The Mahindra XUV700 is available with two engine choices. The first is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged mStallion petrol engine. This engine produces 197 hp of power and 380 Nm of peak torque. It also has a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with two tuning options. The base MX model produces 153 hp and 360 Nm of torque, while higher trims produce 182 hp and 420 Nm of peak torque (450 Nm in automatic variants).
Although the petrol version of the XUV 700 is also quick, we tested its diesel automatic version here.We were quite surprised at the result considering the XUV 700 weighs about 2040 kg and managed to go from 0 to 100 kmph in a few seconds.
There are four driving modes available in the XUV 700 Diesel version: ZIP, ZAP, ZOOM, and Custom. When the XUV 700 was put in Zoom Driving mode, it went from 0 to 100 kmph in just 9.16 seconds even with 4 passengers in the vehicle.
|Tested Vehicle||Mahindra XUV 700 Diesel AT|
|Engine Type||2.2 L Turbo Diesel|
|Acceleration ( 0 – 100 kmph )||9.16 seconds|
The new XUV700’s engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as well as a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. Its top-spec diesel automatic variants even have an AWD or all-wheel-drive system as an option.
Ex-showroom, the new Mahindra XUV700 has priced between Rs 12.49 lakh and Rs 22.99 lakh. Customers will, however, be required to pay the amount in effect at the time of delivery for new bookings. It competes with vehicles such as the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus, and others.