbags, side airbags and driver side knee airbags.
Petrol and Diesel Engine Options – The XUV700 is powered by both petrol and diesel engines, said to be the most powerful in its segment. The 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine generates 200 hp power and 380 Nm torque. The 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel unit makes 155 hp power and 360 Nm of torque, 185 hp power on the MX variant and 450 Nm of torque on the AX trim. It gets front and all wheel drive options and four driving modes of Zip, Zap, Zoom and Custom.