The Mahindra XUV 700 or the Y400 premium SUV from Mahindra is likely to make its official debut in India by the end of this year.
The Mahindra XUV 700 is soon going to replace the XUV 500 as the flagship product for the homegrown automaker in India. Recent developments suggest that this SsangYong Rexton based premium 4×4 is going to make its official debut in India sometime by the end of this year itself. Its prices are expected to fall in the range of INR 20 lakhs to 25 lakhs. The fully-undisguised test mule of this vehicle has been spotted testing in India a number of times. When launched, it will compete against the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and others in this same price bracket.
Here is our report bringing you everything you need to know about the upcoming Mahindra XUV 700 SUV. Read along!
Mahindra has announced that it is going to launch two new vehicles in India ahead of the festive season this year and one after it. Out of the two launches preceding this year’s Diwali, is the Marazzo (U321) MPV. It is likely that the second one is going to be the S201 compact SUV. Hence, pushing the launch of the XUV 700 to either later this year or early 2019.
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Mahindra will be seen launching many new products to establish a stronger foothold in the SUV segment. Among the highlights of the company’s new SUV onslaught will be the new 2018 XUV 700. It’s expected to hold a price advantage of more than Rs 4 lakh over the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. This means prices of the new 2018 Mahindra XUV 700 could start at just about Rs 22 lakh. The fully-loaded top-end model of the XUV700 could cost roughly Rs 25 lakh. At this price range, the upcoming Mahindra SUV could find itself in the same price bracket as the upcoming Jeep Compass SUV.
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The upcoming flagship gets a 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel engine with a max. power of 185 BHP and peak torque of 420 Nm. It will come with a 6-speed Manual and a 9-speed Automatic transmission. Mahindra could also offer a 225 BHP 2.0-litre Naturally Aspirated Petrol engine at a later stage.
The XUV 700 will initially offer only the 2.2-litre Diesel engine. This oil burner is expected to offer a maximum mileage of 15 KMPL.
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Underpinning the 2018 Mahindra XUV 700 is a new body-on-frame chassis that comes from Ssangyong. The traditional construction should improve the ruggedness of the upcoming SUV. Images show that the new SUV borrows in plenty from the design study. Design elements like a bold shoulder-line and flared wheel arches give this model a really aggressive stance. The XUV 700 is likely to have a long wheelbase of 2,865 mm, which should translate to generous leg space.
Being a premium SUV, the Mahindra XUV700 is going to offer a host of features and creature comforts onboard. For instance, it is going to come with LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, an electric sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, leather upholstery, rear air-con vents, steering mounted audio controls, GPS navigation among the others
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The XUV700 will not score less in terms of its safety features. As standard, the car is going to offer dual airbags along with ABS and EBD as standard across the range. Along with this, it is going to come with rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts and traction control as well. Higher variants are going to offer up to 8 airbags.
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The upcoming Mahindra SUV will be largely identical to the 2018 SsangYong Rexton you seen in the images we have. However, Mahindra’s designers will give the SUV their own styling touches. Expect a new grille up front, a new set of alloy wheels and, of course, Mahindra badging all around.
On the inside, the new SUV could feature a slightly different steering wheel design and a different colour scheme. The 2018 SsangYong Rexton is based on the LIV-2 Concept that was on display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Much of the design stays true to the concept with the exception of the front grille and bumper, headlamps and alloy wheel design. The upcoming SUV from Mahindra-SsangYong will feature three rows of seats offering to seat for 6-7 occupants.
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