Category: XUV500

New automatic variants of the Mahindra XUV500 launched in India

Country’s leading utility vehicle maker, Mahindra & Mahindra has launched new automatic models of its popular XUV500 premium SUV starting at Rs 15.53 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

2015 Mahindra XUV500 Exteriors

The new automatic transmission models of the Mahindra XUV500 will be available across the country from 5th of December 2015. The automatic transmission unit option from Aisin AW will be available on the XUV500 W8 front wheel drive version model and the XUV500 W10 front and all 4 wheel drive versions, which are tagged at Rs. 15.53 lakhs and Rs. 17.37 lakhs, respectively (prices, ex-showroom Delhi).

The development of the new automatic transmission gearbox required an investment of Rs. 58 crore. The gearbox unit is a 2nd generation transmission from Aisin and is a product that has emerged from the Mahindra-Ssangyong collaboration.

Ssangyong, the South Korean subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra uses this transmission for its popular Tivoli and Korando C models. Mahindra could also employ the same transmission for the Scorpio SUV later.

While speaking during the launch of the new automatic variants of the Mahindra XUV500 on Wednesday, the company’s president and chief executive (automotive division), Pravin Shah, said that the preference for the automatic vehicle variant has been increasing due to rising congestion. The company is expecting at least 20 to 25 percent of the SUV models in the future will have automatic transmission options. As Mahindra is a customer centric company, the XUV500 automatic variants are its answer to the current consumer demands. The company had the option of introducing the 1st generation transmission, but the company decided to go for the new Gen2 transmission to offer better results.

The new 6 speed automatic transmission gearbox of the XUV500 will offer 330 NM of torque and 13.85 km per liter fuel efficiency, which is merely 10 to 12 percent lower than that of the manual version, as per Mahindra.

Shah added by saying that with the enhancement of technology along with reducing cost, the company is able to offer better running costs to its valued consumers.

The massive Indian SUV market has grown just 2 percent in the period between April and October. However, the popular Mahindra XUV500 has posted a growth of 10 percent in this same period with around 3500 units of average monthly sales. The sales of the XUV500 is currently more than all the vehicles in India put together that cost in the range of Rs. 14 lakhs to Rs. 25 lakhs.

Mahindra has been down with plummeting sales for many months until it finally posted good positive sales growth in the last month. While the XUV500 is continuing in its growth, there is good market response to the new TUV300 and the S101 micro-SUV is also coming soon. All these together are thought to bring in Mahindra & Mahindra great positive sales growth pretty soon.

Mahindra & Mahindra is expected to launch the new upcoming S101 compact SUV model in India in January 2016 to compete better in the popular compact SUV segment.

Mahindra XUV500 crosses the sales milestone of 1.5 lakh units

Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is best known for its rough and tough vehicles that exudes power and offers enough reliability to take on the bad roads efficiently. In the Indian passenger car market, the Mahindra vehicles are highly referred when it comes to the sports utility vehicles (SUV). Thus, it is no wonder that Mahindra has some of the best SUV models under its belt which keep on achieving great sales milestones proving the love that they are receiving from the Indian SUV enthusiasts.

2015 Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra & Mahindra has now announced that its premium SUV model – the Mahindra XUV500 has achieved the sales milestone of 1.5 lakh units. The massive 1,50,000 units sales is really great in the premium SUV segment of India. This sales milestone of 1.5 lakh units of the Mahindra XUV500 is a cumulative figure that includes domestic sales as well as exports.

The homegrown car major, Mahindra & Mahindra first launched the XUV500 premium SUV model in the car market of India back in September 2011. Thus, in just 4 years after its launch, the Mahindra XUV500 has crossed the sales milestone of a huge 1.5 lakh units.

The Mahindra XUV500 has drawn its style inspiration from the Cheetah, which represents the wild spirit of power and speed. Being a premium SUV model, the Mahindra XUV500 is not only a great off-road strider, but also a massive stunning vehicle with an intimidating road presence. In fact, the XUV500 created a huge wave of interest and appreciation among the SUV buyers of India, immediately after its launch owing to its lavish exterior design. The bling loving style conscious Indian car buyers instantly got impressed with the Mahindra XUV500’s extravagant visual appeal, though some critics think that the design is a bit over the top. Moreover, despite its lavish design and an array of premium features, the XUV500 comes with much affordable pricing as compared to its market rivals, which ensures greater sales.

The Mahindra XUV500 is a cent percent India made SUV model that was fully developed at the world class research and development facility of the company that is called the Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) located in Chennai. Ever since its market launch, the vehicle has added a new glam factor to the entire Mahindra range of vehicles with its premium and exuberant styling, whole range of advanced features and strong performance.

While commenting on the achievement of this great feat, the delighted President and Chief Executive at Mahindra & Mahindra, Pravin Shah said that this is indeed a very proud moment for the company as the XUV500 achieves this sales mark. The company would like to thank the valued customers for their great support which has helped the company to grow to this current position. This great achievement confirms that the Mahindra XUV500 continues to be immensely popular among the customers and is still setting new standards in its own category.

This great sales achievement of the Mahindra XUV500 comes right after the achievement of the 5 lakh sales milestone by the Mahindra Scorpio.

Exploring the new refreshed 2015 Mahindra XUV500

Homegrown auto major, Mahindra & Mahindra created a sensation with the launch of the premium XUV500 in 2011. The XUV500 is Mahindra’s first monocoque SUV model which offered a luxurious yet affordable package to the price conscious Indian buyers. After generating ecstatic sells volumes initially which made Mahindra allocating the XUV500 units on lottery basis, the massive SUV’s monthly sales have eventually shrunk down to around 2,000-3,000 units. Now, Mahindra has offered the mid-life refreshed model of the XUV500 to boost its sales.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 Exteriors

Let us take a look at the new refreshed 2015 Mahindra XUV500:


The flamboyant exterior design is one of the key reasons behind the massive popularity that the XUV500 received. While a bit over the top, the XUV500 design appeals greatly to the bling loving Indian audience and it certainly grabs attention on the road. The new 2015 XUV500 flaunts a more matured face featuring a refreshed bonnet, added design elements o the headlights along with LED DRLs, restyled radiator grille with slender chrome plated vertical slats, retouched secondary air dam and new bumper design with bold chrome ornamentation on the fog light housings taken the bling factor one step ahead.

The SUV also gets new multi-spoke alloy wheels and added new chrome décor on the license plate area to slightly tweak the side rear profiles respectively.

Besides these, the Mahindra XUV500 facelift also gets a new Sunset Orange body color option.


The XUV500 facelift’s interior has received subtle changes as well. The dual-tone dashboard gets a new color scheme of dark grey and beige. There’s a restyled centre console featuring an added storage compartment, the Touchscreen infotainment receives a larger screen and gives a miss to the CD slot. The W10 top trim model also gets a pushbutton start/stop.

While the layout and design of the new Mahindra XUV500 is more appealing, the built quality and plastic materials are still disappointing. The overall fit and finish are not yet improved as one would have expected.

Comfort & Safety Features

Another buy point of the Mahindra XUV500 is its feature-rich aspect. Though the SUV has a premium price tag, it offers a lengthy equipments list making it highly value for money. The new range-topping and fully loaded W10 model surely adds to its value for money prospect.

The new Mahindra XUV500 W10 trim comes packed to the brim with projector static bending headlamps, puddle lamps on the wing mirrors that project ‘XUV500′ on the ground, power panoramic sunroof,  power adjustable driver’s seat, smart key with pushbutton start, 7 inch touchscreen integrated infotainment system with GPS, micro Hybrid technology, reverse parking camera, regenerative braking system, voice alerts for seat belts, door ajar and hand brake warnings, front armrest cooled storage box, tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers. Safety features include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill hold and hill descent control and many more.

Engine & Transmission

The new XUV500 facelift retains the 2.2 liter mHawk turbocharged diesel motor offering 140bhp and 330Nm and is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The powerful engine still has NVH level issues though.

Mahindra gears up expectation with launch of new variants

A recent press conference by the Mahindra and Mahindra’s automotive division vice president Mr. Ashish Mallik (during the launch of XUV500, a refreshed version of SUV in Hyderabad) confirms that the Indian car maker plans to revive its market condition after being on back foot for several months due to the downfall in sales. In the current financial year, the company plans to bring a total of nine new commercial vehicles as well as passenger car models to gear up its sales and thereby aims to revive its market status.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 Exteriors

Mr. Mallik also confirms that among the nine new variants of the Indian car maker, three passenger cars will be brand new models which will be launched in the coming months. However, the market’s growing inclination for sports utility vehicles (SUV) and Mahindra’s absence in this sector have hurt its sales in the last few months. Now the automobile company tries to fill that lacunae through a new compact SUV, however, details are yet to be confirmed by the homegrown automaker. With this, the company expects a hike in sales volumes during this financial year as stated by Mr. Mallik, the company vice-president.

In the last few years, Mahindra and Mahindra have been leading the market in the utility vehicle space owing to a good demand for Mahindra Scorpio and Bolero. However, the increased competitions from the foreign car makers like Ford and Renault has pulled its market share down to 37 percent only within a few months.

Mahindra SUV (launched in September, 2011 and was the 1st SUV developed with a monocoque body and built by Indian automaker) had brought a revolution in Indian automobile market with a sale of 1 lakh units in just three years of span. However, with the entry of foreign car makers the model was not able to compete with their compact SUVs and the sales fall to around 3 thousand units a month. However, the new variant XUV500 is expected to hike the sale to a greater extent. Despite a cosmetic updation and a better-equipped cabin, yet the model has no mechanical change from its old model. New chrome grille, chrome bezels added with LED strips, projector based headlamps and alloy wheels give the exterior a more luxurious appearance. Similarly, aluminum pedals, multifunction steering wheels, illuminated scuff plates and ambient lighting are the features added to the interior portion of the new XUV500.

However, no upgradation has been imparted in the engine or gear box which confirms that it will continue the journey with its past engine model. This variant will come in six variants and seven paint schemes and the price range is kept Rs 11.12 lakh to Rs 15.85 lakh which is affordable in the current market status. Being equipped with stylish exterior and luxurious interior, the model is expected to win youngster’s driving interest thanks to its cutting-edge features and thereby it will strengthen the company’s sale.

Automatic variant of Mahindra XUV500 to be unveiled soon in India

Soon after the successful launch of the modified version of XUV500 in India, the company has prepared to bring forth the automatic variant of the same car in India. The company has already started with the work to introduce hybrid and automatic version of the SUV in the Indian market and this automatic model of the car is expected to arrive soon in the showrooms.

2015 Mahindra XUV500

The company’s hybrid XUV500, which was spotted at the Auto Expo for the first time in 2014 would also be available in the market soon. The automatic variant of XUV500 which is also going to be sold in Australia will be equipped with a mHawk diesel engine of 2.2 litres mated with a 6 speed automatic gear box. This diesel mill possess the capacity to generate a peak power of 140 BHP at 3,750 rpm and 330 NM peak torque at 1,600-2,800 rpm. It is expected that the fuel efficiency of the new SUV is going to be around 16 kmpl.

Mahindra launched its new generation XUV 500 on May 25th in India at a price range of INR 11.21 Lakhs (ex-showroom in Delhi). However, the upcoming XUV500 is fitted with sunroof which is electrically automated along with many other features. Besides, it will also get a new variant W10.

Coming to the styling of the new gen car, it seems stylish with new front grille accompanied with chrome inserts along with black accents around the fog lamps. The side fascia of the car has a 10 spoke alloy wheel of 17 inches. While the windows are revamped with chrome lining, an illuminated scuff plate is also to be added on the XUV500.

In the interior of the vehicle, it has been adorned with high class interior including a new double tone theme with silver and beige colors. In addition, it also has new upholstery with beige colored leather seats, tilt power steering and a completely automatic temperature control system.

As far as the safety is concerned, the new SUV will be available with six airbags including the side, front and the curtain, Hill descent with Hill Hold control, Electronic stability feature, ABS with EBD and many more. While some other highlights of the new gen XUV500 encompasses logo projection lamps, reverse parking, an adjustable six-way driver seat, key less entry, push button stop/start along with a large infotainment system display of over 7 inches.

The upcoming model of Mahindra XUV500 will be available in seven body colours with an addition of two new colours, pearl white and orange. At the launching event of the modified XUV500, the company also disclosed that it is going to introduce nine new models in India in this year.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Honda CR-V

Mahindra launched its ‘New Age XUV’, a revamped version of its XUV 500 called the W8. It was launched after a carefully executed marketing campaign where the look of the vehicle was closely guarded from the public eye. The buzz for the car is such that the look was leaked after photos appeared on the internet that showed different profiles of the car. The New age XUV also has a top end version called the W10. The W8 is priced at 11.21 lakh rupees while the W10 is priced at 15.99 lakh rupees.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 Exteriors

The Mahindra XUV 500 is fitted with astonishing S- shaped daytime running lights, great chrome grille and chrome finished L-shaped fog light covers. The car looks just as well from the rear after having undergone the necessary adjustments. There’s a new rear door and some more chrome on the number plate enclosure. The cabin’s colour is a shade or two lighter than its predecessor.

The ‘new age’ XUV 500 is fitted with some great assisting systems and gizmos like aluminium finished pedals, electrically adjustable driver seat, a revised infotainment system and reverse parking camera amongst other things. The car does better around turns because of an updated E.S.P (Electronic Stability Program).

2015 Honda CR-V

Honda CR- V was the bestselling SUV for the decade and it new updated version for 2015 looks just as likely to sell as many units. For this year the styling of the car is amazing as is its technology. The new 2.4 litre engine is also efficient and keeps the fuel economy in check. . It is available in multiple trim levels and with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Its safety features are top of the line, there’s a new Touring upper trim level. This car is aimed at young families. For people who like more stand-out-in-the-crowd styling, look at the Nissan Rogue. Ford Escape will be handling slight sportier. There are other choices. There’s a new audio display, upgrades to some trim and textures, an added centre console, and rear A/C vents. The front seats are supportive and properly adjustable, while the rear seats offer plenty of room for adults and easily fold down to sort-of flat for hauling the bigger things of contemporary family life. Honda always maintains good standards when it comes to windows and so the new CR-V is no exception. The CR-V provides a less-obstructed view of the world, which makes it safer on the road and more easily manoeuvrable in tighter spots. The exterior of the car has undergone a makeover for 2015 with a lot more chrome being added this time.  So it seems to me that both these cars are suitable for their respective target audiences. The Honda CR- V has a larger market share, but this time even the Mahindra XUV-500 has created quite the buzz.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Renault Koleos

The famous French automaker, Renault is expected to use a unique concoction of digital and analogue in the development of the cabin of its new car, Koleos. Some spy shots have been taken during the testing of the car and the new dashboard has been unveiled. It is no more a hidden fact that Koleos, a combination of SUV and MPV, has not been the company’s best available product. Renault is on the verge of revolutionizing its upcoming generation of new models and will rival its competitor Mahindra XUV500.

2016 Renault Koleos

As already mentioned, the spy pictures were taken of the interiors and exhibits some of its features and gadgets on the inside that the company will bring forward. In addition to the above mentioned instrument combination, which seems to be quite impressive, we can also spot the R-Link infotainment system of the car. Beneath this, the vehicle is featured with physical controls for adjusting the climate controlling system. At the back of the gear shifter, the new car will have a rotary controller for the drive system and to further enhance the décor of the car, the company has incorporated a dashboard in contrast colour.

The styling and designing- A comparison

With the available spy pictures of the car and close ups it is difficult to conclude anything as the Koleos was covered with some heavy material. And this is not significant as the designing had been a sensitive point of the model.

British brand MG, acquired by SAIC Motor of China, has unveiled the GTS crossover in the previous week with the vehicle showing similarity to the Koleos however with a new design. The imagination of the upcoming Koleos by the MG GTS seems quite unusual.

Coming up with the designing of Mahindra XUV 500, the car has gained acceptance and accolades amongst the Indian buyers. Its perfect styling and awe-inspiring looks along with a huge bumper and heavy wheel arches simply makes it a stunner.

2015 Mahindra XUV500

The technical side

The size of the car will be slighter bigger as against the existing one, a step initiated with the introduction of the company’s compact Captur crossover.

The upcoming car will also get support from Nissan-Renault CMF-CD space which was also used on Qashqai, Nissan car. It is also probable that the car will have the same transmission, engine as well as optional AWD as the Nissan car has. This implies that there will be choice between diesel engines, 1.6 dCi and 1.5 dCi and tCe turbo petrol units. Optional CVT gearbox will be combined with the standard manual. Whereas, proportionately designed, Mahindra XUV 500 is fitted with numerous features. It has an engine of 2.2 litres which produces 140 BHP and transmission option of 6-speed manual. The XUV500 has already acquired popularity within the buyers with the availability of the auto gear box in the top variants.

While driving the new Renault’s upgraded car, we witnessed a car with lots of features ranging from inexplicable road etiquettes and family compatibility. Renault has to perform well in the areas of designing as against the Mahindra XUV500.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 spec, features, colors and price

From the first launch of the XUV500, Mahindra & Mahindra has redefined the SUV with a makeover that oozes sophistication. Since its launch in 2011 the XUV500 created  a cult fan following owing to its vast array of feature that included extra comfort with a price tag that pleased the middle class to no end. Here was a vehicle that everyone wanted to drive. The SUV was no more the rugged all purpose vehicle it was projected and perceived to be, it was now a sophisticated modernized vehicle with all of the specifications that made it the perfect automobile of choice.

2015 Mahindra XUV500

Today the XUV500 has undergone several improvements to meet consumer demand pampered by an automobile market with several competitive choices. The upgrade on what we see today is not just cosmetic but also mechanical. Of course the powerful MHawk diesel 2.2 liter engine with a developed 140bhpp and 330NM torque has been retained due to popular demand. Mileage has been increased to 16 km per liter.

A gearbox with 6 speed manual transmission and both 4 wheel as well as two wheel drives makes the vehicle an ideal choice for urban dwellers desiring to use a vehicle both for city travel and vacations. The feature of the XUV500 makes it a good family vehicle too due to the spacious design of its interiors. Changes have been made to the suspension system for a sporty feel with emphasis on higher speeds. The older vehicle had featured an electronic stability program or ESP made by Bosch. The latest vehicle now features The ESP 9 which is a system upgrade that enables improved stability for lane keeping at increased speeds.

In the cosmetic area the basic original design has been retained although blackened headlamps and front grille gives the new makeover a sense of upmarket sophistication. With consumers loving a chrome finish to their vehicles, the XUV500 has gone ahead with fog lights surrounded by a hint of chrome and a chrome line running along the windowsills. What gives the new upgrade an imposing look is the bulge on both sides of the hood with a redesigned headlamp and projector styled bending lights.

The spacious interiors although made of the same materials as the earlier models feature better finishing and design. In contrast to the earlier dashboard which featured a more pronounced wooden finish, the new dash has a smoother sleek textured finish. The XUV500 still features an interesting entertainment system with a larger 7’touchscreen which features graphic enabled controls for instruments and lighting. A new reversible camera has been placed near the parking sensors.

The driver’s power seat is now electrically adjustable with pedals made from durable aluminium.The latest XUV500 has been released in a number of variants such as the W4, W6, W8, and w10. Premium models are the w8 AWD and the W10 AWD Color combinations are Tuscan red, Opulent purple, volcano black, moon dust silver, satin white and dolphin grey. The most attractive feature of the XUV500 is the price tag which has been left more or less unchanged. The average prices of the various models of the XUV 500 start from 11.61 lakh to 16.47 lakhs for the W10 AWD.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 Pros and Cons

Mahindra’s new XUV 500 is a feather in the cap for the Indian automobile manufacturer. From a maker of tractors, Mahindra has come a long way in unveiling its latest SUV. The XUV500 that proposes to excel in features which have been continuously upgraded since its introduction into the market. However no product is without glitches and these were perceived by the vehicle after the first batch was rolled onto roads. The XUV 500 certainly did have many advantages over its predecessors but there are a few disadvantages which need to be addressed by the manufacturer for further improvement in future models.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 Exteriors

The main USP of the vehicle lies in its powerful 2.2 liter signature mHawk engine which features in SUVS like the Scorpio. Producing a power output of 140 ps and a torque of 320 NM, the engine scores over various competition in the SUV market. However there is a tendency for the torque to move towards the left while in 1st and 2nd gears making it necessary for the driver to maintain a steady grip on steering. This can be dangerous in busy lanes

The lightweight clutch could have featured a smaller one. The gearbox does not reflect the sophistication of the vehicle and should have been more than average. It is the high powered engine that causes one to overlook such issues although they do need to feature in consistency with the cars standards. In steering, the vehicle moves well over potholes and rugged terrain however on highways there is a sense of lightness in steering that gives the driver a feeling of less control over the vehicle. This will mean that the SUV has to be driven in a more sedated manner.

Mahindra’s XUV 500 delivers what it promises in terms of spaciousness. Plenty of legroom makes longer journeys comfortable but the seating could do with considerable improvements. By and large the XUV500 is a comfortable car and seats a capacity of 7 people as compared to other SUVs that seat only 5. The seating space of the 2nd row can be reduced to make more room for luggage.

2015 Mahindra XUV500

Test drives observed a mileage within city roads up to 10-12 but highways recorded up to 16 which is satisfactory but when your speaking about an imposing vehicle such as the XUV500, it can certainly do a bit better than 16. What is abit disappointing in the model is the poor braking system. Although the vehicle features ABS front and rear disc type brakes, the braking effect is pronounced to the point of locking the vehicle. This certainly requires attention if the manufacturers want to project the vehicle in the international market

In overall performance the XUV 500 is indeed a formidable vehicle and can rightly be recognized as a premium SUV easily standing up to its foreign counterparts already released onto Indian roads. However with the right attitude and acknowledgement of the problems, upgrades can be performed to make the XUV 50 a good and sturdy vehicle that rightly reflects the standards of the company.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner is an established SUV in the premium segment in the Indian car market. Mahindra challenged its supremacy with a number of SUVs, particularly XUV500 that was launched in 2011. Now Mahindra has introduced a new version of XUV 500 with new features and looks that is ready to capture the segment of SUV in India. Let us compare both these SUVs to find out which one provides better value for money.

2015 Mahindra XUV500


The size and dimensions of a SUV are the first things that catch the eye of the individual. In terms of dimensions, there is not much to choose between XUV500 and Fortuner. XUV 500 is not only longer but also wider than Fortuner. However, Fortuner is higher than XUV 500. Dimensions of 2015 XUV500 are 4855X1890X1785mm whereas Fortuner measures 4695X1840X1850mm. This extra height of Fortuner is because of its wheelbase that is 2750mm in comparison to wheelbase of XUV500 (2700mm).


Consumers in India are very sensitive to mileage of the car even when they are buying a premium SUV. In this respect, 2015 XUV 500 beats 2015 Fortuner hands down as it gives a mileage of 12kmpl in comparison to 9.25kmpl of Fortuner. Mileage on highways is also higher for XUV 500 (15.1kmpl) than Fortuner (12.55kmpl). Both SUVs run on diesel. While XUV500 has a fuel tank capacity of 70 liters, Fortuner has a higher fuel tank capacity (80 liters).

2015 Toyota Fortuner


Mahindra XUV 500mis powered by a 2.2 liter 4 cylinder diesel engine that produces a power of 140 BHP and a torque of 330Nm. On the other hand, Fortuner is powered by a 3.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces a power of 170 BHP and a torque of 343Nm. Thus Fortuner remains ahead of 2015 XUV 50 in terms of its powerful engine. XUV 500 has options of 2 wheel and 4 wheeled drive while Fortuner is a 4X4 vehicle.


In terms of price, 2015 XUV 500 scores heavily against Toyota Fortuner. Mahindra has presented a series of models from W4 to W10 with the base variant costing only Rs. 11.21 lakhs. Even the highest model, W10, which is AWD, is priced at only Rs. 15.99 lakhs. On the other hand, 2015 Toyota Fortuner is priced at Rs. 26 lakhs which is quite heavy.

The all-new 2015 XUV 500 form Mahindra is available in 7 attractive colors that include maroon and orange. On the other hand, 2015 Fortuner is available in 7 colors that are all dull and not bright. As far as interiors are concerned, the new XUV 500 is certainly very stylish and eye catching.

It is in terms of performance and handling that 2015 Fortuner wins hands down against 2015 XUV 500. It is a very rough and tough vehicle that gives a distinct feel of an off road SUV. However, the high price of Fortuner can prove to be a dampener as Mahindra has priced its 2015 XUV 500 aggressively at just Rs. 12 lakhs for the base model.