Mahindra XUV500 with automatic transmission launched in India from Rs. 15.36 lakhs
Mahindra XUV500 is one car that changed the fortunes of Mahindra in India, is a very important vehicle for the company. However, the model has been kept away from an automatic gearbox, which even its main rival Hyundai Creta has. In fact, even the Mahindra Scorpio got an automatic gearbox not so long back. But Mahindra has finally launched the XUV500 automatic in India with prices starting from Rs. 15.53 lakhs (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai).
It is being made available with both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive types that does give the Mahindra XUV500 with the automatic transmission an upper hand against the Hyundai Creta. The automatic gearbox is offered with two trims and in three different variants – W8 FWD, W10 FWD and W10 AWD. The W8 and W10 trims are the top most trims of the SUV. This means that the automatic models will come equipped with loads of features. For instance, the W10 trim gets a host of features including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, sunroof, automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, bending headlights, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and much more.
Mated to the automatic gearbox is a 2.2-litre mHawk80 turbocharged diesel engine that develops 142 PS of power and 330 Nm of torque. The automatic transmission is a completely different unit than the one found on the Scorpio automatic.
One of the main reasons for its good show in the country is also the range of safety features on offer. These include 6 airbags, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control, ABS, EBD and Electronic Stability Program.
The automatic variants should help Mahindra get more customers to their showrooms because many customers are now opting for convenient-to-drive automatic vehicles. Prices of all the variants are given below:
1.) Mahindra XUV500 AT W8 FWD – Rs. 15.36 lakhs (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai)
2.) Mahindra XUV500 AT W10 FWD – Rs. 16.20 lakhs (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai)
3.) Mahindra XUV500 AT W10 AWD – Rs. 17.22 lakhs (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai)
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