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Mahindra XUV 700 confirmed for South Africa

Amidst ever growing gross sales, Mahindra South Africa has confirmed availability from later this of the 12 months of the brand new XUV 700 that the replaces the getting old XUV 500.

In saying its first-quarter gross sales of figures of three 306 autos, plus mixed twelve-month gross sales of 8 525 items, of which 6 070 have been Boleros and Scorpio Pik-Ups, the Indian auto large acknowledged that the XUV 700 can be supplemented at a later stage by the all-new Scorpio SUV at present present process testing.

“Mahindra has lengthy been related to nice worth and sturdy merchandise. With (these) new fashions, we may even introduce a brand new stage of luxurious and expertise for our clients and South African motorists normally,” Mahindra South Africa CEO Rajesh Gupta mentioned.

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Whereas particulars surrounding the South African-spec XUV 700 are nonetheless unknown, the successor to the XUV 500, which was set to present the muse for the now-cancelled Ford C757 that had been touted because the probably alternative for the discontinued Kuga, is each longer and wider than the XUV 500 regardless of being an efficient evolutionary mannequin.

Its identify is pronounced “seven-double-oh” and never “seven-hundred”, the XUV 700 is available in two fashions; MX and AX, although chances are high solely the latter can be provided in South Africa with out the suffix in its official designation.

In India, a selection of three trim ranges for the AX can be found; AX3, AX5 and AX7 with gear ranges starting from LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, Driver Consideration Alert and 7 airbags, to a panoramic sunroof, a ten.25-inch infotainment system, wi-fi smartphone charger, a ten.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a six-speaker sound system.

Mahindra XUV 700 coming to South Africa
Rear facia styling attracts parallels with not solely the Volvo XC60 but additionally the Skoda Kodiaq

Beneath the bonnet, the XUV 700 derives motivation from both a 2.0-litre turbocharged mStallion petrol engine outputting 147kW/380Nm, or a reworked 2.2 mHawk turbodiesel that punches out 135kW/420Nm when paired to the six-speed guide gearbox or 450 Nm when mated to the six-speed computerized.

Whereas the petrol, which is mated to the guide ‘field as commonplace, is unlikely to be bought domestically, each derivatives of the oil-burner are a lifeless sure with drive both going to the entrance or all wheels.

Seating is anticipated to be just like the Indian mannequin with 5 being commonplace and 7 both non-compulsory or included on higher-end derivatives.

Mahindra XUV 700 coming to South Africa
Flagship fashions characteristic a twin 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system.

Distinctive to the diesel are 4 driving modes Mahindra claims “takes the driving expertise to the subsequent stage, specifically Zip, Zap, Zoom and Customized.

In its house market, pricing for the XUV 700 begins at INR 1 318 163 (R269 675), however for the AX, stickers start at INR 1 527 532 (R312 509).

With native pricing for the XUV 500 beginning at R410 999 although, anticipate the XUV 700 to presumably retail from between R430 000 to R450 000 when it arrives.

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