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Two XUV700s conquered the Umling La on 1October 10, 2021
XUV700 becomes the first Made in India SUV to achieve this feat
The Mahindra XUV700 has conquered the highest motorable road in the world at Umling La in the Ladakh region. It is now the first Made in India vehicle to reach the pass. Situated in South-Eastern Ladakh, Umling La is the highest motorable road in the world at 19,300 feet. It is 1,667 feet higher than Mt Everest Base camp and a global landmark.
Two petrol automatic XUV700s were driven from New Delhi to Umling La, in an initiative undertaken by www.carandbike.com. They covered Delhi to Manali on Day 1, Manali to Leh on Day 2, Leh to Hanle on Day 3, and reached Umling La on Day 4. This expedition saw the spirited performance of the XUV700 come to life in all its glory despite the gradually dipping oxygen as the vehicle gained altitude. The powerful 200PS XUV700 stood true to the Mahindra authentic SUV DNA and performed in an impeccable manner conquering high mountain passes, traversing through gravel, sand, mud, broken roads and asphalt laden roads. The XUV700 went through steep up-hill, down-hill and water-crossings with ease and made it to the top in style.
The XUV700s were driven by enthusiasts from the automotive fraternity, and the expedition was done in partnership with carandbike along with Auto Today.
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More about the new XUV700
Packing an unmissable presence, sci-fi technology, spirited performance, world-class safety and a tough yet sophisticated drive experience, the disruptive XUV700 is set to redefine benchmarks. With several first and best in class features, its owners are sure to experience a rush like never before! Available with multiple powertrain options and seating configurations, customers can choose from this segment’s widest range of offerings. The XUV700 comes with crafted looks, premium interiors and exceptional ride comfort. It is available in variants that include diesel and petrol, manual and automatic transmissions and five and seven seater capacity. It is also available in an optional All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) spec.