Mahindra launches the magnificent XUV 500
|   Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd have announced a new addition to their SUV lineup with the induction of the XUV 500 in the crew. This SUV is aimed at the global market and is the first Mahindra product which is inspired by global designing and looks forward to cater to customers from different parts of the globe.

Bookings for the XUV 500 are open across the nation and the car is priced at INR 11.14 Lacs. Lot of hard work, dedication and brilliant engineering has gone into the designing of the car and Mahindra have finally come out with this brilliant product.


The Mahindra XUV 500 has unmatched performance, design, looks, comfort and safety features in the class and the car provides a complete driving experience, even over uneven surfaces. The unique front honey comb grille lends the XUV 500 a mean look and the car has a distinct road presence.
The muscular yet aerodynamic body with the bent projectors, LED parking lamps, light weight alloy rims, twin exhaust and integrated bumpers give the XUV 500 an aggressive yet complete look.

At the center of the XUV 500 is its monocoque design, an uninhibited driving dynamics and uncompromised technology. The car has an efficient power to weight ratio and the car provides great driving pleasure. The car has unmatched handling in the category and its sheer size does not hinder performance.

The XUV 500 is available in a variety of paint schemes which further increases its appeal and the car is available in Amazon Green, Moon dust Silver, Dolphin Gray, Volcano Black, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple and Satin White.

The XUV 500 has an advance mHawk 2.2 liter twin turbo diesel engine at its core and the car develops power in the range of 140 BHP and 330 Nm torque. The car uses a fifth generation variable energy turbocharger which powers the vehicle. The innovative 6 speed manual transmission shifts power at the optimum time hence boosting overall performance.

The XUV 500 can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in a mere 4.5 seconds and high torque at low revs allow the car to handle city traffic with ease. The car does not seem to be bothered by the constant gear shifts and effect on mileage in not bad either.

The car returns decent fuel value of around 15.1 km per liter, a decent value considering its sheer size and engine volume. The micro hybrid technology used in the car makes it powerful and fuel efficient at the same time.

A dedicated McPherson suspension system is embedded in the XUV 500 and the car has a multi link suspension system at its rear which means that this car is the king of off road trips. The car glides on asphalt and dirt track alike and this car is built to handle it all.

Mahindra is one of the leading car manufacturing companies in India and is slowly expanding its horizon. In fact in 2010, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd had attained a major chunk in the share of the Korean car manufacturers SSangYong Motor Corporation.
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