It is being reported that M&M (Mahindra & Mahindra) is currently working on a bigger than XUV 500 model to give a tough competition to the likes of Toyota Fortuner. This model is likely to be named as the XUV 700. This upcoming SUV from Mahindra will be based on the 2018 Ssangyong Rexton. By bringing in this SUV, Mahindra will make its entry into the premium SUV segment in India. The XUV 700 would launch next year in 2018, with prices starting around the 22 lakh (INR) mark. It can be said that the Ssangyong Rexton on which the 2018 Mahindra XUV 700 will be based, is the production spec model of the LIV-2 concept. Reports also suggest that at Mahindra, the upcoming XUV 700 is known as the Y400 internally. In this post we will mention all the details of the Mahindra XUV 700 like its expected price, launch, specifications, mileage, features, design & rivals.
Mahindra XUV 700
The 2018 Mahindra XUV 700 would be based on a new body-on-frame chassis , which it would derive from the Ssangyong. The traditional construction should help provide superior ruggedness to the XUV 700. The images reveal that the new SUV borrows in plenty from the design of the Ssangyong. The bold shoulder-line as well as the flared wheel arches would give the XUV 700 an aggressive stance. The XUV 700 is likely to have a long wheelbase of as long as 2,865 mm, which would give the vehicle a superior legspace. The SUV would boast of many modern safety aswell as connectivity features. The XUV700 will be powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, Turbo Diesel engine that would most probably come with a 6-speed Manual and 7-speed Automatic transmission options.
Mahindra XUV 700- Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||Quarter 2, 2018|
The XUV 700 could make an appearance at the Auto Expo 2018. It would most likely be launched in the second-quarter of next year. April might be the month. Though Mahindra has yet not made an official announcement regarding the launch. But India Autoz would make sure to keep you updated regarding the developments related to the Mahindra XUV 700 launch date.
Mahindra XUV 700- Price
|Minimum Price||Rs 22 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||Rs 25 Lakh|
Mahindra would be looking to launch many new SUV’s to establish itself in this segment. The new 2018 XUV 700 would be a primary product in Mahindra’s launches in this segment. It is expected that it would be cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour by around Rs 4 lakhs. So, the 2018 Mahindra XUV 700 could have a starting price of about Rs 22 lakh. Whereas its top-end model could cost roughly Rs 25 lakh. So the upcoming Mahindra SUV would fall in the same price bracket as the upcoming Jeep Compass SUV.
Mahindra XUV 700- Specifications
|Engine||2.2-litre Turbo Diesel/2.0-litre Petrol|
|Max. Power||185 BHP/225 BHP|
|Peak Torque||420 Nm/220 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual, 7-speed Automatic|
The upcoming Mahindra XUV 700 would be powered by a 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel engine which would pump out a max. power of 185 BHP and a peak torque of 420 Nm. The engine will come mated with a 6-speed Manual and a 9-speed Automatic transmission. It is believed that Mahindra could also come up with a 225 BHP 2.0-litre naturally aspirated Petrol engine at a later point of time.
Mahindra XUV 700- Mileage
|Maximum Mileage||15 KMPL|
|Minimum Mileage||11 KMPL|
The XUV 700 which would initially come equipped with a 2.2 Litre Diesel engine is expected to offer a maximum mileage of 15 KMPL.
Mahindra XUV 700- Features
The Mahindra XUV 700 would come loaded with the following features.
- ABS with EBD
- 9 Airbags
- Hill Descent Control
- Electronic Stability Control
- Advanced Emergency Braking
- Active Roll-over Protection
- Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto
- WiFi Support
- LED headlamps with DRLs
- LED rear lights
- Electric Seats
- 9.2-inch Touchscreen Infotainment
- 10.1-inch Screens for Rear Passengers
- Dual-zone Automatic climate control
- Ambient lighting
Mahindra XUV 700- Rivals
- Toyota Fortuner
- Ford Endeavour
- Jeep Compass
- Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
- Volkswagen Tiguan
As we mentioned earlier, due to the price bracket it falls in, the XUV 700 will rival mainly the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.
Mahindra XUV 700- Dimensions
The XUV 700 is likely to have dimensions similar to that of the LIV-2 concept.
Mahindra XUV 700- Design Review
The upcoming Mahindra XUV 700 will be very identical to the 2018 SsangYong Rexton as seen in the images . However, it is sure that designers at Mahindra will give the XUV its own unique styling. On the front the XUV 700 should get a new grille. Along with that it would also get a new set of alloy wheels and definitely Mahindra’s badging all around.
The new SUV could get a different steering wheel design and a different color scheme on the interiors. We mentioed earlier that the SsangYong Rexton is based on the LIV-2 Concept that made an appearance at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The design is very similar to the concept with just the exception of the front grille and bumper, headlamps and alloy wheel design. The upcoming XUV 700 will feature three rows of seats offering a seating capacity of 6-7 passengers.
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