The above video will take you through the highlights of Mahindra XUV 500. M&M has worked hard on this SUV and tried its level best to provide XUV 500 the best possible features. the exteriors of the car has been inspired from Cheetah, while jaw like floating grille provide the front end of the car a very inspired and appealing look. The unique cheetah's paw like door handles and much pronounced giving sporty design to Mahindra XUV 500. The sporty suspension and high tech safety features enhances the overall performance of the car and 15.1 kmpl ARAI certified mileage ensures that it doesn’t get heavy on consumer’s pocket. Under the bonnet, this cheetah like SUV comes with 2.2L of mHawk 140 BHP engine that churns out 330 Nm of torque. On the inside, the Mahindra XUV 500 comes with refined sporty dual tone interiors that are supported with advanced technology gadgets, such as efficient air cooling, power steering with height and length adjustaments, power windows, excellent infotainment system etc.
The muscular body of Mahindra XUV 500 is the major highlight of the SUV. Behind this handsome design, world’s fastest animal, Cheetah is the inspiration. The sporty design language is accompanied with perfect proportions, which enhance the strong lines around the body. The pronounced wheel arches fit in alloy wheels that ensure the owner to have a very smooth and bump-free ride on the Indian topography. The cheetah inspired styling features like jaw like honeycomb grille and paw like vertical door handles are exclusive and provide Mahindra XUV 500 a very aggressive and robust stance. This bold and stylish SUV by M&M is about 4585mm in length and is accompanied with a width and height of 1890mm and 1785mm respectively. The wheel base of 2700 mm further adds more charm to the proportionate dimension of XUV 500. Overall, every bit of Mahindra XUV 500 exteriors shows the features of Cheetah. The fine creases, bold lines and masculine stance make it a thorough winner amongst the currently available SUVs in the Indian car market.
Mahindra and Mahindra has worked very hard on its most loved global SUV and blessed it with a powerful and strappy 2.2 litre of mHawk that has a displacement of 2179cc. The engine comfortably churns out peak power of 140 BHP along with 330 Nm of maximum torque. The engine uses the direct injection technology accompanied by Variable Geometry Turbo charger, which helps it to be much more powerful than the mHawk engine present in Mahindra Scorpio. The fifth generation turbo charger provides the SUV with superb acceleration. When accelerated the SUV whooshes with a top speed of 185 km per hour and takes the car from 0 to 60 kmph mark in just 5.4 seconds and touches the 100 km per hour mark in 17 seconds. Therefore, the powerful engine with direct injection technology makes the Mahindra XUV 500 very agile, aggressive and robust both on road and off road.
Mahindra XUV 500 is a complete car altogether. M&M has taken complete care of the driving comfort for the driver. Therefore, the SUV comes with tilt and telescopic steering wheel, which allows the driver to find the best possible driving position. With the tilt and telescopic steering wheel, the driver will not feel tired after the drive. The other features that amplify the driving experience for owner is the ample of legroom and headroom inside that make it easier for the tall person to drive without a problem. The air conditioning system, high quality fabric upholstered seats, gearshift wrapped in leather further adds on to the comfort level for the driver. Overall, Mahindra XUV 500 SUV is an awesome drive and the tilt and telescopic steering is perfect to make that drive a notch higher than the other SUVs have to offer.
Mahindra XUV 500 is a complete car. The bold cheetah looks is one of the main enduring features of the SUV, but the GPS Navigation System is the major show stealer here. The GPS navigation system in XUV 500 is perfect and include comprehensive city maps and covers up around 1.5 million km of roads across 1200 cities with house number search for 18 cities, which is utterly impressive. This navigation system also features turn by turn voice direction that will help the driver in finding the exact location with utmost ease. The voice direction is available in English, Hindi and 8 more regional languages. Above 5 million points of interest are featured in this GPS navigation system, which comprise of restaurants, ATMs, banks, petrol pumps, hotels and Mahindra service stations. So one can be rest assured that he/she will not get lost in a new area when driving with Mahindra XUV 500’s GPS navigation system.
A high end feature called cruise control has been given in Mahindra XUV 500 which defines its luxury quotient. Cruise control is very helpful in driving at highways. This feature lets the driver to be relaxed and reduces the fatigue and tiredness in long driving. By using cruise control function in Mahindra XUV 500, one can put the car in Auto-Pilot mode. In this mode, the speed of the car is maintained at a particular level set by the driver. It is not like the speed level cannot be changed once set. The driver can make small changes in this preset speed with the help of cruise control switches on the steering wheel itself. So, one can enjoy accelerator-free ride on Mahindra XUV 500 with this electronic system. One can be the master of his driving in this SUV which caters to all the creature comforts required while driving.
The mean and frightening looks of Mahindra XUV 500 are mainly imparted on the front of the vehicle. Given a true SUV look to it, Mahindra’s designing team was inspired by Cheetah while sketching out XUV 500. The exteriors are marked by black colored honeycomb grille is covered by floating body color frames giving a killer look. The jaw like grille looks as if it is ready to pounce on its prey. While moving on road, it sheds a tough look to the vehicle coming from opposite side and it seems as if the fleshy looks of XUV 500 directs these vehicles move aside. The grille covers major area of front and looks menacing even at a distance. The grille holds Mahindra’s logo at the centre with pride. The bold statement by the manly grille is a catchy feature of the exteriors of XUV 500.
The XUV 500 sports a uniform dual tone interior theme with dual tone leather upholstery. The fit and finish is so perfect that no one can ever complain about the craftsmanship of interiors. The soothing ambience inside the car is created by special mood lights. The red lights thrown at strategic places inside the car make it an eye candy altogether. XUV 500 can be availed in two interior options. One of them presents them of light and the other one is based on them of dark, as called by Mahindra. The concealed lounge lighting in the SUV with waterfall-style central bezel amazes the passengers occupying XUV 500 for the first time. The rear seat has folding central armrest with cup holders. The metal accents on the door handle, centre console and steering wheel which feature voice commands; cruise and audio controls enhance the premium feel of the vehicle.
Mahindra XUV 500 is one vehicle in India that has garnered praises from all directions. None of its feature is criticized and the SUV has emerged to be the dream vehicle of every family. In quite an affordable price, M&M has for the first time offered uncountable features in XUV 500. Not just, technology or exteriors, even safety of passengers is taken well care of. A total of six airbags guard the inmates of XUV 500 when there is an unavoidable crash. Driver and passenger airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags readily open up and reduce the impact of collision thus saving life in case of accident. The supplementary restraint system with airbags have become a common feature in luxury cars these days, however, 6 airbags are hardly seen in any car falling in the same price range as Mahindra XUV 500.
Be it the front end or rear, Mahindra has provided fog lamps at both the ends to enhance visibility during cold weathers. The diamond shaped front fog lamps are placed on the extreme end of front bumper. They look like two teeth coming out from Cheetah’s mouth. At rear end also, one can find two fog lamps for the vehicles coming following Mahindra XUV 500. Fog lamps are not just enhance visual beauty of a vehicle but also result in enhanced safety in the SUV. In unfavorably cold weathers when fog appears on road, headlights are not enough. These fog lamps clear visibility for the driver and who can properly see the road and obstacles with the help of these lamps. Apart from fog lamps, XUV 500 also possesses Follow-Me-headlamps which turn according to the direction and speed of steering and makes the path readily visible.
Mahindra and Mahindra rolled out its much hyped SUV, Mahindra XUV 500 in 2011. Since the time of its launch, the car moved up the ladder of success with supersonic speed. The exteriors of the SUV are extremely impressive and performance on road by this car is superb. The wheel arches are beautifully carved out and fit in huge and sturdy alloy wheels. M&M XUV 500 comes with five spoke 17 inches of alloy wheels that have a tyre size of P235/65 R17 and are tubeless and radial. Even when the vehicle is standing still, it feels like the wheels are moving due to their dynamic structure. The tyre tronics system installed in Mahindra XUV 500 keeps a check on the tyre pressure and alerts the owner whenever there is a crucial decrease in the tyre pressure. The alloy wheels present in the SUV ensure great driving performance even on the bumpy and rugged Indian topography.
Mahindra XUV 500 has been climbing the ladder of success since the time of its launch. Also, the XUV 500 owners are quite satisfied with the car and one such owner is Mr. Rajesh Ahuja. In the above video, you would see consumer’s points of view regarding XUV 500. The SUV has got all the facilities that are supposed to be present in a premium SUV, which is also easy on pocket when it comes to the price tag. According to Mr. Ahuja, the major highlight of this car is its mean looks. The robust looking exteriors with floating grille give the car a very cheetah kind look. The drive in Mahindra XUV 500 is comfortable and doesn’t make the driver tired at all. The lavish two tone interiors provide a very posh ambience and the navigation system is immensely precise. Overall, Mahindra XUV 500 is a complete family car.
At the 2012 Auto Expo that took place in New Delhi, Mahindra and Mahindra showcased the much awaited SUV, Mahindra XUV 500. The inspiration behind this sporty SUV was a Cheetah and the firm actually showed the public their inspirations. The firm came up with a new and innovative publicity technique. M&M displayed XUV 500 with a 3D reality display of a cheetah that was quite successful in luring the public over there. The sporty and rugged design of XUV 500 have been inspired from Cheetah and the firm has actually managed to get it out in front of people for real via enhanced reality display. The front look of this mighty SUV is completely inspired by Cheetah, the door handles looks like Cheetah's paw. Under the hood, the SUV comes with 2.2L of mHawk engine that produces cheetah style power of 140 BHP along with 330 Nm of peak torque.
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