Mahindra has priced the new XUV700, a new three-row SUV that replaces the defunct XUV500.
It’s on sale this week. First revealed in August 2021, its local launch was delayed due to global supply chain woes.
It’s a unibody SUV with seven seats and front-wheel drive – we won’t get the all-wheel drive or five-seat options here – while the Scorpio is a body-on-frame four-wheel drive SUV with six seats.
It also differs in powertrains. The XUV700 is petrol-only in Australia, while the Scorpio is diesel-only here.
The XUV700 uses McPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link setup at the rear, with frequency-selective damping.
Unlike the Scorpio, the XUV700 will come with a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) from launch, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, Smart Pilot Assist, and traffic sign recognition.
- 2023 Mahindra XUV700 AX7: $36,990
- 2023 Mahindra XUV700 AX7L: $39,990
All prices are drive-away, and apply until August 31, 2023.
The 2023 Mahindra XUV700 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 149kW at 5000rpm and 380Nm between 1750 and 3000rpm.
It’s mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. All models are front-wheel drive.
The 2023 Mahindra XUV700 uses 8.3L/100km on the combined cycle. It has a 60L fuel tank.
The 2023 Mahindra XUV700 measures 4695mm long, 1890mm wide and 1755mm tall on a 2750mm wheelbase.
It has 196mm of ground clearance and a gross vehicle mass of 2357kg, with kerb weight ranging from 1829kg in the AX7 to 1835kg in the AX7L.
Braked towing capacity is 1500kg and unbraked is 750kg.
The Mahindra XUV700 is backed by a seven-year, 150,000km warranty with seven years of roadside assist. Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km.
Mahindra offers four years of capped-price servicing. These first four services are capped at $357, $357, $563 and $504, respectively.
The Mahindra XUV700 has yet to be assessed by ANCAP.
The following safety equipment is standard:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Smart Pilot Assist
- Lane-keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Reversing camera
- Post-collision braking
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags (6)
The AX7L gains:
- Blind-spot view monitor
- Surround-view camera
- Knee airbag
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
There are two trim levels available.
The AX7 comes standard with the following equipment:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Panoramic sunroof
- Automatic LED headlights
- Automatic high-beam
- Cornering lights
- Fog lights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Six-speaker sound system
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Leatherette upholstery
- Six-way power driver’s seat with memory
- One-touch tumbling 60:40 second-row seats
- Dual-zone climate control
- Keyless start
The AX7L adds:
- 12-speaker sound system
- Electronic park brake
- Telescopic steering wheel adjustment
- Illuminated vanity mirrors
- Electric ‘smart’ door handles
- Wireless phone charger
The XUV700 is available in the following colours:
- Everest White
- Midnight Black
- Dazzling Silver
- Red Rage
- Electric Blue
There’s no extra charge for metallic paint.