The Mahindra XUV700

The upcoming Mahindra XUV700 has been spotted once more, this time with a camera hidden below the front windshield and surrounding the internal rearview mirror (IRVM), confirming that the SUV would come with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), a segment-first technology.

ADAS refers to active vehicle safety measures that rely on cameras and sensors. There are many levels, with the higher ones granting access to auto-pilot mode. Like the MG Gloster, which is India’s most cheap car with the feature, the XUV700 is likely to get level 1 autonomous technology.

These are the options for the XUV700, as well as adaptive cruise control. It’s a more advanced form of standard cruise control that automatically slows and speeds up the vehicle to the chosen speed limit without deactivating the feature. Regular cruise control, by comparison, maintains the vehicle’s speed but requires user action to slow down, brake, and accelerate again. A 360-degree camera will be included as well.

According to the newest teaser, it will also include dynamic turn indicators, flush door handles, customised voice for speed alerts, and 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as high-beam assist LED headlights (which basically means the light throw will be enhanced when you exceed 80kmph).

The Mahindra XUV700 will use the Thar’s petrol and diesel engines, but they will be modified to provide more power. The 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 150PS and 320Nm in the Thar, while the 2.2-litre diesel produces 130PS and 300Nm. The SUV will be available with both a 6-speed manual and an automatic powertrain from Mahindra. Optional all-wheel drive (AWD) will be available for the first time in the category.

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