Mahindra & Mahindra has postponed the launch of the Y400 (Ssangyong Rexton G4) SUV in the country by few days. The SUV was earlier scheduled to be launched on 9th October but due to Ford Figo Aspire Facelift and 2018 Honda CR-V launching in the first week of October and the new Hyundai small car is also getting unveiled during that period, hence to avoid the hassle of dates, the automaker has delayed the launch. Mahindra is yet to officially name the vehicle but it is expected to be launched as the XUV 700 in the market and the new launch date is yet to be announced.
Though the Ssangyong Rexton G4 codenamed as the Y400 internally but the market name like this won’t be that attractive for the customers and hence it will be launched with a different moniker. Looking at other Mahindra SUV names, the XUV 700 makes quite sensible moniker for the SUV as the automaker is likely to name the S201 code-named compact SUV the XUV300, and have no less than three SUVs at different price points using the XUV badge. Also, the XUV badge is already a brand name in the market; hence it will be easier for the customers to relate to the upcoming SUV with the same moniker compared to any unknown name.
The upcoming SUV will measure 4,850 mm in length, 1,960 mm in width, 1,825 mm in height, and will stand on a wheelbase of 2,865 mm. The Mahindra Y400 SUV will be longer than the Toyota Fortuner and slightly shorter than the Ford Endeavour, though making it one of the biggest SUVs in the segment. In terms of features, the SUV will offer leather-clad seats with massage function, a 9.2-inch infotainment display on the centre of the dash with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and 10.1-inch monitors placed behind the headrests of the seats. A host of safety features including 9 airbags, ABS, emergency braking assistance along with other features, such as lane departure warning systems will also be offered with the new Mahindra XUV 700.
Under the hood, the upcoming Mahindra SUV will offer a solitary, 2.2 litre-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine producing 187 Bhp and 420 Nm. The engine will be paired to a 7-speed torque converter automatic gearbox sourced from Mercedes-Benz. However, to keep costs low, Mahindra is said to have localized many components of the XUV 700.
The XUV700 (Ssangyong Rexton G4) will be imported into India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route. The vehicle will be assembled at Mahindra’s Chakan factory, Pune. The pricing of the Mahindra SUV is likely to be around Rs 24 lakhs in the country. With such pricing, the XUV 700 will be undercutting both the Fortuner and Endeavour. Now, the auto enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to see the official name of the Y400 SUV as well as the new launch date for the SUV. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for the name and launch updates for the upcoming Mahindra Y400 SUV.