Mahindra XUV700, a.k.a the market disruptor, has got yet another price hike in the very first month of 2022. The question is, with a waiting period of over 70 weeks, is it really worth it to book the XUV700? Before we answer this question, let’s take a look at the new prices of Mahindra XUV700 for the month of January 2022.
Mahindra XUV700: The Price Increase Affair!
When Mahindra launched the XUV700, the introductory prices were Rs. 11,49,000 onwards. But these were only for the first 25,000 bookings. Within the first 57 minutes, this batch was fully booked. The next batch open for bookings saw a price increase of Rs. 40,000 to 50,000.
And now, there’s another price hike which ranges from Rs. 46,000 to Rs. 81,000! To add, Mahindra price protection is available for the first 50,000 bookings only. This means that people who book after 50k bookings will have to pay the price applicable at the time of delivery. Currently, the waiting period of Mahindra XUV700 stands up to 71 weeks. Earlier, it used to be 75 weeks!
Mahindra XUV700 Prices Increased! Is it still worth booking?
Let’s take a look at the rivals first. Due to the aggressive pricing, even after the price increase, Mahindra XUV700 rivals a wide range of cars such as Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, MG Hector, MG Hector Plus, Jeep Compass, and the upcoming Jeep 7-seater SUV.
Now, Mahindra XUV700 offers a myriad of features that none of its rivals has. ADAS capabilities such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, smart-pilot assist, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, traffic signal recognition, and high beam assist.
Moreover, Mahindra XUV700 scored a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP which makes it the safest mid-sized SUV in the country at present. So, if you are looking for an SUV that offers a lot more than its rivals in terms of safety and protection, and you’re ready to wait for a very long period of time, it does make sense to book the XUV700.