Hardwork always pays off and so we have to give Mahindra the credit for their efforts and tirelesly working hours spent into XUV500. The new 7-seater XUV is the latest hype in the automobile market out there. With its extremely c competitive pricing, it’s a 2.2L diesel mill is quite powerful and gets a bump of 15PS in terms of power and 30Nm in torque. The car supports an impressive engine with 2179 cc. The XUV500 will no longer be available in the 140 horses churning avatar an in fact, the engine has been upgraded to produce 153 bhp. The striking feature is that NVH levels have been improved tremendously. XUV500 is available in 7 different colors which include, Volcano Black, Opulent Purple, Pearl White, Moondust Silver, Crimson Red, Lake Side Brown and Mystic Copper. Every coin has two sides and so does this beast. Some weak points include the quality of some AC vents and switches. The storage space is an issue and there is no MT on offer.
Since, everything boils down the price, here is a brief about the ex-showroom and other payment methods available or the same:
1. Ex-showroom Price(New Delhi) ₹ 12.32 Lakh*
2. Available EMI Options ₹ 23,832.00 Check Now
Mahindra played it smart by adapting to the much needed change. The facelift of the Mahindra XUV500 is part of that very strategy to adapt and change, so as to stay at the top of the list for survival. This is not the first time that the Mahindra XUV500 has gone through a facelift. Since the day of its launch, in India, in 2011, the Mahindra XUV500 has had one facelift and this one’s the second. There is a probablity that this will be the last faceshift before we get to see a new model.
The facelift for XUV 500 is quite sorted this time. The big transformation comes from the new front grille, which looks different from any of the Mahindra cars that we’ve seen in the past. The rear sees a big change and this is in the form of a new tail gate and revised tail lamp units. The vertical tail lamps have now been replaced by a smaller unit. The tail lamps are now triangular units and are placed horizontally, making the rear look sleeker and that’s a big plus on the XUV 500. The XUV500 comes with dual tone interiors and the top-spec model, came with tan coloured leather seats, which further enhance the look and feel of the XUV500, making it more premium than before. The centre console too gets a piano black treatment, with chrome inserts and it all matches the opulence that the SUV now oozes. Another interesting touch is the use of faux-leather, on the dashboard and the doors, giving it a soft touch feel and adding to the enhancements made to the car.
No additional features as noticed in XUV500. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is still very much a part of the car, with USB, Bluetooth connectivity and of course there’s Android Auto too. No Apple CarPlay yet on the car and we know that this feature will be coming to the company’s cars soon, probably by 2019. The XUV500 facelift will be made available in the 2.2-litre diesel and a 2.2-litre petrol option and yes there are both a manual and an automatic on offer. The transmission, however, is not silky smooth and that’s a bit of a disappointment. It’s clunky and there are times, when you have to try hard to slot it in. The engine reacts quickly to your inputs though and that keeps a smile on your face. Mahindra is offering some new colours on the XUV500 – Crimson Red and Mystic copper, both of which weren’t in the market till now; but the Crimson Red looked really attractive on the presentation board.