We Indians love SUVs, that is not surprising. To cater to the ever-growing demand for these large vehicles, manufacturers keep churning out new models quite often. Among the several automakers in India, there is only one marque that focuses so much on making SUVs. That one brand is none other than Mahindra. For the past many years, Mahindra has launched different types and sizes of SUVs and crossovers in India. Almost everyone has heard of the Scorpio and XUV500 by this point. However, the automaker has just dropped a teaser for an all-new SUV. Mahindra is calling it, the XUV700.
Of course, as with its other alphanumeric models, you are not supposed to call it “XUV seven hundred.” Instead, and in typical Mahindra fashion, it is supposed to be pronounced “XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’”. While the homegrown automaker has revealed the official name of its upcoming SUV, very few other details are known at this point. For instance, it is a fact that the all-new XUV700 will be built on Mahindra’s new W601 platform. Moreover, the automaker is calling the XUV700 a global SUV. Clearly, this means that it will be sold in foreign markets as well.
It is known for certain that the all-new Mahindra XUV700 will be offered with petrol and diesel engine options. Going along with these engines will be manual and automatic transmission choices, plus an all-wheel-drive system. Furthermore, Mahindra is promising first-in-segment features and technologies in the all-new XUV700. According to the automaker, this SUV will boast “sci-fi technology and spirited performance” as well. While it is common for brands to create buzz around their next launch by mentioning exciting words, nothing can be discounted as of now. For example, it is still not clear whether the XUV700 will replace the outgoing XUV500 or if it is going to be slotted above it.
We already know that the upcoming XUV500 will come with many new-age features, including Mercedes-Benz-style dual digital screens in the cabin. However, chances are that the XUV700 would indeed be an all-new model from Mahindra. Whether this means that it will sell alongside the next-generation XUV500 or not is not known as yet. One of the other possibilities is that the XUV700 will come with three rows with seating for seven occupants. Well, it does have 7 in its name, so that could very well happen. We do know that the all-new Mahindra XUV700 will be built at the brand’s manufacturing facility in Chakan, Maharashtra.