These recent spy shots do not show the cabin design of the Mahindra XUV700, though
The complete exterior design of the Mahindra XUV700 has been revealed thanks to a post on social media, even as the carmaker is getting ready to soon unveil the SUV.
For over a year, spy shots of the much-awaited vehicle from the stables of Mahindra have flooded the internet. But, these 2 pictures are arguably the most important ones of them all.
Painted in this rather unusual shade of brown, the finished article has a rather quirky design that people would get to like over time and not be bowled over in an instant.
Starting with the front fascia, we see a blackened radiator grille (Mahindra has taped off the manufacturer’s emblem) with 6 vertical slats.
It is flanked by headlights that look very modern, but the extended J-shaped DRLs which should also act as indicators look a bit overdone. Look closely and the units have some detailing as well.
Below, there are small fog lamps, a narrow air dam and a splitter/skid plate that is in silver, while the bonnet situated above is simple with only a few creases, 2 of which extend well onto the A-pillars.
The fenders have character lines on them too and in particular, the rear fenders bulge out. Also, the greenhouse is pretty large, with the waistline featuring chrome.
Of course, Mahindra has not forgotten to add the obligatory roof rails and the shark fin antenna. But, the wheels, sadly, look very small compared to the size of the SUV. Overall, the side profiles of the XUV700 and the XUV500 are very similar.
At the back, there is a spoiler above the windscreen (which looks wider than it is due to the blackened C-pillars) and the split tail lights are arrow-shaped with simple detailing in them.
The tailgate is rather large and sports numerous cuts and creases. A small bumper with a skid plate and reflectors that have chrome garnishing (to mimic exhaust outlets) complete the design of the vehicle.
With the Mahindra XUV700 design revealed completely, and with the automotive world already aware of the vehicle’s specs and most of the features, the automaker should make haste and reveal the vehicle.
When it gets launched later this year, the XUV700 will come with a 200 HP 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 185 HP 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine options and 6-speed manual and torque converter gearbox choices.