Mahindra launches its Global SUV XUV700 in South Africa

Disruptor: Built ground up on an all-new platform, the XUV700 is set to disrupt the South African market with its Unmissable design, Spirited performance, Sophisticated dynamics, Sci-fi technology and World-class safety
Tech forward: The XUV700, the first of a new generation of SUVs from Mahindra, comes packed with features
Winner of the most coveted Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) award that now enters the South African market
Available in three variants and in five exciting colours, the showroom prices of the XUV700 starts from R474 999 with an Estimated Monthly Instalment (EMI) starting at R5 999 pm.
Winner of the ‘Safer Choice’ award from Global NCAP in 2021. The XUV700 was crash tested in November 2021 and secured a full 5-star rating for adult occupant protection and four stars for child occupation protection
Built on an all-new platform that will carry the new generation of authentic and aspirational Mahindra SUVs
Comes equipped with Skyroof™ – One of the largest in the industry
On-line orders opened for customers – first 700 confirmed bookings* will receive a special offer
All vehicles come with 5-yr/150 000 km Warranty & 5-yr/100 000 km Service Plan
Johannesburg, November 14, 2022: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd took the wraps off the all-new XUV700 (pronounced as XUV, 7 double ‘Oh’) in South Africa.

The Mahindra XUV700 has beaten all records since its India launch in August 2021, raising the bar with its spirited performance, world-class safety features and unmissable presence. This powerhouse of an SUV is passionately engineered to dial-up adrenaline like never before. The XUV700 will come in three variants, all fitted with a 2.0 litre petrol-turbo engine and a smooth six-speed automatic transmission.

Unveiled in June to audiences around South Africa, the XUV700 is now ready for customers to order, across Mahindra’s entire dealer network. The XUV700 displays the new ‘Twin Peaks’ logo representing the bold new direction Mahindra has embarked on with new-age products that have been designed to deliver a new-age ownership experience.

The Mahindra XUV700 won the coveted Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY). The ICOTY symbolises value for money, reliability, design, tech innovation, fuel efficiency, driving appeal and suitability for the Indian market. In addition, it has won over 40 other awards in India for its combination of ‘sci-fi’ technology, spirited performance, and world-class safety systems.

Rajesh Gupta, CEO, Mahindra South Africa said: “The XUV700 heralds an entirely new range of Mahindra models that will arrive in the next six months. As the first model to carry our new Twin Peaks logo, it is also the first Mahindra SUV that welcomes an entirely new phase for the brand. Mahindra shared its vision for South Africa at the global reveal in June, promising a new era for the brand with

a significantly elevated customer experience and an even-larger network of servicing dealers. In South Africa, the XUV700 is also our invitation to our Mahindra family to head out and explore the world around them. With its power and capabilities, the XUV700 allows every family to explore their active living.”

An exclusive offer for the first 700 confirmed bookings

Mahindra will open pre-orders starting 15 November with a first-come, first-served policy until the 30th of November. Each of the first 700 customers who places an order online and completes the pre-order will receive a unique code that will be confirmed in the order books. If the customer pays his/her fully-refundable deposit of R5 000 at a dealer, he/she will have the option to choose from a free service plan and warranty extension up to 7 years, or a package of R3 000 fuel card, custom-fitted XUV700 side steps and a Mahindra tow bar.

About Mahindra XUV700

Unmissable presence

Packing an unmissable presence, tough yet sophisticated experience, spirited performance, world-class safety and sci-fi technology, the disruptive XUV700 is set to redefine the benchmarks.

The striking front grille with new Twin Peaks logo takes pride of place.
The authentic SUV stance and the wide track hint at performance ably supported by the overall vehicle dynamics.
XUV700 has LED Clear-view Headlamps with Automatic Boosting, LED daytime running lights and LED sequential indicators. At the rear, the arrow-tip tail lights utilise LED technology, with an additional high-level LED brake lamp.
Conventional door handles giving way to invisible ‘Smart door handles’, a first-in-segment by XUV700.
Prominent wheel haunches above the arches, especially at the rear help achieve a sporty stance, making the XUV700 look fast even while standing still.
Tough yet Sophisticated

New from the ground up, the XUV700 underpins a completely new platform for the brand that has set the direction for the SUVs of tomorrow, with advanced engineering, latest technology and impeccable craftsmanship. The body makes use of enhanced high tensile and ultra-high tensile steels that increase the toughness and torsional rigidity while reducing the overall weight of the vehicle, contributing to reduced fuel consumption.

The all-independent suspension set-up of the XUV700 was developed with varied road surfaces in mind.

XUV700 offers best in class performance through multi-link suspension with stabiliser bar & FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) technology.
While superior ride comfort is guaranteed, it also provides unparalleled dynamic capabilities in tune with the performance on offer.
Spirited Performance

At the heart of the XUV700, Mahindra has fitted a 2.0 mStallion turbo-petrol engine, delivering exhilarating performance, 149 kW at 5000 rpm and class-leading torque of 380 Nm available in full from 1 750 rpm that brings a rush like never before. This engine provides refined motoring and linear power delivery.

All versions of the XUV700 are fitted with Mahindra’s smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. This transmission was remapped to perfectly match the power profile of the petrol engine at South African cruising speeds.

Sci-fi technology

The XUV700, the first of a new generation of SUVs from Mahindra, comes packed with a whole lot of features.

The new Mahindra Super screen – a combination of two high-definition 26 cm digital screens for the digital cluster and infotainment systems – takes pride of place in the Mahindra XUV700 cabin. The UI on these screens is highly customisable and allows for a detailed view of vehicle information.

All three variants of the XUV700 in South Africa are fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allow for a seamless connection with any smartphone. This also allows the driver to interact with his/her smartphone via the large infotainment screen and uses voice commands through Android auto and Apple car play.

Another treat across the entire XUV700 range is Mahindra’s SkyroofTM. This panoramic sunroof covers most of the passenger compartment and creates an airy and light ambience in the cabin.

Mahindra has partnered with SONY to customise the sound experience inside the XUV700. In the flagship AX7 L, the sound system is upgraded to a 12-speaker SONY system with full immersive 3D sound. The AX7 L also treats its owner with wireless charging and fully automatic electronic door handles.

On the AX7 L, Mahindra has added a Blind View Monitor system as standard. It has also included four digital cameras, mounted in the nose, tailgate and side mirrors, for a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the vehicle when manoeuvring or parking. This system can be set to continuously record while driving, negating the need for a traditional dashcam.

World Class Safety

Safety is one of the core pillars of the XUV700 experience, it incorporates many path-breaking safety features.

7 is a sign of perfection when it comes to the XUV700, with 7 airbags on the top variant; comprising of driver and passenger front airbags, curtains across all three rows, side airbags and a driver knee airbag.
The AX7 versions of the XUV700 offer comprehensive Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) as standard. These include Smart Pilot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and event Traffic Sign Recognition as standard.
All versions of the XUV700 also have the newest generation stability control as standard, and all models feature personalised safety alerts.
The XUV700 AX7 models also have automatic headlamps with High Beam Assist, which not only switches automatically between low and high beam but can adapt its LED headlamp array to dynamically adjust its illumination of dark areas on the road, without blinding oncoming traffic.
Safety on the AX7 range is further taken care of by the tyre pressure monitoring system, the additional reverse camera and an intelligent driver drowsiness detection system to warn a driver if his or her reactions start slowing down or if the driver’s face shows signs of drowsiness or of being distracted.
The AX7 L also has a Stop and Go driving function as part of its adaptive cruise control, allowing for stress-free driving in city traffic.

Variant walk-through

There is an XUV700 for everyone who seeks a rush with the widest range of offerings you will find in the segment.

Auto 5 seats
Dual HD 26 cm Infotainment and 26 cm Digital Cluster screens
Wireless Android Auto
Wireless Apple CarPlay Compatibility
6 Speakers with Sound Staging
Eco-sense Driving Behaviour
2nd row seat with armrest and cup holder
Personalizsed Safety Alerts
Fog Lamps
Rear Wiper & defogger
Selective Unlock
R17 Diamond Cut Alloy
Skyroof (Panoramic sunroof)
LED Clear-view Headlamps with Auto Booster
Latest Gen Electronic Stability Program on AT
4 airbags
LED Sequential turn indicators
Cornering Lamp
2nd row Map lamps
In addition to features of AX5, the AX7 has:
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Smart Pilot Assist
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist
Traffic Sign Recognition
High Beam Assist
6 airbags
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Push Button Start
R18 Diamond Cut Alloy
Leatherette Seat & IP
Leather Steering & Gear lever
6-Way Power seat with Memory and Welcome retract
Intelli Control
Auto Headlamps
Rain Sensing Wiper
Reverse Camera
Driver Drowsiness Detection
Power fold ORVM
One Touch Driver Power Window with Smart Close
In addition to features of AX7, the AX7L has:
Blind View Monitor
Continuous Digital Video Recording
3D Audio with 12 Speakers
360° Surround View
Knee Airbag
Passive Keyless Entry
Electronic Park Brake
Stop and Go function in Adaptive Cruise Control
Telescopic steering
Vanity Mirror illumination
Electric Smart Door Handles
Wireless Charging