Homegrown automaker Mahindra & Mahindra is likely to launch its luxury SUV – the XUV700 in India soon. As per the reports, the luxury SUV from Mahindra, can disrupt the segment as it will be a which will be a cheaper alternative to the existing leaders in the segment including the likes of the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner luxury SUVs.
Mahindra XUV 700 Luxury SUV will be rebranded
It has been reported that Mahindra & Mahindra will launch the new SUV in India during this festive season. The luxury SUV already exists in several markets as G4 Ssangyong Rexton and it will be rebranded as a Mahindra SUV for the Indian market. It is being speculated that the carmaker might use the name Mahindra XUV700 for the new luxury SUV for the Indian market.
Cheaper than the other Luxury SUVs in the segment
As per the report, Mahindra’s luxury SUV XUV 700 is going to be sold in India as a diesel-only SUV. The diesel variant of the XUV700 will be a cheaper alternative for the Indian market that will compete against arch-rivals and market leaders in the segment – the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour luxury SUVs.
Price of the Mahindra luxury SUV
There has been no official announcement with regards to the features and price of the new luxury SUV from Mahindra. It has been reported that the new SUV is expected to be launched with a price which will be about 10 per cent less than the Fortuner as well as Endeavour. It has been mentioned in one of the reports that Mahindra might launch the luxury SUV XUV700 in India at an introductory price starting at Rs. 22 Lakh.
Under the hood of the luxury SUV
The Mahindra SUV is likely to come charged with a 4 cylinder turbocharged 2.2 litre- diesel engine. The new 2.2 litre-unit is expected to produce 178 Bhp of power and 420 Nm of peak torque. It has also been reported that the luxury SUV may only come mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox with no manual gearbox on offer.
Bigger, Spacious, Luxurious Mahindra XUV700
While most of the features will be revealed by the automaker in the coming months, but some reports reveal that the new SUV will come with several brand new features such as sunroof and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. It might also come with features that are being reported as segment-first such as 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat, ventilated and heated seats, a 6-way adjustable passenger seat, an electric tailgate and various other features.