Mahindra has really stepped up in terms of technology and features for the cabin of the XUV700. It exudes a sense of modernity and comfort with its integrated displays and premium upholstery. Perhaps the biggest change for the replacement of the first-gen XUV500 is that the XUV700 will be offered with the choice of a 5-seater or 7-seater layout.
The XUV700 comes with a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Mahindra’s AdrenoX infotainment software), a Sony 3D sound system with roof-mounted speakers, Alexa AI connectivity, high beam assist, and personalised voice safety alerts. Other feature highlights include a powered driver’s seat with memory function, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, keyless entry with push-button start, and ambient lighting. Safety features consist of seven airbags, ABS with EBD, a tyre pressure monitor, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability control, and driver fatigue warning. It also gets segment-first features like level-1 autonomous driving tech with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
The XUV700 comes with two powertrains: a 200PS/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel developing up to 185PS and 450Nm. Both engines can be specced with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. As standard, the SUV comes with a front-wheel drivetrain, however, you can opt for an all-wheel drivetrain as well. The diesel engine gets four drive modes: Zip, Zap, Zoom, and Custom (Individual).