Mahindra to Launch Budget-Friendly MX Petrol Automatic Variant for XUV700

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Mahindra is gearing up to expand its XUV700 lineup with the introduction of a new variant aimed at offering a more accessible option for customers. The upcoming ‘MX’ Petrol AT trim is set to make the XUV700 the most affordable petrol automatic SUV in its segment.

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Mahindra XUV700 MX Petrol AT: New Variant to Enhance Accessibility

With the issuance of a Type Approval Certificate by ARAI, Mahindra’s move to introduce the MX Petrol AT variant indicates its commitment to broadening the appeal of the XUV700 range. This addition is expected to cater to customers seeking the convenience of an automatic transmission at a more budget-friendly price point.

Bridging the Price Gap

Currently, the automatic gearbox is available only in the higher-end AX3, AX5, and AX7 trims, with prices starting at Rs. 18.19 lakh (ex-showroom). The introduction of the MX Petrol AT variant is poised to significantly lower the entry-level cost of owning an automatic XUV700, making it more accessible to a wider audience.

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Features and Specifications

While the MX range may lack some advanced features found in the higher AX trims, such as the 8-inch digital instrument cluster and wireless connectivity options, it still offers a range of essential amenities. Expectations include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Android Auto, a 7-inch instrument cluster, and follow-me-home headlights, among others.

Specifications:

Feature Specification
Engine & Transmission 2.0L Turbocharged GDI Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Max Power 197 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque 380 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI) 16.1 kmpl
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 4695mm x 1890mm x 1755mm
Wheelbase 2829mm
Ground Clearance 200mm
Boot Space 253 liters (5-seater mode), 991 liters (2nd row folded)
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 liters
Seating Capacity 7-seater
Weight 1746 kg
Suspension Front: McPherson Strut Independent, Rear: Multi-link Independent
Brakes Front: Ventilated Disc, Rear: Disc
Wheels & Tyres 17-inch Alloy Wheels, 235/65 R17 Tyres
Features
– Multi-zone Climate Control
– 10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
– Digital Driver Instrument Cluster
Cruise Control
– Sunroof (Panoramic on higher variants)
– LED Headlights & DRLs
– Rain Sensing Wipers
– 6 Airbags
– ABS with EBD
– ESP with Hill Hold Control
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
– Keyless Entry & Push Button Start
– And more (varies depending on variant)
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Expected Pricing and Availability

Enthusiasts eager to explore the affordability of the new MX Petrol AT variant can anticipate the announcement of pricing details in the upcoming weeks. Mahindra’s strategic move aims to democratize the accessibility of automatic transmission technology, aligning with evolving consumer preferences in the SUV market.

Petrol:

  • MX: ₹ 13,99,000 – ₹ 14,86,000 (Manual & Automatic)
  • AX3: ₹ 16,39,000 – ₹ 18,64,000 (Manual & Automatic)
  • AX5: ₹ 17,69,000 – ₹ 19,95,000 (Manual & Automatic)
  • AX7: ₹ 21,29,000 – ₹ 23,49,000 (Automatic)
  • AX7L: ₹ 22,39,000 – ₹ 24,79,000 (Automatic)

Diesel:

  • MX: ₹ 14,59,000 – ₹ 15,46,000 (Manual & Automatic)
  • AX3: ₹ 17,49,000 – ₹ 20,24,000 (Manual & Automatic)
  • AX5: ₹ 18,79,000 – ₹ 21,05,000 (Manual & Automatic)
  • AX7: ₹ 22,79,000 – ₹ 25,04,000 (Automatic)
  • AX7L: ₹ 23,89,000 – ₹ 26,24,000 (Automatic)

In conclusion, Mahindra’s decision to introduce the MX Petrol AT variant underscores its commitment to offering versatile options tailored to diverse customer needs. Stay tuned for further updates as Mahindra continues to enhance the XUV700 lineup with innovative features and competitive pricing.

Note: These are introductory ex-showroom prices and may vary depending on city, taxes, and other charges.

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