SPORTING an unmissable, tough yet sophisticated presence, and featuring world class safety and technology, the disruptive XUV700 is set to redefine benchmarks for Mahindra in Australia.
Due to arrive late next year, the XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’), comes with crafted looks, pleasing interiors and exceptional ride comfort. The authentic SUV stance and the wide track hints at performance ably supported by the overall vehicle dynamics.
Similarly, the large grille is meant to send as much air to cool the engine while paying homage to classic XUV family cues. Smart hidden door handles represent a segment first too, while all-independent suspension allows the XUV700 handle any road surface.
The front suspension is made up of McPherson strut with frequency selective damping (FSD) technology and a stabiliser bar. The rear is a multi-link system with FSD and stabiliser bar.
The XUV700 interior is all about achieving harmony through contrast. So, it is not a surprise that you will find buffed chrome co-exist with polished black surfaces.
Yet, you can’t miss the sophistication thanks to the seamless twin 10.25-inch floating displays screen that replaces the conventional cluster and binnacles.
Light shades of upholstery and the Panoramic sky roof makes the interior feel spacious and calm. Seats are engineered to provide supreme comfort over short and long distances.
Superior surfaces and textures lend the XUV700 an inimitably luxurious ambience. State-of-the-art smart filter technology ensures clear and pure air for the occupants, eliminating odour, dust, micro-allergens, and pathogens.
The XUV700 will be available with petrol and diesel powerplants, with 6-speed manual and auto transmission options for the latter. A 2.0-litre 147kW mStallion petrol engine will deliver 380Nm of torque.
The 2.2-litre mHawk common rail turbo diesel will be offered with two tunes. The first tune will deliver 136kW and 420Nm in its manual form, with 450Nm as an automatic. A 114kW/360Nm manual variant will also be available.
The higher end diesel will also come with four drive modes (including the oddly named Zip, Zap, Zoom) and a Custom mode to alter performance and steering sensitivity on demand.
The XUV700 comes equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which includes forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and smart pilot assist.
It will also offer traffic sign recognition, high beam assist, driver drowsiness detection, and an auto headlamp booster. Another unique function is the personalised safety alert. This provides a warning, in the voice of a loved one, if you exceed the speed limit.
The XUV700, the first of a new generation of SUVs from Mahindra that will build upon the legacy laid down by iconic cars like the XUV500, comes packed with a whole lot of segment-firsts, like the AdrenoX technology platform.
AdrenoX is an innovative cockpit technology for a cutting-edge driving experience with 60 plus connect apps and several built-in apps. it’s the outcome of a global collaboration between Mahindra, Visteon, Bosch, Sony and Amazon.
The gateway to this impressive line-up of world-class experiences is through an integrated 10.25-inch dual screens and SmartCore cockpit control software. The system uses built-in Alexa functionality to enable hands-free entertainment, information and vehicle controls.
Final specifications and pricing for the Australian market will be announced closer to the XUV700’s local launch.