Mahindra XUV500 marks an impression on the road with its elegance, global appeal and unique style. When Mahindra XUV500 was launched in India, Mahindra claimed that this car will have the same agility and power that of cheetah. Built from the scratch, this 8th Mahindra car in India is a result of extensive R&D and hence embraces the features of the best SUVs all across the globe.
In fact, Mahindra XUV500 is the first-ever indigenously developed world class SUV sporting a monocoque design. Available in W6 4×2, W8 a 4X2 and W8 4X4 variant,the Mahindra XUV500 offers a number of color options too. The price of Mahindra XUV500 ranges between Rs. 10.80 lakh to Rs. 12.88 lakh for the W8 model.
The First Evers
Mahindra XUV500 outshines other big names in the SUV segment in India in having some unique features and elements that were hitherto unknown or unseen. For example, Mahindra XUV500 places the engine transversely which is rather unique and offers ample passenger space and enhanced safety by providing larger crumple zone. Transversely placed engines are also found in Volvo cars and Rover LR2 Freelander. Another introduction is the monocoque design that makes Mahindra XUV500 better than traditional Indian SUVs in terms of safety and handling. This monocoque design is marked with jaw-shaped front grille as well as paw-shaped door handles – the first-ever in this segment. Mahindra XUV500, in total, can be compared to an approaching cheetah.
Also, Mahindra has paid attention to little comforts that a passenger can ask for. For that matter, Mahindra XUV500 sports an umbrella holder which is possibly unseen in any other SUV in the market.
Mahindra XUV 500 Features
Design-wise too Mahindra XUV500 marks its presence on the road with its massive body. The front grille has been made in a Jeep’s style and the central Mahindra logo catches attention even from a distance. One major loophole, however, is the mesh-type appearance in the space between the bumper and the front grille which distances the SUV from a premium look.
Adding to the rugged look are the colossal wheel arcs and 17-inch alloy wheels. In line with SUVs from Mercedes as well as Audi, the Mahindra XUV500 sports LEDs that run at day time. Mahindra has also given a unique styling to door handles too make Mahindra XUV500 the best looking SUV in this segment till date. However, one cannot deny the fact that such styling and design have appeared before.
Mahindra XUV500 outshines other SUVs in the market in being really spacious and rich in unique features. Some of the key interior elements are the central console with high style quotient, revamped AC vents and the instrument cluster.
In addition to these, the top-end model comprises of remote central locking, climate control, keyless entry, audio controls, phone controls, steering embedded with voice control switches, color infotainment display with touchscreen functionality and measuring 6 inches, USB support, Bluetooth, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, GPS, central arm rest having cup holders on the 2nd row seats, retractable ORVMs, dual-tone theme dashboard and mobile charging point. The central console comprises of in-built music system, climate controls and GPS.
Perhaps the only thing common between the very popular Mahindra Scorpio and Mahindra XUV500 is the mHawk 2.2L diesel engine. But the 2.2L engine of Mahindra XUV500 renders 140 Bhp at the rate of 3750rpm and 330Nm torque at the rate of 1600rpm. Besides, the SUV sports 6-speed manual gearbox. As per ARAI certification, Mahindra XUV500 delivers 15.1kmpl mileage which is commendable when compared to the vehicle size.
Mahindra wanted to make Mahindra XUV500 the safest ever SUV and hence augmented it with 6 SRS airbags, ABS, ESP, EBD, Cruise Control, Traction Control, Reverse Parking Sensor and front-and-rear disc brakes.
Offering 7 alluring shades, Mahindra XUV500 is designed to appeal one and all. The available shades are Amazon Green, Dolphin Grey, Tuscan Red, Moondust Silver and Opulant Purple apart from the classic Black and White.
Mahindra XUV 500 Price
The basic W6 model of Mahindra XUV500 bears a price tag of Rs. 10.80 lakhs while the W8 and W8 AWD variants are priced at Rs. 11.95 lakhs and Rs. 12.88 lakhs. For a global SUV featured Mahindra XUV500, the prices seem to be competitive. In addition, the bunch of safety features and high-end comfort level that Mahindra XUV500 renders make the car a good value for money. At this price range, Mahindra XUV500 will surely outshine other SUVs in the market such as Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour that do not come anywhere below Rs. 15 lakhs.