Mahindra has just launched the facelifted XUV500 crossover in India. The XUV500 is the Indian utility vehicle maker’s flagship offering, and the one that carries the highest price tag. The W4 variant now starts at 11.21 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi, going up to 15.99 lakh rupees for the W10 AWD variant.
The flagship crossover was first launched in October 2011, at a price of 10.8 lakh rupees for the W6 variant. A couple of years ago, Mahindra brought in a cut price W4 variant, which was priced at 10.83 lakh rupees. Now, the W4 variant of the XUV500’s facelifted version has seen an upward price revision of about 38 thousand rupees.
Here are detailed prices of other variants.
- W6 – 12.48 lakh rupees
- W8 – 14.18 lakh rupees
- W8 AWD – 14.99 lakh rupees
- W10 – 14.99 lakh rupees
- W10 AWD – 15.99 lakh rupees
The crossover gains new features on all variants, and also sees the introduction of a new, W10 trim. The W8 and W10 variants are available with front wheel drive and all wheel drive options, while the lower variants are front wheel drive-only. The XUV500 gets a styling makeover in keeping with the trend of most cars that receive mid life facelifts.
The front end sees new headlamps, a revised grille and a new bumper. Chrome gets added at the front since Mahindra knows that SUV buyers in India dig this bit of styling details. The profile sees a chrome lined window line and revised alloy wheels. The status quo is maintained at the rear though.
Talking new features, ABS+EBD and twin airbags are standard on all variants, with the higher variants getting additional airbags and additional safety equipment. Electronic stability program (ESP) with rollover mitigation, hill hold assist and additional curtain airbags are offered on higher variants while disc brakes on all four wheels is standard across trims.
The suspension has been given a once over to make for better ride quality across surfaces. Other notable features are the push button start with keyless entry, aluminium finish pedals, illuminated scuff plates, an electric sunroof with anti-pinch function,a new 7 inch touchscreen infotainment interface, reverse camera that plays onto the touchscreen, a logo projection lamps on the wing mirrors, 6 war power adjustable driver’s seat, revised leather seats, a new dual tone dashboard, icy blue ambient lighting and hydraulic assist for the new bonnet.
Two new colours have been added – Sunset Orange and Pearl White. The engine of the XUV500 remains the tried and tested 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel unit with 140 Bhp-330 Nm on tap. The gearbox is a six speed manual unit. Mahindra claims that the vehicle’s active torque has improved across the rev band while the mileage sees a boost due to a new ECU map. Also, the brake energy regenration feature has been added to the crossover, and this feature does its bit to boost efficiency. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure for the XUV500 Facelift is now 16 Kmpl, up from the previous 15.1 Kmpl figure.
New Mahindra XUV500 corporate video: