Mahindra’s latest offering, the XUV700, has been introduced in two trims – MX and AX. The former is priced starting Rs 11.99 lakh while the base trim of the AX demands Rs 13.99 lakh. Here’s a look at how they compare
Mahindra has finally launched the all-new XUV700 with prices starting at Rs 11.99 lakh. Just like the Thar that was launched last year, the XUV700 too is also on offer two trims – MX and AX. While the MX is only available a single variant (albeit with a petrol and diesel engine option), the AX has been introduced in two variants – AX3 and AX5 – both of which will only be powered by a gasoline motor.
Before we get into detail about each of the variants, let’s take a look at the engine options on offer. The Mahindra XUV700 comes with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit that makes an impressive 197bhp and 380Nm. The diesel, on the other hand, produces 182bhp and 420Nm from a 2.2-litre mill. The automatic iterations of the diesel push 450Nm of torque. Both engine options come paired with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. It must be noted that Mahindra has only announced the prices of the 5-seater iterations as of now. The price of the larger 7-seater variants will be revealed at a later date.
Now, coming back to the variants. The MX trims is the entry-point into the XUV700 family but nevertheless comes reasonably well equipped. It comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. While the screen size is on par with other cars in a similar price range, the Mahindra only gets Android Auto – sadly it misses out on Apple CarPlay. There’s also a 7.0-inch instrument cluster. Additionally, the XUV700 also gets smart door handles, electrically adjustable ORVMs and LED tail lamps. The MX trims come fitted with 17-inch steel wheels.
The AdrenoX series or the AX will be on offer in multiple variants and will come better equipped than the MX. All variant in the AX range come with a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen display. This larger infotainment system also gets the benefit of wireless Apple CarPLay and Android Auto, as well as Alexa integration. Mahindra has done well to introduce as many as 60 connected features even on the lower-spec AX3 version. This variant also gets LED DRLs and fog laps. The AX3 is priced at Rs 13.99 lakh.
Mahindra has priced the AX5 at Rs 14.99 lakh. For the additional Rs 1 lakh, you get LED headlights, cornering lights, and sequential turn indicators. This mid-spec spec iteration will also come fitted with a sunroof and 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The AX5 also promises to be safer with curtain airbags on offer.
There will also be a higher AX7 variant with more tech and features. Expect the fully loaded trim to come with a ton of safety features including an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), drowsiness alert, side airbags and more. On the inside, it will also come with leatherette seat upholstery, leather wrapped steering and gear lever, all of which enhance the premiumness of the cabin. The AX7 also gets larger 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Other features include a dual-zone climate control, 6-way power adjustable seat with memory, a 360-degree camera and more.
It must be noted that Mahindra is yet to reveal all the variants and a detailed brochure. In fact, the above mentioned prices are only for the 5-seater iterations. We will share a more detailed variant-wise report at a later date. We have already driven the AX7 variant of the XUV700 and will be bringing you a detailed review and video soon.