Mahindra ZUV700

Packing an unmissable presence, world class safety and technology, the Mahindra XUV700 is set to redefine benchmarks for the brand in Australia.

Brisbane, September 1st, 2021: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., took the wraps off the all-new XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’), marking a brand-new era for the company.

Fittingly launched just hours ahead of the country’s 75th Independence Day, the XUV700 represents India’s rise as a confident, bold, global powerhouse that is set to take a leadership role on the world stage. The XUV700 comes with unmissable crafted looks, pleasing interiors, and exceptional ride comfort.

Here are some salient features available in select variants and some features will vary by variant.

Unmissable presence
The sensuous and sophisticated exterior of the Mahindra XUV700 presents an extremely aerodynamic design for an SUV.

  • The authentic SUV stance and the wide track hints at performance ably supported by the overall vehicle dynamics.
  • Similarly, the large grille is meant to send as much air to cool the engine while paying homage to classic XUV family cues.
  • When you are in the business of cheating the airflow, conventional door handles had to give way to invisible ‘Smart door handles’, a first-in-segment by XUV700.
  • Prominent wheel haunches above the arches, especially at the rear help achieve a sporty stance, making the XUV700 look fast even while standing still.
Mahindra XUV700 rear end

Tough yet Sophisticated
The all-independent suspension setup of the XUV700 was developed with varied road surfaces in mind.

  • The front suspension is made up of McPherson strut with FSD(Frequency Selective Damping) technology and stabiliser bar
  • The Rear suspension is a multi-link system with FSD and stabilizer-bar.
  • While superior ride comfort is guaranteed, it also provides unparalleled dynamic capabilities in tune with the performance on offer.

The inside story
The Mahindra XUV700 interior is all about achieving harmony through contrast. So, it is not a surprise that you will find buffed chrome co-exist with polished black surfaces. Yet, you can’t miss the sophistication thanks to the seamless twin 10.25-inch floating displays screen that replaces the conventional Cluster with binnacles.

Light shades of upholstery and the Panoramic Skyroof make the interior feel spacious and calm. Seats are engineered to provide supreme comfort over short and long distances. Superior surfaces and textures lend the XUV700 an inimitably luxurious ambiance. State of art Smart Filter Technology (VR-LED) ensures clear and pure air for the occupant eliminating odour, dust, micro-allergens, and pathogens.

The interiors and their features vary depending on the variant.

Spirited Performance
The XUV700 will be available in Gasoline as well as all Aluminium Diesel engines with New Generation 6-speed Manual and Automatic Transmission options. The powerful 2 litre Turbo GDi mStallion Engine (Gasoline) spools out 380 Nm of torque between 1750 and 3000 rpm and develops 200 PS at 5000 rpm. This engine provides refined motoring and linear power delivery. The 2.2 litre Commonrail Turbo Diesel mHawk Engine is known for its torque and is available in two tunes – a 185 PS version with 420 Nm (manual)/ 450 Nm (Automatic) and a 155 PS variant with 360 Nm (Manual Transmission).

Select diesel option also comes with four drive modes (Zip, Zap, Zoom) & a Custom mode to alter performance as well as steering sensitivity on demand.

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World-Class Safety
Safety is one of the core pillars of the Mahindra XUV700 experience, it incorporates many pathbreaking safety features.

  • The XUV700 comes equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) which includes, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Brakes Using both camera and radar FCW will warn of a possible collision and if you don’t react the AEB system is designed to automatically apply the brakes. ADAS system also features: Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive cruise Control, Smart Pilot Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and High Beam Assist.
  • Apart from that the XUV700 comes with Driver Drowsiness Detection which nudges the driver in case he is feeling drowsy.
  • The Auto Booster Headlamp switches on automatically when the vehicle exceeds 80km/h at night and auto high beam assist at disable mode, increasing visibility and therefore making the driving experience safer.
  • Another unique function in the XUV700 is the Personalised Safety Alert which alerts the driver if he exceeds a set speed. It can be programmed to sound out in the voice of a loved one.
  • The XUV700 comes with 7 airbags which includes curtain airbags (extending up to 3rd row occupants), driver knee airbags, driver side airbag and passenger side airbag keeping up with its safety promise, in addition to standard dual frontal airbags. Apart from that XUV700 comes with driver seat-belt lap pre-tensioner in addition to standard seat-belt retractor pre-tensioner for driver and co-driver. Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) is also standard.
  • The Mahindra XUV700 crashworthy structure is designed to protect occupant in case of collisions. Additionally, XUV700 equipped with frontal and side crash sensors for robust airbag deployment.

Sci-fi technology for a seamless, immersive, connected experience
The Mahindra XUV700, the first of a new generation of SUVs from Mahindra that will build upon the legacy laid down by iconic cars like the XUV500, comes packed with a whole lot of segment-firsts, like the AdrenoX technology platform that underpins its immersive sci-fi experience.

  • AdrenoX, an innovative cockpit technology for a cutting-edge driving experience with 60+ connect apps and several built-in apps.
  • An outcome of a global collaboration between Mahindra, Visteon, Bosch, Sony and Amazon. AdrenoX is the result of three years of development that brings to life an SUV engineered for excellence and an intelligent hi-tech driving experience.
  • The gateway to this impressive line-up of world-class experiences is through an integrated 10.25-inch dual screens and SmartCore™
Mahindra XUV700 Interior

The cockpit domain controller software architecture is built with multiple operating systems – Android, QNX and the controller is a 3rd Generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platforms developed in collaboration with Visteon.

  • Under AdrenoX, Mahindra and Amazon have teamed up to deliver Built-in Alexa functionality enabling hands-free access to entertainment, information, and vehicle controls. Alexa voice assistant supports in vehicle controls even in an offline mode.
  • AdrenoX will also bring an Immersive Audio Experience to its customers adopting 3D Sound Technology by Sony.

About Mahindra
Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology, and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality, and real estate.

The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to rise.

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By Marty Ledwich

Marty Ledwich is a writer and photographer who is on the road full-time with his wife, Kylie, towing their off-road Roadstar caravan with a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series. Marty was a volunteer in the Victoria Sate Emergency Service for 30 years and has travelled extensively around Australia.

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