Mahindra Y400 flagship SUV will challenge the Toyota Fortuner & Ford Endeavour
We informed you earlier that Mahindra will launch an all-new 7-seater premium SUV in the Indian market before Diwali 2018. Codenamed Y400, the SUV is likely to be called Mahindra XUV700 or Mahindra Rexton. According to ACI, the brand’s flagship SUV will go on sale in the market on October 9, 2018. To be positioned above the XUV500, the new model will come as a replacement for the first-gen SsangYong Rexton.
The Mahindra Y400 was first showcased to media and public at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. In fact, the company has also revealed the SUV to the public at its annual group meeting in Mumbai. This SUV is basically the re-badged SsangYong’s global SUV – Rexton. In India, it will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the upcoming Honda CR-V. Read – Mahindra XUV700 Exterior & Interior Revealed In Clear Images
While the overall profile is similar to the global Rexton, Mahindra has made some changes to the front design to give it a family look. It features a new vertically-slated grille and slightly modified bumpers. Additionally, the suspension setup has also been tweaked to suit Indian road conditions. Sources close to the development suggests that Mahindra is aiming at aggressive pricing for the SUV. It is expected to be cheaper than the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Read – Mahindra Marazzo – All Details
Mahindra has not made many changes inside the cabin. It features premium brown Nappa leather upholstery, a 9.2-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, climate control and a 7.0-inch LCD instrument console. Dimensionally, the Mahindra XUV700 is 4,850mm, 1,920mm and 1,800mm in length, width and height respectively. The SUV has a wheelbase of 2,850mm, while the ground clearance stands at 220mm.
Powering the SUV is a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 187hp and 420Nm of peak torque. Both 2 and 4-wheel-drive options will be on offer. A 7-speed torque convertor automatic unit will come as standard.
Upcoming Cars – Diwali 2018