Upcoming Mahindra XUV700(Ssangyong Rexton) flagship SUV spotted testing in Leh
New spy images have appeared on the internet which show the Mahindra and Mahindra's upcoming flagship SUV, the Mahindra XUV700 undergoing high altitude testing in Leh and Ladakh. This vehicle has been spotted undergoing such testing earlier also, but Mahindra now seems to be giving finishing touches to the India spec SUV, ahead of its launch later this year.
The Indian automobile manufacturer has clearly mentioned that the new SUV will be a rebranded version of the G4 Rexton sold in the international markets under the Ssangyong brand. The all-new Mahindra SUV as not been named yet and a launch date hasn't been announced either. In terms of features, the all-new Mahindra SUV will come equipped with HID lights, electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control, ventilated seats, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, 9 airbags and electric parking brake.
The company states that this SUV will come with a 2.2-litre diesel motor that makes 178PS of power and generates 420Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a 7-speed Mercedes-Benz automatic transmission that will send power to all four wheels. A 6-speed manual is available internationally as well but is unlikely to be sold here.
The new Rexton/XUV700 will be a better styled, more mature, and more dynamically competent car as compared to its predecessor and given the Mahindra badging this time around, should garner better sales as well. This will be the next major launch for Mahindra after the XUV500 facelift and the Mahindra Marazzo MPV.
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