2015 Mahindra XUV500 launched at Rs 11.21 lakh ex-Delhi
Mahindra recently launched the facelift of the XUV500 in India. Priced at a minimum of Rs. 11.21 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), the company is hoping that the XUV500 facelift will bring in more volumes after the addition of a range of new and segment first features. The SUV was initially launched back in 2011 and went on to become a super-successful product for the Indian car manufacturer.
The base W4 model is priced at Rs. 11.21 lakhs, followed by the W6 at Rs. 12.48 lakhs, W8 at Rs. 14.18 lakhs, W8 all-wheel drive (AWD) at Rs. 14.99 lakhs, the new W10 at Rs. 14.99 lakhs and the top-of-the-line W10 AWD at Rs. 15.99 lakhs (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
Design wise, the whole car remains more or less the same, taking inspiration from the Cheetah. Majority of the changes are concentrated on the front of the vehicle with a new bonnet, a new grille and a new bumper. The front features many S-shaped curves that have been inspired from the Cheetah’s tear ducts. A lot of chrome has also been induced to give the SUV a more premium appeal. The main highlight however is the addition of LED DRLs in the front headlights that are also in the shape of an S. The side profile remains unchanged except for newly designed alloy wheels and a chrome lining around the windows. The rear end on the other hand remains unchanged.
The interiors are finished in black and beige colour. The top-end variant gets a new 7-inch infotainment system with integrated GPS navigation, reverse camera and a zoom function. The driver seat is now 6-way adjustable and other features include keyless entry, anti-pinch electric sunroof, express up and down driver window and push button start. A new Voice Messaging System (VMS) has also been introduced which warns about open doors, an engaged handbrake and unworn seat belts. The W10 gets another unique feature, i.e., logo projection lamps under the ORVMs that projects ‘XUV500′ when the front doors are opened. The interior also gets a new icy blue mood lighting and there is also the Mahindra Blue Sense app on offer.
The Mahindra XUV500 is powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which was also found on its predecessor. This engine can generate 140 BHP at 3750 RPM and 330 Nm of torque between 1600-2800 RPM, and comes paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The SUV now offers an improved mileage of 16.1 km/l (ARAI certified), thanks to the brake energy regeneration system and updated drivetrain ratios, which also provide a more stable and comfortable ride quality.
Facelifted Mahindra XUV500 Images –