Mahindra & Mahindra is one of the oldest automotive manufacturers and exporters in the Indian car market. Their fleet is incredible and is packed with some of the best selling utility vehicles in the Indian car market. Mahindra XUV 500 SUV is one such outstanding SUV from their fleet and has been doing incredible business in the country, since the time it was launched. This SUV is being offered in three different trims of which two of them are 2WD, while the top end trim in this model lineup is an all wheel drive option. The Mahindra XUV 500 W8 2WD is the mid level trim in this SUV series and has been bestowed with a balanced number of safety and comfort features. The company has done up the exteriors and the interiors of this SUV with style and it is certainly enticing the Indian customers into buying it. The company has fitted this Mahindra XUV 500 W8 2WD SUV with a 2.2-litre mHawk, direct injection diesel engine, which is equipped with a VGT and can displace 2179cc. This dominant diesel engine has the capacity to deliver 140bhp in combination with a whopping 330Nm of maximum torque. This engine is skillfully coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission and has the competence to reach a top speed of 175 kmph. Mahindra XUV 500 apparently gives a mileage of 15.1 kmpl in standard conditions and can reach from 0 – 100 in just about 12.5 seconds. This variant has some top of the line features as well like cruise control, a sophisticated audio system with mounted controls of the power steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity with phone controls on the steering along with other voice command switches as well.
The company has given this Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD some very unique features and arresting exteriors. The front facade is stylish with large headlamps that are shaped distinctly along with a modish radiator grille that has a lot of chrome treatment and a prominent logo of the company embossed on it. The front body coloured bumper is broad and masculine with a wide air dam in the center and is flanked by a pair of radiant fog lamps. The rear end of the SUV is edged out well with stylish and chic tail lights. From every angle and every bit, Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD is an outstanding SUV that boasts of aggressive strength and bold curves. Some other significant features are halogen headlamps with multi reflectors and LED turn indicators, which provide a very clear vision to the driver during the night time. The side profile of this SUV is as bold as the front and rear with body coloured door handles and external rear view mirrors. The wheel arches have been equipped with a set of classy 17-inch light alloy wheels, which have been further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of P 235/65 R17 that have a superior road grip on any terrain. The overall dimensions of this SUV are rather spacious and can take in seven people with ease. The overall length of this SUV is 4585mm along with a total width of 1890mm, which also includes the external wing mirrors. This SUV has a total height of 1785mm and a roomy wheel base of 2700mm. The approximate gross weight of this SUV is 2450 kgs, while it has a minimum turning radius of 5.6 meters along with a centrally mounted fuel tank that can take in close to 70 litres of diesel.
On the inside, the interiors of Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD are premium and a mix of sophistication with high technology. The excellence and skilled craftsmanship can be seen in the premium leather upholstery for the seats, which makes the ambiance airy and delightful. The dashboard design is very attractive, while the dual tone theme on the inside just perfects the entire interiors. The centre console is fitted with infotainment console that has many technologically advanced features. The AC vents here is in half rectangular design and the red illumination on the ergonomic panel makes the interiors of this SUV more enhanced and amplified. A hint of chrome on the gear knob and steering wheel leave you speechless. There is also a bit of wooden finish on the centre of the dashboard that is complimented by instrumental cluster that is lightened well. The storage places in the front cabin have been designed well, keeping in mind the high class aesthetics.
Engine and Performance
The company has equipped this Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD with a 2.2-litre, mHawk diesel engine, which has a VGT technology that promises high class performance. The engine has 2179cc of displacement and is capable of churning out maximum power output of 140bhp at 3750 rpm along with maximum torque of 330Nm at the rate of 1600 to 2800 rpm. This engine is further mated with a very inspiring 6-speed manual transmission, which helps the SUV to deliver excellent performance on road. The incredible SUV trim is capable of touching the 100 kmph speed mark in 12.5 seconds and has a top speed of 175 kmph. Talking about the mileage and fuel economy, the engine of this SUV is rather frugal and manages to give out 12 kmpl of mileage on the city roads and 15.1 kmpl of fuel efficiency on the highways.
Braking and Handling
The braking and handling of Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD is very impressive. The braking system of this SUV is enhanced by the presence of disc brakes for the front and rear wheels along with an ABS (anti lock braking system) as well as an EBD (electronic brake force distribution system) and brake assist. The handling of this SUV is further enhanced with its superior suspension system, comprising of McPherson strut type of a mechanism with an anti roll bar for the front axle, while the rear axle gets a multi link type of a mechanism with a similar anti roll bar as well.
The comfort aspects of this Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD are far more superior and top class. There are plenty of storage spaces like can holders, bottle holders, glove box, magazine holders and chiller make the ride more convenient. The armrests present are wrapped in leather to provide com fort, while the panelized accessory space is very attractive. The seats of this SUV are spacious and very comfortable. The thigh support with extra elevation for the back is marvelous. Besides the comfy seats, the Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD comes with ample of boot space as well, which promises to fit in a lot of luggage for your long road trips. the other standard comfort features comprise of air conditioning system with rear AC vents and automatic climate control, power windows, a multi functional power steering wheel with audio controls mounted on it, advanced CD/Mp3 player with radio FM and USB interface, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and parking sensors.
The list of these safety aspects include airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, crash sensors, keyless entry, central locking system, day and night rear view mirror, rear seat belt, and engine immobiliser. All these put together makes this massive SUV, one of the most safe and secure vehicles in its own segment.
Sporty exteriors, comfortable and loaded interiors, power packed diesel engine with a good pick up.
High cost of ownership, mileage can be increased, engine noise and vibrations can be reduced.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
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