Mahindra’s New XUV 700 Can Disrupt SUV Market In India: Launch Date, USPs, Price & More!

The new Mahindra XUV700's cabin will have Mercedes-Benz-style single unit screen with split displays for infotainment and instrument cluster.
Image Source: The new Mahindra XUV700’s cabin will have a Mercedes-Benz-style single unit screen with split displays for infotainment and instrument cluster.

The XUV500 was a huge success and the SUV’s demand was so high that Mahindra had to devise a lottery scheme. W601 is the codename for a new generation of SUV being developed by Mahindra.

The official name of the new SUV has been announced by Mahindra, and it will be known as the XUV 700. The XUV 700 will be available between the second and third quarters of 2021. Before Diwali in 2021, the SUV should be available in India. It will be manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility at Chakan in Maharashtra.


XUV 700 Is Built On The All-New Global SUV Platform W601

XUV 700 is based on a new design, the most up-to-date world-class safety features but it retains a few features found on the current XUV500. The XUV 700 is expected to retain the aggressive front-end style as well as the haunches on the rear wheel arches.

The company’s former CEO Pawan Goenka told carandbike that the company’s latest SUVs would be healthy enough to receive a 4-star rating from Global NCAP. He had claimed that the W601 would receive a 5-star rating while discussing it.

Full LED Light

LED Daytime Running Lamps and LED headlamps will be mounted in the front. Surprisingly, the new SUV has been spotted with two different headlamp designs. The first is a standard single-piece unit, while the second includes an L-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamp.

Vertical Door Handles

Unlike XUV500 which was the first SUV to feature vertical door handles inspired by a cheetah’s paw, XUV 700 will also have the feature. There are also prominent wheel arches, which are supposed to be clad in plastic to emphasise the XUV 700’s SUV credentials. It also gets a set of 5-spoke alloy wheels with a new design.

The Interior Will Be The Biggest Highlight

The cabin trim itself is treated in Soft-touch fabrics and the upholstery will be dual-tone beige and black. The steering wheel and gear lever will be covered in leather, and leather upholstery will be available on the higher model.

The biggest highlight of the new Mahindra XUV700’s cabin will be the large, Mercedes-Benz-style single unit screen, which will get split displays for infotainment and instrument cluster.

A new multi-functional flat-bottom steering wheel, satin-finished interior grab handles, and big air-conditioning vents with chrome bezels will also be included in the 2021 XUV500. 

The centre one will be a touchscreen infotainment system which will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay while the second screen will be for the digital driver’s display. It will have automatic climate control and a sunroof.


The 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine are expected to power the XUV 700. Both engines will be available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Mahindra is unlikely to sell an all-wheel-drive model this time around.

We would just have to wait for the official announcement to confirm this.

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