tech2 News StaffAugust 2, 2021 15:13:50 IST
The first images of the completely uncovered Mahindra XUV700 have leaked into the grid, revealing the design of the new generation SUV almost completely. While the images are slightly distorted and may not accurately convey the dimensions of this new three-row SUV, they nonetheless confirm that the XUV700 has not gone too far in designing the first-generation XUV500, retaining and encouraging the clues that immediately give it to the XUV. However, the design certainly polarizes opinions, and it has already produced quite a response on social media.
The pictures show that the Mahindra XUV700 will move from the end result of the last XUV500 and many design themes will move to the new 7-seater. So there’s a similar rectangular grille with vertical chrome trim and angled LED headlights with an exaggerated interpretation of the ventilated extensions typical of the XUV500. Flush-mounted door handles are segment-specific, and the SUV appears to have 18-inch alloy wheels. The corner theme at the back continues with LED taillights at the back, and the darkened pillars create a floating ceiling impression.
After surfacing the leaked images, Mahindra revealed some key details about the interior and features of the Mahindra XUV700, including a fairly clear overview of its dashboard. The highlight is the dual screen layout, reminiscent of a pretty modern Mercedes. There’s a fully digital instrument cluster with a new operating system on the touchscreen unit that Mahindra uses as AdrenoX. This system combines Alexa-based voice commands, Sony’s 3D voice system and Zip, Zap and Zoom driving modes (diesel XUV700 only).
Other features are already known, such as a large panoramic roof, driver fatigue alarm system, air filter and personal safety messages. The XUV700 is also expected to acquire certain advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
This Mahindra XUV700 is based on a new monococcal architecture (internally known as the W601). The SUV is expected to come with the same engines introduced on the second-generation Mahindra Thar: a 2.0-liter Stallion turbo petrol with about 190 hp and about 350 Nm, and a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel with a power of almost 190 hp. torque over 400 Nm. Both engines are likely to have a six-speed manual and a six-speed torque converter. Mahindra has also confirmed that the AWD system is available as an accessory.
The Mahindra XUV700 will host the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar. Mahindra XUV700 prices are expected to be 16-23 million rubles (ex-showroom).
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