Mahindra XUV700 SUV to hit market on October, likely to challenge Toyota Fortuner

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New Delhi : India's leading SUV maker, Mahindra and Mahindra is likely to hit the Indian market on October 9, 2018. The company has already showcased the SsangYong Reston SUV at the 2018 Auto expo earlier this year. And, interestingly, the SUV was wearing the Mahindra badge instead of SsangYong badge. 

If reports are to believe, then, Mahindra's full-sized 7 seater luxury 4×4 SUV will be called XUV700. XUV500, the most expensive car in the company line-up will be replaced by XUV700 on 9th October.

In terms of exterior design, the New Mahindra XUV700 will boast its rugged design with a signature tooth grille with the Mahindra emblem positioned in the center, sleek headlamps with LED DRLs, a massive bumper and horizontal fog lamps. A black skid plate and massive air intakes add to its imposing stance. Besides, Sturdy roof rails and new alloy wheels will also be featured. 

In terms of dimensions, the Mahindra XUV700 will stand 4,850mm in length, 1,960mm in width and 1,825mm in height. It will get a wheelbase measuring 2,865mm and kerb weight of 2,095 kgs.

Talking about cabin comforts and technology, the vehicle will include a 360 degree camera for parking assist, sunroof, large storage boot, premium leather upholstered seats and a large infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The multispoke steering wheel will get steering mounted controls along with driver assistance technologies.

Coming to the consumption of petrol and diesel, Mahindra XUV700 is expected to be powered by a 2.2. liter petrol and 2.2 liter diesel engine. The 2.2 liter petrol engine will be capable of 220 bhp power and 225 Nm torque while the diesel engine will offer 185 bhp power and 420 Nm torque. Both engines will be mated to 7 speed automatic unit sourced from Mercedes Benz. The diesel engine is expected to return around 15 kmpl fuel efficiency.

Lastly, it is believed that the premium SUV vehicle will like set a challenge for its rival Toyota Fortuner.  The new Mahindra XUV700 will gain an edge over its rivals in terms of pricing which could start from Rs 20 lakhs.