Mahindra XUV700 to get MX (E) Diesel manual variant
The XUV700 MX (E) Diesel MT will be positioned between the base MX and AX3 variants.
A type approval document has revealed that Mahindra could be planning to introduce a new diesel variant of the XUV700 soon.
As per the document, the XUV700 is expected to get an MX (E) Diesel MT variant. It will be positioned above the base MX trim and will be available in a 5-seater configuration.
At present, the XUV700 is available in five trims: MX, AX3, AX5, AX7 and AX7 L. However, there’s a massive gap between the base MX and the AX3 variant, which gets high-end features like dual 10.25-inch screens, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; among others.
The introduction of the new MX (E) trim would give customers to option to have a decently equipped SUV without having to shell out an additional Rs 2.43 lakh for the AX3 variant.
The XUV700 comes with two engine options, that are expected to receive their RDE upgrades soon. The 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol produces 197 BHP and 380 Nm and the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine makes 182 BHP and 420 Nm (MT) / 450 Nm (AT). Both engines come with a choice of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
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