2021 Mahindra XUV500 Spied
The SUV’s diesel engine is expected to set the benchmark for refinement and driveability in its class

It has come to light that the production of the much-awaited Mahindra XUV700 has been deferred to August-end due to COVID-19-related lockdowns and semiconductor shortage.

Mahindra has been working on the replacement to its XUV500 for quite sometime now. The more upmarket 3-row SUV will be featuring plentiful new age tech.

However, its launch has been postponed twice already and the XUV700 did not hit the production line by April-end either.

Now though, it has been revealed that the Mahindra XUV700 production will begin by August-end, which is in-line with the launch timeline of the SUV, speculated to be around the September-October period.

At present, the carmaker seems to facing quite a few challenges including a shortage of digital instrument clusters which will be offered with the SUV.

If Mahindra is not able to source enough digital clusters, then it might launch the car with an analogue unit or, there could be a longer waiting period for variants equipped with the digital driver display.

Fret not, for not all news about the upcoming XUV700 is doom and gloom. On a positive note, Mahindra is testing the diesel engine that will power the SUV in 3 states – 180 HP, 190 HP and 210 HP – of tune.

When the SUV gets introduced, it most likely will come with the 180 HP tune. However, Mahindra might offer the full 210 HP and 450 Nm the motor can produce when it rolls out a facelift for the SUV.

2021 Mahindra XUV500 Spied Rear
If the pandemic had not played spoilsport, Mahindra might have launched the car in 2020

Source – Team-BHP.com