Comparison of Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Safari specifications
The battle of full-size SUVs got interesting with the arrival of the Mahindra XUV700. The car will now compete with some of the most popular badges, including the Tata Safari. So we decided to compare the two SUVs on paper.
Mahindra XUV700 design
The Mahindra XUV700 stands out from its siblings. It gets a new double-peaked 3D logo and chrome treatment looks crisp and youthful, something Mahindra wants to associate with its SUVs in the future. But that’s what the future holds for Mahindra. The present is the XUV700 and it will not disappoint you with its looks.
The size is more or less the same as the XUV 500, but the new elements make it look more premium. At the front are the large C-shaped LED daytime running lights with LED headlamps and a grille with large vertical slats. The sides receive 18-inch alloys on the top trim and a set of body lines to emphasize the sporty stance. The rear receives arrowhead LED taillights with sequential indicators front and rear.
Tata Safari Design
Tata Safari 2021 will be an extended version of the Harrier. From the front it looks like the Harrier SUV, the only exception being a slightly redesigned bumper at the rear. However, there is a considerable change in the roof line and the space inside the SUV – the height has been increased and the rear has a more upright position, creating more space. The rear also includes new look taillights. In terms of length, the Safari is longer and taller than the Harrier by 63mm and 80mm, respectively. To keep the look distinct and different from the Harrier, the Safari will have the option of new colors.
Mahindra XUV700 cabin
In terms of the cabin, it has 60 connected technology features, including voice commands for the sunroof, climate control and more. It also benefits from a sunroof, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, among other features among the best and first in the segment.
Tata Safari Cabin
The dashboard design and interiors of the new Safari are similar to those of the Harrier. It will have a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8.8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system, keyless access, sunroof and push-button start. It will also be equipped with an electronic handbrake.
Features of the Mahindra XUV700
Sony India also presented its high-end 3D sound technology for the first time. Thus, the XUV700 became the first Indian vehicle equipped with Sony’s integrated audio system which will be powered by Sound Building Blocks ™, one of Sony’s 360 Spatial Sound Technology. Designed and engineered by Sony sound engineers, the integrated 3D audio system is custom-built with the best sound tuning, specifically for the XUV700, and it delivers an immersive 3D audio experience through its 13-channel DSP amplifier (powerful or 445 W), 12 custom-designed speakers, including a subwoofer and Sound Building Blocks ™ technology.
Features of Tata Safari
The Safari comes with a pair of HID Xenon projectors and DRLs. Likewise, it has dual LED strip tail lights. The Safari comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels for most premium models.
In the cabin, Tata outfitted the car with an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also benefits from iRA connected car technology for remote smartphone connectivity.
In addition, the SUV comes with a cooled glove box, a seven-inch TFT color display in the instrument cluster, a nine-speaker JBL audio system (only for certain models) and ambient lighting. Tata offers various features such as six airbags, hill-hold control, rollover mitigation, cornering stability control, four-disc brakes, cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, headlights and automatic windshield wipers and a panoramic sunroof.
Mahindra XUV700 engine
The Mahindra XUV 700 will be offered in both gasoline and diesel engine options. While the 2.2 petrol option has a maximum output of 200 hp, the 2.2-liter mHawk engine is equipped to produce 185 hp. Both engine options will also come with a choice of manual and automatic gearbox. The diesel variant also benefits from 3 driving modes – Zip, Zap and Zoom. It also benefits from a permanent training system.
Tata Safari engine
Engine wise, the Safari will be powered by the same 2.0-liter Kryotec diesel engine as the Harrier. This engine can produce 170 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque.
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