Mahindra’s XUV700, which launched last year, has been a huge success in the Indian market. The SUV has received a positive response from all quarters, leading to a massive increase in demand in the Indian market. A few days ago, the waiting period of the XUV700 was about 75 weeks i.e. 18 months.
In fact, there is good news for those who buy it now. Its waiting period has come down from 75 to 71 weeks. This is the first time since the launch of the XUV700, the wait time has been reduced. Mahindra says that in an era of Covid-19 shortage of semiconductor chips, timely clearing of 75,000 pending orders will be a daunting task. The XUV700 was launched in September last year. Delivery of its petrol model starts in the last week of October and delivery of its diesel model starts in the last week of November.
Less Waiting on these models
The SUV is available in both petrol and diesel engine options and a total of four trims – MX, AX3, AX5 and AX7. The lowest weighting (from 24 weeks to 29 weeks) is on the petrol variants of the SUV’s MX, AX3 and AX5 trims. Diesel-powered MX variants weigh 34-36 weeks, while AX3 and AX5 variants weigh 48 to 51 weeks. The highest weighting (up to 71 weeks) is on the top-spec AX7 and AX7 that come with luxury pack trims.
A new variant of the XUV700 is coming soon
According to reports, Mahindra is developing a new variant of the XUV700. It will be called AX7S. The variant will be offered between AX7 and AX7L. It will have features like cruise control with panoramic sunroof, front fog lamp and LED head and tail lamp, push-button start / stop, dual-zone automatic climate control. However, features like wireless charger, electric door handle with passive keyless entry, telescopic steering, drive mode, electric parking brake, ADAS, driver knee airbags and driver sleep detection will be missing. The new variant is expected to be Rs 80,000 more affordable than the AX7L variant.
The XUV700 is available in two engine options
The Mahindra XUV700 is offered with two engine options. One is a 2.0-liter mStallion turbo petrol unit and the other is a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel unit. Both motors are offered with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, except for the base MX trim where it is offered with a manual gearbox only. Only top-spec AX7 trim with all-wheel-drive system is optional.