As Neeraj Chopra becomes only the second Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympics, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has promised to gift the ace javelin thrower the company’s upcoming XUV700.
- Mahindra to honour Neeraj Chopra with a XUV700 SUV
- Designer Pratap Bose even hinted at a special edition version
- Mahindra XUV700 will be officially revealed next week
Neeraj Chopra promised Mahindra XUV700
Responding to a follower on Twitter who asked him to gift Neeraj Chopra the upcoming XUV700, Mahindra said, “Yes indeed, it will be my personal privilege and honour to gift our Golden Athlete an XUV700.”
He even tagged Mahindra Executive Director Rajesh Jejurikar and Mahindra CEO Automotive Division Veejay Nakra and asked them to “keep one ready for him please.”
Following Anand Mahindra’s post on Twitter, social media was flooded with suggestions from users to offer a special edition XUV700 in the honour of Neeraj Chopra. Designer Pratap Bose, who recently joined Mahindra from Tata Motors, further hinted at the possibility of the same.
He tweeted, “We have some ideas cooking up at the @MahindraRise Design studios! Will share more soon!”
Mahindra XUV700: what do we know so far?
Essentially a replacement for the current XUV500, the XUV700 will take things a notch higher with huge focus on technology and gadgets. Mahindra has already been teasing several segment-first features of the XUV700 that includes AdrenoX infomatics suite with Alexa Auto, multiple drive modes, panoramic sunroof, auto booster headlamps, personalized safety alerts and much more.
The Mahindra XUV700 will also be larger than the current XUV500 and will be considerably more premium and luxurious. Just like the XUV500, the XUV700 has been conceived as a genuine three-row SUV.
The Mahindra XUV700 will get the most power petrol and diesel engines in its category. The petrol unit will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged mill putting out 200hp. The turbo-diesel will have a displacement of 2.2-litres and a 185hp power output. Gearbox options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed Aisin-derived torque-converter automatic gearbox.
Mahindra XUV700: launch timeline
Mahindra is gearing up to unveil the XUV700 in India next week, with the launch expected in the following weeks. The XUV700 will rival other three-row SUVs like the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar.