Mahindra Launches all-new XUV700, starting at $36,990 Driveaway

Matt Brand
June 14, 2023
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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.

AX7 Features:

  • 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
  • Reverse Camera
  • LED DRL & Arrowhead LED Taillamps
  • Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper & defogger
  • Skyroof (Panoramic sunroof)
  • LED Clear-view Headlamps with Auto Booster
  • Latest Gen Electronic Stability Program
  • Cornering Lamp
  • 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
  • 6 airbags
  • 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
  • Intelli Control
  • Auto Headlamps
  • 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
  • Knee Airbag
  • Passive Keyless Entry
  • Electronic Park Brake
  • Stop and Go function in Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Telescopic steering
  • Vanity Mirror illumination
  • Electric Smart Door Handles
  • Wireless Charging
Matt Brand
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