Mahindra & Mahindra is soon going to increase the lineup of its XUV700 SUV. The company will soon launch a new AX7 Smart variant of this SUV. According to the report, this top variant will be cheaper than the AX7. Due to the low price, it will be missing some features including ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System). Apart from this, features like hill hold assist, hill descent control, driver detection steering, a wireless phone charger, electronic stability program, electronic parking brake, electric door handle with passive keyless entry, drive mode and knee airbag will also not be available in the new variant.
What will be the specialty of the new variant
Exteriors of the new Mahindra XUV700 AX7 Smart Pack will get auto booster headlamps, all LED lighting, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, electrically adjustable ORVMs and smart door handles. Talking about the interior, it will get 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, 10.25-inch digital instrument console, cruise control and a panoramic sunroof. For safety, it will get 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Isofix seat mount, cornering lamps and a 360-degree camera.
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Engine and Transmission
Mahindra XUV700 gets two engine options – 2.0L mStallion Turbo Petrol and 2.2L mHawk Diesel. While the petrol engine generates 197bhp of peak power and 380Nm of torque, the diesel engine generates 182bhp along with 420Nm of torque in the manual transmission and 450Nm of torque in the automatic. It gets 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic transmission options.
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Will help reduce waiting
As we have already mentioned, the new Smart variant will not get ADAS-like features, which require a lot of semiconductor chips. Since there is a shortage of semiconductor chips at the moment, the new variant will help in reducing the waiting period of the top trim AX7. At present, there is a waiting period of 8 to 10 months on this. Interestingly, customers who have already booked the XUV700 can switch to the new AX7 smart variant.