Mahindra XUV500 launched a few years ago and it remains one of the most popular choices in the market. The XUV500 is not a true-blue SUV. However, it gets the 4WD system as an option, which allows it to take on the most treacherous paths without any problem. The 7-seater XUV500 remained the top-selling car in the D-Segment for many years and even now, it is one of the best-selling cars in the segment. But no one realises, how capable the Mahindra XUV500 can be in real life. Here is a video that shows exactly the same.
You can see the brute force of Mahindra XUV500 in this video made by E Goody. This is the pre-facelift version of the XUV500, which came powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine like the current version. However, the maximum power of this model is 140 Bhp compared to the higher output now. The torque output of 330 Nm of this pre-facelifted version is also 30 Nm lower than the current model. It definitely indicates that the current, updated XUV500 will be able to do a similar job in a much easier way.
The video shows the Mahindra XUV500 towing a truck out of a ditch. In the video, it can be clearly noticed that the tyres of the truck have sunken in the dirt. It is not known if the truck is loaded at this moment. However, even the Mahindra XUV500 struggles to pull the truck at first. The video shows that the wheels of the XUV500 are spinning before finally gaining traction and helping the truck to come out of the ditch.
It is not only the XUV500’s power on display. Even the driver of the truck is using the throttle to add power and help the truck to come out of the ditch. Such work in sync can ensure that a small vehicle can pull bigger vehicles.
The video here is not from India. It is from Australia, where Mahindra cars are very popular. Even in the African countries, the models like Mahindra Scorpio and the XUV500 are extremely popular and there are a lot of followers too.
The Mahindra XUV500 does not get a full-time AWD system. Which means that the power is sent to all the four-wheels only when required. Else, the vehicle remains a 2WD where maximum fuel efficiency can be achieved. Also, the AWD system of the Mahindra XUV500 engages only when the speed of the vehicle is lower than 30 km/h. So only in the really tricky conditions where the vehicle cannot move above the speed of 30 km/h will ensure full use of the AWD system.
There are many other SUVs that have done similar towing job. In fact, Tata Hexa towed a passenger aircraft while Land Rover Discovery towed a full-size passenger train. It should be noted that towing such heavy vehicles can reduce the life of the mechanicals of a car. All the vehicles come with an official towing capacity and it is important to stick to that.