Mahindra XUV700 secures 5 stars in Global NCAP crash test

Mahindra’s latest flagship vehicle, the XUV700, has achieved a top safety score in the Global NCAP crash test. The XUV700’s score of 16.03 points out of a possible 17 for adult occupant protection makes the SUV one of the highest-rated Indian made vehicles tested since 2014. 

The vehicle, built on the same platform as its predecessor XUV500, has been rated as stable–meaning, the potential for injuries to front passengers remains marginal. Furthermore, the vehicle has achieved a score of 41.66 points, out of a maximum of 49, for child-occupant protection.

Get to know more about the vehicle:


The XUV700, built on the new W601 monocoque platform, is 110 mm longer and 30 mm shorter than its predecessor, the XUV500. The overall design of the XUV700 has new design cues: the front grille features vertical chrome slats and Mahindra’s new logo (the XUV700 is company’s first product to feature its new logo); the design of the edgy LED headlamps and twin C-shaped LED daytime running lights have been revised; the alloy wheels are sportier than before; and the rear elements such as the wraparound tail lamps, sculpted tailgate, and beefy bumper with silver cladding are new as well. Depending on the variant, the SUV gets either 17-inch steel or diamond-cut alloy wheels or 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.


The premium SUV now comes with a larger cabin and more comfortable seats with premium upholstery featuring six-way power adjustable seats with memory and welcome function. Upfront, the dashboard features a leatherette steering wheel (with mounted controls), a 10.25-inch digital cluster, and a dual HD 10.25-inch infotainment system (integrated with AdrenoX and Alexa) that is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

Additionally, the SUV has a Sony-powered 12-speaker 3D surround sound system. The panoramic sunroof, however, is reserved only for the top-end variants, the largest in their segment.


The Mahindra XUV700 comes with two engine options: a 2.0L mStallion turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2L mHawk turbocharged diesel engine. 

The SUV powered by the mStallion petrol engine generates 147.1 kW of power at 5000 rpm and a torque of 380 Nm at 1750-3000 rpm. The engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

And the diesel variants are powered by the mHawk diesel engine, which allows for three states of tuning. The base variant–mated to a six-speed manual transmission–generates 114 kW at 3750 rpm and 360 Nm at 1500 to 2800 rpm. The engine in the more powerful variants, which are paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, generate a power of 136 kW at 3500 rpm and a torque of 420 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm (MT) or 450 Nm at 1750-2800 rpm (AT)


Engine2.0L turbo petrol with direct injection (TGDi)2.2L turbo diesel with CRDi
Fuel typePetrolDiesel
Displacement (cc)19982198
Drive system2 WD2 WD or AWD
Transmission6-speed MT/AT6-speed MT/AT
Fuel tank capacity (L)6060
Seating capacity5 or 75 or 7
Boot space (L)
Ground clearance (mm)160160

The XUV700 offers four driving modes: Zip, Zap, Zoom, and Custom, for a novel driving experience across all kinds of terrains.


The SUV, equipped with AdrenoX technology, features 70+ smartphone connected features such as remote start/stop, remote door lock/unlock, time and geofencing, live vehicle tracking and sharing, travel explorer, emergency assist, and safety and security alerts.

For convenience, the vehicle features dual-zone automatic temperature control, six-way powered drive seat with memory and welcome retract, third-row one-touch tumble entry and flat-folded seats, advanced high torsional rigidity, auto headlamps, auto rain-sensing wipers, and valet mode.

As mentioned earlier, the SUV boasts a five-star Global NCAP ratings, and it comes with safety features such as seven airbags, ABS with ESP, ISOFIX, smart-pilot assist, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, traffic-sign recognition, high-beam assist, lane-keep assist, driver-drowsiness detection, and electronic parking brake.

Price in India

The premium SUV comes in four variants: MX, AX3, AX5, and AX7, at a starting price of INR 12.49 lakh (for the MX-petrol, five seater) and goes up to INR 22.99 lakh (for the AX7 Luxury AWD).

XUV700 modelsFuel typeTransmissionPrice in India
MX (5 seater)PetrolManualINR 12.49 lakh
MX  (5 seater)DieselManualINR 12.99 lakh
AX3 (5 seater)PetrolManualINR 14.49 lakh
AX3 (5 seater)DieselManualINR 14.99 lakh
AX3 (7 seater)DieselManualINR 15.69 lakh
AX3 (5 seater)PetrolAutomaticINR 15.99 lakh
AX3 (5 seater)DieselAutomaticINR 16.69 lakh
AX5 (5 seater)PetrolManualINR 15.49 lakh
AX5 (5 seater)DieselManualINR 16.09 lakh
AX5 (7 seater)PetrolManualINR 16.09 lakh
AX5 (7 seater)DieselManualINR 16.69 lakh
AX5 (5 seater)PetrolAutomaticINR 17.09 lakh
AX5 (5 seater)DieselAutomaticINR 17.69 lakh
AX5 (7 seater)DieselAutomaticINR 18.29 lakh
AX7 (7 seater)PetrolManualINR 17.99 lakh
AX7 (7 seater)DieselManualINR 18.59 lakh
AX7 (7 seater)PetrolAutomaticINR 19.59 lakh
AX7 (7 seater)DieselAutomaticINR 20.19 lakh
AX7 (7 seater)DieselAutomatic – AWDINR 21.49 lakh
AX7- Luxury pack (7 seater)PetrolAutomaticINR 21.29 lakh
AX7- Luxury pack (7 seater)DieselManualINR 20.29 lakh
AX7- Luxury pack (7 seater)DieselAutomaticINR 21.89 lakh
AX7- Luxury pack (7 seater)DieselAutomatic – AWDINR 22.99 lakh

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