2018 Mahindra Rexton (XUV700): What to expect from this new SUV?

by Mohammed Burman | 27/09/2018
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The 2018 Mahindra XUV700 is projected to be launched in India in early 2018 October, which means that it will contribute to making the SUV segment in India more teeming. Let’s see what to expect from this new vehicle.

1. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 launch date

The all-new Mahindra XUV700 was debuted at the Auto Expo 2018. Succeeding the success of the XUV500, the date for the launch of this new car has been decided by the Indian domestic car manufacturer to be October 9. This new vehicle will enter the exceptional SUV segment and directly compete with the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner, which also means that this already teeming segment in India will become more dynamic. To effectively rival the competitors, Mahindra XUV700 is expected to have a competitive price of Rs 22-25 lakh and an on-road price of Rs 28-36 lakh.

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2018 Mahindra XUV700 blue colour front in the show room

The 2018 Mahindra XUV700 is going to be launched in India on October 9, 2018

2. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 exterior

Getting the idea from the facelifted Rexton, several changes in terms of the exterior will be made to the 2018 XUV700 to adapt to the Indian market. Some domestic changes are expected to be made to the front including a premium redesigned tooth Mahindra grille, a large bumper, glossy headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, and lying-flat fog lamps. Moreover, big air intakes and a black skid plate contribute to the car’s robust appearance.

The vehicle’s outstanding exterior features also include refreshed alloy wheels and rugged roof rails. As regards the dimensions, the new SUV will be 4,850mm long, 1,960mm wide and 1,825mm high. Its wheelbase will measure 2,865mm; the ground clearance will be 220mm; the kerb weight will be 2,095kgs.

2018 Mahindra XUV700 dark blue angular look

The 2018 Mahindra XUV700 is expected to have some tweaks to the exterior

3. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 interior

The interior of the 2018 Indian Mahindra XUV700 is expected to be similar to the global model. It is likely to have a larger cabin space to accommodate more customers and more goods as well as many storage points. Moreover, it is equipped with some features including

  • Steering mounted controls and driver assistance techs equipped to the steering wheel

  • A large HD touchscreen infotainment system measuring 9.2 inches which can be connected to smartphones through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

  • A liquid crystal display instrument console

  • 3600 camera to assist parking

  • Climate control

  • Upholstery made from exceptional brown Nappa leather

2018 Mahindra XUV700 interior dark yellow colour

The interior of the new 2018 Mahindra XUV700 is anticipated to be equipped with a full kit of top-spec features

4. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 safety features

The new Mahindra XUV700 will leave customers with no worry about the safety because it is packed with a full kit of safety features, including:

  • Nine airbags

  • Hill mode descent control

  • Dynamic stability control with ARP

  • Advanced Emergency Braking

2018 Mahindra XUV700 white colour angular look

The 2018 Mahindra XUV700 is likely to have a full kit of safety features, leaving customers with no worry

5. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 engine and transmission

The new Mahindra XUV700 is likely to be powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine by Ssangyong, which can deliver 178bhp and 420Nm torque. The power is sent to the four wheels through a 7-speed automatic gearbox taken from Mercedes Benz. Both two and four-wheel-drive options will be available.

6. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 mileage

Expected to get power from a 2.2-litre diesel motor, the new XUV700 could produce an impressive mileage. To be more specific, 15km/litre of fuel efficiency could be returned by the diesel motor.

7. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 Performance and Handling

Produced by Mahindra, the well-known Indian home-grown automaker and receiving power from the powerful 2.2-litre diesel engine, the XUV700 is anticipated to work in tandem with other vehicles from Mahindra.

8. 2018 Mahindra XUV700 colors

The new Mahindra XUV700 is expected to be available with six colour options: black, white, copper, silver, brown and red.

The new Mahindra XUV700 is expected to increase the competitiveness of Mahindra in the teeming SUV segment in India. The new SUV is likely to have a competitive introductory price range of Rs 22-25 lakh, exluding registration, insurance price, logistics, etc. along with a multitude of new features to rival a range of other SUVs such as Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner, Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq and Ford Endeavour. Underpinned by the Quad Frame chassis, which is stronger and lighter than that of the outgoing models, the new XUV700 has big dimensions with a powerful engine, having the abilities to satisfy normal SUV buyers' demands.          

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