Mahindra XUV700 has dashed to a strong beginning in the Indian vehicle market with 65,000 bookings since the booking window was opened fourteen days prior.
Mahindra uncovered the bookingsâ€™ figure on Wednesday and added that conveyances of the petroleum variation will begin from October 30 while diesel XUV700 units will be conveyed from the last seven day of November.
Such has been the extreme speed of bookings that Mahindra states it partnered with a â€˜topâ€™ global consulting company to devise and implement an algorithm-based process.
This is with the goal of smoothing out the delivery process for clientâ€™s, ratio of online and bookings at dealer counters and variant-level production feasibility based on supply chain constraints.
Recently bookings for Mahindra XUV700 were opened on October 7 and the sign of 25,000 was reached in less than 60 minutes. The initial costs were then updated for the following 25,000 bookings which were reached in two hours on October 8.
XUV700 was initially launched at an introductory starting price of â‚¹11.99 lakh (ex showroom) for the MX five-seater with manual transmission. The entire introductory price structure was revised post the first 25,000 reservations with the starting price tag at â‚¹12.49 lakh (ex showroom). Now, the price of the car will be what is prevailing on the date of delivery.
Available in four broad variants â€“ MX, AX3, AX5 and AX7, Mahindra XUV700 seeks to score by offering multiple options across multiple factors. The SUV is available with petrol as well as diesel engine choices, in five and seven-seat layout, with manual as well as in automatic transmission options while also sporting multiple exterior body hues.
XUV700 engine and transmission options
XUV700 has been made available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The Mahindra XUV700 gets an mStallion 2.0 turbo-petrol motor that belts out 200 hp peak power and has 380 Nm of torque. The diesel motor is a 2.2-litre mHawk engine that churns out 182 hp of power and 450 Nm of torque. One can also choose between manual and automatic transmission options.
Mahindra XUV700 cabin highlights
XUV700 has quite a loaded cabin with several high-end as well as segment-first features. It gets a 12-speaker Sony audio system with 3D sound, largest-in-segment sunroof, large 10.25-inch touchscreen and electronically-adjustable driver seat with memory function. The infotainment system gets Alexa voice integration support. The XUV700 also gets an all-digital driver display.
Mahindra XUV700 body styling
XUV700 is the successor to XUV500 and seeks to differentiate itself with several big-ticket updates. It is the first vehicle to sport the new Mahindra logo for SUVs and also gets a prominent front grille with LED projector head lights and C-shaped LED DRLs on either side.