Mahindra being one of the best SUV makers in the Indian market had already planned to introduce a cut-price version of the XUV500 crossover couple of years ago back in March-2012, whose details has already been read by our dear readers in our previous posts couple of months ago. Mahindra’s cut-price variant of XUV500 will serve as the base variant of the existing XUV500 line-up and also compete with the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Ford EcoSport.
As per the reports obtained, Mahindra’s cut-price variant of XUV500 is launched at 10.83 lakhs INR (ex-showroom Mumbai) which is almost one lakh cheaper than W6 variant. It is obvious that this entry-level SUV has some of the features being removed from the existing XUV500 which was in fact loaded with countless features.
The entry-level XUV500 would not have light sensing headlamps, rain sensing wipers, driver information system, alloy wheels, fog lamps, Hill hold and hill descent control, in-built infotainment system, tyre-tronics, intellipark, Steering mounted audio control, cruise control, side and curtain airbags, leather upholstery and power foldable ORVM’s which is available in the W8 variant. However features such as projector headlamps, parking LEDs, ABS, EBD, tilt-power steering, disc brake on all-4-wheels, height adjustable driver seat and a factory fitted stereo are retained on the cut-price variant.
The W4 version of XUV500 is powered with the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which produces a maximum power of 140bhp at a maximum torque of 330Nm produced at 3730 rpm and 1600-2800 rpm respectively mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
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