With the August 14 debut of the Mahindra XUV700 nearing, we now have more details on the audio system for the SUV. While Mahindra had confirmed a Sony 3D sound system for the XUV700, Sony has now shared more details on the system.
- XUV700 to feature roof mounted speakers
- 445W system to include speakers, amplifier and subwoofer
- Global debut this Saturday; reviews to be out next week
Mahindra XUV700: Sony audio system
Sony says that the XUV700 will be the first car in India to use its premium 3D sound technology. The system will comprise of 12 custom-built speakers – including a subwoofer - positioned around the cabin along with a 445W 13 channel amplifier. While one can expect some to be positioned in generic locations such as the doors, dashboard and boot, spy pictures have revealed that the XUV700 will get roof mounted speakers, similar to the current second-gen Thar.
Sony claims that its system will offer “highly realistic 3D immersive spatial sound field” with an audio sweet spot covering all occupants. Additionally, the 3D audio technology will be compatible with all forms of audio inputs ranging from radio to USB to online streaming along with sound enhancing tech to improve the audio quality of compressed audio files.
Another feature of note in the system will be the speed dependent equaliser control to go with the speed dependent volume. Sony says this will provide occupants with the best volume and tonal balance at speed while minimising the influence of outside noises.
Mahindra XUV700: features
Over the past few weeks, Mahindra has confirmed a number of features that will be packed into its new mid-size SUV. These include a panoramic sunroof, flush sitting door handles, AdrenoX suite with Alexa-based voice commands for the infotainment system and twin digital displays for the instrumentation and touchscreen.
Mahindra XUV700: engine line-up
Mahindra will offer the XUV700 with petrol and diesel engine options with both units set to be the most powerful in the segment. Buyers will be able to choose between a 200hp 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 185hp 2.2-litre diesel mill. Both units are set to be offered with 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox options.
Mahindra XUV700: rivals
The new XUV700 will go up against the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the Hyundai Alcazar when it goes on sale later this year.