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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

Last updated on: September 29, 2011 16:11 IST
Mahindra XUV500.

Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday launched its global sports utility vehicle, XUV500, at an introductory price between Rs 10.8 lakh and Rs 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

Last updated on: September 29, 2011 16:11 IST
One-half steering wheel. One-half remote control. Control your music, phone calls and voice commands. Switch into Cruise control at the press of a button.

The vehicle, which was designed and developed by the company's Chennai-based research team, will be launched in South Africa on Friday.

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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Elegantly crafted, two-tone interiors, wrapped in the finest leather.

"In the next six months, it will be launched in Australia, South and Central America, Western Europe and SAARC countries," M&M president (automotive and farm equipment) Pawan Goenka told reporters.

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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Static-bending projection headlamps, and LED parking lights.

In the domestic market, it will be first available in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. It will be pitched against the likes of General Motors' Captiva and the Toyota Fortuner, which are priced at around Rs 19-20 lakh (Rs 1.9 - 2 million).

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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Stylish alloy wheels, with disc brakes and tubeless tyres.

M&M chief of operations (automotive sector) Rajesh Jejurikar said the price of the XUV500 could be revised after three months, depending on commodity prices and other input costs.

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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Elegant tail lamps.

Stating that the new vehicle is a reflection of the firm's ever-growing global aspirations, M&M vice-chairman Anand Mahindra said: "XUV500 is much more than a car.

It will be another cult vehicle, as Scorpio was."

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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Sporty twin-pod instrument cluster. Elegance in form and function.

Goenka said the XUV500, on which M&M spent Rs 650 crore (Rs 6.5 billion) to develop, is the first product from its Chennai research and development centre. It will be produced at the Chakan plant.

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Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs.

He said the new vehicle would "redefine M&M as the Scorpio did nine years back".

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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Intimidating, jaw-like honeycomb grill.

While the company did not specify sales targets for the new vehicle, officials said M&M has made arrangements for an initial production capacity of 2,000 units a month.

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Paw-style door handles.

Powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine, the XUV500 has a six-speed transmission and is also available in a four-wheel drive variant.

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Lounge lighting to set the mood.

Convenience

Cruise, audio, phone controls & voice command switches on steering.

Power windows with driver side express down.

Remote tail gate opening.

Flip key with remote central locking.

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Twin exhausts.

Storage spaces on centre console.

Reading lamps in all 3 rows.

Conversation mirror.

Tinted solar-reflecting glass.

Mobile charging points.

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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Voice command-activated control centre.

Comfort

Tilt power steering.

Telescopic steering.

Fully automatic temperature control (FATC) & dual HVAC.

Premium fabric seats.

Leather upholstery.

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Mahindra XUV500 at a competitive Rs 10.8 lakh

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An iPod-compatible music system. A fully loaded navigation system. A 6-inch colour, touchscreen infotainment display.

Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs.

Centre arm rest with cup holders in 2nd row.

8-way adjustable seats including height and lumbar adjust (driver's side).

Height adjustable seat belts (front row).

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6 airbags (front, side and curtain).

Style

Alloy wheels.

Full wheel caps.

Racing-styled twin exhaust.

Front and rear fog lamps.

Chrome Scuff plate for 1st and 2nd row.

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Foldable 2nd and 3rd row seats.

Streamlined roof-rails.

Cladding strips.

Sporty dual tone interiors

Cubic-printed centre console with metal accents.

Twin pod cluster with 3D-dials.

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