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Old 17th September 2021, 11:54   #856
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Seems like couple of the dealerships around us here in BLR are undergoing considerable renovations - not sure if it's just coincidence or something more deliberate? With new Logo, a new showroom arrangement too? Maybe flaunting the "SUV Manufacturer" taglines timing with actual in-showroom car displays...?
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Scoop! Mahindra XUV700 full list of colours leaked

So far, we know that Mahindra XUV700 will be offered in five colour options - Red Rage, Midnight Black, Everest White, Electric Blue and Dazzling Silver. But that's not the complete list. There are two more exterior colours that Mahindra is yet to announce.

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If you dig around the Mahindra website, you will notice that the XUV700 colour palette will also include Rave Copper and Galaxy Grey shades.

Mahindra XUV700 variants:

We already know that the SUV will come in two trims - MX Series and AX Series. According to a recent leak, the MX Series will be available in a 5-seater configuration.

The AX Series consists of AX3, AX5 and AX7 variants. The AX3 and AX5 variants will be available with 5-seat or 7-seat layouts, while the AX7 will be a 7-seater only. All-wheel drive will only be offered on the top-spec AX7 Diesel AT variant.

Mahindra XUV700 prices:

Mahindra has only announced the prices for select variants. The base MX 5-Seater is priced at Rs. 11.99 lakh for Petrol MT and Rs. 12.49 lakh for Diesel MT.

The starting price for the AX Series is Rs. 13.99 lakh. Rumours suggest that the top-spec AX7 range will start at Rs. 18.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Thanks to Johnroy199 for sending this information in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP share page!

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I think AWD is unnecessary for a soft roader like XUV 700 because of the additional cost. There are various links that suggest to avoid AWDs:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aut...t-226433%3famp

https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...rive-15202862/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wap.../news/6672/amp

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...drive-nothing/
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A Porsche photo on XUV700

URL - https://auto.mahindra.com/suv/xuv700/events , https://oauto.mahindra.com/suv/xuv700/articles

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I think AWD is unnecessary for a soft roader like XUV 700 because of the additional cost. There are various links that suggest to avoid AWDs:
I guess people would look at their usage and decide if AWD will be necessary (Like in my case I certainly do) and this is not something you need to Google up and decide (or advocate)
Mahindra has made a smart move by including the AWD variant which would draw buyers who would have otherwise gone to other brands (like Safari). For those who don't require AWD, they can simply go for a regular FWD variant.
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As always, heartfelt gratitude to RavenAvi for new information on XUV7OO. Thank you for keeping the thread interesting and full of enthusiasm .

So, I came across this video showcasing the Headlights of the XUV7OO at night, displaying the throw, spread and all the works.

Posting the video for reference:

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Truly hilarious.

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Till then, this is the most honest review so far on Youtube, highlighting both the good (engine, performance, etc) and the bad (laggy screen, notchy gearbox, missing features, etc):

https://Youtu.be/Gw1b5ADm2AU
Extremely biased review. He says by knocking at the tail lamps at a point that its made of plastic. What else you expect it to be made of ? Titanium ?

Probably, after 6 months we will have owners honest review on Team-BHP.
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Truly hilarious.
Notice the Lorem Ipsum too. Someone was in a hurry to upload the page with a dummy image and text.
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I think AWD is unnecessary for a soft roader like XUV 700 because of the additional cost. There are various links that suggest to avoid AWDs:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aut...t-226433%3famp

https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...rive-15202862/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wap.../news/6672/amp

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...drive-nothing/
I have to disagree here, as a owner of two Ladder on frame 4WD's and one AWD Softroader, I must say for my basic travelling needs AWD will do 80% of the stuff my full fledged 4WD's do.

AWD definitely helps in lots of tricky situations that can have snow/slush, or even something as simple as an incline on a smooth surface.
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I guess people would look at their usage and decide if AWD will be necessary (Like in my case I certainly do) and this is not something you need to Google up and decide (or advocate)
Mahindra has made a smart move by including the AWD variant which would draw buyers who would have otherwise gone to other brands (like Safari). For those who don't require AWD, they can simply go for a regular FWD variant.
If people could decide what's necessary or not, there wouldn't be any questions or discussions on anything. Nobody on this forum would have given their opinion on anything because everyone would decide for themselves right?

Does everyone who buys a car know that they could save money if they buy insurance from outside? No. Everyone does not know everything. Many people buy Diesel vehicles even if their usage is low because they don't know to calculate the cost of running.

The links I shared might help others on deciding if they really want AWD or not. So I don't think anyone should advocate me on what I need to Google or about Mahindra and their smart moves.

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I have to disagree here, as a owner of two Ladder on frame 4WD's and one AWD Softroader, I must say for my basic travelling needs AWD will do 80% of the stuff my full fledged 4WD's do.
Let us agree to disagree.
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Inspired by TusharK's post, did some browsing through the developer console of the website and guess what I found

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Not sure if it is a reality though as many reviewers have claimed AWD is on Diesel AT only.

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Scoop! Mahindra XUV700 full list of colours leaked

So far, we know that Mahindra XUV700 will be offered in five colour options - Red Rage, Midnight Black, Everest White, Electric Blue and Dazzling Silver. But that's not the complete list. There are two more exterior colours that Mahindra is yet to announce.
Mahindra has only announced the prices for select variants. The base MX 5-Seater is priced at Rs. 11.99 lakh for Petrol MT and Rs. 12.49 lakh for Diesel MT.

The starting price for the AX Series is Rs. 13.99 lakh. Rumours suggest that the top-spec AX7 range will start at Rs. 18.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Thanks to Johnroy199 for sending this information in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP share page!

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The links I shared might help others on deciding if they really want AWD or not. So I don't think anyone should advocate me on what I need to Google or about Mahindra and their smart moves.
As per Mahindra`s claims XUV has torque vectoring feature that uses the Dynamic Stability control to give you better traction for cornering. AWD should be nice to have, hope its there in both petrol and diesel AT models.
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I think AWD is unnecessary for a soft roader like XUV 700 because of the additional cost. There are various links that suggest to avoid AWDs:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aut...t-226433%3famp

https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...rive-15202862/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wap.../news/6672/amp

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...drive-nothing/
Most, if not all links given above, are peoples opinions from developed countries. Sure you can happily drive in the US in a corolla, get great gas mileage and not feel the need for any extra traction.
Unless you live in states which experience severe snowfall or freezing rain in winter.
Someone is quoted as saying he'd prefer a sedan with winter tires to an AWD shod with all seasons. On low traction surfaces, tires make all the difference. if you put winter tires on an AWD there would be a massive improvement over a FWD.

Now returning to our "developing country" roads. Where you may need to take detours off-road due to an accident, traffic jam or just because the two truckers ahead haven't seen each other for a long time and decided to catch-up, in the middle of the road!
Or that hairpin climb on loose gravel or slush in Spiti, Ladakh or the western ghats. Where in a FWD you would have to use momentum, potentially damaging your underbody.
AWD is worth its weight in GOLD!
Its the difference between driving nonchalantly through a difficult patch or spending hours in self recovery or pleading with passing vehicles for a tow.
Seeing your heavy crossover bogged, most drivers will refuse with excuses like-weak clutch.
Yes. I'm speaking from experience.
An AWD isn't a 4WD, but is much more capable then a 2WD.

I used to have an AWD XUV500 with a Racechip. even when I would accelerate aggressively in the lower gears she would track straight with no steering input.
While a stock XUV's steering wheel had to be gripped firmly to fight the torque steer.
Hard acceleration in corners would make the 2WD understeer while the AWD would continue grip and turn.
So driving pleasure was far superior in the AWD.
I would still get 14KMPL at a steady 120 on the expressway, so mileage concerns are unfounded, as new AWD systems send almost all torque to the front wheels unless there is some slippage.
The AWD XUV500 required an additional oil change for the PTU at 10K km and thereafter every 40K km. I don't remember the quantity of oil required, I doubt it was over 2 litres. So the increase in maintenance costs are negligible.
Your tires should even last longer instead of smoking your front pair with 450NM.

In my opinion, AWD makes a XUV a crossover, otherwise it's a glorified van.

Obviously, the person putting his hard earned cash down, needs to decide what is right for him.
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I think AWD is unnecessary for a soft roader like XUV 700 because of the additional cost. There are various links that suggest to avoid AWDs:
As a grumpy old man driving a proper 4WD badroader{slightly more rugged than a softroader!) I can re-assure you that AWD/4WD are tools that a good driver can utilise if he/she is going off the buttersmooth tarmac. Once exposed to the safety and convenience of 4WD I will not buy any car without atleast AWD. That said the driver skill is the most important part of the picture.
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