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Mahindra XUV700 achieves another feat; scales highest motorable road in the world

The Mahindra XUV700 is now the first made-in-India SUV to reach the pass. Umling La, located in South-Eastern Ladakh, is the highest motorable road in the world, standing at 19,300 feet.

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New Delhi, First Published Oct 27, 2021, 5:25 PM IST
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Mahindra & Mahindra, together with the freshly released Mahindra XUV700, have achieved a new record. The domestic carmaker said that it transported the XUV700 SUV to the world's highest motorable road, Umling La. As a result of this adventure, the Mahindra XUV700 is now the first made-in-India SUV to reach the pass. Umling La, located in South-Eastern Ladakh, is the highest motorable road in the world, standing at 19,300 feet. If you're wondering if you should wait even higher than the Mt. Everest Base Camp, the answer is yes. Umling La is 1,667 feet higher than the base camp of Everest.

This road excursion includes two units of the Mahindra XUV700's petrol automatic model, according to the Indian carmaker. The automobiles were driven from New Delhi to Umling La; as part of this endeavour, the crews travelled from Delhi to Manali on the first day, Manali to Leh on the second day, Leh to Hanle on the third day, and lastly, Umling La on the fourth day.

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The newest Mahindra SUV is available in India with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine or a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 198 bhp and 380 Nm and is available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the diesel engine comes in two flavours: the 153 horsepower - 360 Nm version is reserved for the MX trim level, while the 182 bhp - 450 Nm version is available with the AX trim level. The diesel Mahindra XUV700 has the same transmission options as the petrol variant, namely a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic transmission.

In other news, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) said that deliveries of its recently released model XUV700 would commence at the end of this month. Deliveries of petrol variations will begin on October 30, while diesel trims will start in the final week of November. In the first two weeks of the process, the firm stated it had received 65,000 reservations for the XUV 700. On October 7, the firm began bookings for the model. The firm said that it has collaborated with one of the top three worldwide consulting firms to develop and implement an algorithm-based delivery method.

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