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Mahindra XUV700 buyers may get early deliveries – but with fewer features



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Mahindra XUV700 is offered in both five- and seven-seat configurations

Mahindra XUV700 has created quite a stir in the Indian auto market a few weeks back. With impending orders of over 70,000 units, customers are looking at a waiting period of around one year. The deliveries of the mid-size SUV started around 15 days back.

Mahindra targets to deliver 14,000 XUV700 SUVs by mid-January 2022, depending on the parts supply. There is a severe shortage of parts in the global automotive industry. The biggest shortage is being faced by semiconductor chips.

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Mahindra XUV700 is one of the most feature packed cars in the country today. It is loaded with technology and new age features. But unfortunately, these top notch features are the reason behind the huge waiting period of XUV700.

The top of the Mahindra XUV700 SUV requires 170 chips. This puts Mahindra at a position as for the same amount of chips they can manufacture more units of the XUV700 SUV variant which requires less chips. To get around this, Mahindra has said, “We may customize some of our offerings in the XUV700 to give customers the option of giving up some features at a lower price setoff, depending on the type of deficiency.” Is.”

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Mahindra XUV700

This will help Mahindra prioritize and accelerate the deliveries of the SUV. In an interview with Moneycontrol, Mahindra said that they are not forcing their customers to opt for variants with lesser features. Choosing the XUV700 variant with lesser features is entirely up to the customer.

Amenities on offer

The most important segment-leading feature offered in the XUV700 is ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) which offers functionalities like adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, lane keep assist, drowsiness detection and autonomous emergency braking. Some of the other creature comforts on offer include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, a 10.25-inch digital instrument console, dual-zone climate control, etc.

The XUV700 also gets steering-mounted audio controls and in-car connected tech enabled Wifi, Alexa connectivity and voice-activated commands. Other safety features include seven airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, hill start assist and electronic parking brake.

Once the spares shortage is over, Mahindra is planning to launch an updated version of the XUV700 by the end of 2022 which will include some new features. These may include other creatures like auto-dimming IRVMs, ventilated front seats and a powered tailgate.

Engine, Transmission Options

The carmaker is offering the XUV700 with two engine options – a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol mill and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit. The first generates 197 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. The latter comes in two states of tune. The base variant makes 153 bhp and 360 Nm of peak torque while the higher variant makes 182 bhp and 420 Nm (450 Nm in the AT).

Both the engine options are available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The option of an all-wheel-drive system is also available in the top-spec trim. The oil burner variant also gets 4 driving modes – Zip, Zap, Zoom and Custom. These drive modes change the steering and throttle response of the car.

The XUV700 is broadly classified under two categories- MX and AX. Overall, it is offered in four trims MX, AX3, AX5 and AX7, priced at Rs. 12.49 lakh to Rs. 22.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It competes with other mid-sized SUVs like Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, Harrier, MG Hector, Hector Plus and Jeep Compass.

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