Mahindra XUV700 is expected to make its debut with a long list of market segment advantages and market segment-best features, and we now know that there will also be title numbers on the spec sheet. This three-row SUV will have the most powerful gasoline and diesel engines in its market segment, as well as a large number of gadgets and technologies. Its release in October 2021 is exciting. The current XUV500 will use powerful turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines and will be available in six- and seven-seat layouts when launched at the end of the year.
Function and design
Although it is expected to be visually associated with its predecessor XUV500, the new XUV700 may have a more modern appearance. Design elements will include a more upright grille, a new C-shaped headlight with unique LED DRL lights, and a stylish LED taillight design. The SUV will also be equipped with embedded door handles, which is the first in this market segment. Speaking of the first in this segment, the equipment list is expected to be full, including dual-screen meters and information logs, ADAS sensor-based driving assistance systems, adaptive remote headlights, and more. In addition, XUV700 customers can also choose from a variety of textures and interior shading options and three-seat designs: six and seven seats at launch, and five seats later. It is also expected to be equipped with the largest panoramic sunroof in its class, electronic parking brake, and driving mode.
Engine and power
As we have previously revealed, XUV700 will provide buyers with a choice of 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine or 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine, but now we have confirmed their respective power output. Offering 200 hp, this will be the most powerful version of Mahindra’s new “mStallion” 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine, which debuted under the Thar hood in 2020 and can generate 150 hp. The series that debuted at the 2020 Auto Expo uses all-aluminum blocks, in the case of this special engine, 350 bar direct injection. On the XUV700, it will be used in conjunction with a six-speed manual transmission or Aisin six-speed automatic torque converter.
The naturally aspirated 2.0-liter gasoline Hyundai Alcazar produces 159PS, while the MG Hector Plus uses a 143PS 1.5-liter gasoline turbocharger. At the same time, Tata Safari is not equipped with a gasoline engine. In terms of diesel, XUV700 will use Mahindra’s new and improved 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine, which can provide up to 185PS of power. This is also the leading power output among similar products, which makes the XU700 diesel engine more powerful than the modern Alcazar equipped with a 1.5-liter 115PS diesel engine and the Hector Plus and Safari using the same 170-horsepower 2.0-liter diesel engine. From Fiat.