Top end XUV 500 pictured here for representation purpose only
Mahindra has launched a new base W3 variant in the XUV500 line-up priced at Rs 12.22 lakhs (ex showroom). The new trim sits at lower end of the variant line-up and is available across Mahindra dealerships with immediate effect.
Speaking about the new W3 variant of the Plush New XUV500, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “The XUV500 pioneered the creation of the premium SUV segment and set new benchmarks with its head-turning design, and unmatched package of hi-tech features and thrilling performance. Today the launch of the W3 version makes the vehicle much more accessible to a wider range of customers. With its excellent value proposition, I am confident that this new variant will resonate with a whole new set of our customers”.
Key features present on the XUV500 include projector headlamps, electrically operated dual A/C, power adjustable outside rear view mirrors, and Jacquard fabric upholstery. Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer and disc brakes on all 4 wheels. However the XUV500 W3 misses out on LED daytime running lights, fog lights, hub caps along with rear wash/wipe.
Powering the SUV is a 2.2 litre mHawk engine with electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger that produces 114kw of power and 360 Nm of torque, and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The new lower pricing should attract a lot more customer to Mahindra showrooms, considering the new variant is a lot more affordable than the Tata Harrier and even the Hyundai Creta.