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The all-new Mahindra XUV 500!

Last updated on: September 27, 2011 20:19 IST

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Both Mahindra & Mahindra and India's car enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath for the launch of the much touted Mahindra XUV 500.

The D segment crossover SUV is set to be unveiled on September 28, 2011. The interest this SUV has created on social networking sites is something never seen before.

The price of the stunning new Mahindra XUV 500 is something everyone is still debating on. Most guesses point at Rs 15,00,000.

If that proves to be correct, Mahindra XUV 500, pronounced as Mahindra XUV Five Double 'O', will meet head-on with Tata Aria (Rs 15,84,000), Skoda Yeti (Rs 16,72,000), Ford Endeavour (Rs 17,04,000), the very popular MPV Toyota Innova (Rs 13,12,570), all prices being ex-showroom price in Delhi.

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The Mahindra XUV 500 is based on the global platform that M&M has developed for the first time with significant inputs in styling and development from customers across the globe.

Mahindra & Mahindra, a stalwart in producing SUVs has invested four years in conceptualising, testing, validating and final production of this first monocoque SUV (generally aircraft are designed like this).

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Image: Side view of Mahindra XUV 500.
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Mahindra XUV 500 will be offered in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options.

Both the variants are expected to be powered by the 2179cc mHawk engine which is also the power machine for the Mahindra Scorpio.

An amazing power of 120 bhp is displayed by the robust CRDi engine that is sufficient enough to boost the mighty machine.

The first transverse engine offering from Mahindra will be capable of producing 290 Nm of maximum torque.

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In order to translate the power delivered by the engine to the alloy wheels, the XUV 500 is expected to have a 6-speed manual transmission.

If that sounds boring for a premium SUV, is also expected that the XUV 500 will come with a 6-speed automatic transmission option as well.


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The contemporary design, exterior style and sophisticated technologies find a comfortable and apt place at every angle of Mahindra XUV 500.

The front looks huge and dramatic with carved and dominating grille perfectly suiting the look of SUV.

Daytime LED lights besides Xenon headlamps and fog lights with clear view are much compatible with the grille which incorporates the mystic logo at its centre.

The Mahindra XUV 500, on both sides, will have electric ORVMs with blinking indicators and power windows.

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The doors will be brazened with keyless entry.

The top view will let imagination go blind as Mahindra XUV 500 adorns a sun roof.

The slightly lifted rear will look clean and clear as the spare wheel might go below the chassis and not hang at the rear door like Mahindra Xylo.

The straightened and beautiful tail lights are edged on the sides of the rear tinted glass which also dress a rear wiper and defogger.

Body colour bumpers have made their way into this SUV.

Note: The photograph in this slide is for representational purpose, and may not match the one in Mahindra XUV 500.

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The SUV's sporty interiors blend with its sophisticated leather upholstery.

The front console will have power steering with tilt adjustments and button controls on steering.

The 7-seater Mahindra XUV 500 is very comfortable and houses a powerful AC with Dual Zone Climate Control.

The dash comes with Tachometre, 2 trip metres and throbbing MP3 CD Player. Aux, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is also likely to be there.

Note: The photograph in this slide is for representational purpose, and may not match the one in Mahindra XUV 500.

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The driver can effortlessly adjust his seat electrically.

With three rear seat belts, rear armrest with cup holders, folding rear seats and rear AC vents, the crossover presents a stunning level of comfort.

The SUV may also include a GPS system.

Note: The photograph in this slide is for representational purpose, and may not match the one in Mahindra XUV 500.

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Mahindra XUV 500 is the embodiment of the Mahindra Group's automotive vision of providing world class products to its customers.

The much agile and quick SUV Mahindra XUV 500 will render a mileage of 12kmpl in the city and 14 kmpl on the highways.

Mahindra SUV will have both front and rear disc brakes.

The car is high on safety features with a 6 airbags in total. There will be ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) coupled with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) to avoid locking in times of panic braking.

Also, there will be an Electronic Stability Program in place to keep the big SUV under control irrespective of any terrain.

Note: The photograph in this slide is for representational purpose, and may not match the one in Mahindra XUV 500.

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Besides, the Mahindra XUV 500 will also be equipped with reverse parking sensors, reverse guide system to take care of narrow parking spaces.

In order to match it with global brands, Mahindra can also think of fixing a cruise control and traction control on the Mahindra XUV 500.

With a range of features, driving a Mahindra XUV500 would bring sheer pleasure as the SUV is said to represent Mahindra's RISE philosophy.


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