The first-generation Mahindra XUV500 was released in September 2011 with a starting price of Rs 10.8 lakh. They launched the XUV700 in August 2021, with a starting price of Rs 11.99 lakhs. The XUV700 is the next generation of the XUV500. Despite the fact that it is a new generation SUV that was released 10 years after its predecessor, the price difference between the two generations of XUVs is only 1.2 lakhs. XUV had become an instant hit at the time. The same is expected of the new generation XUV700, as evidenced by the pricing. Despite the fact that official bookings have yet to open, a few dealers have begun accepting XUV700 reservations on an unofficial basis. The start of XUV700 bookings has yet to be announced by Mahindra.

Variants of the Mahindra XUV700

The Mahindra XUV700 is available in two trim levels: MX and AX. The latter is further subdivided into AX3, AX5, and AX7 variants. All variants are expected to be available in 5 and 7 seater configurations. Currently, there is no option for a six-seater. A six-seater version of the Mahindra XUV700 is expected to be released at a later date. 

Mahindra XUV700 Features 

Mahindra XUV700 MX – 20.32 cm (8“) Infotainment, 17.78 cm (7“) Cluster, Android Auto, Smart Door handles, LED Taillamp, Steering mounted Switches, Power Adjust ORVM with Turn Indicator, Day Night IRVM, R17 Steel Wheels. 

Mahindra XUV700 AX3 – Offered over MX. Dual HD 26.03 cm (10.25“) Infotainment and 26.03 cm (10.25“) Digital Cluster, Amazon Alexa Built-In, Wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play, AdrenoX Connect with 60+ Connected features, 6 Speakers and Sound Staging, LED DRL and Front fog Lamps, R17 Steel Wheels with covers.

Mahindra XUV700 AX5 – Offered over AX3. Skyroof (largest sunroof in the segment), R17 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, Curtain Airbags, LED Clear-view Headlamps, Sequential turn indicators, Cornering lamps. 

Mahindra XUV700 AX7 – Offered over AX5. Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), Driver Drowsiness Alert, Smart Clean Zone, Dual Zone Climate Control, R18 Diamond Cut Alloy, Leatherette Seat, Leather Steering & Gear lever, 6-Way Power seat with Memory, Side Airbags.

Pricing

Mahindra XUV700 MX Gasoline – Rs 11.99 Lakh 

Mahindra XUV700 MX Diesel – Rs 12.49 Lakh 

Mahindra XUV700 AdrenoX AX3 Gasoline – Rs 13.99 Lakh 

Mahindra XUV700 AdrenoX AX5 Gasoline – Rs 14.99 Lakh 

– All prices are ex-sh. Prices of the remaining variants will be announced at a later date.

What’s New

It all starts with a brand new logo that reads “Twin Peaks.” The company’s Sport Utility Vehicle line will use this new logo exclusively. The old logo will continue to be used on commercial vehicles and farm equipment.

The new Mahindra XUV700 will feature a number of firsts, some of which will be the first of their kind in India. It has the largest sunroof in its class. It’s dubbed SkyRoof by Mahindra. It gets new alloy wheels and flush door handles.

But the most exciting news is that Mahindra has revealed AdrenoX, Alexa-based voice commands, and a new infotainment system for the upcoming XUV700 with integrated Alexa AI. This seamless Alexa integration will provide hands-free access to music and news, as well as navigation, traffic alerts, and smart home control, and will include over 30,000 Alexa Skills, including Shayari, Audible Suno, and others.

Users will be able to control vehicle functions such as opening and closing the sky roof and windows, listen to audiobooks, and manage climate settings via voice control, even when the vehicle is not connected to the internet.

Apart from all of these features, having Alexa onboard the new Mahindra XUV700 means a safer drive because it has a hands-free feature that allows the driver to keep their hands firmly on the steering wheel.

Integration Of Alexa

Drivers frequently lose internet connectivity while driving through densely populated urban areas or remote areas, as well as in tunnels and parked garages. By switching to a USB or Bluetooth-connected smartphone, the Mahindra XUV700 provides off-line functions for commands, allowing continued access to various functions.

Customers can use Mahindra Skill for Alexa to get vital vehicle information, such as fuel capacity, tyre pressure, and locking and unlocking car doors, even while at home. They have control over the cabin’s temperature, among other things.

This custom voice-activated feature is available on all Alexa-enabled devices, such as Echo smart speakers, FireTV, and the Alexa app on mobile phones.

The Alexa Auto Software Development Kit (SDK) was used in the development of the Mahindra XUV700, which improves functionality and reduces friction while also improving the custom voice-first experience for customers. Over-the-air updates from Alexa Auto SDK will bring new features and capabilities to the new XUV700.