Mahindra XUV700 outperforms Tata Safari and Harrier combined

Mahindra XUV700 outperforms Tata Safari and Harrier combined

Two major automotive giants Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors are witnessing fierce competition in the midsize SUV and full-size SUV segment. However, in June this year, Mahindra managed to sell a total of 6,022 units of the Mahindra XUV700 while at the same time 3,015 and 1.86 units of the Harrier as well as the Safari, respectively. Last month, a total of 1985 units of Hyundai Alcazar and 892 units of Jeep Compass were sold. MG Motor India’s popular Hector and Hector Plus SUVs together sold 2402 units.

The XUV700 earned five stars for adult occupants and four stars for child occupants in Global NCAP crash tests. The Mahindra XUV700 has been tested to the most basic safety specifications, fitted with dual airbags, ABS brakes and ISOFIX anchorages.

Prices for the base MX variant start at Rs. 11.99 lakh, while the top-end Mahindra XUV700 AX7 was launched at Rs. 17.59 lakh for the gasoline-powered manual variant, going up to Rs. 19 .79 lakh for the top-end AX7 diesel auto trim. The AX7 automatic variant is priced at Rs. 1.8 lakh on top of the ex-showroom price, while for the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system available only on the automatic diesel, buyers will have to shell out Rs. 1.3 lakh more and more of the ex-showroom price.

Meanwhile, Tata Safari has been introduced in India in a total of 30 variants with 6 and 7 seater options and their prices range from Rs 15.35 lakh to Rs 23.56 lakh. Tata Harrier has been introduced in India with a 5 seater option and their 21 variants are priced between Rs 14.70 lakh to Rs 21.90 lakh.

There are two engine options for the Mahindra XUV 700: a 2.2 liter gasoline engine with a maximum output of 200 horsepower and a 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine with a maximum output of 185 hp. Auto Booster headlights, personalized safety alerts, smart door handles and other safety features will be available on the top variant of Mahindra XUV700. Driver Drowsiness Detection is a new advanced safety feature for the XUV 700. When the driver begins to feel drowsy, the auto detects and gently nudges them to wake up. It also comes with ADAS, a 360 degree rear view camera, seven airbags and more.

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