Mahindra XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition launched in India
Mahindra has recently launched a Limited Edition variant of the XUV 500. The XUV500 was already a well selling unit in Mahindra’s portfolio. The new trim is called the XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition. The new trim is priced at 14.49 lakh INR (ex-showroom Delhi).
So what makes this car different from the other variants? Well not too much actually. The SUV has been given a few cosmetic enhancements and a host of additional features on the inside. The new trim features an electronic sunroof, electrically adjustable driver`s seat, and a hydraulic assisted bonnet. It gets Internet connectivity for the cars infotainment and navigation system, voice messaging (so there is no need for the driver to type, and can keep his eyes on the road) reverse camera, illuminated scruff plates (to give it a premium car feel and justify the price tag) and a new set of alloy wheels. This XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition is aimed at providing driver comfort, from electronically adjustable driver`s seat, to anti pinch driver window, with express up and down movement.
All the alterations and enhancements are strictly limited to the exterior and driver comfort. The engine powering this car is identical to that of the standard XUV 500; a 2.2 Liter mHawk diesel engine making 138 bhp is paired to a six-speed gearbox. To justify the name, Mahindra will only make 700 units of the Xclusive variant. It will be available in two Editions, one with electronically adjustable driver seat and one without.
Prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Mahindra XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition (without powered driver’s seat) – Rs 15.05 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition (with powered driver’s seat) – Rs 15.22 lakh