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Mahindra XUV 500 Review – The Value for Money Diesel SUV in India

After the biggest hit of Mahindra Scorpio, there is a new SUV from Mahindra known as Mahindra XUV 500. The New Mahindra XUV 500 – the diesel beast has launched few weeks back in India with a jaw dropping price. Before we talk about the price, one thing for sure, other SUV’s with the same features and slightly more in price (19-20 lakhs) such as Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Mitubishi Outlander, Honda CR-V and the likes – Watch out for this beast. One of the most talked about machine in the automobile Industry this year, Mahindra XUV 500 is built on monocoque frame according to the international standards.

As weeks passed by, the Mahindra XUV 500 has hit the Indian market with a boom. Mainly because of its contemporary design and ultimate price range. The design is appealing and will be preferred by any buyer looking for a SUV car. Though it may not satisfy every one’s taste, but sure it will make the heads turn around. With more spacious middle row and the average space in rear, completely takes away the customer with comfortable seating arrangements.

The Mahindra XUV 500 design is inspired by the most agile animal Cheetah design and the front look of XUV 500 – When you look at the XUV 500 front, you can notice the jaw like front grille, paw style door handles and the body lines are inspired by a pouncing cheetah.

The XUV 500 sports a MHAWK ENGINE with 5th generation variable geometry turbo charger and the interiors beside the drivers seat, you could find a cool box to fit every one’s preferences. Also when talking about the interiors it has a elegantly crafted two tone interiors wrapped in the finest leather, also the lounge lighting sets your mood. It also has a sunglass storage above the conversation mirror, lap storage, integrated into the glove box.

With some advanced technology system ported into the dashboard such as an iPod compatible music system, a fully loaded navigation system and a 6 inch color touch screen infotainment display. Also the interiors are designed with 6 airbags (front, side and curtain). The steering wheel is designed in way that one half steering wheel, one half the remote control to music system, phone calls, voice commands etc. Finally it has the foldable 2nd row and 3rd row seats completely.

Now talking about Exteriors, it is designed with a Monocoque construction for dream handling and has a jaw type grille, paw styled door handles, pouncing cheetah body lines, twin exhausts, Static bending projection headlamps and leg parking lights, four wheel drive, powerful fog lamps, streamlined roof rails and the most beautiful tail lamps.

The XUV500 is also the country’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV with the first transverse engine offering
from Mahindra – Here the vehicle body and the platform are integrated into a single unit resulting in unmatched handling and undiluted driving pleasure.

The 2.2 litre mHawk140 engine delivers an output of 140bhp and an impressive torque of 330Nm. Just step on the pedal and watch the scenery blur. – Despite all this power, the XUV500 gives you an unmatched efficiency of 15.1kmpl (ARAI). It ensures instantaneous acceleration, taking the XUV500 from 0-60kmph in a mere 5.4 seconds. The DMF reduces engine noise, vibration and harshness significantly and delivers a comfortable and smooth gear shift feel. This makes the XUV500 powertrain one of the most refined in the market.

The XUV500 hosts the first 6-speed transaxle fully developed and tested in India. The 6 speeds enable two overdrives, which help in optimum engine torque and speed, resulting in better fuel economy and acceleration. On a slippery surface or a tight bend, torque is automatically transferred to the wheels with traction.

It comes with 7 colors such as Stain White, Volcano black, Amazon green, Monodust silver, Tuscan red, Opulent Purple, Dolphin grey.

Below is the Technical specifications of Mahindra XUV 500 :

Price Mahindra XUV 500

Starts from Rs. 10,80,000 – Rs. 12,80,000

XUV500 W6 – Rs. 10,80,000

XUV500 W8 – Rs. 11,95,000

XUV500 W8 AWD – Rs. 12,88,000

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