The Indian company Mahindra has some very successful passenger cars like Mahindra XUV 500, and Mahindra Scorpio, pickup trucks like Bolero and India’s first electric car, E20. Recently, Mahindra in Nepal released its new car in the passenger segment: Mahindra XUV 700.
The SUV is currently available in six variants in Nepal and is known for its stylish and bold look, making it suitable as a daily car. But, do you want to know more about it including its price and specifications?
Ground clearance: 200mm
|Engine type||2.0L TGDi|
|Maximum power||147kW @ 5000rpm|
|Maximum torque||380Nm @ 1750-3000rpm|
|Tyre||235/65 R17 Steel|
|Brakes||Front: Ventilated Disc|
Rear: Solid Disc
|Suspension||Front: McPherson Strut Independent with FSD and stabiliser bar|
Rear: Multi-link Independent Suspension with FSD and stabiliser bar
|Fuel tank capacity||60 litres|
|Boot space||350 litres|
|Seating capacity||5 / 7|
|Colours||Everest white, midnight black, dazzling silver, red rage and electric blue|
|Price||Starting from Rs 7,400,000 up to Rs 11,000,000|
Mahindra XUV 700 has a bold new design with a new grill and the new Mahindra logo on the front. The headlights are also curved giving the SUV a bold look. It has smart door handles making the car look clean from all sides. The sides also have a shoulder bulge which makes the car more aggressive.
The car has LED headlights on both the front and back which can be adjusted manually or the car can also auto-adjust the light and the intensity according to the time of the day or conditions such as rain or fog. The LED headlights are also accompanied by indicators and running daytime light which make the car look futuristic and aggressive.
The car’s rear end with the new Mahindra badge along with the side connecting tail lights makes the car look more aggressive and gives bulkier look. The shark fin antennae and the brake light also make the SUV’s design more complete.
The car has diamond-cut alloy wheels which are paired with 235/65 R17 steel tyres making the car give the perfect finish from the exterior.
Mahindra XUV 700 is available in two seating variants: five and seven-seater options. Regardless of this, the interior of the car is very beautiful and the big HD superscreen in the front with the 26.03cm infotainment system and the 26.03cm digital cluster gives the car a much more modern look.
The legroom and the headspace of the car are quite good and a person of 6 feet can easily have a comfortable ride on the passenger seats. In the seven-seater variant, the middle seats can be easily folded to enter into the third row. The third row on the seven-seater variant might be a bit low on space but with proper adjustment on the middle row, there will not be any problem.
The seats are also comfortable with proper headrests. The AX7 and the AX7L variants have leatherette seats, leatherette steering and a fear lever making the interior more beautiful.
Mahindra XUV 700 has a massive sunroof which is extended from the front to the back. The boot space on the car is also very spacious. The seven-seater variant seats till the middle row can be completely folded making a huge amount of space to keep your things.
The AC vents are available in the back seats as well. The dual zone fully automatic temperature control makes the car lively during rides. The immersive 3D sound technology on the car takes listening to music and sounds to a whole new level. Mahindra has partnered up with SONY to make this thing happen.
Mahindra XUV 700 is equipped with a 1999CC 2.0L petrol TGDi engine. The engine can deliver a maximum torque of 147kW @ 5000rpm and a maximum torque of 380Nm @ 1750-3000rpm. The car has a fuel tank of 60 litres and gives a mileage of around 9km per litre in the city and around 12km per litre on the highway.
The car can reach 0-60 kmph in less than six seconds. The car is available in both manual and automatic transmission options and has a six-speed gear. The suspension on the front is McPherson Strut Independent with FSD and stabiliser bar and the back is Multi-link Independent suspension with FSD and stabiliser bar. The suspension on the car also makes it suitable for bumpy roads in Nepal. The brakes include a ventilated disc on the front and a solid disc on the rear.
XUV 700 apparently does not compromise safety. The car has four wide-angle cameras giving you the perfect 360-degree view. The footage recorded on the car is stored for up to 11 hours.
The car is also equipped with 7 airbags to protect the people inside. It also has numerous technologies fitted into it for better assistance and safety. The advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) on the car is very useful, making the vehicle and the people safe. The ADAS includes smart pilot assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure, warning, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, high beam assist and lane keep assist.
XUV 700 also has driver drowsiness detection which allows the car to detect the motion of the driver and alert when the driver is drowsy or is falling asleep. The car is also equipped with ESP (electronic stability programme) which is very helpful in the curves making the car turn properly and not go straight. It also features personalised safety alerts.
Models and Differences
Mahindra XUV 700 comes in six models in Nepal currently. There are three main models–the AX3, AX5 and AX7–which are again classified on the basis of transmission (whether manual or automatic) and the number of seats (either five or 7).
|Model||5-seater manual||7-seater manual||5-seater automatic||7-seater automatic|
|AX7 with the luxury pack||No||Yes||No||Yes|
The features of the different models are shown in the table below:
|AX3||AX5 (adds to the features offered on AX3)||AX7 with luxury pack(adds to the features offered on AX5)|
|Dual HD 10.25-inch infotainment and 1025-inch digital cluster screens||R17 diamond cut alloy||ADAS (Advanced driver assistance system)|
|6 speakers with sound staging||Skyroof||Side Airbags|
|LED DRL||LED clear-view headlamps with auto booster||Tyre pressure monitoring system and push button start|
|Fog lamps||Latest gen electronic stability programme||R18 diamond cut alloy|
|Arrow-head LED tail lamps||Curtain airbags for all rows||Leatherette seat, IP, steering and gear lever|
|Micro-hybrid technology||Cornering lamp||Reverse camera and rain-sensing wiper|
|ISOFX||2nd-row map lamps||Driver drowsiness detection|
|Smart door handles||3rd row AC||Blind view monitor|
|ABS + EBD||2d row seat with armrest and cup holder||3D audio, 360-degree surround view and wireless charging|
|Dual airbag + front remote sensor||2nd row 60:40 |
|Passive keyless entry and electronic park brake|
|Tilt-adjustable steering||Flexible boot space||One-touch driver power window with smart close and electric smart door handles|
Mahindra XUV 700 is available in five colour options: everest white, midnight black, dazzling silver, red rage and electric blue.
The prices of different Mahindra XUV 700 models are shown below:
|MAHINDRA XUV 700 AX3 MT PET FWD 5 STR||Rs 7,400,000|
|MAHINDRA XUV 700 AX5 MT PET FWD 5 STR||Rs 8,100,000|
|MAHINDRA XUV 700 AX5 MT PET FWD 7 STR||Rs 8,300,000|
|MAHINDRA XUV 700 AX5 AT PET FWD 5 STR||Rs 8,900,000|
|MAHINDRA XUV 700 AX7L MT PET FWD 7 STR||Rs 10,500,000|
|MAHINDRA XUV 700 AX7L AT PET FWD 7 STR||Rs 11,000,000|
Mahindra XUV 700 with a number of options and a wide price range with features sure to be loved by many people. The car is already loved in India and has many positive reviews. Even after the end of the long import ban, the Nepali car market was slow, but with the introduction of new cars now and then, Mahindra XUV 700 is sure to do well in the Nepali market.