Mahindra XUV500 - FrontView

When I saw the XUV500 for the first time in Ooty wrapped with heavy camouflage, I thought it’s a Mitsubishi Outlander facelift moving closer to it I realized its Mahindra’s upcoming world SUV. But unfortunately I was unable to take the spyshots of a speeding vehicle in Nilgris Ghat, Ooty twice. Again I missed the spyshots in Mangalore of the XUV500. Totally 3 times I missed the spyshots by admiring at the vehicle and now finally it’s launched.

Most anticipated SUV launch of the year is undoubtedly the launch of Mahindra XUV500 (XUV – Five Double O) aka Mahindra W201 which as unveiled yesterday in Pune. Today the company revealed the shock prices of its exciting global SUV, the XUV500, with the base 2WD (W6) version priced at a stunning Rs 10.8 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), rising up to Rs 12.88 lakh for the top-end 4WD (W8) version.

Powering the XUV is the 2.2-litre mHawk engine, similar to the one in the Scorpio. However, it now makes more power and torque – 140bhp and 33.33kgm – and the engine is placed transversely. The XUV has been launched in front-wheel-drive as well as all-wheel-drive versions and there is a new cable-operated six-speed manual gearbox (developed with the help of Riccardo) capable of handling more torque than the Scorpio’s gearbox.

Mahindra XUV500 - RearView

The XUV500 has a tough build, plenty of space on the inside and is well equipped too. The feature list includes LED reading lights, ESP, tyre-pressure monitoring, six airbags, traction control, ESP and hill-descent control.

Mahindra will also tap the export markets immediately, with the XUV500 launching in South Africa on September 30. This will be followed by launches in Australia, South America, Western Europe and SAARC.

Phase 1 will see the XUV500 being available only in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Mahindra is also working on an automatic version of the XUV.
 
Mahindra XUV500 - SideView
 
Technical specifications of Mahindra XUV500 –

  • 2.2 Litre mHawk Diesel Engine
  • Transverse CRDI Diesel Engine
  • Turbocharged Diesel Engine
  • Max power of 140 BHP
  • Max Torque of 330 Nm
  • 6 Speed Cable Shift manual transmission
  • 4 Wheel Drive and 2 Wheel Drive Options
  • ARAI Certified mileage of 15.1 KMPL
  • Tyre Size 235/65 tyres wide profile
  • All wheel Disk Brakes

 
Mahindra XUV500 - InteriorView
 
Features of Mahindra XUV500 –

  • ABS with EBD
  • Traction Control System
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 6 Airbags for safety
  • Hill Decent Control
  • Cruise Control System
  • Large 17 Inch tyres
  • 5 Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Touch screen audio control and infotainment system
  • LCD Infotainment System
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Rear Wash and Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler
  • New Design Outside door handles
  • Large front Grille
  • Multi-barrel Xenon Head Lamps
  • Large Dual Glove Box compartment
  • 3 Spoke Sporty Steering Wheel
  • Large Instrument cluster with chrome garnish
  • Climate Control System
  • Integrated Audio system and Multi-function central console
  • High ground clearance
  • Daytime running LED lights
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Automatically adjusting headlamps
  • Voice Recognition and Bluetooth Integration
  • Electrically foldable ORVMs
  • Cooled Glove box for chilling the drinks or water
  • Pillar mounted AC vents for rear seats
  • Seating capacity of 7 Adults
  • Tilt power steering
  • Telescopic steering
  • Fully automatic temperature control (FATC) & dual HVAC
  • Premium fabric seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Centre arm rest with cup holders in 2nd row
  • 8-way adjustable seats including height and lumbar adjust (driver’s side)
  • Height adjustable seat belts (front row)
  • Cruise, audio, phone controls & voice command switches on steering
  • Power windows with driver side express down
  • Remote tail gate opening
  • Flip key with remote central locking
  • Storage spaces on centre console
  • Reading lamps in all 3 rows
  • Conversation mirror
  • Tinted solar-reflecting glass
  • Mobile charging points
  • Rear wash and wipe
  • Rear demister
  • Follow-me home headlamps
  • Lead-me-to vehicle lamps
  • Illuminated key rings
  • Puddle lamps
  • Entry assist lamp
  • Door ajar lamps
  • Camping lamp
  • Remote fuel lid opener (electrically operated)
  • Glove box with laptop holder
  • Flexi seat configuration for convenient storage (60:40 fold 2nd row, 50:50 3rd Row)
  • Flat fold 2nd and 3rd row seats
  • Umbrella holder

 
Mahindra XUV500 -SpeedoView
 
7 Shades available in Mahindra XUV500 –

  • Satin White
  • Volcano Black
  • Amazon Green
  • Moondust Silver
  • Tuscan Red
  • Opulent Purple
  • Dolphin Grey

 
Mahindra XUV500 - EngineView

 
Prices of Mahindra XUV500 on India (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) –

  • Mahindra XUV500 W6 4×2 is priced at Rs. 10.80 Lakhs**
  • Mahindra XUV500 W8 4×2 is priced at Rs. 11.95 Lakhs**
  • Mahindra XUV500 W8 4×4 is priced at Rs. 12.88 Lakhs**

 
(NoteThese are the introductory prices and are likely to be upped in the coming months)

Also see – Mahindra launched XUV500 (World SUV)

More pictures of Mahindra XUV500 –

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  • Christino

    Mahindra and Mahindra have done a good thing by being one of the manufacturers who have constantly upgraded the sense of ride and handling in their cars starting from the Scorpio. The all new Mahindra XUV500 is its good example.