In a jungle, there are animals that walk leisurely and there are other animals that pounce on their prey. One such pouncing animal is the Cheetah. It’s strong, bold, very agile and relentless in attitude. No matter what and no matter when, it makes sure to get its prey very quickly and effortlessly. The team at Mahindra & Mahindra consider their all new Mahindra XUV 500 to be the cheetah among the automobile market. On 29th September 2011, Mahindra launched their highly anticipated Mahindra XUV 500 in Pune.
There have been a lot of speculations of what the car might look like and people commenting on what a weird name it was. People even considered that their code name W201 was better than the Mahindra XUV 500, but let me tell you....when the car was unveiled; people could not stop saying the word: XUV5 Oh Ohhhh. The car is beautiful. Based on the cheetah design language, the car has a stance ready to leap ahead. The car is ready to pounce onto the Indian as well as off-shore markets. The design language is unmatched with the bold and glorious lines that trace the world’s most agile animal in action. The big and chunky wheel arches accentuate the Mahindra XUV 500’s impressive and broad stance. One of the most distinct and very aesthetic looking features is the paw-styled door handles which were never seen before. But the so called fierce and aggressive look is most noticed from the front end of the vehicle. On glance at the hood end and the jaw-like honeycomb grille would make sure that the car is relentlessly ready to pounce on anything that comes in its way.
Mahindra & Mahindra is a US$12.5 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India – which employs more than 1,37,000 people in over 100 countries. In 2011, Mahindra also featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. For four years in a row, Mahindra has featured in the Forbes Asia’s Fab 50 list of the 50 best publicly traded companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No#1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s top 500 companies. But Mahindra has never been as confident about a product launch as they had been for the Mahindra XUV 500. This is their global product for which they aspire to satisfy the customer with a completely Mahindra built product that too from a plant in India at Chakan-Pune , Maharashtra. Mahindra group invested an additional Rs 650 crore at the Chakan facility for the Mahindra XUV 500 apart from other existing infrastructure. This product is completely made in India for the global markets. Most of the parts almost 90% parts are localised and the team at Mahindra is trying to come up with 100% localisation soon.
The serious preparation for the launch is evident from the fact that prior to the launch of this brilliant looking car, Mahindra & Mahindra had built over 250 Mahindra XUV 500 prototypes for testing. All these ‘protos’ were tested for an aggregate 2.35 million kilometres with over 800 validation plans. The global SUV market currently stands at 40% where as in India it is just a subtle 15%. Mahindra wants to exploit this segment with this new product and want to grow more as an SUV brand. For your information, Mahindra also has a market share of 60% in the SUV segment in India. And since the team at Mahindra wants the nation to look more positively at the SUV segment, the automaker has shaken the industry with a price range for Mahindra XUV 500 starting as low as Rs 10.80 lakh for the base w6 variant, Rs 11.95 lakh for the w8 2wd variant and Rs 12.88 lakh for the w8 AWD variant. (Prices are ex-showroom Delhi)
The vehicle we got to drive was a top of the line W8 variant though there are not many changes in the exteriors for the base W6 variant as well. When you look at the Mahindra XUV 500 the 1st thing that comes to the mind is that this is not a regular box looking Mahindra like the Scorpio or the Bolero.
The car is well sculpted and chiselled at various angles to make it look very appealing to the eye. It’s worth mentioning here that the design team claims that the car is based on the pouncing cheetah structure. To start off from the front end, the jaw-like honeycomb grille looks magnificent as well as intimidating. It looks huge and gives the car immense presence when viewed from the front. Also a very neat design strategy is the sculpted bumper. One can see that just below the headlamps on both the ends there is a fibre structure which is deep set inside the bumper which gives it that macho and muscular look.
It is the rugged robust look in the front for which the car is said to have an aggressive cheetah like design language. There is an air dam just below the grille and above the number plate section. The car gets static bending projector headlamps which allow them to light up the curves when you turn the steering so that there never is a surprise around the corner. The headlamps also get LED parking lamps along with the high intensity projection bulbs. But then you may think there are no fog lights!!! No, no you are wrong. Look deep down into the bumper and there are nicely fit fog lights which are not that bulky looking but designed perfectly to illuminate the road under bad situations. After all this is an SUV and that too Mahindra XUV 500, you would take it at places where the roads/terrain might not be well lit. Now talking about the side profile, the most distinct and prominent design work is the chunky wheel arch. It is huge and bulky and gives a lot of character to the car. So, I may say it’s not just the wheel arch but an added muscle above the wheel arch above both the front and rear arches which make it more noticeable and help the car look strong and ready for action.
Coming to the window sills, they are done in black just like most automakers are doing it across the globe to make it look better. ORVMs have side turning indicators. The most unique feature on the exterior side is the paw-styled vertical door handles. These handles also provide better grip and also it is a Mahindra first attempt in the SUV segment to come up with such a unique design even for it is a small feature like a door handle. Also there is a roof-rail present on the car which is streamlined right from the front till the tailgate. This adds to the sporty character of the Mahindra XUV 500. Come to the rear end and the first thing you would notice is that there is added muscle just above the number plate garnish. It stands out making it look distinct from the rather boxy SUVs available in the Indian markets. Also there are racing inspired twin exhaust pipes done in chrome. Then, the icing on the cake is the tail lamp. With a paw like design inscribed inside the clear lens on the tail lamp, it looks very meaty and well of course serves the purpose of better visibility. It also has a high mount stop lamp and finally there is also a rear screen wiper with washer.
If you really want to have a feel of what the interiors of Mahindra XUV 500 have to offer there is a suggestion try to get a look inside the Mahindra XUV 500 in a dark place, and the mood lighting inside the car will blow your mind. The red lights thrown at strategic places inside the car make it an eye candy amongst its competitors.
The car has a 6 inch colour touch screen infotainment system. Along with this one gets GPS navigation with touch screen and audio support that can operate in as many as 8 regional languages, now that is impressive. Also for the GPS you get coverage of about 1.5 million kilometres off road in around 1200 cities.
The turn to turn voice guidance system can help one in locating over 5 million touch points including restaurants, ATMs, fuel pumps and Movie theatres as well. The audio system in custom built and speakers are built by Onkyo, the car has four speakers and 2 tweeters. The music system gets the new age CD/MP3/Ipod/USB connectivity and also Bluetooth connectivity. The Mahindra XUV 500 steering wheel features include voice commands, cruise and audio controls for comfort and convenience. You can also control the infotainment system without taking your hands off the steering wheel through the voice commands. The car uses blue sense technology and also allows you to access your phonebook as well as make and receive calls.
For the more intelligent drive, the Mahindra XUV 500 gets smart rain and light sensors which turn on automatically when required. The car also has a DVD playback in the infotainment system. Now let us talk about the speedo console, it is well lit and not too flashy. There are some additional features like tyre-tronics, intellipark with visual aid on the infotainment system, digital immobiliser, digital trip and tachometer. The car gets a glass embedded antenna. It has the standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
IF this was not enough it also has fully automatic temperature control and dual HVAC, along with Leather upholstery with centre armrest with cup holders. Driver’s seat gets lumbar support adjust and 8 way adjustable seats including height; and also the ORVMs are power adjusting and power foldable. The front row seat belts also get height adjustment. There is remote tail gate opening and the Flip-key has the remote central locking system. Reading lamps are provided on all three rows along with a power outlet for each of the three rows. The Mahindra XUV 500 is equipped with rear demister along with follow me home lights. There is an illuminated key ring and puddle lamps which make it easier to get in and out of the car under dark conditions.
The second row seats are 60:40 folding and the centre console between the passenger and the driver gets a cold storage. The glove box also has a laptop holder. The interiors are dual tone which are very elegantly crafted to sooth the minds of the occupants. There are two colour combinations namely theme of dark and theme of light as mentioned by a Mahindra official. The car has concealed lounge lighting with waterfall-style central bezel.
To conclude we can say that the interiors of the car stand up to the claim of the company saying “elegance in form, elegance in function”. The car also has chrome scuff plates on the first and second row.
Mahindra is considering the Mahindra XUV 500 as a very promising product into the global markets. So the heart of the car had to be a strong competitor not just in India but also off-shore. With this in the mind the company has planted a 2.2 litre M-Hawk140, direct injection diesel engine into the Mahindra XUV 500. This is the fifth generation variable geometry turbocharger (VGT). The car produces a maximum gross power of 140bhp@3750 rpm and a very meaty 330Nm torque @2800 rpm.
The gearbox in Mahindra XUV 500 is a six-speed-synchromesh-manual. Here, Mahindra is introducing a 6-speed transaxle with All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for the first time in India.
The VGT takes the car from 0-60kmph in a mere 5.4 seconds. Also the advanced micro hybrid technology helps conserve both fuel and the nature. The car has a dual mass flywheel which makes driving easier and comfortable during long journeys. The suspension at front is McPherson type with antiroll bar and at the rear it’s a Multi-Link type with antiroll bar. The suspensions are independent and make the ride quality very soft on bumpy rides. The car runs on P235/65 R17 tubeless radials. Both front and rear brakes are disc and calliper type. The car has ABS with EBD. It has the electronic stability program with rollover mitigation.
Interestingly, the ESP constantly monitors the movement and direction of the car, when it detects loss of control brakes are automatically applied and torque to the relevant wheel is reduced till vehicle stability is restored. Features like hill-hold and hill-descent control, doors with side impact beams and crumple zones for crash protection.
So, in the words of technical team of Mahindra the Mahindra XUV 500 is one part sanctuary and one part fortress. The car also gets dual airbags (driver and passenger) and curtain & side airbags. Besides this the Mahindra XUV 500 meets other European norms which would be coming to India by 2016 already with the launch of the Mahindra XUV 500 and this is good news for the company and for the safety of the passengers.
The suspensions also have hydraulic anti vibration mounting to make a noise free driving experience. The car claims to give a fuel efficiency of around 15.1 Kmpl as per the ARAI figures and for a car this size, this is a very respectable number. An automatic variant is on the hook for the Mahindra XUV 500 and can be expected soon.
Well, we drove the car for a short distance but came out surprisingly happy with the driving dynamics. The suspension unlike the Scorpio and Xylo are well planted and do not give you that sitting on a jelly feel. The car does not wobble on a bumpy road as much as the Scorpio. The body of the Mahindra XUV 500 is a monocoque found on all modern SUVs around the world resulting in excellent power to weight ratios and unmatched handling giving immense driving pleasure. The car had a fair amount of body roll which is not a complaint factor for a car this size. The acceleration is quick and the engine is not sluggish at all. It pulls relentlessly till redline and gear-shifting is not notchy. The steering is well weighted even at higher speeds and with the rollover mitigation and ESP and so on, the car cornered well at speeds above 80kmph as well. Braking was precise and the officials also showed us a demo of how ideal the car was under panic situations with a car planted with ABS and a non ABS version which eventually crashed onto the cardboard boxes lined up for the demo.
So, at a price starting at Rs 10.80 lakh ex showroom Delhi , the Mahindra XUV 500 apparently is going to do huge number for Mahindra and Mahindra. The car has features which its competition fails to even notice. The car looks very muscular and drives as good as a sedan. With the car priced just right and the dream of the Mahindra team to grow the SUV markets, we can surely see a shift of the sedan buyers into the SUV category as you can get a better bigger and much more beautiful package than other automakers have to offer.
So, it remains to be seen if the cheetah can mark its territory in the Indian and off-shore markets in the coming future. The car will be available in colours like Satin White, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple, Amazon green, Moon dust silver, volcano black and dolphin grey. The bookings will open in a phased manner at Mahindra dealerships in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Pune from October 1st 2011. From what the company has to offer with this product, we are very positive that it will be received well by the Indian customer.
Let the Cheetah get its Prey!!
HEY GUYS Y YOU HAVE NOT UPLOADED PICS OF THE CAR?
Hi guys, i'm a fan of Tata's, but i hate to say this, This car is simply awesome. With that price tag and pricing, its the best in its segment.
please sent car for test drive call on this phone no 9873440078
happy to see lot of indians encouraging indian products
i can feel you mate! what a nice feeling to see other fellow countrymen appreciating our own product. this is really surprising i did not expect tata to be manufacturing such an A class SUV that will surely pack a punch on its rivals.
This beast will kill all other SUVs in market. Poor Tata, what will you do now to sell your overpriced Aria?. Learn lesson from mahindra and dont try to become Toyota. You will remain only tata and should price your products accordingly. Still you have time to correct your mistake. Well Done mahindra for such a value for money product. You are already winner!
When is its booking open in Hyderabad. When will delivery start at Hyderabad,AP.
launching on 17th Jan 2012 in Hyd, Booking amt min 50,000. Check out the mahindra showroom in kondapur. Waiting time min 4 months
25th jan lottery system open for 1 week. increased advance amount to 80,000
i was planning to buy the skoda yeti after testing this car, i will surely pick this one over the skoda yeti and the audi q3.i own an audi q5 and this vehicle is far more better than the audi
How than car will be better than an Audi q3
lolz..its senseless to compare this SUV with Audi Q3. Audi Q3 or BMW X1 are far better than this.. but yes if u compare with Yeti than this SUV comes into play.
You said it man...!!Audi Q3. Audi Q3 or BMW X1 cannot be compared with an SUV, of course,Mahindra XUV 500 sounds and looks good from the pictures and write ups....but yet to be proven on the Indian roads..!!
I agree..that's wat I was saying..
Its India....Road Is Only For Tough Cars Not For Audi And Alls
was planning to buy a yeti,but the price put me off,this should beat the yeti hallow,all features plus at a better price.
hey rohan, have you tested tata ARIA?? thats mind blowing... you never get power and luxurious like ARIA from any other SUVs.
But still, tata will always be tata..... after a few of using tata, you will find parts coming apart and your rear view mirror will only see smoke! mahindra is far better in that way... The engine will be more refined for a long time! And even consistent!
u fool xuv is the best
ada poda en dubukku aria ellam oru vandiya? waste tata products are fully waste. a car should atleast be like pajero or xuv 500
How did you have the mind to compare Audi and mahindra???? Shey..... Cant believe my ears!!!
xuv is the best vehicle
hey rohan l antony how can this can be better than a Audi Q5 ,what rubbish r u telling man .This itself shows that u dont own an audi but u own a ambassador .
wat the hell r u all talking about.i have commented my opinion about skoda yeti on its test drive so it is true tat i am looking for a sub premium suv. likewise it is also true tat i own an audi q5 and a skoda superb.i had to go 2 bangalore for a auto - designing meeting and i work as an auto mobile designer for volkswagen.i have got a message frm mahindra about its new suv and asked if i wanted to test it. i live in kerala and i had gone to mahindra showroom for a sub premium suv and they tld me it would b wise 2 wait 4 someime till the new suv arrives.yes i had taken my q5 to bangalore. just after stepping down frm the q5 and sitting in the xuv it felt so much better.it has a very soft cushy and supportive seat, a very effective climate control and features and will put even suvs and saloons frm a higher segment with wet marks in their trousers.it has to improve on the aspects such as fit and finish and quality. but it performed better than the yeti ,loads of space,awesome engine and unmatched road presence.it gave me more head tuner than the audi while testing the q5.it had a better ride than the yeti and the q5, it had more space and the moodlighting gave me a very coasy and good sense of comfort.the most sad part of the test drive was tat (times up) warning. shutting the door of the xuv and while walking back 2 the audi there was a sense of sadness lurking behind my head.when will i ever get my hands on my own xuv.so take my word the xuv is better than an audi q5
ok ok cool! Mr.ROHAN L ANTONY.everyone please listen to him.He is a man who have tried & tested both cars so we should accept what he says.his opinion may be right.indians are not so cheap xuv 500 is a global suv not for india alone.afer all germans cars sold in india are also made in india
Very well said anthony. People here are dumb heads. They feel just coz a car is expensive it is better. Audi Q5 is how much? 40 lac? but in reality it is just 15 lac if u purchase it abroad. The reason it is expensive in India is, due to the heavy tax these government levy's on imported material and cars. XUV anyday will BEAT the audi q5 with its drive comfort. The XUV is made especially for Indian roads, where as the Audi does not deliver cars just for Indian roads. fools here should learn this and talk.
thanks man 4 ur support.
hi Rohan i hv plan to buy a car can u plz suggest to me which one i go for Tata or mahindra
hmm... well not tata ofcourse.both tata and mahindra made cheap cars which starts 2 show their age pretty soon.but atleast mahindra is trying to change it.many people r opting 4 d mahindra so parts would b cheap and available.mahindra is doing well these days yeah they dont provide us wid perfect cars ,but who does? rolls royce maybe but it comes at a price.though there some cheap bits in the interior parts of the mahindra but out of these 2 the xuv 4 sure.
out of these 2 the mahindra 4 sure.mind that there r some cheap parts in the interior. but way better than the tata.tata cars starts 2 show their age pretty fast .
Awsome looks and bold prises * audi n bmw have to run from india back to Europe
booked one - already - its so hard to resist :-)
Simply one word 2 say AWESOME dude!!!!!
I TAKE TEST DRIVE TODAY ITS AWESSOME & I ALREADY BOOK BUT I DONT KONW DELIVERY TIME ? ANYONE KNOWS ADVICE PLS
wat language is this?first learn grammar then i will lend u the details. srry dude for the joke but u r still inteligent 2 choose the right car
Hi! bro i 2 booked xuv w8 , did'nt u got call & a message from mahindra confirming the date tentatively. i got it for my xuv
yes bro and u r wise 2 choose the xuv 5oo
Tata has not been so good with Suv's and Muv's, The Tata Safari was sold in large numbers however the owners were somewhere some place not that Happy, and so that saw a Drop in the Sales of the TATA Aria, Now Mahindra has always been really really Famous with the SUV MUV and the 4X4 Sector, and This one is really going to sell like hot cakes, Mahindra has done just tight by putting in just the Right Design the Right Technology that a vast Variety of people need, hence the Pricing, Since it has not overdone it in terms of Technology,it is not overpriced, and in the long run will not burn holes in a common man's Pocket, So people who are looking for something in that segment and in that Price, This is the Right Car...
at which time car launch in indore?
tata safari is not a competition competition is fortuner
Actually, Tata Aria is the main competition to XUV 500
seems to be cool. Lets see the how will be good in running
DO YOU THINK IT CAN COMPETE WITH FORTUNER. IT HAS SAME ENGINE AS SCORPIO WHICH WAS BIT DISSAPOINTING. NOT THAT SCORPIO ENGINE IS NOT GOOD,JUST THAT IF SOMEONE WANTS TO UPGRADE FROM SCORPIO TO THIS ONE, IT DOES COME TO MIND THAT IT HAS SAME ENGINE.
Vikas, we are talking of 12 lac car and 24 lac car man. Still the features in XUV 500 will RAPE fortuner badly lol
THE IDEA WAS TO SAVE 12LACS AND GO IN FOR XUV, THATS WHY I HAD POSTED THIS QUERY. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY.
I am waiting for this car when it will come to jorhat?
what is the onroad price? ,(kerala)
When is this car going to be available in Kolkata? I am very much interested to buy at the earliest. Pls adv.
XUV 500 is simply awesome........There is no other way to describe it further...
please sent car for test drive call today on this phone no 9873440078
looks to be a beautiful and strong car-when is the launching in orissa and kolkatta? when can i have a test drive in orissa?
wat the price
outlook is really superb....
Guys I have a Merc M Klass, Audi Q7 4.2, Porsche Cayanne and finally Landcruiser but the moment I test drove this vehicle I was swept off my feet. I have booked 2 colors Dolphin Grey and volcanic black. I will be selling off all my other cars and just retaining these two. Kudos to Mahindra
Sanjiv, Do u plan to sell ur Land Cruiser. Can u mail me the details. Is it an Import or the Indian available. Pls mail me on: email@example.com
What are you going to do with two cars.give one to me!!!!!!!
Really it's a nice vehicle in his segment. I think Mahindra is a leader in SUV segment since beginning. I m from Guwahati, when you are going to start selling this XUV at Guwahati ?
XUV500 GOOD LOOKING &MY SPECIAL CHOICE
Awesome. Love to own one.
Awesum car,after a decade Mahindra has launched such a good car
Wat abt auto transmission. I want to go for automatic but cant wait for long
It may take a some time, but i'm not sure. Better go for Scorpio AT or the Endevour.
hey guys, currently i own the scorpio automatic and done 35000 kms on it. trust me, the drive is just awesome, the drag u get in it on the high ways is just terrific, but u dont feel spohisticated by its outlook or the interiors.. thanks to the movies, it has the mafia or local goon driving aroound look.and hoe can i forget the body roll! coming to XUV 500, the car is simply terrific. mahindra has removed all the negatives of scorpio and put up a beautifull car in the form of XUV. We cant compare xuv with the Audis or Bmw's or the mercs...just feel so good that an indian company has produced a world class product and that too so afordable!! isnt that what we have to feel proud!! thanks MAHINDRA! grt job!!
now this is the first suv can compit any suv in the world
I am from Himachal.I was planning to buy Scorpio next year.Now XUV500 is forcing me to change my mind.Appreciate for your feed back about this SUV. Where to book for Himachal?
when does this beast reach kerala?cant wait to fondle it !!! ex-showroom prices are all right,however, if u check the on road taxes in the south,it comes to more than 2 lakh.wtf??? total with insurance_____15 lakhs. now wat do u say to that?
Since this SUV is complete in itself and nothing else we need in it except it should be launched in mHWAK 120bhp also. This will reduce the price of 500 and will add more variants in its squad.... And as I think there will be no market Challenger for it in future...till they launch there next SUV
If it is indeed an SUV, then why is the ground clearance not being talked about? It is no comparison with the Scorpio which can tackle any kind of road. I know what I am talking about because I own a Scorpio and drive it all over North and Westerns India.
i booked toyota innova but nowwwww i like xuv500 only tell lauching date of xuv500 in nagpur.as soon as possible
I love it:-( I want it:-(
Already booked. Its my first SUV
Yes, i read the complete review, and yesterday had a chance of test driving one at Bangalore, trust me It is hard to beleive it is a product made in India, Hat's of to Mahindra & Mahindra, It is really Great. Infact one of my family member has booked one. In end of the day feel very,very proud as my Son works for Mahindra. I just Love the vehicle, one day hope to be a PROUD OWNER Of one.
XUV500 is a very nice suv.This beast will have face Fortuner, New Safari and Pajero Sport.In a world where bigger is always better,road presence is very important.
when it is launching in hyderabad? waiting for beautiful cheetha From M&M.
how much it?
When & at what price XUV5OO is launching at Hyderabad.
please sent car for test drive call on this phone no 9825014768
this car has explorable features.
How much it? in Trivandrum
what is the onroad price? ,(kerala
mahindra xuv capitwa ko kaddi takkar degi aur iska price bhi kam hai.wo he plus point hai.
i realy love xuv 500
The most awaited SUV for India have come out and hope it is a great success for M & M. The Design, Technology, Performance & price will say again Indians are so Cleaver.
When will this beast be available in Goa.
amazing looks ..........
super suv in good price
mahindra xuv500 is better then fortuner...?
best of luck mahendra will hAVE TO KNOW THE PRICE KINDLY ANNOUNSE FOR PUBLIC ITS EASY TO PLANE TO BUY
I booked an Innova and I will go for Innova only bcoz M&M has let down HYDERABAD by not launching it with other cities its a shame cities like pune chennai are given first preference over Hyderabad.
chennai is detroit of india for automobiles.also for xuv 500 R&D of M&M was chennai plant.so no doubt chennai is getting better preferance than hyderabad.which has still not yet decided to go with AP or telungana.so M&M in confusion.you AP guys first decide & say M&M whether it belongs to ap or telungana.then they ll consider keeping launch function in your home itself i think i have answered your question dude.CHENNAI IS FAR BETTER THAN HYDERABAD.thats the reason.Simple
such a big reply for my small comment shows how ur inferior compared to hyd come out of chennai and see how beautiful hyd is. chennai is like a huge cluster of unorganized villages so chill out in your village.and dont mix politics in our discussion.
the suv looks dashing,classy n has a nice tough, durable look. it appeals. kudos to the guys at mahidra.would luv to drive it.
Mahindra has stopped taking booking as of today because of toomuch booking.
i cancelled fludic and booked w8 on 10th but no idea when i will get it.
when this car come sale all over india(in every city's)
we have a Scorpio-Sle model 2609cc 2008 model,only 43,000km done, in immaculate condition. Can we go for an exchange?
super i known details about xuv 5oo car
When launching in Punjab
y isn`t this car launched in Kerala?
When will be the booking for XUV500 starting in Kerala ?
I had taken a test drive of the XUV500 on Saturday. The vehicle looks good. Noticed some minor irritants though 1. The Speedometer and the guages look a little awkward. Looks like two eyes looking at me. 2. When getting in and out of the vehicle - for the driver, the steering column touches the leg. I noticed that even the top door - beam also touches the head. 3. The Clutch travel is very long - we have to move our leg. It cant be done keeping our heel at one position. This will cause pain in the legs for normal city driving. 4. The left leg rest when not using the clutch - there is a problem especially when you wear shoes or chappal - the gap is too narrow - the clutch pedal obstructs the movement - does not easily go in or come out. 5. There was some small problem with the location of the gear knob. The left arm rest causes slight problems when changing gears. I felt that the gear lever distance is also high. 6. In the vehicle that I drove (red colored), the dashboard - top side, was biege colored. This will cause a lot of reflection during day time driving on the windscreen. It should preferably be black or dark grey.
I booked w8 amazon green in gurgaon I got delivery date on 4 feb from Mahindra....
I just xuv500 on road ...friends it's moving along Tata sumo that's looking so tiny as compare to xuv .while moving through rough patches I can feel easily she is handling my god.I Believe me I didn't take my turn and followed her to take more glimpse of that beauty..
when do we expect auto transmission.
i have booked the xuv awd with swami motors , chandigarh. when will i get the delivery.
dude call ask that dealer directly.for me in chennai its 11 weeks.i dono about chandiargh
is the booking on in chd
Bookings for the XUV500 had re-opened on 25 th January across 19 cities in India namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh / Panchkula, Ludhiana, Jallandhar, Patiala, Kochi, Trivandrum, Calicut, Trissur, Coimbatore, Nagpur and Nasik. Regards
great work by mahindra.they have given every thing so that no one can complain.critics either shut their mouth or turned into fans of xuv 500.actually i like tata coz of thier more car per car concept.but now a days they seem to be too costly without improving quality.further all tata CARS(not nano) have similar faces in different sizes.which mahindra has taken care off xuv 500 is really looking like cheetah & nothing else.washing their face off from japanese and german dirt finally happy to see indians appreciating indian product.mahindra is really great
Mahindra should be clear about the status of the AWD vehicle delivery are they still conducting the research and development of the vehicle and why is that customer who have booked like me have to wait for 6 to 8 months. I have also written to the mahindra officials about the same but there is on reply.
i was planning to buy fortuner but now i found that this is much better.
xuv500 is ultimate in its killer looks and features and offcourse the price it is being offered,but the real performance has to be judged over the time period when it chuggles through the bad potholed roads and messay indian traffic conditions
please sent xuv500 for a test drive. contact no. 9810699211
whether auto gear is avilable
all, we all know and acknowledge the gr8 work done by M&M engineers, but are the dealers ready to handle these vehicles after the sales? this veh is loaded with gadgets, are the technicians skilled enough to handle them? The A.S.S has always been the pain area for M&M. I just hope this beauty does not get scrwed in the dealers workshop after the sales...
If i book a car today when can i get on loan please
PLEASE GIVE ME TEST DRIVE
want a test drive.
why all of the above members comparing an audi q3 and xuv 500
The Mahindra XUV500 comes in the 10-15lakh price range while the Audi Q3 would be a segment or two higher so comparing the two models wont be fair.
The Mahindra XUV500 comes in the 10-15lakh price range while the Audi Q3 would be a segment or two higher so comparing the two models wont be fair.
When is tha car launching in goa? w6 will cost how much on road in goa? whats is the colour of the fabric seats and dash board on the w6?
awesome car man
xuv 500 is a good vehicle
jaldi lonch karo indore me bhai..................
i had owned a first class w8 with amazing features
the best car
when this suv comes to orissa?
Satya, pls let me know in case you get any info on how can we own XUV500 in orissa. I also belong to orissa and planning to buy this car.
Sad.....the news of price increase before v took the delivery ....not fair ESP to customers who r waiting for this Since Oct 2011 , almost 6mths :( anyways v r ready to pick it up ;) zip zap zoom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
frnz..... am planin to buy xuv 500 dono mch abt the car bt hrd its too gud as an suv...gyz is it a gud option , hoz xuv 500.....how lng vill it take to b dlvrd....aftr bokin....since dis vil b my frst car.....am lil cnfusd .....so plz help me out gyz.....
xuv500 is the best vehicle
new car laneha