The new Mahindra XUV700 has finally been brought to light and it has a lot to offer like salient looks, a long list of features, and an alluring price tag that undercuts a lot of mid-size SUVs. And what could be better than comparing it to one of the most established member of the segment, the Hyundai Creta. With the XUV700 MX starting at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom price), for the 700 you would have to spend approximately Rs 1.83 lakh more from your purse compared to the base Creta E variant. So, which one should you go for? We’ll answer all your queries below.
single look at the Mahindra XUV700 and it turns out be a true blue SUV. The mature and arresting design is lot more attractive than its Korean peer. And the new-gen Hyundai Creta has been there for more than a year and still differ in opinion for its debatable looks. According to its Dimensions the XUV700 comes with a larger wheelbase by 140mm and stretches up to 395mm long. In terms of visual highlights, the Creta has projector headlamps, 16-inches of steel wheels, and body-colored door handles and ORVMs. As the base variant of the Mahindra XUV700 comes with LED tail lamps, bigger 17-inch steel wheels, electrically adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators, and door handles with flush fitting.
As far as the interior is cosidered, the most notable miss on the Creta is an infotainment system. The Mahindra XUV700 is available with an amazing eight-inches of touchscreen system with steering mounted controls and a seven-inches of instrument cluster with multi-information display. In terms of fit, finish, and quality of plastic, both cars are at similar par with high levels of quality. The higher versions of the Mahindra XUV700 just like the AX series will be available with a seven-seater layout, making it an effective option over the Creta. although, the prices will be revealed only in the near future, we only find it more appropriate to compare it with the likes of Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, and the MG Hector Plus.
Coming to the options of powertrain, the XUV700 MX got an upper hand. It is available with both petrol and diesel versions of engine. The 2.0-litre petrol engine version gives out 195bhp/380Nm torque and the 2.2-litre diesel engine version is set to produce up to 153bhp/360Nm of peak torque. On the other hand the Creta makes it do that with 1.5-litre petrol and diesel versions. The previous one generates up to 113bhp/144Nm while the oil burner makes around 113bhp/250Nm of torque. Power or efficiency? What should be your pick?
Where the Hyundai Creta is more inexpensive or budget friendly on your purse, on the other hand the Mahindra XUV700, for the extra sum, is more spacious, looks better.It is also available with two puissant powertrains and a filled with features cabin. However, with the complete list of feature and the prices of other variants still to be unveiled, the battle is still open-ended.