Here is latest round of info on the XUV700.
- 1The chips for the infotainment system are provided by Qualcomm. According to my sources, all the XUVs which were given to media personnel and for display and TD purposes have an older generation of chips while Qualcomm has provided Mahindra with newer and faster chips for the customer cars. This should improve the processing time for touchscreen commands and functions.
- 2According to my sources initial lot of petrol XUV owners which have their deliveries scheduled in the next 3 to 4 months can expect brake pad noise issue while later batches of XUV will be more or less free from it. Most likely XUVs produced till December this year will have this issue.
- 3Mahindra has excess petrol engines in the plant as compared to diesel and also chips specific to diesel engine are in shortage which is why petrol production is being prioritized initially.
- 4First lot of XUV buyers who are buying lower variants fitted with manual seat adjustment should lookout for excessive play in the seat when reclining especially the passenger seat. This will be resolved in later batches.
- 5Initial lot of XUVs will also likely have more lag in reversing camera feed as in the car moves a bit later in the feed as compared to the actual motion of the car. This will also be resolved later.
- 6The external consulting firm that Mahindra has hired for letting the customer know the exact delivery date of their beloved XUV700 is none other than Accenture.
- 7Production capacity till January is around 5k units per month while it will be ramped up to around 9k units by the 2nd week of January 2022.
- 8My sources are telling me that petrol XUV customers should not expect more than 5-6 kmpl for automatic and 6-7 kmpl for manual versions in bumper to bumper traffic. Getting double digit figures in city should be a cause for celebration.
- 9The XUV900 will get a twin scroll turbo Mhawk diesel with 210 bhp while Mahindra may decide to plonk the same engine in the XUV700 when the facelift arrives.
- 10This generation of Mhawk diesel engines will be the last diesel engines developed by Mahindra and future will solely be Petrol and Electric.
Info Source: Team-BHP