In India, the Mahindra XUV700 is in high demand. We previously reported that the wait time had exceeded one year. The waiting time has now lasted over 1.5 years. Mahindra currently has a backlog of over 1.6 lakh vehicles. Depending on the version, engine, and gearbox, the wait time can be as short as a few months or as long as 1.5 years.
The XUV700 is available in two trim levels. There are two types of MX: MX and AX. AX3, AX5, AX7, and AX7L are the different AX trims. The XUV700 has a starting price of Rs. 12.49 lakhs ex-showroom and may go up to Rs. 22.99 lakhs ex-showroom.
The petrol variation of the MX trim has a waiting period of 6 to 7 months, while the diesel engine has a waiting period of 9 to 10 months. Because it is equipped with the least amount of equipment, the MX trim has the quickest wait time.
The waiting period for the AX3 with a petrol engine is 7 to 8 months, while the diesel engine has a waiting period of 11 to 12 months. The AX5 petrol engine has a waiting period of 12 to 13 months, while the diesel engine has a somewhat shorter waiting period of 11 to 12 months.
Then there’s the AX7 model, for which customers will have to wait 14 to 15 months. Both the petrol and diesel engines have the same waiting period. The AX7 L model has the longest wait time. The waiting period for both the petrol and diesel engines is 18 to 19 months! This is due to the fact that the top-spec variant makes use of the majority of semiconductors. The AX7 L versions, according to rumours, use over 170 semiconductor components.
Why such a long waiting period?
Because of the global semiconductor shortage, the waiting period is extremely long. The above-mentioned waiting period does not apply only to new bookings; it also applies to earlier bookings made on October 7th and 8th.
By the 14th of January 2022, Mahindra hopes to have delivered 14,000 XUV700s. More than 75,000 XUV700 reservations have been made, according to the company. However, many individuals are cancelling their reservations and choosing for competitors due to the excessive wait time. Because to the semiconductor scarcity, Mahindra has already lost 32,000 units of output.
A new variant could be introduced
According to the rumours, Mahindra is working on a new variant called AX7 Smart or AX7 S. This new variant will miss out on some features and Mahindra would be able to reduce the waiting period. As of now, dealers have confirmed the launch of the new variant but Mahindra has announced anything officially. Even a document was leaked that showcased what all features will the AX7 S variant offer.
Mahindra XUV 700: Engine options
Mahindra is offering the XUV700 with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 200 PS of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The diesel engine is offered in two states of tune. The MX variant produces 155 PS of max power and 360 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. The AX variant produces 185 PS of max power and upto 450 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.