The Mahindra XUV700 is officially going on sale in India in the first week of October and ahead of that prices of remaining variants have leaked online.
Mahindra pulled off a surprise last month when it announced prices of the lower variants of the new XUV700 on August 14. Officially ex-showroom prices start at ₹ 11.99 lakh for the base MX petrol variant, while the MX diesel has been priced at ₹ 12.49 lakh. The Mahindra XUV700 AX3 petrol trim will cost ₹ 13.99 lakh while the AX5 petrol variant has been at ₹ 14.99 lakh. The SUV is officially going on sale in India in the first week of October and ahead of that prices of remaining variants have leaked online.
Well! We’re still not completely sure and doubt the authenticity of this online source as the leaked document also gives a variant break-up of the XUV700 revealing that the mid-spec AX5 diesel variants will get the optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system as well along with the range-topping AX7. Then, there will also be an AX7 petrol AWD trim and at the reveal Mahindra said that the new XUV700 will get AWD only in the range-topping diesel variant. Ex-showroom prices for the AX7 variant start at ₹ 19.49 lakh and go up to ₹ 20.69 lakh, making the Mahindra XUV700 one of the most competitively priced SUVs in its segment. However, the company didn’t confirm any such update when carandbike reached out.
The Mahindra XUV700 is built on a new W601 monocoque platform and will be larger than the exiting XUV500 in every aspect. In terms of dimensions, the new SUV measures 4695 mm in length, 1890 mm in width, and 1755 mm in height. So, compared to the XUV500 it’s 110 mm longer but 30 mm shorter, while the width remains unchanged. The XUV700’s wheelbase is also 50 mm longer at 2750 mm. The Mahindra XUV700 petrol version gets a 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine that is tuned to make 197 bhp at 5000 rpm and develops a peak torque of 380 Nm at 1750 to 3000 rpm. The engine comes mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. The diesel variants get a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder mHawk oil burner that is offered in three states of tune. For base variants it is tuned to churn out 153 bhp at 3750 rpm and 360 Nm at 1500 to 2800 rpm, while is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. There’s a more powerful option as well which makes 182 bhp at 3500 rpm and this version is offered with the option of both – a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic torque. While the former offers a peak torque of 420 Nm at 1600 to 2800 rpm, the automatic option with the optional All-Wheel Drive (AWD) transfer case develops 450 Nm at 1750 to 2800 rpm.