Mahindra has just released a new TV commercial for the facelifted XUV500 crossover. The XUV500 facelift was launched last month to boost sales. Prices of the 7 seat luxury crossover – Mahindra’s flagship offering presently – start from Rs. 12.39 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The facelifted Mahindra XUV500 is available in 12 variants – 11 in diesel and 1 in petrol. The XUV500 is powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine that puts out 155 Bhp of peak power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The turbocharged petrol engine is also a 2.2 litre unit from the mHawk family, with 140 Bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque.
The diesel motor is sold with 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. However, the petrol engine gets a single, 6 speed automatic gearbox as standard, driving the front wheels. The diesel engined model gets both front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts. The 7 seat crossover is very well priced.
In fact, Mahindra has managed to price the facelifted XUV500 cheaper than the outgoing model. The crossover competes with much smaller crossovers such as the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur at the lower end of its price spectrum, and with the Tata Hexa and Jeep Compass at the higher end of its price spectrum. The priciest XUV500 facelift variant is priced at Rs. 19.05 lakhs.
The facelifted XUV500 gets a slew of changes, both on the outside and the inside. The styling of the crossover gets more mature with a revamped front end, and a brand new rear-end. The interiors also get a lot more plusher, with revised seats and soft-touch dashboards. Two new colours – Red and Silver – have been introduced. The crossover now gets 18 inch alloy wheels on the top-end trims.
An Arkamys sound system boosts music quality while the tweeters have now been moved to the A-Pillars. The facelifted XUV500 gets a range of safety features on the top-end trims, including ABS, 6 airbags, traction control, ESP, hill hold, reverse parking sensors and camera, and tyre pressure monitoring sensors and AWD. Even the base trim offers ABS and twin airbags as standard.