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Mahindra XUV500

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  • Economy
    Mileage
    16.0 kmpl
    Service cost
    `4,148 /yr
  • Performance
    Engine
    2179 cc 
    BHP
    140
  • Comfort
    Automatic
    Yes
    Rear AC Vents
    Yes
  • Safety
    ABS
    Yes
    Driver Airbag
    Yes
  • EMI
    Duration
    5 years
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Highlights

 

March 09, 2016:  Mahindra has launched 1.99-litre iterations of its Scorpio and XUV500 SUVs. This move has been made by the automaker to circumvent the ban imposed by Supreme court on diesel cars, which incorporate engines with displacement sizes that exceed 2,000cc. The 1.99-litre Mahindra Scorpio has been launched at Rs. 9.67 lac (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and its top-end trim flaunts a price tag of Rs. 12.75 lac. XUV500 with the downsized engine has been launched at Rs. Rs. 11.58 lac (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and the top-of-the-range model is priced at Rs. 15.51 lacs. The powerplant come mated to manual gearboxes, which include a  6-speed (XUV500) and 5-speed (Scorpio) units. Both of these cars are only available in 2WD.

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XUV500 color options

  • Tuscan Red

  • Opulent Purple

  • Pearl White

  • Moondust Silver

  • Volcano Black

  • Dolphin Grey

  • Sunset Orange

Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Mileage Transmission Engine Description Power
City Highway
Mahindra XUV 500 W4 Diesel 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W4 1.99 mHawk 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 1997cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W6 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W6 1.99 mHawk 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 1997cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W8 2WD 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W8 1.99 mHawk 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 1997cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W8 AWD 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W10 2WD 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W10 1.99 mHawk 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 1997cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 AT W8 FWD 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Automatic 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 AT W10 FWD 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Automatic 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 W10 AWD 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Manual 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm
Mahindra XUV 500 AT W10 AWD 13.8 kmpl 16.0 kmpl Automatic 2179cc 
140bhp @ 3750rpm

Mahindra XUV500 review

Overview

Introduction:


Mahindra is just the company that you can trust with a release such as this. The company currently stands on the shoulders of a portfolio of strong, well performed SUVs that have taken the market by storm. The XUV500 is probably the toughest and most majestic vehicle of the entire lot, and we're sure it's one of those vehicles that will be shaping the trend a long time after. It is needless to say, however, that the robust machine comes with the potential to disappoint just as much as it has to delight, and we're here to plunge into its every facet to find out where it scores and where it doesn't.



Pros:


1. Very large and spacious interiors, plenty of room in first two rows.


2. Reliable engine performance in highways as well as city roads.


3. Delhiites can now buy the model with a 1997cc engine under the hood.


Cons:


1. The lack of substantial luggage space is sure to hit buyers hard.


2. The 3rd row seats are a little too cramped for adults to comfortably sit in.


3. Mahindra lacks the premium after-sales service that customers might expect from other brands.


Stand-out Features:


1.The voice messaging system and the touch-screen Infotainment system capture just what the younger generation today want in a car.


2. ABS, EBD, ESP and many other stability aids is sure to place the vehicle in an extremely good light.


Overall:


The XUV500 is the type of vehicle that casts a menacing aura around it, with a commanding exterior build the likes of which few road machines have seen before. Its impressive image is further refined with a well balanced alignment, a raw design theme and numerous fine highlights. Meanwhile, when you step into the interior, you're sure to feel a tingle of awe at the enormous, spacious cabin, which comes along with numerous comfort aids. The higher variants of the model series bring an edge of entertainment to your feet, with a Touchscreen Infotainment system, a voice messaging system, the Mahindra Blue Sense app and many more exciting features. Propulsion power for the drive comes from a mighty 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, which guarantees a strain-free and wholesome drive with the advent of strong disc brakes and a well reinforced chassis arrangement. Now, the XUV500 comes with a 2.0-litre under the hood (exclusive for Delhi) that churns out exactly the same power and torque like 2.2-litre mHawk mill.


Exteriors:


The large, muscular pose of the vehicle draws a really strong appeal over it, and we're know for one that younger viewers will absolutely love it. The company has also infused a delicate and feminine touch to the robust vehicle, with subtle body lines, chrome highlights and an agile, streamlined shape that is sure to get heads turning when on the street.



When you look at the model from the front, you feel a powerful pulse emanate from it. The massive bonnet, large grille and the aesthetically designed skirts bring a bold look to the front, and this sets the tone for the entire vehicle's image.



At the centre of the front is a large black grille with the company's marque engraved upon it, and you're sure to feel the adrenaline upon viewing the slim chrome highlights that blend into the black background perfectly. Stationed on either side of this are intricately designed headlamp clusters that come with all the lighting systems an average citizen would expect.



The front skirts have been skilfully moulded, so that the fine cladding and the visible curves add to the strength of the front. By the corner of the bumper, the fog lamps have been touched with a chrome bezel applique, and although it's not wholly prominent, we enjoyed the refined atmosphere that the car was trying to build.



The massive bonnet has been streaked with soft lines, and this is sure to satisfy the appetite of modern audiences. You catch a spark of true design ingenuity when you view the way the metallic skin of the bonnet streams into the side and builds around the thick, sturdy wheel arches.



The muscular fenders add a more vitalised feel to the side profile, and that's just the type of thing audiences today like. The well structured alloy wheels bring another small visual treat to the casual eye, while at the top, the black roof rails invoke a slightly more functional image in our opinion.




As we stood before the vehicle, it was clear to us that this company loves to add sizzle to its vehicle, and the chrome lining on the window does just that. The black coloured window frames help to diversify the look, together with the prominent cladding strips that sweep through the side.



A glance at this machine is enough to fortify your impression of a well tailored, balanced vehicle. The rear portion is bulkier and wider than the front, allowing the roof to taper down gently towards the front, before sinking towards the bonnet. We've got to hand it to them; Mahindra has done a phenomenal job in polishing this machine up for a gritty and sporty edge. Despite being a large and hefty SUV, its streamlined and graceful profile does add racy elements to it.



The large tailgate is flanked by vertical tail-lamps, while serene body lines cut in towards the centre. The chrome bezel highlight on the tailgate finishes off the entire picture with an neat and opulent look.



Interiors:


The cabin is spacious, and there would be little effort needed in hosting tall, burly and larger people within it. As you take a seat within the vehicle, you feel an aura that leans towards lavishness, but anyone would admit that it isn't near perfection.



A tiny 'wow' factor emanates from the gizmos and the facilities hosted at the centre console, but you're sure to notice certain elements in the design that could use better quality. Nevertheless, we maintain that it's still a pretty sound offer considering its price, which is Rs.9 lakhs short of the Fortuner. The dual tone black and beige environment is an improvement from its earlier condition which, we thought was rather dry. The upper half of the dash is coloured in polished black, while the glove box and its surrounding area is beige. By the corners of the wide dashboard, you have vertically positioned AC vents, and we thought this evoked a more distinguished look for the place.



At the top of the centre console is the Infotainment system with a touchscreen display and the controls at the bottom. Staged below this is the air conditioning system which comes along with rotary controls that we thought looked pretty classy.



By the right hand side, the steering wheel has an eye catching design, and we thought it felt good to hold.



The instrument cluster arrangement is perhaps the most stylish element of the entire cabin, with two bloated covers blanketing the tachometer and the speedometer.



We had little to complain about in the seating arrangement, and it is clear that an ergonomic precision has guided this. The Beige colouring of the seats, we thought, was pretty holistic, and the leather upholstery also feels good. The presence of headrests and armrests for front row is sure to rake up your comfort level.



The central armrest console of the front occupants comes along with a storage compartment that is cleverly tucked underneath.



There is plenty of legroom for the front and second row, but we thought that the third row was best suited for children or smaller adults.


Performance:


The rugged machine gets an equally rugged engine-the mHawk140 diesel engine with a displacement of 2179cc. The power-plant is armed with a variable geometry turbocharger, and this definitely bolsters its performance capacity to a certain degree. The machine's specifications are reasonable, with a power of 140bhp at 3750rpm along with a torque of 330Nm at 1600rpm to 2800rpm. As you start the engine, you can sense a very minimal turbo lag. The drive quality on urban roads is fantastic, and the power-train drags the mighty machine gracefully through your every day streets. The power delivery is linear at all times, and sudden anomalies in the engine sound are remarkably rare. The 6-speed manual synchromesh gearbox is pretty easy to use. The first and the second gear come with a distinctly short gap, and this may be of good aid when you're rolling through traffic, for you'd rarely need to downshift in these close and messy times.


Now, for the Delhiites, the XUV500 comes exclusively with a 1997cc diesel engine option that releases the same output as the 2.2-litre mHawk oil-burner. However, this mill comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. This comes in wake of Supreme Court's ban on diesel engines with a size of more than 2.0-litres. This new launch will now open the Delhi market for Mahindra.



Ride and Handling:


We thought that the chassis arrangement was very well tuned, keeping the ride smoother than you'd expect. In addition to this, the powerful construct and wide grounding of the vehicle also boosts stability during the ride. There was minimal body roll by SUV standards, but you'd need to keep yourself anchored when cornering. But linear drives are marvellous at speeds as high as 120kmph, and we couldn't help but get the feeling that the car had been fastened to the ground.



The independent suspension arrangement does a good job, with a combination of a McPherson front axle and Multi-link type rear. Anti roll bars have been clipped onto both arms, helping to cement stability further. Meanwhile, disc and caliper type brakes do a great job of containing the car's speeds and bringing it to a stop, and this does add up to an even more excellent handling quality altogether.



Safety:


There are some strong safety shields for the occupants, including dual front airbags, together with side and curtain airbags as well. All variants come with ABS and EBD, while the higher end trims also get an electronic stability program that comes along with rollover mitigation. Peace of mind is also ensured with a hill hold and descent control, side impact beams, crumple zones that guard against crashes and tubeless radials that enhance control when driving.



Variants:


The model series comes in four variants, the W4, W6, W8 and W10. The entry level trim, the W4, has a limited list of features that includes a single row LCD display, projector headlamps, an electrically operated temperature control, tilt power steering, a twin pod instrument cluster, power windows and a remote tail-gate opener. Meanwhile W6 and W8 trims level up the comfort with some more features, such as an advanced Intellipark system, reading lamps, an entry assist lamp, and many more. Meanwhile, the top end trim, W10 has it all: illuminated scuff plates, a hill descent control, a remote central locking system, puddle lamps, a 7 inch touchscreen Infotainment system, a voice messaging system and an electronic steering lock. We'd say that the top end variant would satisfy you if you insist on high quality luxury, while the lower end trims would suit people who could compromise on comforts for a better price.


Verdict:


This is a vehicle that will have a strong appeal for a certain class of people. Its muscular exteriors, spacious and comfortable interiors and reliable handling place it well ahead of many competitors in the segment. On the downside, you'll have to put up with a minimal luggage carrying capacity, a more utilitarian cabin design, some cramped space in the third row and a performance that could be better. At the end of the day, you'll love this vehicle if you're out for a good look, a good drive and a decent price. If you're the type that wants a wider package, then some other model would best serve your interests.


Mahindra XUV500 price

Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata Find On Road Price in Your City
Mahindra XUV 500 W4
(Diesel)
12,08,661 12,23,032 11,96,381 12,22,875 11,96,381 12,18,056 12,51,545   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W4 1.99 mHawk
(Diesel)
11,99,775 - - - - - -   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W6
(Diesel)
13,47,660 13,54,846 13,25,892 13,54,689 13,25,892 13,49,871 13,84,615   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W6 1.99 mHawk
(Diesel)
13,38,433 - - - - - -   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W8 2WD
(Diesel)
15,20,260 15,29,712 14,97,983 15,29,461 14,97,983 15,25,020 15,61,481   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W8 1.99 mHawk
(Diesel)
15,10,524 - - - - - -   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W8 AWD
(Diesel)
16,03,660 16,18,739 15,84,754 16,18,723 15,84,754 16,13,334 16,50,645   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W10 2WD
(Diesel)
16,09,660 16,19,206 15,85,913 16,18,954 15,85,913 16,14,514 16,51,837   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W10 1.99 mHawk
(Diesel)
15,98,454 - - - - - -   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 AT W8 FWD
(Diesel)
16,11,460 16,20,997 15,87,674 16,20,746 15,87,674 16,16,306 16,53,683   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 AT W10 FWD
(Diesel)
16,99,060 17,08,533 16,73,681 17,08,282 16,73,681 17,03,842 17,42,063   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 W10 AWD
(Diesel)
17,14,460 17,29,468 16,93,548 17,29,451 16,93,548 17,24,062 17,62,476   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV 500 AT W10 AWD
(Diesel)
18,02,660 18,17,715 17,80,254 18,17,699 17,80,254 18,12,310 18,51,611   Get On Road Price  

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  • Don't buy XUV 500 even if it means its the cheapest best looking XUV
    By Tubbytb| January 28, 2012 | 293687 Views
    Look and Style : Great. Comfort : Good Pickup: Good Mileage: Good - 13-14 (I drove on highway for 700km). My car is now 1500 km driven Best Features : I bought XUV 500 W8 on Jan 15. and this is the list of issues I have faced in last 15 days:The car has been manufactured using worst quality material. So its not a low cost car..its a cheap car w... Read Full Review
  • XUV 500- bad experience: An Open letter to Mr. Anand Mahindra ( CMD Mahindra)
    By Dennis| October 07, 2013 | 60183 Views
    An Open letter to Mr. Anand Mahindra ( CMD Mahindra) Dear Mr. Anand, I have waited to write this letter for close to two years and completing 50000 km on your most favorite car XUV 500. Mr. Anand, You have let me down completely after being loyal customers to ur company for decades. I was born to a Mahindra loyal family ?Jeep(KLD 9535) in 1969 a... Read Full Review
  • Great car for what you pay
    By jose| November 03, 2014 | 25836 Views
    Regarding XUV, its the most ridiculed car I have ever known. Even the people walking on the sidewalks talk like. oh!! its XUV, its full of troubles. But to the best of my knowledge that's not true. You would also get a similar picture if you go through the lot many if onlline reviews and all. The main reason for this is that the initial batch o... Read Full Review
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  • Mahindra XUV500 and Scorpio 1.99-litre Variants Launched at Rs. 11.58 lakh and Rs. 9.67 lakh
    Posted On | March 09, 2016 | 114803 Views
    Mahindra has launched 1.99-litre iterations of its XUV500 and Scorpio SUVs, exclusively in New Delhi. This comes as a courtesy of the Supreme court's ban on diesel cars, which incorporate engines with displacements that exceed the 2000cc limit. The 1.99-litre Mahindra Scorpio has been launched at Rs. 9.67 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and its top-end trim flaunts a price tag of Rs. 12.75 lakh. XUV500 with the downsized engine has been launched at Rs. 11.58 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and the top-of-the-range model is priced at Rs. 15.51 lakh. This powerplant is a downsized version of the company’s 2.2-litre mHawk unit and produces power outputs, which are similar to its larger siblings. Read Full News
  • Mahindra XUV500 & Scorpio Get 1.9L mHawk in Delhi
    Posted On | January 22, 2016 | 15488 Views
    Mahindra has introduced diesel variants with capacity just shy of 2.0-litre of XUV500 and Scorpio. The main reason behind this downsize remains the ban on 2.0 litres or heavier diesel engines in Delhi.  Read Full News
  • Mahindra XUV5OO Automatic Launched at Rs. 15.36 lacs
    Posted On | November 25, 2015 | 25938 Views
    Looking at the popularity of the Creta diesel automatic, Mahindra has launched the automatic variant of the XUV5OO today. The vehicle shares Scorpio’s 6-speed automatic unit which was launched earlier this year. The automatic transmission is available in W8, W10 and W10 AWD variants of the XUV5OO. Speaking of the prices, the variant prices start at Rs. 15.36 lacs (Ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai). Read Full News
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