February 6, 2017: Mahindra has launched the Sportz Edition of the XUV500. It is available either with a manual or an automatic transmission. The MT and the AT trims are priced at Rs 16.53 lakh and Rs 17.56 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) respectively. It gets sporty decals on the bonnet, ORVMs and the lower sections of the doors. Apart from these stickers, Mahindra has revamped the styling with darker grey-coloured alloy-wheels with red brake calipers and red-coloured door handles, roof railes and inserts in front fog lamps. To complete the makeover, Mahindra has slapped on ‘Sportz’ badges on the C-pillar, dashboard, key and at the rear of the vehicle.
Since its introduction in 2011, the one thing we were waiting for in the Mahindra XUV500 was an automatic transmission. The Indian automaker finally fulfilled that desire by launching the two-pedal version of the crossover in November 2015. Until now, Mahindra offered the auto-box in three variants (W8 front-wheel drive, W10 front-wheel drive and W10 all-wheel drive). In order to make the XUV auto even more accessible, Mahindra has now launched the W6 front-wheel drive variant with the transmission at a price of Rs 14.29 lakh ex-showroom Navi Mumbai. Like the other variants, the W6 automatic also uses the 6-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox sourced from AISIN, Japan and comes mated to the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. At launch, Mahindra omitted features like the passive keyless entry system and push button starter from the XUV500 AT. Mahindra has now added both features and buyers can get them with the range-topping W10 variant with both, the manual and automatic versions.
Hi, my name is Prabhraj Singh. I bought a Mahindra XUV500 in March 2016. I own a chain of restaurants in Jaipur and needed a comfortable family car, which can also be used to carry some heavy luggage as and when needed.
Let me start off by saying that the car is fantastic. Yes, it has its ups and downs but all over, the SUV is really great. It fulfills both the personal and professional requirements with ease. The car has a powerful engine and a lot of space. The space in the cabin and the leg read more 83
XUV500 is a solid vehicle and it looks majestic. Besides its looks, it scores in its performance too. Its road grip is phenomenal. It is a pleasure to drive the vehicle on a long trip. The fuel economy is amazing and it clocks 15 kmpl on highways and 9 kmpl on City drive.
One feature of the XUV which is not advertised but I find it very useful is the auto start/stop feature. When you have to Stop it on a signal, just shift your gear to neutral and remove your legs from the pedal. The Engine auto read more 29
The first thing which got me attracted towards XUV500 was it highly impressive looks, it looked both sturdy at the same time also conveyed a message it could also be a family car. The car doors in particular are specially designed. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) The best, Electrically adjustable ORVM's, Seat, Sunroof make it Exessively Comfortable. GPS Infotainment system is awesome. The car is full of secret storage places, gives a James Bond feel. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy read more 16
The XUV500 is Mahindra’s first and most impactful launch in the premium SUV segment. While the brand was traditionally known for basic, go-anywhere utility vehicles, the XUV500 helped Mahindra establish itself as a brand that’s capable of catering to more discerning customers.
By offering a lot of features and aggressive styling, Mahindra’s flagship SUV became a popular choice among buyers looking to upgrade from a Scorpio/Safari or even sedans like the Honda City or Hyundai Verna. Here’s a look at what the cheetah has to offer.
Things We Like in XUV500
Loaded with features (touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, projector headlights, sunroof etc).
2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine offers great performance. The XUV500 is a very popular highway tourer.
Average interior quality for the price. The cabin hasn’t been significantly updated since the XUV500 was introduced in 2011.
Cramped 3rd row seat. Boot space with the rear seats up is negligible.
Stand Out Features
Mahindra Blue Sense app - enables control of the entertainment system and climate control through your smartphone.
Only model in the segment to offer all-wheel drive with an automatic gearbox.
The XUV500 comes across as one of the most value-for-money and well-rounded packages on offer in its segment. It’s intimidating design makes it appealing to most Indian buyers and it offers a lot of features right from the base variant. Additionally, it’s available with a wide range of powertrain options (4x2 MT, 4x2 AT, AWD MT, AWD AT) that make it reach out to a wide range of buyer needs.
"The XUV500 comes across as one of the most value-for-money and well-rounded packages on offer in its segment."
It does have drawbacks like the average interior quality, poor boot space and steering that lacks any feel, but it still gives you a lot of bang for buck and makes a strong case for you to consider.
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