Already showcased to dealers at the recently held AGM of Mahindra, the new XUV700 will launch in India after Diwali 2018. Ahead of that, Mahindra continues to test the car on different Indian terrains. Recently, it was spotted on test by Dr Deepak Gowda, while the car was cruising on our highways.
This time the Mahindra XUV700 test mule has been spotted with a 4WD badge. Codenamed Y400, Mahindra XUV700 is a rebadged version of the existing G4 SsangYong Rexton, which is on sale in many international markets already.
Featuring a chrome slat front grille with the Mahindra logo in the centre, this 7-seater model comes with a new headlamp design and LED DRLs. Alloy wheels have also been upgraded for sporty look. Similarities with the existing Rexton include the bumpers, and tail lamps.
Interiors of the new Mahindra XUV700 are spacious and comfortable, featuring soft touch plastic and premium leather upholstery. Other prominent features include a sun-roof and 8″ touchscreen infotainment system powered by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Advanced safety features include ABS, EBD, 9 airbags, electric parking brake, speed sensitive steering wheel, hill descent control, rear windscreen defogger, active rollover protection, and remote immobilizer.
Internationally, the Mahindra XUV700 derives power from a 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine that delivers 187 bhp power at 4,000 rpm and 420 Nm torque at 1,600-2,600 rpm. It will be integrated with a 7-speed automatic transmission system. Drive system on offer include 2WD as well as 4WD.
Mahindra is likely to launch the new Rexton with a price tag of around Rs 25 lakhs. It will primarily compete with Toyota Fortuner and the upcoming Tata Harrier H7X.