Mahindra introduce improved XUV700 into SA market
The new Mahindra XUV700 steps into the highly competitive and growing market for medium-sized luxury SUVs with a host of technological innovations, powerful engines and a stunning new design in its favour. Here are the details.
The all-new XUV700 is designed to offer a stunning and unique visual signature in a market filled with generic SUVs and to proudly display the new Mahindra “Twin Peaks” logo.
From the outside, the new model incorporates distinctive design elements such as accentuated wheel arches, a strong wedge-shaped body with large windows and big, sculpted lights.
Inside the cabin, there is modern technology at every touchpoint. Mahindra’s team of engineers and technology specialists has created a “sci-fi tech” cockpit with several innovative features. These include a new Superscreen that combines two 10.25” high-definition screens into one for an immersive display of vehicle and entertainment information.
The engine range includes a new 2.0 litre mSTALLION GDi turbo-petrol engine with 147 kW and 380 Nm of torque and a brand-new 2.2 litre CRDe turbo diesel mHAWK engine with up to 136 kW and a powerful 450 Nm of torque.
The new Mahindra XUV700 arrives in South Africa as the new flag bearer for the Global New Car Assessment Programme’s Safest Drives initiative.
Designed with a unique tubular ring structure and high-tensile steel for the greatest structural integrity, the XUV700 received a full five-star safety rating for adult occupants and four stars for child safety.
While the XUV700 is still very new to the global market, it has already proven its durability and reliability credentials. In India, the XUV700 set several new Indian National Records in a 24-hour Speed Endurance Challenge where different versions of the diesel and petrol engine XUV700 models all covered over 4 000 kilometres in 24 hours. In doing this, the XUV700 broke the previous endurance record by over 1 000 kilometres, with no mechanical issues or breakages.