Mahindra XUV500 priced suprisingly at Rs. 10.8 lakh

     Mahindra has shockingly priced its premium SUV XUV500 at Rs. 10.8 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the base 2WD(W6) variant. The other variants available are 2WD(W8) and top of the line 4WD(W8) which are priced Rs. 11.95 lakh and Rs. 12.88 lakh respectively (All prices ex-showroom, New Delhi). These are introductory prices and in coming months Mahindra is likely to revise the rates of XUV500.

     The Mahindra XUV500 is powered by the same 2.2L mHawk diesel engine carried over from the Scorpio. However, the XUV500 deliver more power and torque of 140 Bhp and 33.33 Kgm. The engine is placed transversly, which is first of its kind in Mahindra vehicles. The engine is mated to a new cable operated 6 speed manual transmission which is developed in the help of Riccardo. The new cable operated transmission provides more torque than the Scorpio gearbox. Mahindra is also working on an automatic transmission for XUV500.

The XUV500 is loaded with features such as
  • LED reading lights, ESP
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • Six airbags, traction control
  • ESP, hill-descent control
  • Voice commands
  • Cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
  • 6-inch touch screen Infotainment System with Sat-Nav
  • USB and iPod connectivity

     Mahindra will soon launch the XUV500 in South Africa followed by Australia, Sourth America, Western Europe and SAARC countries. In the phase 1, the XUV500 will be available only in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai and Bangalore.

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