Mahindra XUV500 crossover gets Sportz accessory pack

Mahindra has readied up a special edition version of its flagship XUV500 crossover. Sales of the XUV500 have shown a dip over the past few months and the special edition version is meant to make the crossover more attractive to buyers. While the Special Edition version of the XUV500 might not – on its own – add significantly to the sales, it will keep the crossover in the news and this is likely to boost sales of other variants.

The top-end W8 variant of the crossover will be outfitted with the “Sportz” accessory pack. The XUV500 equipped with the accessory pack will be priced higher than the regular W8 variants of the crossover. The actual price of the special edition model will be known at the time of the launch, which appears to be around the corner now that the brochure detailing the changes has leaked online.

Meanwhile, the accessory pack adds the following features to the XUV500:

  • Sportz decals on doors
  • Graphics on the bonnet and roof
  • Red coloured accents on door handles, alloy wheels, roof rails and fog lamps
  • Reverse camera
  • Revised arm rest
  • Revised leather seats
These changes apart, the XUV500 continues to motor on with a 2.2 liter-4 cylinder mHawk turbo diesel engine that outputs 140 Bhp-330 Nm. This engine is the same unit found on the Scorpio, albeit in a higher state of tune. The diesel motor is paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels of the crossover. The W8 variant of the XUV500 also offers an all wheel drive system.
The XUV500 is the best finished vehicle from Mahindra, and one that comes with a slew of creature comforts and safety features. The crossover is a seven seater and prices of the regular start from 10.86 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. Competition for the Mahindra XUV500 comes from the likes of the Tata Safari Storme and top-end variants of the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano SUVs.
Brochure courtesy AutoCarIndia