The wait is finally over! Mahindra’s most awaited product of the year 2021, the XUV700, is all set to make its first appearance this week. The launch of the seven-seater SUV is expected in the coming months.
On Independence Day last year, Mahindra unveiled the second-generation Thar, which went on to become a runaway success. The manufacturer has similar plans for August this year, as the highly anticipated seven-seat SUV is all set to make its debut. The all-new XUV700 will make its global debut on August 14, 2021. The official unveiling has been scheduled for 16:00 hrs.
The price announcement for the SUV is expected in the final quarter of 2021, most likely on October 2. And deliveries will also begin around the same time. Expect the prices to range between Rs 16 and 24 lakh (ex-showroom).
Back in April, Mahindra announced that after the arrival of the new XUV700, the outgoing XUV500 will be temporarily discontinued. If the market demands, the Mahindra XUV500 can make a comeback with period-correct updates.
So far, we know that the Mahindra XUV700 will be a feature-loaded SUV. It will be equipped with an AdrenoX infotainment system, with a split-screen layout. One screen will double as an instrument cluster, and the other screen will be dedicated to multimedia functions. The XUV700 will be the first product to sport the company’s new ‘Twin Peaks’ logo.
The XUV700 will come equipped with the largest sunroof in the segment. It's also likely to have some other segment-first features, for instance, flush door handles, auto-boost headlamps, and drive drowsiness detection system, to name a few.
The new SUV will have a monocoque chassis derived from an all-new platform. The powertrains will most likely be carried over from the Thar but in a different state of tune. Expect a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel on offer with the new XUV700. Additionally, the petrol variant is likely to get hybrid tech. Mahindra has confirmed that both the petrol and the diesel drivetrain will come equipped with an all-wheel-drive system.