Mahindra XUV700 Will Takeover the Indian SUV Market

Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled the new gen SsangYong G4 Rexton in the recently concluded Auto Expo 2018 as Mahindra Rexton. SsangYong G4 Rexton will be sold under the badge of Mahindra as XUV700 in India. Now the reports are receiving that the company will launch the car by the end of this year. Mahindra XUV700 is the company’s flagship SUV and this 7-seater will be launched by the company with many luxury and segment first features.

The XUV700 will have a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine but it is not a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine. The engine will generate a maximum power of 178 bhp and a peak torque of 420 Nm. There will also be a 7-speed transmission similar to Mercedes-Benz. Mahindra also offers 6-speed manual transmission in the International market but there is no news on this that it will also come to India. Mahindra could also offer an all-new 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 222bhp and 350Nm of torque.

Speaking about the features, it will provide electric sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, electric seats, LED headlamps with DRLs, LED rear lights and 8-inch touchscreen information systems which support WiFi connectivity, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and GPS navigation. It also gets 10.1-inch screens for rear passengers. Apart from this, Mahindra XUV700 also added a host of safety features such as nine airbags, advanced emergency braking (AEBS) blind spot detection, lane departure warning; lane change assists, high beam assist and traffic safety assist.

Mahindra will import this SUV’s Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits from SsangYong in South Korea and then assemble it in India. The price of Mahindra XUV700 is expected to be around Rs 25 lakh. When launched, it will face tough competition from Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.

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