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Mahindra XUV500

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

The interiors of the XUV500 are the place to be, it is a great proposition for all the moolah that you spend on it. The first two rows are spacious and the bells and whistles that come loaded with it are mostly found on vehicles that are a segment higher.

The interiors of XUV500 are designed ergonomically and a lot of features are added by incorporating a lot of buttons, without adding too many buttons. The XUV500 comes embellished with various bells and whistles, which are mostly available on cars that are a segment higher. Touch-screen, satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control and six airbags are to name a few. Even the quality of plastics on the XUV500 is decent, though there are some bits that could have been better.

Space in sufficient in the first two rows, when you consider the head room and the leg room. The third row is a bit cramped for knee room, whereas the head room is still decent. The leather seats are also well strengthened with ample of support for your thighs. To our dismay, there is no space in the boot, unless the third row of seats has been folded.

The Mahindra XUV500 comes in two trim levels, one is the W6 and the other is the W8. The W8 is the top of the line model and comes loaded with all the frills. The W6 is the base model, yet it gets loads of goodies like 6-inch monochrome display with in-dash music system that plays music through its four-speakers, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, dual airbags, ABS, all disc brakes, electrically adjustable ORVMs, multi-functional steering and cruise control. This is indeed a long list, and the product is good proposition for all the money you pay.

The W8 model on the other hand has these features and all gets an addition of 6-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, six airbags, ESP and hill descent control, alloy wheels, telescopic steering, DVD player and tyre-pressure monitoring system. This is the only vehicle that is available in this price with so many features.

ENGINE:
Ed's take:

The 2.2-litre mHawk mill on the XUV500 is a tried and tested product, with high levels of refinement. There isn’t much of turbo lag and the gear ratios are also well spread out. It is the shifts on the transmission and the play of the clutch pedal that we aren’t in favour of.

XUV500 comes plonked with the 2.2-litre mHawk engine that also powers the Scorpio and the Xylo. Here however, the power has been bumped up to 140bhp and an extra cog has been added. The XUV500 churns out 140bhp at 3750rpm and produces a torque of 330Nm between 1600 to 2800rpm. Engine refinement levels are good, albeit it does get a bit loud as the revs climb up. The engine is peppy and is responsive to the throttle movement.

The XUV500 is drivable even when lugged into a higher cog, but things shape up better once past the 1900rpm mark. One needs to downshift for quick overtaking, and the sixth gear is a boon for cruising on the highway. The simple stick shift on the XUV500 feels notchy and even the travel of the clutch pedal is a lot. So, driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic can get painful. The XUV500 was the first vehicle in its segment to get a 6-speed manual transmission. As per the ARAI cycle, the XUV500 returns a fuel economy of 15.1kmpl.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ed's take:

The ride of the XUV500 is well sorted and smooth like a premium SUV. The handling isn’t something you can boast about, but it isn’t bad either. There is some amount of body roll, but this taken care by the ESP in the W8 model.

XUV500 being a monocoque has driving dynamics than the older ladder on frame chassis. Being a monocoque, it has independent suspension. The front gets the McPherson type with anti-roll bar, while the multilink type with anti-roll bar springs the rear.

The ride suppleness of this vehicle is good and the suspension does a fair job of ironing out most of the jolts and rebounds on uneven roads. It crashes through potholes with a muted thud. The ride is smooth and well composed. The occupants aren’t jittered around.

Having softer springs and being taller, the XUV500 has some amount of bodyroll. The front-wheel drive version also has massive understeer, when pushed around the bends. However if you have the W8 model, then the ESP takes care of it. The all-wheel drive version is more fun to drive than the front-wheel drive as it doesn’t lose out traction.

Maruti Ertiga

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Maruti Suzuki pulled out a rabbit of the hat with the Ertiga. This is the first compact-sized MUV, and is built on the platform of a Swift. It has sufficient space in the first two rows and the fit and finish could have been a tad better for the price you pay, and most of the bits are a direct pick form the Swift.

Ertiga is based on the Swift platform and so are its interiors. These are a direct pick from the Swift. Except for difference in the colour, it resembles the Swift interiors. It seems that Maruti Suzuki wants to standardise the interior styling of its products. The quality of the plastics is decent; we do wish it were a bit better for the price it comes for.

The first two rows of the Ertiga are spacious and there isn’t much of an issue for headroom. The second row seats have decent kneeroom, while the third row is tight on space. It is meant for children. The front row seats are large and supportive, while the second row seats have decent support for the thighs. The boot is also decently sized.

LXi/LDi: This is the base variant of the Ertiga in petrol and diesel engine. Since it is the entry-level model, it is not loaded with too many features but power stee ring, body colour bumpers, manually folding OVRMs (outside rear view mirrors), multi trip meters, AC with heater, etc. come as standard.

VXi/VDi: This variant is placed above the LXi/LDi and it sports features like central locking, electrically folding OVRMs, keyless entry, adjustable headrests and body coloured OVRMs, door handles and many more. In the petrol you also have an ABS version that comes at an extra cost for safer braking.

ZXi/ZDi: Like other Maruti Suzuki’s other models, the ZXi and ZDi are the range topping models for Ertiga as well. This variant gets a number of premium features, which are not offered in the starting and mid-range models. These include Airbags, alloy wheels, outside temperature gauge on information display integrated into meter cluster, front seat belt with pretension and force limiter for driver and co-driver, steering wheel mounted audio controls, etc.

ENGINE:
Ed's take:

Petrol and diesel options are available on the Ertiga. The 1.4-litre petrol is efficient and also has sufficient torque to potter around in city. The 1.3-litre multijet has some amount of turbo lag, but once within the torque range, the power is sufficient.

1.3-litre diesel:

The diesel version of the Ertiga is powered by a 1.3-litre multijet, which also propels the Maruti Suzuki SX4, Fiat Linea, Tata Manza and Fiat Grande Punto 90HP. This engine has the variable geometric turbocharger that helps it to produce 89bhp of power at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. This is one the largest seeling engines in the country and is one of the most tried and tested one. The engine’s NVH levels are moderate and there is some typical diesel clatter on cranking the engine. But it sort of settles down, once the engine warms up.

There is some amount of lag in this engine and it performs well only if the revs are kept above 2000rpm for best performance. One has to downshift to make those overtaking moves. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission that is slick with positive and short throws.

1.4-litre petrol:

The Ertiga is also offered with a 1.4-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 95bhp at 6000rpm and also a peak torque of 130Nm at 4000rpm. Most of the buyers are likely to buy the diesel version, but the petrol is a good option for those who will scarcely use their cars. This is a K-Series petrol engine with variable valve timing and also refinement levels are high.

This engine has good torque at low rpm despite being a petrol mill. This means that you can lug it into a higher cog and potter around, even in city traffic. The five-speed manual transmission on the Ertiga is slick like the diesel version and doesn’t feel rubbery. Overtaking isn’t a difficult ask in the Ertiga, whether in city or on the highway.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ed's take:

Ride and handling, both aren’t a problem on the Ertiga. Both are good enough and nothing to worry about in the Ertiga, as it handles like a hatchback despite its size.

The ride of the Ertiga is fairly composed and smooth at low and high speeds. The suspension does a good job of soaking up all the road shocks without affecting the ride. The Ertiga glides through potholes with a muted thud.

The handling of the Ertiga is good enough for its size. The Ertiga is based on the Swift platform and its driving dynamics are good despite the stretch. There is some amount of body roll, and you won’t loose control unless something stupid is done. The steering wheel is also light at low speeds and it weighs up nicely as the car gathers speed.

    • Overview
    • Fuel Type
    • Diesel
    • Diesel
    • Diesel
    • Mileage-City(kmpl)
    • 12.0
    • 17.2
    • 9.3
    • Mileage-Highway(kmpl)
    • 15.1
    • 20.77
    • 13.2
    • Available Colors
    • Fuel Tank Capacity(litres)
    • 70
    • 45
    • 55
    • Seating Capacity
    • 7
    • 7
    • 7
    • Transmission Type
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Engine Description
    • 2.2-litre 140bhp 16V mHawk Diesel Engine
    • 1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    • 2.2-litre 138.1bhp 16V VTT VariCOR Diesel Engine
    • Engine Displacement(cc)
    • 2179
    • 1248
    • 2179
    • Maximum Power
    • 140bhp@3750rpm
    • 88.8bhp@4000rpm
    • 138.1bhp@4000rpm
    • Maximum Torque
    • 330Nm@1600-2800rpm
    • 200Nm@1750rpm
    • 320Nm@1700-2700rpm
    • Standard Features
    • Air Conditioner
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    • CD Player
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    • AntiLock Braking System
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    • Power Steering
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    • Power Windows
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    • Leather Seats
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    • Central Locking
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    • Engine
    • Engine Type
    • mHawk Diesel Engine
    • DDiS Diesel Engine
    • VTT VariCOR Diesel Engine
    • Engine Description
    • 2.2-litre 140bhp 16V mHawk Diesel Engine
    • 1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    • 2.2-litre 138.1bhp 16V VTT VariCOR Diesel Engine
    • Engine Displacement(cc)
    • 2179
    • 1248
    • 2179
    • No. of Cylinders
    • 4
    • 4
    • 4
    • Maximum Power
    • 140bhp@3750rpm
    • 88.8bhp@4000rpm
    • 138.1bhp@4000rpm
    • Maximum Torque
    • 330Nm@1600-2800rpm
    • 200Nm@1750rpm
    • 320Nm@1700-2700rpm
    • Valves Per Cylinder
    • 4
    • 4
    • 4
    • Valve Configuration
    • DOHC
    • -
    • DOHC
    • Fuel Supply System
    • Direct Injection
    • CRDI
    • Direct Injection Common Rail
    • Bore x Stroke
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    • 69.6 X 82 mm
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    • Compression Ratio
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    • Turbo Charger
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Super Charger
    • No
    • No
    • No
    • Transmission
    • Transmission Type
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Gear box
    • 6 Speed
    • 5 Speed
    • 5 Speed
    • Drive Type
    • AWD
    • FWD
    • AWD
    • Overdrive
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    • Synchronizers
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    • Clutch Type
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    • Suspension System
    • Front Suspension
    • McPherson Type With Anti Roll Bar
    • McPherson Strut
    • Independent Double Wishbone Type With Coil Spring Over Shock Absorbers
    • Rear Suspension
    • Multi-Link Type With Anti Roll Bar
    • Torsion Beam
    • 5 Link Suspension With Coil Spring
    • ShockAbsorbers Type
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    • Steering
    • Steering Type
    • Power
    • Power
    • Power
    • Steering Column
    • Tilt & Telescopic
    • EPS & Tilt Steering
    • Adjustable Steering
    • Steering Gear Type
    • Rack & Pinion
    • Rack & Pinion
    • Rack & Pinion
    • Turning Radius
    • 5.6metres
    • 5.2metres
    • 5.4metres
    • Brake System
    • Front Brake Type
    • Disk & Caliper Type
    • Discs
    • Ventilated Disc
    • Rear Brake Type
    • Disk & Caliper Type
    • Drums
    • Ventilated Disc
    • Performance
    • Top Speed
    • 175km/hr
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    • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    • 12.5 Seconds
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    • Drag Coefficient
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    • BrakingTime
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    • Fuel
    • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    • 12.0
    • 17.2
    • 9.3
    • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    • 15.1
    • 20.77
    • 13.2
    • Fuel Type
    • Diesel
    • Diesel
    • Diesel
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)
    • 70
    • 45
    • 55
    • Emission Norm Compliance
    • BS IV
    • BSIV OBD-2
    • BS IV
    • Emission Control System
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    • Tyres
    • Tyre Size
    • P235/65 R17
    • 185/65 R15
    • 235/70 R16
    • Tyre Type
    • Tubeless Radial Tyres
    • Radial Tyres
    • Tubeless Tyres
    • Wheel Size
    • -
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    • Alloy Wheel Size
    • 17 Inch
    • 15 Inch
    • 16 Inch
    • Other Specifications
    • Seating Capacity
    • 7
    • 7
    • 7
    • No of Doors
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • No of Floors
    • -
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    • Payload & Towing
    • Cargo Volume
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    • General Car Details
    • Country of Assembly
    • India
    • India
    • India
    • Country of Manufacture
    • India
    • India
    • India
    • Discontinuation Date
    • 2025-09-20
    • 2025-01-01
    • 2025-01-01
    • Introduction Date
    • 2011-09-29
    • 2012-04-12
    • 2012-10-17
    • Warranty Time
    • 2 Years
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    • 3 Years
    • Warranty Distance
    • 65000Kms
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    • 1,00,000kms
    • Comfort & Convenience
    • Power Steering
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    • Power Windows-Front
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    • Power Windows-Rear
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    • Automatic Climate Control
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    • Air Quality Control
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    • Remote Trunk Opener
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    • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
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    • Low Fuel Warning Light
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    • Accessory Power Outlet
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    • Trunk Light
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    • Vanity Mirror
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    • Rear Reading Lamp
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    • Rear Seat Headrest
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    • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
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    • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
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    • Cup Holders-Front
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    • Cup Holders-Rear
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    • Rear A/C Vents
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    • Heated Seats - Front
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    • Heated Seats - Rear
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    • Seat Lumbar Support
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    • Multi-function Steering
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    • Cruise Control
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    • Parking Sensors
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    • Rear
    • Foldable Rear Seat
    • 60:40 Split
    • 60:40 Split
    • 60:40 Split
    • Smart Access Card Entry
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    • Engine Start/Stop Button
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    • Glove Box Cooling
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    • Bottle Holder
    • Front Door
    • Front & Rear Door
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    • Voice Control
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    • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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    • Interior
    • Air Conditioner
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    • Heater
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    • Adjustable Steering Column
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    • Tachometer
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    • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
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    • Leather Seats
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    • Fabric Upholstery
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    • Leather Steering Wheel
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    • Glove Compartment
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    • Digital Clock
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    • Outside Temperature Display
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    • Cigarette Lighter
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    • Digital Odometer
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    • Electric Adjustable Seats
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    • Folding Table in The Rear
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    • Driving Experience Control Eco
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    • Height Adjustable Driving Seat
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    • Exterior
    • Adjustable Headlights
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    • Fog Lights - Front
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    • Fog Lights - Rear
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    • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
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    • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
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    • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
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    • Rain Sensing Wiper
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    • Rear Window Wiper
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    • Rear Window Washer
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    • Rear Window Defogger
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    • Wheel Covers
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    • Alloy Wheels
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    • Power Antenna
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    • Tinted Glass
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    • Rear Spoiler
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    • Removable/Convertible Top
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    • Roof Carrier
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    • Sun Roof
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    • Moon Roof
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    • Side Stepper
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    • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
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    • Integrated Antenna
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    • Chrome Grille
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    • Chrome Garnish
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    • Smoke Headlamps
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    • Roof Rail
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    • Entertainment
    • Cassette Player
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    • CD Player
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    • CD Changer
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    • DVD Player
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    • Radio
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    • Audio System Remote Control
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    • Speakers Front
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    • Speakers Rear
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    • Integrated 2DIN Audio
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    • Bluetooth Connectivity
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    • USB & Auxiliary input
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    • Touch Screen
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    • Exterior Dimensions
    • Length
    • 4585mm
    • 4265mm
    • 4655mm
    • Width
    • 1890mm
    • 1695mm
    • 1965mm
    • Height
    • 1785mm
    • 1685mm
    • 1922mm
    • Ground Clearance
    • -
    • 185mm
    • 200mm
    • Wheel Base
    • 2700mm
    • 2740mm
    • 2650mm
    • Front Tread
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    • 1480mm
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    • Rear Tread
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    • 1490mm
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    • Kerb Weight
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    • 2095kg
    • Gross Weight
    • 2450Kg
    • 1845kg
    • 2650kg
    • Interior Dimensions
    • Front Headroom
    • -
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    • -
    • Front Legroom
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    • Rear Headroom
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    • Rear Legroom
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    • Safety-Info
    • Anti-Lock Braking
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Brake Assist
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Central Locking
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Anti-Theft Alarm
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Driver Airbag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Side Airbag-Front
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Side Airbag-Rear
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Night Rear View Mirror
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Side Rear ViewMirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Xenon Headlamps
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Halogen Headlamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Belts
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Belt Warning
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Door Ajar Warning
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Front Impact Beams
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Traction Control
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Adjustable Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Tyre Pressure Monitor
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Vehicle Stability Control System
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Crash Sensor
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Check Warning
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Clutch Lock
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • EBD
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Advance Safety Features
    • Hill Hold & Hill Descent Control
    • -
    • -
    • Follow Me Home Headlamps
    • Standard
    • -
    • -
    • Rear Camera
    • Not Available
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    • Anti-Theft Device
    • Not Available
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    • Common
    • Exterior Images
    • Interior Images
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