Mahindra will begin taking reservations for the upcoming XUV700 in the coming days, and we now have access to all variants of the SUV. The price of the entire XUV700 lineup is also expected to be announced soon. The XUV700 will be available in two broad trim levels – MX and AdrenoX (AX) – and in both five and seven-seater configurations, with both petrol and diesel engines available.

Table: Mahindra XUV 700 variants

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The XUV700’s petrol engine is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Mahindra mStallion turbocharged unit with 200hp and 380 Nm, while the diesel is a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder mHawk turbocharged unit with two states of tune. The lower-powered unit (reserved for the entry-level MX version) produces 155 horsepower and 360 Nm, while the AX variants’ unit produces 185 horsepower and 420 Nm (450Nm with the automatic gearbox).

The diesel engine also has four driving modes: Zip, Zap, Zoom, and Custom, each of which is said to change performance and steering responsiveness. There are two transmission options: a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.

Engine, Gearbox, and Seating 

The XUV700 line-up begins with a 200-hp, petrol- and 155-hp diesel-engine entry-level MX version.  While the petrol engine will be available with both a 6-speed manual and an automatic transmission, the diesel engine will only be available with a manual transmission. In addition, the MX Series will only be offered in a five-seat configuration.

On the other hand, the AdrenoX series has three trimmings – AX3, AX5 and AX7 – and will be available with the 200hp gas and a 185hp diesel engine at a higher output. Except for the petrol AX3 and AX5 seven-seater versions, all XUV700 AX series SUVs come with both manual and automatic transmission options.

The XUV700 AX3 and AX5 will be available in five or seven-seat configurations, while the AX7 will only be offered in seven-seat configurations. Furthermore, the top-spec AX7 diesel-AT model is the only one with all-wheel drive.

The top-spec XUV700 AX7 trims will almost certainly come with three optional packs, marked by the letters C, T, and L, which might stand for “Comfort,” “Technology,” and “Luxury,” respectively.

Pricing And Competitors

The 5-seater variants of the MX petrol-manual (Rs 11.99 lakh), MX diesel-manual (Rs 12.49 lakh), AX3 petrol-manual (Rs 13.99 lakh), and AX5 petrol-manual (Rs 13.99 lakh) have previously been announced by Mahindra (Rs 14.99 lakh). The full line-prices up’s will be announced in the following days.

The new Mahindra XUV700 will have to compete with both 5- and 7-seater SUVs due to its versatile seating arrangement choices. It will compete with 5-seat SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Skoda Kushaq, and the Volkswagen Taigun, which will be released later this year. The Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar are among the three-row SUVs it competes with.

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