In the run-up to the launch, Mahindra has confirmed that the XUV700 will be equipped with first-in-segment ‘Auto Booster headlamps.’ It is basically a high beam assist feature that we have previously seen on premium cars like BMW and Audi.
With this feature, the headlamps automatically switch to a high beam when the car crosses a certain speed (80kmph in XUV700’s case). Mahindra says it will increase illumination by 1.6 times making your night drives safer. Mahindra has also confirmed that XUV700 will be equipped with the biggest-in-segment panoramic sunroof.
Other features that will make way to the new XUV700 include Mercedes-like dual-screen setup for the touchscreen and instrument cluster, connected car tech, dual-zone AC, ambient lighting, up to 6 airbags, front and rear parking sensors and powered front seats. The SUV will also get first-in-class Level-1 ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) including lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
Under the hood, the XUV700 will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options paired with both manual and automatic transmissions. It is expected to share its engines and transmissions with the new Thar. On the XUV700, the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine is likely to make around 190PS while the 2.2-litre diesel is expected to churn out around 180PS. On the Thar, petrol and diesel engines make 150PS and 130PS, respectively. Both the engines are expected to be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as well as a 6-torque converter automatic transmission. Mahindra has also confirmed that the XUV700 will be offered with an optional 4WD system.
Talking about the design, as per the spy shots, the XUV700 gets a huge front grille flanked by upswept LED headlamps with L-shaped DRLs flowing into the bumper. The bumper gets a wide central air dam flanked by LED fog lamps. The side profile gets the steeped window line and a sloping roofline, like the XUV500. It also gets flush door handles, new alloy wheels and rear disc brakes. Coming to the back, the new SUV gets a flatter profile with a large rear windshield and horizontally aligned tail lamps.