The country’s leading SUV manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has been catering the domestic enthusiasts with a long range of products with variety of engine of options. This variety of engine options allows the car maker to tag its products at different price tags. The SUV segment has had the cut price variants of Scorpio and Bolero. The Mahindra Scorpio SUV has a cut price variant with a direct injection diesel engine and the Mahindra Bolero has 3 different engine variants. However, its leading premium crossover, Mahindra XUV 500 has just got the single engine options that too with fully loaded features, but as per the sources, the company might come up with the a cut price variant of this car in coming months.
According to some close sources, the company might introduce a lower priced variant of XUV500 SUV. However, the 2179 cc mHawk diesel inline is speculated to be the same, mated by 6 speed manual transmission. The interior of this best-selling crossover is most likely to undergo a change, which currently are one of the USPs of this car. The company will try to keep the plastic quality of the car same as the current variants but modifications are expected to be done on the centre console of this car.
The central console might lose out on some entertainment features; some other features from the interiors of the car that are not regularly used by the customers would also be deducted. The deductions would make the cut price variant of XUV500 to cost roughly around Rs. 10-Rs 10.5 lakh. Mahindra’s arch rival Tata Motors is set to launch its super-hyped 2012 Tata Safari Storme in the next few weeks. To increase the competition for the revamped Tata Safari Storme Mahindra would launch the cut price variant in the next few months.