Mahindra and Mahindra is expected to soon launch the petrol derivative of the XUV500 SUV in India. Before its launch in our country, where it is manufactured, the XUV500 petrol has been listed on the automaker’s UAE website and is expected to go on sale soon. The price of the XUV500 petrol in UAE is 74,900 dirhams, and this converts to about 13.24 lakh rupees in Indian currency.
The petrol derivative of the Mahindra XUV500 is to get a 2.2-litre turbocharged engine, which uses the same block as that of the SUV’s diesel engine. Hence, the power figures of the former will stand alike to the latter, around 140Bhp with 320Nm of peak torque. Though not confirmed, the petrol XUV500 will be available only with an automatic gearbox. An AWD drive variant of the same is also on the cards.
Currently, the Mahindra XUV500 is available with a 2.2-litre, mHawk turbodiesel engine which churns out 140 Bhp along with 330 Nm of peak torque. Buyers in NCR gets a 1.99-litre oil burner with the same power and torque figures. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual unit along with a 6-speed automatic one. Prices start at INR 12.56 lakh for the base variant and go all the way up to INR 18.74 lakh for the feature loaded top spec version.
When launched in India, the petrol derivative is likely to only be made available in the middle spec version of the XUV500, along with the top spec version. No specific differentiation will be done between the petrol and diesel versions, hence the design, features and equipment list will remain the same. However, the petrol powered models are expected to use the letter G instead of the letter W in variant names.
Mahindra is slowly equipping its product portfolio with petrol engines as stricter emission norms are being imposed on automobiles in India and other parts of the world. A while earlier, we saw the automaker introducing smaller capacity, 2 liter oil-burners, to tackle the then-imposed diesel ban in the National Capital Region. More turbo petrol engines from Mahindra are in the offing for various new SUV models.