Mahindra is gearing up to launch the petrol version of the XUV 500 the car has been spied testing multiple times. In the latest spy shots on T-BHP, the engine of the upcoming SUV has been revealed.
Mahindra has already launched the petrol version of the popular SUV in Qatar where it is available in three variants – W8, W8 AWD and W10 AWD AT. However, we not sure which options will be launched in India.
The 2.2-litre petrol engine has been christened mHawk 140, and it produces a maximum of 138 Bhp – 320 Nm. The manual gearbox is a six-speed transmission while some variants will also offer 6-speed automatic gearbox with an option to manually change the gears too.
Visually, the XUV 500 looks similar to the diesel variant sold in India. The only difference is the “G140” logo that will be placed on the fender of the vehicle. Interiors are all-black and will get infotainment system similar to the one seen on the diesel versions.
The T-BHP report also reveals that the car will get features like static bending headlamps, projector headlamps with light guide, 7-inch touch-sensitive infotainment system with 6-speakers, iPod, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands, video playback, picture viewer, navigation, tyre pressure monitoring system, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and antenna embedded in the rear glass. All the four wheels get disc brakes as well.
There will be six colours to choose from – Sunset Orange, Pearl White, Opulent Purple, Volcano Black, Tuscan Red, Dolphin Gray and Moondust Silver.
The petrol version of the Mahindra XUV 500 will compete with the Jeep Compass petrol. The petrol engine will bring down the price of the vehicle that will enable Mahindra to focus on a broader price segment of the market. Mahindra XUV 500 is already the best selling vehicle in the D-Segment, and with the rise in demand for the petrol vehicles, more sales are expected to soar further.