The Mahindra XUV700 is available in 5- and 7-seat layouts in India. Recently, a test mule of the SUV, which reportedly is its 6-seater variant, was spotted undergoing testing on Indian roads, hinting that the carmaker could launch the model shortly. According to market reports, there will be no improvements over the standard variant, other than the seating arrangement. The inclusion of separate captain chairs in the second row will enable to make the 6-seat configuration in the SUV achievable. Mahindra hasn't officially disclosed anything regarding the 6-seater version of the SUV, however, industry reports claim that it might introduce the model in India around the festive season of this year. The SUV offers two engine options: 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit. The turbo-petrol unit makes 197bhp and 380Nm, whereas the diesel engine develops 153bhp and 360Nm. The diesel mill is also capable of making 182bhp and 420Nm (450Nm with AT) on higher trims. Both engines get a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox as options.
Mahindra XUV700 6-Seater Variant: Key Highlights
Recent spy photos show the 6-seater SUV model undergoing testing in India. According to these leaked pictures, nothing about the style of the 6-seater variant appears to have altered from the XUV700. It seems to get the identical LED headlamp units, L-shaped LED tail lights, and alloy wheels as the standard model.
Although there has been no official announcement, industry reports imply that only the top XUV700 trims will probably be offered with the 6-seater arrangement. The premium diesel models will likely come with the AWD option. When introduced, the 6-seater version will compete with models like the MG Hector Plus and the Tata Safari.
Mahindra XUV700 SUV Crosses 1 Lakh Unit Sales Mark
A while ago, Mahindra revealed a notable achievement with the shipment of the 1,00,000th XUV700, its flagship product. According to the company, the XUV700 is the fastest SUV in its range to have reached this milestone, smashing all earlier records in less than 20 months. The manufacturer further shared that within a year of the SUV's market introduction, it shipped the first 50,000 units, followed by the additional 50,000 vehicles in 8 months. It also disclosed its plan to augment production capacity to speed up deliveries of the XUV700 further.
The Mahindra XUV700 retails for Rs 14.01 lakh to Rs 26.18 lakh (Both prices, ex-showroom). It faces off against the Tata Harrier, the Hyundai Alcazar, and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara in India.