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Exclusive: Mahindra XUV700 MX Entry Variant Review

Few automobiles get a mad reception or rush after they arrive to the market. Fewer nonetheless get instantaneous blockbuster standing. No shock that the automotive to get each these is an SUV, and a Mahindra SUV no much less. The XUV700 is the automotive in question, and ever because it debuted on the eve of India’s seventy fifth independence day, it has created fairly a storm. And one key purpose amongst many others like design, engineering, options and efficiency – was its entry pricing. Yes, that obtained numerous consideration. And so at the moment I need to let you know what the Mahindra XUV700 MX Series entry variants are all about.

Are they a naked bones, stripped-down, entry variations – that nobody would actually need? Or is it one thing extra? As I came upon – base variant, needn’t imply primary variant. As the XUV700 goes, the MX Series kick off its vary. What started as introductory pricing has now moved up by ₹ 50,000 on the MX, so costs now learn as ₹ 12.49 lakh (Petrol, guide) and ₹ 12.99 lakh (Diesel, guide) ex-showroom.

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The Mahindra XUV700 MX variants miss out of sure visible components and options like chrome inserts LED headlights & DRLs, and alloy wheels

Design

The Mahindra XUV700 MX variants is not going to strike you as completely different at first look. In truth you will need to look intently to see the variations. And they solely turn out to be really obvious while you put an MX subsequent to say an AX7. Yes, it’s a base variant, so whereas there could also be no rear defogger, rear wiper, chrome garnish on the window-line, and biggies like no daytime operating lights or DRLs, you continue to get a good quantity of equipment. You do nonetheless get the complete LED taillight cluster that is a signature of the XUV700 design.

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Surprisingly, even the entry-level MX variants get the flush-fitting door handles, which is an effective way to keep up the integrity of the design

The manner the tailgate, muscular fenders, grille, and roofline are formed stays per larger variants. And you continue to get the ‘sensible’ door handles as Mahindra is looking them. And you understand what? That’s going to be a speaking level of this automotive for certain. And why not, it is a very intelligent little design factor. And the truth that these aren’t electrically deployable within the MX does not matter a lot. And that is as a result of to open the doorways you ush on the deal with’s finish, and the deal with pops up mechanically. It then has a spring-loaded motion while you pull at it. This opens the door, and the identical stretched spring snaps the deal with again into the door physique – flush with the steel once more. I actually assume that is intelligent because it’s an effective way to keep up the integrity of the design. And not resort to providing common handles on the bottom trim. That is absolutely, actually sensible.

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The Mahindra XUV700 MX variants include halogen headlamps, metal wheels with cover, and no foglamps however you do get LED taillamps

Besides that whilst you get the shiny piano black grille with steel design components, the headlamp cluster isn’t all LED. And the DRLs disappear, but the identical formed chrome factor is maintained so you do not discover the distinction instantly. The identical ends within the indicator now – to finish the look. No alloy wheels, however the metal rims are nonetheless 17-inchers with 235/65 tyres. The wheel cover isn’t probably the most attractive although! But total the MX Series of the Mahindra XUV700 does not seem like an clearly lowered or stripped-down variant. Not in any respect, it the truth is nonetheless appears very aspirational. And that is the trick.

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Except for the brilliant electrical blue color, the Mahindra XUV700 MX variants can be found in all color choices

To not simply give the appearance of an upmarket providing, however by really giving massive automotive measurement, massive automotive attraction, and massive automotive design – in an ideal worth bundle. The MX variant is accessible in 4 of the 5 colors on provide. This means the silver, vivid purple, very darkish blue, and white. But not the brilliant electrical blue – that’s saved for the AX or Adrenox collection.

Engines and Performance

The XUV700 MX additionally will get each gas kind choices, however whereas it’s only guide at phrase go, an automated petrol MX is probably going a number of days down the road. The petrol will get you the fashionable mStallion turbo GDI engine – identical as larger trim possibility variants. And that is nice – as a result of on most competitors automobiles the turbo is saved for larger variants solely, whereas the bottom often will get an older naturally aspirated motor. On the diesel aspect there’s a change. But it’s a in another way tuned variant of the identical new mHawk engine. It delivers 153 bhp, whereas the upper variants get the extra highly effective 182 bhp avatar.

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The XUV700 MX variants get the identical 2.0 litre GDI petrol engine, however the 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine is a in another way tuned variant

Mahindra XUV700 Petrol Diesel MX Diesel AX
Displacement 2.0-litre 2.2-litre 2.2-litre
No. Of Cylinders 4 4 4
Max Power 197 bhp @ 5000 rpm 153 bhp @ 3750 rpm 182 bhp @ 3500 rpm
Peak Torque 380 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm 360 Nm @ 1500 – 2800 rpm 420 Nm @ 1600 – 2800 rpm / 450 Nm @ 1750 – 2800 rpm (AWD)
Transmission 6-Speed MT / AT 6-Speed MT 6-Speed MT / AT (AWD)
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The 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine of the MX variants delivers 153 bhp, in comparison with the higher-spec AX variants, which get the extra highly effective 182 bhp avatar

I had the prospect to drive each engine varieties, however spent extra time with the diesel for apparent causes. Alright, so on paper there is no beating in regards to the bush on the truth that the MX diesel is decrease on energy output to the AX. But that can hassle you, provided that you begin evaluating to the upper output variants. By itself, the diesel MX is definitely enjoyable to drive. At no level do you discover it underpowered, given the form, measurement, section, and weight of this car. There was completely no downside driving this, as you get ample quantity of torque, and a very good quantity of punch too. And so, actually that was an enormous doubt crossed off my checklist. And simply as effectively, as a result of meaning the MX diesel will nonetheless fulfill the XUV500 cult that has a sure expectation of muscle and grunt from this new car. However, sound damping may very well be a bit higher between the engine bay and cabin. NVH ranges on the AX collection appear higher.

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The diesel engine of the XUV700 MX variant is definitely not underpowered, however NVH ranges on the AX collection appear higher

And in case you think about the petrol aspect of issues on the MX, which is anyway the least costly XUV700 you should purchase – effectively then that is the place I believe lots of people have missed a beat. And that’s since you’re getting the identical petrol engine that you’ll get on larger variants – and meaning you get all that energy, all that torque, and the most recent know-how – which is turbo GDI. And as I mentioned earlier with an automated possibility on the way in which, issues will actually appear very compelling on the MX in spite of everything. This is the primary variant then, and never a base variant. And that’s uncommon to see lately. Most manufacturers provide a stripped-down primary automotive with an entry value – after which by no means hassle advertising and marketing and even making that possibility. On the entire, the MX collection nonetheless has wonderful trip high quality, and handles simply in addition to different variants.

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The petrol model of the MX collection will get the identical 197 bhp 2.0 litre GDI turbo petrol engine because the higher-spec AX variants

Tech and Interior

The cabin of the MX retains the identical structure, materials, and color palette because the AX3 and to some extent the AX5 variants. The massive distinction is the dearth of the twin 10.25-inch display interface (touchscreen infotainment + digital instrument cluster). Instead you get an 8-inch touchscreen system and a 7-inch display within the cluster. The good half is that the latter remains to be a full color show and never only a monochrome digital journey computer! And the graphics and magnificence is like that within the greater system. The solely bummer is that its perform keys are on the panel on the fitting of the steering wheel (the place you generally have issues like gentle switches in some automobiles), and never on the steering wheel. On the steering due to this fact the fitting aspect has a useless area, whereas the left nonetheless provides you some steering mounted controls like music, cellphone and many others. I do really feel the design of these dials within the instrument cluster may have been manner sexier and extra trendy wanting.

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The cabin of the MX variants retain the structure, materials, and color palette because the AX3 and to some extent the AX5 variants

On the infotainment aspect, it is a related graphic look; and whereas it will not offer you some features of the bigger Adrenox system like wi-fi Apple CarPlay, you continue to get a good bit – together with wired smartphone connectivity, and having the ability to transfer widgets round on the customisable dwelling display. So whereas the display isn’t big, and 8-incher isn’t small both. Okay, so you do not get the leatherette upholstery from the AX7, and the screens are smaller – however there may be nothing downmarket, low-cost, or naked bones about this cabin.

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The MX variants get an 8-inch touchscreen system and a 7-inch display within the cluster

It will nonetheless stand tall towards many rivals – particularly some automobiles that sit in decrease segments however at related value factors. And that is as a result of it is also obtained the identical type of plastic degree that you simply see within the larger variants. That’s sensible considering but once more by M&M. It is just a five-seater although, you do not get a seven-seat structure on the MX. And that is okay, as a result of lots of people who will think about the MX are probably contemplating solely 5-seater compact or subcompact SUVs anyway.

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The Mahindra XUV700 MX variants get a 5-seater structure as commonplace, and does not get the 7-seater structure at the same time as an possibility

Safety

Dual airbags, ABS, ISOFIX baby seat anchors, electrical exterior mirrors, rear parking sensors, speed-sensitive door locks, and a troublesome structure. The latter makes use of 45 per cent excessive and ultra-high power metal in its building, a brand new ring-type building of its shell, and cutting-edge bonding and welding strategies to enhance stiffness and crash functionality alike.

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In phrases of security options, the XUV700 MX variants will get twin airbags, ABS, and ISOFIX baby seat anchors amongst others

This is a roomy cabin, that is pretty-well appointed, provides you some good options, and sure retains the massive automotive really feel. And the good information is that the suspension and due to this fact trip and dealing with are proper up there like the upper variants too. So, on the XUV700, I reckon that Mahindra is prone to have its palms full on the MX variant too. The cat could be very firmly amongst the Korean, Japanese and different pigeons! Let the video games start!

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The Mahindra XUV700 MX variants are priced at ₹ 12.49 lakh for the petrol and ₹ 12.99 lakh for the diesel trim

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Mahindra XUV700 MX Prices

All costs in ₹ lakh Diesel Petrol
Manual + 5-Seater 12.99 12.49

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