2021 Mahindra XUV700 India Launch Highlights: Safari challenger priced at Rs 11.99 lakh

New Mahindra XUV700 Global Unveil, India Launch, Mahindra XUV700 Specifications, and Features: The company's new flagship has been launched at a competitive price. Here are the highlights from the event!

By: | Updated: August 14, 2021 9:14:49 pm


2021 Mahindra XUV700 SUV India Launch Highlights: The day for which many people have been waiting has finally come! Mahindra has finally taken the wraps off its newest SUV – the XUV700. The said model has been launched in the country at a competitive starting price of Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The just launched XUV700 will most likely replace the XUV500 in the company’s product line-up and hence, will be positioned as the brand’s new flagship. The company has revealed the specs and feature list of the XUV700 and Mahindra has certainly thrown everything into it to make it attractive. To name a few, the Mahindra XUV700 gets connected car tech – AdrenoX along with Sony 3D surround sound system. Moreover, the vehicle will have the largest sunroof in the segment. In addition, the Mahindra XUV700 will also be the most powerful SUV in its class. Customers will have an option to choose between a 200hp 2.0-litre petrol and a 185hp 2.2-litre diesel engine. Transmission options could include both, six-speed manual and automatic. One of the biggest highlights of the XUV700 is that it gets Advanced Driver Assistance Systems along with Driver Drowsiness alert and more. moreover, the company will be offering optional packs for the XUV700 that will include bits like smart door handles, blind view monitoring, wireless charging and more.

Here is the detailed variant-wise pricing of the all-new Mahindra XUV700:

Below prices are for variants in the 5 -seater manual transmission category (ex-showroom):

– MX Gasoline – Rs 11.99 Lakh

– MX Diesel – Rs 12.49 Lakh

– AdrenoX AX3 Gasoline – Rs 13.99 Lakh

– AdrenoX AX5 Gasoline – Rs 14.99 Lakh

· Pricing for the rest of the variants will be announced soon.

Live Blog


    21:11 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Also, here's how it looks in flesh!

    The unveiling event of the Mahindra XUV700 in the afternoon took place virtually and it is only now that the media present at the venue got to see the SUV in real. Enjoy these pictures from the launch event that is taking place in Chennai.

    21:07 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Mahindra XUV700 PRICES out!

    While everyone was speculating that prices for the XUV700 will be announced at a later stage, Mahindra has given a pleasant surprise this evening. The company has not only announced the prices of the SUV but has kept the figures competitive as well. At a starting price of Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the SUV700 is sure going to give its rivals some sleepless nights.

    Here is the variant-wise pricing of the Mahindra XUV700:

    17:45 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Thank you for joining in!

    Thank you people for joining us on the unveiling of the all-new Mahindra XUV700. Hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did. Until next time. Goodbye, stay safe!

    17:41 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Quick look at the interiors!

    Take a look at the interiors of the Mahindra XUV700 and tell us what you think!

    16:57 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    What do you think of the design?

    Now that the Mahindra XUV700 has been revealed in all its glory, we would love to hear from you what you think about the design of this vehicle. As for our detailed review, it will drop on 18th August at 10 AM sharp, so stay tuned!

    16:55 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Price announcement later!

    Mahindra only chose to unveil the XUV700 today and hence, has reserved the price announcement for a later date. While the company has done a great job in terms of offering features and potent engines to the XUV700, the pricing will play a key role. What are your price expectations for the XUV700?

    16:45 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Engine specs and details of Mahindra XUV700

    Mahindra XUV700 gets both, petrol and diesel engine options. Below are the engine specs of the XUV700 and as one can see, it will be the most powerful SUV in the segment. We are quite excited as we are driving the new XUV700 tomorrow at Mahindra's very own high-speed test track. Do let us know if you want us to answer any specific questions on the XUV700 in our review. 

    16:40 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Base variant gets decent features too!

    The base or the MX variant of the Mahindra XUV700 gets bits like an 8-inch infotainment screen along with a 7-inch instrument cluster. More details are below.

    16:30 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Detailed variant-wise feature list of Mahindra XUV700

    The Mahindra XUV700 gets some really interesting features and on this front, we don't think that it is going to disappoint anyone. Take a look at the detailed features on all trim levels and variants of the XUV700. Do let us know what you think about it?!

    16:18 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Variant break up of Mahindra XUV700

    Here is the variant break up of the Mahindra XUV700. The SUV will be offered in five and seven-seat options. Both, petrol and diesel engines are on offer and the vehicle will get an optional AWD (All-wheel drive) system as well. The company says that optional packs will be announced at a later stage and these will include bits like blind view monitoring, smart door handles and more.

    16:13 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Three Drive modes - "Zip, Zap, Zoom"

    The all-new Mahindra XUV700 gets three drive modes and these get quite interesting names - Zip, Zap and Zoom. Moreover, there is an Individual (Custom) drive mode on offer. The XUV700 is an advanced and ultra-modern vehicle as it gets ADAS System Level 1 Autonomous System along with Driver Drowsiness Monitor System for better safety. More details to be out in the next couple of weeks.

    16:09 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    There you have it guys!

    The all-new Mahindra XUV700 has finally been revealed. In terms of prime features, the SUV gets 60 connected car Features, Alexa Enabled Voice Commands, 360-degree camera and two 10.25-inch screens with AdrenoX OS. 

    16:07 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    23 new Mahindra vehicles by 2026, 9 will be new age SUVs

    The global premiere event of the Mahindra XUV700 has started and the company says that it has a line up of 23 vehicles, planned by the year 2026. Out of these, 9 will be new and exciting SUVs. The company is now explaining the features of the XUV700. The SUV will come with Sony 3D surround sound system with 12 speakers. More details in the next updates.


    15:53 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Event starts in 10 minutes!

    The Mahindra XUV700 global premiere event is all set to start in the next 10 minutes. The stage is all set in Chennai and our team is already there at the venue. They will be sending us updates that we will be updating in this LIVE blog, so stay tuned. The expectations from the XUV700 are sky high and the next few minutes shall reveal if those have been met.  

    15:43 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Key highlights of Mahindra's new high-speed test track

    - The MSPT has 20 purpose-built tracks which are fully operational.- These include a Zero percent slope High-Speed test track with 43.7-degree parabolic banking for higher neutral speed testing. The company says that on the straight high-speed road, vehicles can reach over 200 kmph. - The circular dynamic platform that spans 250 meters in diameter is meant for Vehicle dynamics development and evaluation.- There is also a braking pad with 6 different surfaces, and dry and wet tracks are built to test braking, ABS, ESP, and TCS. - An Accelerated test track that has all imaginable bad road surfaces including potholes, undulations, Belgian pavement, cobble-stone, rumblers, and also, various kinds of washboard & speed breakers are factored into it. - A 4X4 Adventure track is also present inside the facility that has 25+ obstacles for testing 4X4 and AWD vehicles will ensure that the future Mahindra SUVs are capable off-road as well as on road.

    15:36 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Mahindra inaugurates its state-of-the-art track or Mahindra SUV Proving Track (MSPT)

    Ahead of the official unveiling of the Mahindra XUV700, the company has inaugurated its state-of-the-art Mahindra SUV Proving Track (MSPT) which happens to be one of the biggest proving tracks owned by an OEM in India. The said facility is built over 454 acres of land by L&T and designed by IDIADA, (Institut d'Investigació Aplicada de l'Automòbil - Institute for Applied Automotive Research). The best part? We will be driving the Mahindra XUV700 on the same track tomorrow. Stay tuned for the first drive review! 

    15:15 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    XUV700 to get Auto Booster headlamps: What it means?

    The all-new Mahindra XUV700 will come with auto booster headlamps. According to the company,  this feature actually boosts the illumination of the high beam of the headlamps by 1.6 times. As soon as the vehicle crosses the speed of 80kmph and the surrounding area is dark, the auto booster headlamps kick in and increase the throw of the headlights for the better illumination of the road ahead. 

    14:45 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Mahindra XUV700 design and appearance

    Remember the picture of the Mahindra XUV700 that was leaked a few days back in which the SUV was seen undisguised for the very first time? That actually sparked a debate in terms of the design of the vehicle. Most of the viewers felt that the design of the XUV700 isn't pleasing to the eyes. However, later on, with some more shots of the vehicle leaking on the web, the sparks of debate settled as the SUV looked much better to most of the people in those.Image source: XUV_700_modified (Instagram)

    13:48 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Mahindra XUV700 engine details - Most powerful in segment!

    The all-new Mahindra XUV700 will get both, petrol and diesel engine options. What's the best thing here is the fact that these will be the most powerful in the segment. In order to be precise, while the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine will be good for churning out 200hp of power, the 2.2-litre diesel motor develops 185 horses. Transmission options are expected to include a six-speed manual and automatic.

    13:30 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Why XUV700 is an important product for Mahindra

    The competition in the sub Rs 20 lakh three-row SUV segment is heating up with players like Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and also, the Hyundai Alcazar that was launched in India just a few days back. That said, Mahindra would certainly want to take a share of this pie. From what it looks like at the moment, the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 will get class-leading petrol and diesel engines while the feature list also looks quite ahead of the competition in some specific areas. More details to be out soon, so stay tuned.

    12:51 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    New logo to debut with XUV700

    The soon-to-be-unveiled Mahindra XUV700 will be the first one to wear the company's new logo that will be used for its new-age SUVs. Called the Twin Peaks logo, this new visual identity of the brand will be seen in over 800 cities by the year 2022. According to the Mahindra Design Team, the new logo “embodies the willingness to change to suit a new world order.”

    12:40 (IST)14 Aug 2021
    Welcome to 2021 Mahindra XUV700 LIVE blog!

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, it's a lazy Saturday afternoon but something interesting that lies ahead is the global debut of the all-new Mahindra XUV700 SUV that is set to happen in just a few hours from now in Chennai. Our team has already reached the venue and shall be sending us updates from the event. So sit back and enjoy the proceedings!