Mahindra & Mahindra, one of the largest automakers in India, is preparing for the premiere of a new mid-size crossover XUV700. On the eve of the Internet, the first pictures of the prototype of the future novelty appeared in the public domain.
The XUV700 is built on a new frameless platform. The novelty has a 5-door station wagon and a striking appearance. Among the features of the exterior, we note the complex plastic solutions of external panels, rather large and intricate configurations of headlights and lanterns, as well as retractable door handles.
They plan to equip the crossover with gasoline and diesel turbo engines. The first is a 2.0-liter 200 horsepower, the second is a 2.2-liter and 185 hp. Power units are combined with 6-speed “mechanics” or 6-band hydromechanical “automatic” from Aisin. The drive can be either front or full.
According to the Autocar India portal, the XUV700 crossover will, among other things, receive a function of preset driving modes, a Sony audio system and an infotainment complex with voice recognition.
The presentation of the Mahindra XUV700 should take place in the coming weeks, the novelty will be positioned as a car for the middle class of consumers, that is, its cost will be about $ 20,000. The XUV700 is expected to compete with the super successful Tata Safari crossover, which entered the market in January this year and is already a bestseller in the Indian car market.