Continued: Ten facts you don’t know about the Mahindra XUV500

Fastest SUV by Mahindra

Mahindra-XUV500

The 2.2 liter mHawk engine on the XUV churned out 140 hp & 330 Nm. It does 0-100 in 12.5 seconds & had a top speed of well over 170 kmph

New production strategy

production

Mahindra had to adopt an all new manufacturing strategy for the XUV. Called the MAPS (Mahindra Advanced Production System), it focuses on the worker building the car. Its main aim to reduce the fatigue of the worker and make it ergonomically friendly.

Delhi special

engine

The XUV & the Scorpio are the only two SUVs that have been adapted to meet the NGT ban on registration of diesel cars above 2.0 liters in Delhi NCR. For the Delhi market, the XUV gets a 1.99 liter engine. The engine makes the exact same 140 hp but makes 320 Nm (10 Nm less than the 2.2 liter).

Sells more than D segments sedans put together

d segment

Since its launch, the XUV500 has been selling more than 2500 units a month. Compare this to the Corolla which does roughly 500 units nowadays, the Elantra does about 100-150, the Jetta doing 250 & the Octavia 200.

Super XUV

super xuv

The Super XUV has won a lot of accolades in the Indian rallying circuit. In 2014 it won the Desert Storm & was the first diesel SUV to win the Indian Rally Championship.

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