When it was launched in 2011, the XUV 500 was announced as Mahindra’s flagship Indian product. The company had already proved its credentials with the tremendously successful Scorpio and so the new launch also found favour with people because of its features, looks, and great drive quality. The Mahindra XUV 500 has long been one of the most successful and beloved Indian made SUVs on the road and with good reason.
XUV 500 features and specs
The new XUV 500 features a facelift as well as a more powerful 2.2L engine with an output of 114 kW (155 BHP) and an torque of 360 Nm @ 1750-2800 r/min. The new additions include an electric sun roof with anti-pinch and premium interiors with leather quilted upholstery. What is also new is the addition of soft touch leather door trims and dashboard which create a luxurious, high end cabin space. The bold new front grille, powerful projector headlamps and the muscular styling draw the eyes. Passive keyless entry, push button start and intelligent light sensing headlamps are other features that enhance convenience. The in cabin touchscreen infotainment system comes with the Mahindra Blue Sense app and smart watch connectivity in some variants.
XUV 500 safety
All variants of the XUV 500 have ABS with EBD and dual front airbags as standard. Manual override, seat belt reminder and speed alert are also standard features in all variants. The higher variants offer ESP with rollover mitigation, emergency call feature, hill hold and descent control as well as additional side and curtain airbags.
XUV 500 variants
The XUV 500 is available in diesel and petrol, manual as well as automatic versions and 4×4 option is also available. Variants range from W3, W5. W7. W9, W11, W7 AT, W9 AT AND W11 (9) AT and prices range from Rs. 12. 3 lakhs ex show room, to about Rs. 19.7 lakhs for the fully loaded, top end automatic, diesel variant.
XUV 500 what the reviews say
This car has long been one of the most popular sports utility vehicles ever made in India. Over the years the company has continued to refine and improve the car and its features always making it worth the while of buyers to choose this car. Owners love this vehicle for its muscular contours and commanding road presence. The luxurious interiors and thoughtful additions such as the cool box and excellent sound system also receive appreciative reviews. The mileage and safety features are also noteworthy, say owners. Apart from all else, this is a people mover vehicle with a capacious cabin built to seat up to eight people.