What’s the interior and connectivity like of the 2023 Mahindra XUV700?
The interior of the 2023 Mahindra XUV700 is surprisingly good, featuring a modern cream colour scheme, and coming equipped with two large 10.25-inch displays that are manufactured by the same company that produces the displays for Mercedes vehicles.
These screens are responsive, colour accurate, and offer easy navigation. The digital instrument cluster is bright and clear but offers limited options in the way of customisation and driver information. The infotainment is similarly clear and responsive and has wired smartphone mirroring, as well as some ‘quirky’ features such as a lap timer and torque/power dials.
In terms of seating, the front seats have ample leg and lumbar support, and they are adorned with soft perforated faux leather that adds an element of sophistication. They are also power adjustable and feature a very Mercedes-esque button layout on the door.
For storage, there is quite a large glove box, and the centre console has decent storage space for smartphones including a wireless charger, while the armrest contains an air conditioning duct providing cool storage space for larger drinks.
The Mahindra XUV700 AX7L spec also comes fitted with a Sony-branded audio system, which while not outstanding, is good enough for most people. We found the placement of the speakers right above the front occupant's heads to be a novel inclusion and actually added to the audio experience in the cabin.
Overall the materials used in the front are mostly soft, which is useful for soaking up road noise, and the soft faux leather seats combined with the large displays make for a comfortable and pleasant place to spend time.