Mahindra XUV700: Flush door handle design patents leak!

Mahindra claims that the flush door handles are simple in construction, easily operable and safe for the user.

We already know the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 will be dropping its Cheetah’s paw style door handles for modern flush-fitting ones. Mahindra refers to it as ‘a mechanically operated concealed door handle mechanism’. Now, leaked design patents have revealed the complicated mechanism behind it.

The Range Rover Velar has had this feature since its launch. However, while on the Velar, the complete door handles pop out, the XUV700’s door handles are hinged at the front. Only the rear section pops out which the user can grab on to.

Mahindra claims that the flush door handles are simple in construction, easily operable and safe for the user. The handle profile also features a ring, that protects the user’s fingers from getting caught between the handle lever.

Features of the flush door handles:

  • The patent drawings reveal that the door handles will have a push-to-lock and push-to-unlock mechanism.
  • Each handle will be equipped with at least one sensor.
  • The sensors will relay information about the handle’s position in the form of audio or visual notification (on ICE).
  • The handles will have a textured surface for grip.

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