Two major automobile giants Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors are witnessing stiff competition in the midsize SUV and full size SUV segment. However, Mahindra managed to sell a total of 6,022 copies of the Mahindra XUV700 in June this year while simultaneously selling 3,015 and 1,86 units of the Harrier and Safari respectively. A total of 1985 units of Hyundai Alcazar and 892 units of Jeep Compass were sold last month. MG Motor India’s popular SUV Hector and Hector Plus together sold 2402 units.
In Global NCAP’s crash tests, the XUV700 secured five stars for adults and four stars for child occupants. Mahindra XUV700 was tested to the most basic safety specifications fitted with two airbags, ABS brakes and ISOFIX anchorages.
Prices for the base MX variant start at Rs. 11.99 lakh, while the range-topping Mahindra XUV700 AX7 has been launched at Rs. 17.59 lakh for the petrol manual variant, up to Rs. 19.79 lakh for the top-of-the-line AX7 diesel automatic trim. The AX7 automatic variant is priced at Rs. 1.8 lakh extra for the ex-showroom price, while for the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is available only on the diesel automatic, buyers will have to pay Rs. 1.3 lakh more in addition to the ex-showroom price.
At the same time, Tata Safari has been introduced in India in a total of 30 variants with 6 and 7 seater options and their price ranges from Rs 15.35 lakh to Rs 23.56 lakh. The Tata Harrier is offered in India with a 5-seater option and the 21 variants are priced between Rs 14.70 lakh to Rs 21.90 lakh.
There are two engine options for the Mahindra XUV 700: a 2.2-litre petrol engine with a maximum output of 200 horsepower and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces a maximum output of 185 bhp. Auto booster headlights, personalized safety alerts, smart door handles and other safety features will be available on the top variant of Mahindra XUV700. Driver dryness detection is a new advanced safety function for the XUV700. When the driver begins to fall asleep, the automobile will detect it and gently wake them up. It also comes with ADAS, a 360-degree reverse parking camera, seven airbags and more.
The Mahindra XUV700 first introduced the Tata Safari and Harrier together at BGR India.