In August final 12 months, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has requested Veluswamy R, the carmaker’s Chief of International Product Growth, to design one such SUV which might be gifted to Avani Lekhara, India’s para shooter who turned the primary Indian lady to win a gold medal on the Paralympics.
Delivered as promised. Mahindra and Mahindra has lastly delivered a custom-made XUV700 SUV to Indian shooter Avani Lekhara, nation’s first gold medalist at Paralympics. The athlete shared pictures of the XUV700 whereas thanking the carmaker for the gesture.
Mahindra’s gesture to reward profitable Indian athletes at Olympics and Paralympics is now nicely established after India’s first gold medalist in observe and subject self-discipline Neeraj Chopra obtained a XUV700 final 12 months. Avani Lekhara is the newest identify of Indian athletes to be rewarded by the corporate.
The XUV700 gifted to Avani Lekhara has its grille plated in gold. The entrance seats of this SUV has been customised in a technique to make her ingress and egress comfy, in addition to make driving simpler. The seats might be pushed sideways which can make it simpler for Lekhara to board or de-board the SUV. The system helps the seats to be pushed out of the SUV and decrease down.
The choice to present Lekhara with a customized SUV was taken after she turned the primary Indian lady to win a Gold medal on the Tokyo Paralympics 2021. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra stated he wished to develop a brand new SUV devoted to her and specially-designed for specially-abled folks. Mahindra requested to Veluswamy R, the carmaker’s Chief of International Product Growth to assist design the SUV for Lekhara. Veluswamy R is the person behind creating Mahindra’s most up-to-date providing – the XUV700 SUV.
Mahindra and Mahindra had launched the XUV700 SUV final 12 months at a beginning value of ₹11.99 lakh (Ex-showroom). The SUV is being provided in 5 in addition to seven-seat layouts, and with handbook in addition to AT, and with petrol in addition to diesel engine choices. The 2021 XUV700 has been launched as a successor to the XUV500 with a number of upgrades which embody a brand new physique design, a bunch of latest options, security tools and rather more. It would compete towards the likes of Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar and upcoming Kia Carens amongst others.
First Printed Date: 20 Jan 2022, 08:54 AM IST