Mahindra XUV500 was a revolutionary product from the Indian manufacturer. It was launched in the market in 2011 and quickly became popular among buyers for its looks and features. It is a proper 7-seater SUV and was based on monocoque chassis. XUV500 was first ever Indian SUV to get a monocoque chassis.
Over the years, Mahindra launched several facelifts of XUV500 in the market and is currently working on the next-gen XUV500 which will be known as XUV700 in the market. Meanwhile, there are several Type 1 XUV500 SUVs on our roads and here we have one such XUV500 that has completed over 2 lakh kms on odometer.
The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his YouTube channel. In this video, the owner of this XUV500 shares his experience with the SUV and also talks about things that he liked and did not like about the SUV. The vlogger starts by showing the exterior of the XUV500 and looking at it, it is clear that the owner was taking good care of the SUV and there were no major scratches or dents on it.
It is the W8 trim which was the higher version when it was launched. This is a 2013 model XUV500 and over the years, owner has completed over 2.02 lakh kms on odometer. The Mahindra XUV500 has achieved this feat without even any major engine problems.
The owner was very happy with the vehicle and says, if one does regular maintenance and drives the car carefully, anyone can achieve this.
The owner did change some of the parts like suspension, AC compressor, tyres, clutch plate as part of the service in all these years. The owner said, it was a trouble free car for 1.5 lakh kms. They had driven this car on road trips and work and even today, the engine is quite refined and the car drives like a new SUV.
The owner mentions that he has driven Innova as well but, he felt that XUV500 was much more comfortable to drive. As in the case of any other car, there are some negatives about XUV500 as well. One of the main problem, the owner has been facing for all these years is the service cost. He says, in initial services, he had to pay around Rs 2,000 for a service but, now the bill is somewhere between Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 every time.
The other issue is the boot space. With row seats up, there is no space for luggage in the boot. They’ll have to fold the last row seats to accommodate luggage. The space in third row is also not enough and is not suitable for longer drives. The owner mentions that, the seats are not the most comfortable and there is a bit of body roll as well.
Even with these small issues he still loves this car and mentions that, it is a good car for the highways and he is looking forward for the next generation of the SUV and plans to buy that, when it gets launched.