Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on October 30 said he had received the customised Mahindra XUV700 and thanked the company's chairperson Anand Mahindra for the SUV.
Soon after Chopra won India's first gold medal in javelin at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Mahindra had announced that a special edition of the newly launched flagship SUV—Mahindra XUV700—would be gifted to the 23-year-old, only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold.Sharing a picture with his new car, Chopra tweeted, "Thank you @anandmahindra ji for the new set of wheels with some very special customisation! I'm looking forward to taking the car out for a spin very soon."
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) October 30, 2021
Replying to his tweet, Mahindra said, "You made the country proud @Neeraj_chopra1 We hope the XUV, our Chariot of Champions, will make you proud."
Our exhilaration is off the charts as we deliver the first-ever personalized XUV700 to @sumit_javelin, who made the whole nation proud at Tokyo Paralympics. Once again, thank you for bagging the gold for India. #XUV700 #HelloXUV700 #DeliveringTheRush pic.twitter.com/XNpTKt6TVF
— MahindraXUV700 (@MahindraXUV700) October 30, 2021
Mahindra had in August announced that the carmaker will build special XUV700 “Javelin Edition” models to be gifted to all Indian gold medalists at the Olympics.
Mahindra recently trademarked the name ‘Javelin’ for the special editions of the XUV700 SUV.
The Mahindra XUV700 Gold Edition is designed by Pratap Bose, EVP and Chief Design Officer, M&M. The model sports a black paint and gold accent inside and out.While Chopra brought home India's only gold at Tokyo Olympics, at Paralympics the country five golds—Pramod Bhagat and Krishan Nagar in men's single badminton, Avani Lekhara in women’s 10m air rifle shooting, Antil in men's javelin throw, Manish Narwal in mixed 50m pistol shooting.