I feel that Mahindra XUV500 is the best in class whether we talk about its interiors or exteriors, it provies superb comfort with lots of features of the luxury SUV's. The XUV500 can accelerate 0?60 km/h in 5.4 seconds and 0?100 km/h in 12.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 178 km/h. Its fuel economy is 16 km per litre (as per ARAI test), and 13.8 km per liter in city and has a 70-litre fuel tank.The Mahindra XUV 500 is a mid-size, sport utility vehicle produced by the Indian automobile company Mahindra & Mahindra.The XUV500 was designed and developed at Mahindra's design and vehicle build center in Nashik and Chennai, and is manufactured in Mahindra's Chakan & Nashik plant, India. During its development, the car was code named 'W201'.The design is inspired by fastest land animal, the cheetah.It is the first monocoque chassis based vehicle, the company has produced.
The XUV 500 was launched in September 2011, and by June 2012 it was available in 19 cities in India. To meet the growing demand for the XUV 500, M & M planned to increase the monthly production to 5000 units by Sept-Oct 2012.
Despite being highly popular in India, it is less well known in other countries than is the Mahindra Scorpio. But the XUV500 was relatively popular in the South African market with sales exceeding 1200 units by February 2013.
Mahindra?s XUV 500 secured first place in the 2014 Desert Storm Rally - one of India?s toughest tests for both man and machine. The car also clocked the fastest time in three sections of the rally.
The XUV500 is powered by a 2.2 litre (2179 cc) "mHawk" turbo diesel engine similar to the one in the Mahindra Scorpio. It develops 140 bhp (104 kW; 142 PS) @ 3750 rpm and torque of 330 N�m (243 lb�ft) @1600-2800 rpm and is mated to a new 6-speed manual gearbox developed with assistance by Ricardo. In Delhi and NCR region, this SUV is available with a 2.0-litre (1997cc) mHawk diesel engine that produces same power and torque like its 2.2-litre mHawk diesel power plant.
The XUV500 was launched in two versions sharing the same engine; the W6 in two-wheel drive only and the W8 which can be specified in two- or four-wheel drive. The W6 includes a 6-inch monochrome infotainment display, two airbags, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), and disc brakes on all wheels. The W8 adds GPS navigation, six airbags, a touch screen, electronic stability program (ESP) with rollover mitigation, Hill Hold and Hill Descent control, alloy wheels, and leather upholstery.The company later added a W4 base variant and after the facelift, they added W10 and W10 AWD and AMT variants for W8 and W10.
In August 2012, Dilip Chhabria, Mumbai-based automobile designer of DC Designs came out with the lounge version of Mahindra XUV 500 and everyone knows that Mahindra XUV500 received ?Total Customer Satisfaction Award? from TNS Automotive. The flagship vehicle from Mahindra received the award for being top ranked in the SUV segment in the largest syndicated automotive study in India conducted by TNS Automotive.
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