2023 Mahindra XUV700 family SUV due in Australia next month

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A rival for the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail household SUVs from Indian car shaper Mahindra is owed successful Australian showrooms adjacent month, with prices expected to commencement from astir $40,000.

Rob Margeit
2023 Mahindra XUV700 household  SUV owed  successful  Australia adjacent  month

The Mahindra XUV700 – a Toyota RAV4-sized household SUV from Indian car shaper Mahindra – is owed to spell connected merchantability connected 15 June 2023 with petrol powerfulness and 7 seats.

Prices and last specifications are inactive to beryllium confirmed, but the seven-seat mean SUV is estimated to beryllium priced from astir $40,000.

Australia volition initially get 2 highly-specified variants of the mid-size SUV, the AX7 and AX7L.

Both XUV700 models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor making 149kW and 380Nm. A six-speed automatic transmission from Japanese institution Aisin sends thrust exclusively to the beforehand wheels.

Australia misses retired connected the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel all-wheel-drive variant disposable successful different markets, though Mahindra says it remains nether information for section showrooms.

Unlike the caller Mahindra Scorpio launched successful Australia successful April which is not fitted with immoderate precocious information technologies, the XUV700 volition travel with a wide suite of precocious operator assistance systems.

2023 Mahindra XUV700 household  SUV owed  successful  Australia adjacent  month

Autonomous exigency braking, guardant collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure informing lane-keeping assist, postulation motion recognition, and six airbags covering each 3 rows volition beryllium modular connected Australian-delivered models.

But blind-spot monitoring technology – which is modular connected similarly-priced basal versions of the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and different competitors – is lone disposable connected the top-of-the-range AX7L successful New Zealand.

There is nary notation of rear cross-traffic alert exertion connected immoderate model, which alerts drivers of approaching obstacles arsenic the conveyance is reversing retired of a driveway oregon parking space.

The AX7L is besides fitted with an further genu airbag, bringing the full number to seven.

However, determination is nary centre airbag betwixt the beforehand seats – a diagnostic which has been utilized by galore car makers to walk autarkic information tests needed to execute a five-star ANCAP information rating.

While last specifications for Australian XUV700s are inactive to beryllium confirmed, Drive was presented with a New Zealand trader brochure for the caller mid-size SUV astatine a preview thrust of the conveyance successful India, suggesting locally-delivered variants volition beryllium likewise equipped.

2023 Mahindra XUV700 household  SUV owed  successful  Australia adjacent  month

Buyers person a prime of 5 colours successful New Zealand – Everest White, Midnight Black, Dazzling Silver, Red Rage and Electric Blue – a palette apt to beryllium mirrored successful Australia.

White synthetic leather-look spot trim has been confirmed for Australia, the lone colour to beryllium made disposable locally.

Specification highlights for the two-car scope successful New Zealand are arsenic follows:

2023 Mahindra XUV700 AX7 expected features, based connected NZ model:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Dusk-sensing LED headlights with car precocious beam
  • LED daytime-running lights
  • Push-button start
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Synthetic leather-look spot trim successful white
  • Six-way power-adjustable driver’s spot with representation function
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Dual-zone clime control
  • Leather-wrapped steering instrumentality and cogwheel shifter
  • Rear-view camera
  • Autonomous exigency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Six airbags

2023 Mahindra XUV700 AX7L expected to add, based connected NZ exemplary (over AX7)

  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • 12-speaker Sony dependable system
  • Adaptive cruise power with halt and spell function
  • 360-degree surround-view camera
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Knee airbag (for a full number of 7 airbags)
  • Electric astute doorway handles
  • Electronic parkland brake
  • Illuminated vanity mirror

Final specifications and pricing for the 2023 Mahindra XUV700 are owed to beryllium announced connected 15 June. Stay tuned to Drive for much accusation person to the section launch.

Rob Margeit

Rob Margeit has been an automotive writer for implicit 20 years, covering some motorsport and the car industry. Rob joined CarAdvice successful 2016 aft a agelong vocation astatine Australian Consolidated Press. Rob covers automotive quality and car reviews portion besides penning in-depth diagnostic articles connected historically important cars and car manufacturers. He besides loves discovering obscure models and researching their genesis and history.

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