Mahindra Launches all-new XUV700, starting at $36,990 Driveaway
June 14, 2023
BRISBANE, 14th June 2023 — Indian automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has brought its flagship SUV, the XUV700, to the Australian market. This launch aligns with the company's ongoing global expansion strategy and strengthens its presence in Australia, a region known for its demand for SUVs and Utes.
The XUV700 is built on an entirely new platform and incorporates features and design elements aimed at the Australian market. This model is a reflection of the brand's intent to increase its footprint in urban settings, with a focus on improving accessibility and convenience for customers, primarily in metropolitan areas.
Veejay Nakra, President – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, announced the entry of the XUV700 into the Australian market, highlighting the vehicle's attributes, which include contemporary design, comfort, safety measures, and performance. The success of the XUV700 in the Indian market has provided a positive indicator for its potential performance in Australia.
The XUV700 SUV is equipped with several tech features, such as a dual HD 10.25" infotainment screen, a 10.25" digital cluster, and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The model also features a panoramic sunroof and 'Smart door handles' that are invisible, a first in this segment.
The vehicle has undergone extensive testing in various parts of the world to assess its reliability and performance across different conditions. The XUV700 is available in two variants and five colours. Driveaway prices start from AUD $36,990, with a 7-year or 150,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).
In India, the XUV700 has seen substantial sales and received multiple awards, including the "2022 Indian Car of the Year." These indicators suggest a positive market response to the vehicle.
The XUV700 houses a 2.0 L mStallion turbo-petrol engine, delivering a power of 149.2 kW at 5000 rpm and torque of 380 Nm from 1750 rpm onwards. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The SUV includes safety features such as seven airbags in the top variant and a comprehensive Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) suite. This suite incorporates Smart Pilot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, and Traffic Sign Recognition.
The two available models at launch, the XUV700 AX7 priced at AUD $36,990 and the XUV700 AX7 L at AUD $39,990, are fitted with the new 2.0 litre Turbo-Gasoline engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Colour options include Everest White, Midnight Black, Dazzling Silver, Red Rage, and the global launch colour, Electric Blue.
The launch of the XUV700 in Australia reflects Mahindra's plan to diversify and expand its product offerings in global markets.
Mahindra is offering the XUV700 in two variants: AX7 and AX7 L. Here's a summary of the key features for each model.
Dual HD 26 cm Infotainment and 26 cm Digital Cluster screens
Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay Compatibility
6 Speakers with Sound Staging
2nd row seat with armrest and cup holder
LED DRL & Arrowhead LED Taillamps
Rear Wiper & defogger
Skyroof (Panoramic sunroof)
LED Clear-view Headlamps with Auto Booster
Latest Gen Electronic Stability Program
2nd row Map lamps
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Smart Pilot Assist
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Traffic Sign Recognition
High Beam Assist
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Push Button Start
R18 Diamond Cut Alloy
Leatherette Seat & IP
Leather Steering & Gear lever
6-Way Power seat with Memory and Welcome retract
Rain Sensing Wiper
Power fold ORVM
One Touch Driver Power Window with Smart Close
Dual Zone Climate Control
Co-driver Ergo lever
3rd Row Air conditioning
Flexible Boot Space (3rd row 50:50 with recline)
Adjustable Headrests for all passengers
AX7 L Features (includes AX7 features plus):
Blind View Monitor
3D Audio with 12 Speaker
360° Surround View
Passive Keyless Entry
Electronic Park Brake
Stop and Go function in Adaptive Cruise Control
Vanity Mirror illumination
Electric Smart Door Handles
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