Mahindra & Mahindra has officially revealed the name of its upcoming global SUV. Being built on the W601 monocoque platform, it is christened as Mahindra XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’). The XUV700 will have its world premiere in Q2 FY2022 while being locally manufactured at the company’s production facility at Chakan in Maharashtra. Mahindra XUV700 will be introduced with a range of petrol and diesel engines alongside manual and automatic transmission choices and an optional all-wheel-drive system.
Being internally codenamed as Mahindra W601, it will be equipped with first-in-class features such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and panoramic sunroof. In fact, a few spy-shots indicated that the SUV will boast of two massive horizontal touchscreens - one will work as all digital instrument cluster while the other will be the touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. Speaking on the brand name announcement, Veejay Nakra, CEO – Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “The XUV700, one of the most awaited offerings from Mahindra is sure to hit the sweet spot with customers. Built on the new W601 platform, XUV700 marks the beginning of the next generation of sophisticated and authentic Mahindra SUVs which will offer an adrenaline rush like never before.”
It is expected to be longer and wider than the company's current flagship product, the XUV500. Mechanically, as announced by the company, it will get both the 2.2L diesel and 2.0L petrol engines, albeit with increased power and torque. The gearbox options could be 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic units. Speaking on the vehicle, R Velusamy, Chief of Global Product Development, M&M Ltd. said, “A young, passionate team with an obsession for excellence has created the All New XUV700. The XUV portfolio has always stood for creating disruptions and setting new benchmarks with models such as the XUV500 and the XUV300. The XUV700 is built on an all new global SUV platform W601, with expert partners across the world and will boast of first-in-segment technologies and features.”
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