The Mahindra XUV700 has set a new national record in the 24-hour Speed Endurance Challenge at the carmaker’s new SUV Proving Track (MSPT) near Chennai. The four XUV700 SUVs that entered the challenge covered over 4000-km each in the event. The previous record in this arrangement was made in 2016 for 3161 km.
Out of the four XUV700s, the diesel manual variant led the race with a record 4384.73 km, the diesel automatic variant 4256.12 km, the petrol manual 4232.01 km while the petrol automatic covered 4155.65 km. Apart from the national record, the XUV700 SUV has also broken 80 extra records during this challenge at the MSPT, where the vehicles used to run at an average speed limit of 170-180 km/h. The challenge took place under strict rules and supervision of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India.
Mahindra XUV700 proved its worth
This was arranged by EVO India while the records were validated and verified by the India Book of Records. All the XUV700 SUV variants were put on one of the toughest tests ever as they were driven at an excellent speed limit for 24 hours with only quick stopovers to fill up the fuel or change the driver. The SUV was operated by some well-known auto enthusiasts from the automotive fraternity in the country.
In another first, the # XUV700 has shattered the National 24-Hours Endurance Record by clocking more than 4000 kms.
— MahindraXUV700 (@MahindraXUV700) October 13, 2021
The Mahindra XUV700 SUVs proved their mettle and demonstrated their tolerance and driving ability. Velusamy R, Chief of Global Product Development, Mahindra, who flagged off the event, said, “The XUV700 was conceptualized, developed and built to a very high endurance standard and as expected it did well in this grueling challenge. “
Velusamy R said that the company is proud of its product which has set new benchmarks with new national records. “It is interesting to note that this achievement has come at our own global level MSPT,” he said.
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