Mahindra is the India’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer and it has many popular models that have huge fan bases. The Mahindra Scorpio and Bolero are a couple of such models. In 2011, Mahindra launched XUV500 in the market and quickly became one of the most popular SUVs in the market. When launched, it was the most feature-rich SUV in the segment in that price range. XUV500 was also the first ever SUV from Mahindra which was built on a monocoque chassis. Over the years, the XUV500 has received minor cosmetic changes and feature updates to make it more relevant in the market. Here we have a video that shows how does the first gen XUV500 feel after it has done around 1.26 lakh kms on the odometer.
The video has been uploaded by Car Stories on their youtube channel. The car shown in the video is around five and half years old and has done around 1,26,000 on the odometer. The video shares what all things the owner liked about the car over these years and also mentions things that he did not like that much.
Starting with the space and comfort on offer. The owner says that he was very impressed with the interior space specially at the front and second row seats. They provide ample headroom and legroom to the driver and passenger. The cabin of the XUV500 is well insulated and keeps road noise away. The car provides a comfortable ride and has a powerful air-conditioning.
The engine of the car is still in great condition because the owner takes it to the service stations at regular intervals. Cost of regular service is around Rs 10,000 to 15,000 whereas, if any part needs to be replaced then the cost may go up even more. XUV500 is also quite fuel efficient and according to the owner it returns around 16 kmpl on highways, which is great for an SUV of this size.
After buying the car there were some issues with the car like the TPMS not functioning properly, all the five doors having rust issues (which he later got replaced from showroom) and reverse parking camera also failing to work properly. Apart from this, another drawback of XUV500 is the lack of boot space. If the third row of seats are up, then it has literally no space for luggage which can be an issue if you are going for a long trip.
Owner of this car has done multiple trips in this car to various parts of the country and had thoroughly enjoyed it. Apart from these small problems, he is very impressed with the Mahindra XUV500 and considers it as a value for money product.