After winning over the Indian as well as several other international consumers for years, the Mahindra XUV 500 has now launched in Nepal. The XUV 500 has been brought to the Nepali market by Agni Incorporated. On the launch ceremony of the Mahindra XUV 500, the company also inaugurated its new showroom and service center.
For the time being, three models of XUV 500, namely W6 2WD, W8 2WD and W8 AWD are available in the Nepali market.
Pradeep Kumar of Mahindra & Mahindra while speaking on the launch said that the XUV 500 is Mahindra’s first global SUV that has been completely designed and developed keeping the global customers in mind, with extensive product validation and testing done across Europe, Australia and South Africa. He added saying that Nepal is a very important market for the company and that he is confident that XUV 500 will create a brand new category in the premium SUV segment in the Nepali market.
The XUV 500 is driven by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with a maximum power of 140 Bhp and maximum torque of 330 Nm. Agni Incorporated said in a statement that the engine is coupled with a 6-speed transmission and the 5th generation variable geometry turbocharger which takes the XUV500 from 0-60 km per hour in just 5.4 seconds.
The XUV 500 provides mileage of 15.1 km per liter. It has a suspension with McPherson strut up at the front and independent multi-link suspension at the rear. The very capable SUV also has a number of infotainment features such as 6 inch touch screen system with MP3, FM, DVD player, Bluesense technology, full iPod connectivity and six speakers.
Agni Incorporated added in the statement that the Bluesense is a mobile application that is developed for top end XUV, which allows the driver to see vital information related to tire pressure monitoring system, fuel statistics, climate control and access phone book in the mobile as well as make and receive calls.
Moreover, the XUV 500 is loaded with innumerable other world class features such as fully automatic climate control, intelligent reverse park assist system displayed on the screen, voice commands, cruise and audio control on steering wheel, laptop and mobile charging points, inbuilt laptop holder, individual reading lamps and many more.
The SUV also takes care of the safety requirements of the passengers with the help of great safety features like dual airbags for the driver and the front passenger, side and curtain airbags along with side impact that ensures the safety of the driver as well as passengers and disc brakes with ABS and EBD.
The company official of Agni Incorporated said that the company is glad to announce the launch of the award winning SUV that offers perfect styling, sophisticated technology, advanced safety features, comfort and convenience in the Nepali market.
The Mahindra XUV 500 is available in 7 different body colors, and is priced at Rs 5.3 lakh, Rs 5.85 lakh and Rs 6.15 lakh for its W6 2WD, W8 2WD and W8 AWD models respectively (all prices ex-showroom, Kathmandu).