Category: XUV500

Take a look at XUV500 hybrid scheduled to launch in mid 2015

Mahindra XUV500 is a big SUV hit in India, it is a uniquely built car desired for its power and high comfort value. There is an exciting bit of information for ardent XUV500 fans, the firm is geared to introduce the XUV500 hybrid car in mid 2015, and this time it is not just the regular XUV500 car, but an eco-friendly hybrid one.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

Exteriors:

The upcoming XUV500 hybrid car looks classy, and it is covered with pristine white body paint. The classiness of the front is characterized by trendy transparent acrylic sheet, and the trendiness of the front is contributed by a new classy looking front grille. The seventeen inch multi-spoke alloy wheel is the standard hybrid car feature and the suspension is re-engineered to have a firm grip on challenging terrains.

Interiors:

The inner décor of XUV500 hybrid is classy; it has to be, because of the esteemed name tag attached to it. It is garnished with lavishness and advanced technology, the design of leather upholstery is classy and is covered with a neat duel tone shade, the passenger seat has reclining properties and customers can expect nothing but intense comfort. The other source of convenience is power foldable and power adjustable exterior rear view mirrors. Mahindra has not changed the dynamics of the infotainment system and the steering wheel has advanced tilt adjustable facilities.

Safety:

Mahindra XUV500 hybrid is stuffed with a series of security equipments, and it has multiple airbags, electronic stability program with rollover mitigation technology, electronic brake force distribution and anti-lock braking system. The company has installed a potent traction system into the vehicle and it is engineered in an innovative matter to ensure that the vehicle moves smoothly and there is no room for traction loss on challenging road terrains.

Engine:

Mahindra has engineered the car with a breakthrough (PMSM) Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor technology that operates on potent lithium ion battery. The car has a conventional and electric engine, and according to Mahindra, the combination of the two will elevate the mileage output by 18%. The forthcoming XUV500 hybrid vehicle will move on a proficient mHawk 140 type engine built with direct injection diesel engine and fifth generation variable geometry turbocharger. The regular engine moves on 2.2 liter capacity and yields fierce 140bhp power and 320Nm torque energies, and is linked to six speed synchromesh manual gearbox.

XUV500 hybrid is a robust performer and its acceleration power is magnificent, it covers vast distances of 0 to 60kmph in only 5.4 seconds. There can’t be more exciting news than the pending arrival of XUV500 hybrid car, it looks so one of a kind and different, and the prime selling feature is the glossy white paint and black bonnet. Buyers who are keen on the vehicle it is a great purchase, and the perfect solution to a convenient and eco-friendly mode of travel. The scheduled arrival period is mid 2015 and Mahindra has not yet revealed the price structure of the car.

An interesting view of refreshed XUV500 captured

Mahindra is working on a refreshed model of its classic XUV500, and a recent spy picture of it surfaced recently. The vehicle was heavily camouflaged at the back, which could indicate that it is the spot where most of the changes will happen. The car is certainly packed with interesting mysteries.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

XUV500 is among the key profit players of Mahindra, and a high-seller of the sport utility vehicle market. It is a product of high-tech development and on it; the company has incorporated a monocoque chassis for the very first time. There is no better news than an upcoming refreshed XUV500, and passer by’s have analyzed another interesting discovery, stating that the alloy wheels and instrument binnacle are covered as well, which leads the mystery to revamped instrument binnacle and alloy wheels.

Mahindra is greatly experimenting on XUV500, apart from a facelift car, sources say the firm is likely to build a hybrid and automatic model, all scheduled for a 2015 launch. The hybrid model was portrayed in grand at the prestigious Auto Expo in 2014. The refreshed XUV500 is going to be as energetic as ever, and will be fitted with an efficient 2.2 liter 4-cylinder diesel mill that generates fierce energies of 330Nm torque and 140bhp. The current XUV500 is linked to 6-speed manual transmission, but reports suggest that there could be a possibility of a 6-speed automatic model. Customers can as usual expect an efficient and potent refreshed XUV500 engineered with four wheel drive (4WD) and two wheel drive (2WD) technology.

Mahindra and Mahindra has for years been a power house figure of the sport utility vehicle market. XUV500 sells in dozens and has comforted large happy families to the core; it is an ideal model to spend a relaxed day travelling through the heart of the city and countryside. The company has for years had a competition advantage with the car, but the battle power has intensified in recent times primarily caused by weakened markets. The market share volume of the SUV market has increased considerably contributed by products from Renault and Ford with the launch of Duster and EcoSport respectively.

The refreshed XUV500 from the recently spied camouflaged picture is likely to have majority of the refreshments on the rear. It is going to be an interesting sight to watch, Mahindra might unravel some new characteristics, likely to become a grand surprise. The arrival of the car is going to cause shivers to other esteemed automobile firms, mainly because of the new XUV500 tag that symbolizes power and royalty. Some of its arch rivals are Skoda Yeti, Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Tata Safari Storme.

Mahindra has not yet set a launch date, but reports are of the view that it will happen this year, and will sell at a price of Rs 11-16 lakhs. The refreshed XUV500 is expected to have new surprises, and let’s wait for many more intriguing details and get completely mesmerized. Car buyers who are keen on the model, it is a noteworthy purchase to explore layers and layers of luxury.

New Mahindra XUV500 facelift getting prepared for 2015 launch

Mahindra & Mahindra, the country’s leading SUV maker is planning for a great new vehicle launch assault in 2015. The Indian car major is readying many facelift models of its existing lineup besides preparing its next-gen and entirely new vehicles for their Indian market launch next year.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

Among the many launches from Mahindra & Mahindra, there are two vehicles which are going to receive facelift models as well as new versions. These are the premium SUV XUV500 and the Verito sedan. In the year 2015, Mahindra is expected to launch a new diesel hybrid version of the XUV500 SUV, while the Verito sedan is to receive its awaited all electric version. Both these vehicle models were showcased in their concept versions at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo which was held back in February this year.

Mahindra & Mahindra will be also giving a mid-life refresh to its popular XUV500 premium SUV in 2015. The already extravagantly designed XUV500 is expected to get even better looking design elements along with some added features as well. The new XUV500 facelift has already started its test rounds prior making its market launch in India, and has been spied a few times as well. The refreshed new Mahindra XUV500 is expected to hit the Indian car market by mid 2015. The new XUV500 facelift’s test prototype has been caught during its road tests in the last few months’ time, and it has got spied recently again.

The latest spy shot of the upcoming updated Mahindra XUV500 facelift has been provided by an ardent reader of an automotive website. The auto enthusiast managed to catch the new XUV500 prototype model while it was going about its tests on the roads of Chennai, the city close to which Mahindra R&D center is situated and where most of the new Mahindra vehicles get spotted. As per the new spy shots, it is evident that the new facelift model of the premium SUV is not going to come with major changes as compared to the ongoing model. The vehicle was not fully camouflaged, and only the veiled parts of the vehicle are going to come with some form of changes. However, even the cosmetic updates of the SUV are expected to be mild in nature. According to the spy pictures, the tail lights, central brake light as well as the rear bumper designs will be carried forward from the ongoing model. However, the tail gate is expected to get some added chrome treatment in the form of a new chrome trim replacing the present black finished trim emblem seen on the ongoing model.

The new Mahindra XUV500 facelift is expected to get only mild cosmetic updates, while a few added features are also expected. The mechanical bits are all going to be retained in the XUV500 facelift. The new XUV500 will thus, get powered by the same 2.2 liter mHawk diesel motor delivering 140hp of power and 330Nm of torque. The new XUV500 would also get an automatic transmission choice.

Mahindra gifts its esteemed and valuable XUV500 and Scorpio cars to winners of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Khatron Ke Khiladi

Mahindra is a pioneer of the utility vehicle market, and its best sellers in this segment are XUV500, Scorpio, Bolero and Xylo. The reputed Indian based firm has charmed millions of consumers for years, and owning a Mahindra products calls for life-remembering adventure moments.

Mahindra Ashish Sharma XUV500

Mahindra Ashish Sharma XUV500

How exciting would it be if a XUV500 and Scorpio is offered free of cost, the cars were handed over to the winners of popular reality shows in India such as Khatron Ke Khiladi and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. The Indian reality television industry is a huge enterprise, and participating in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Khatron Ke Khiladi requires immense talent and the gift of Scorpio and XUV500 seems just perfect, and the lucky winners are Rajniesh Duggal of Khatron Ke Khiladi and Ashish Sharma of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.

How lucky can one get to just receive a Scorpio and XUV500 as gifts, it is a rare exhilarating moment and as expected Ashish Sharma and Rajniesh Duggall were thrilled beyond words, and they just want wait to drive their immensely priced possession, Ashish got white XUV500 and Rajiniesh Blue Scorpio.

Mahindra Scorpio Khatron Ke Khiladi

Mahindra Scorpio Khatron Ke Khiladi

The Chief marketing officer of the automotive division of Mahindra and Mahindra, Vivek Nayer commented on offering the Scorpio and XUV500 to its winners, and said ‘’it was a great moment to handover the popular and legendary Scorpio to Rajniesh. We have been greatly associated with the  Khatron Ke Khiladi for two seasons and it is the perfect platform to promote our brand that is greatly associated with adventure, thrill and power. It is a pleasure to offer Ashish with a grand XUV500 prize.’’

Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Khatron Ke Khiladi are amazing shows that display exemplary talent of Indians, and it is a long hurdle before one reaches the top spot and emerges winner. Like the reality shows, Mahindra is an esteemed firm that has engaged in extensive brainwave visible on the stunning design and engine power of its vehicles. The success value of XUV500 and Scorpio is prevalent all over the globe and the most favored export markets are South Africa and US.

The entertainment and talent industry in India is huge, and there are innumerable opportunities for aspiring dancers, and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is a great platform to horn excellent dance skills and owning a Mahindra car is a dream come true moment for many, and it is the best gift for winners of the successful shows that involves enormous sweat moments to blossom into a raging success.

Rajniesh and Ashish have encountered their dream moment of acquiring Mahindra cars, and many others can encounter an equal level of luck, all it requires is positive thinking and dedication. Mahindra has recently thrilled the crowd with the launch of the new Scorpio facelift; it is the next-generation model and a contemporary variant of the past. According to recent reports, Mahindra is working on a new XUV500 facelift car and the other amazing upcoming car to watch out for is S101 built on joint development platform with Ssangyong.

Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV facelift in works; probable automatic variant gets spied

Indian SUV master, Mahindra & Mahindra is working hard to boost its sales with a string of planned new model launches in 2015. The Indian car major has plans to launch many more updated versions of its existing lineup in the next year as well. The car major has already launched its all new Scorpio SUV in the domestic market that has received great response. And now, Mahindra & Mahindra is busy working on a new updated version of its popular premium SUV, the XUV500.

Mahindra XUV500 wins the title Star of Nasik at 2013 Maharashtra Rally

Mahindra XUV500

Now, the test mule of the new facelift Mahindra XUV500 has already been put to test the Indian road, and it has been spied by the eager shutterbugs. Sadly enough, the test prototype of the XUV500 facelift has been spotted only from the rear end of the vehicle and the spy pictures have been revealed on the internet for the car enthusiasts of the country to behold and to contemplate on. The test prototype model of the new refreshed Mahindra XUV500 that got spied seemed to retain some of the key exterior features including the tail lights design, centre brake light, rear bumper design. However, the veiled tail gate of the vehicle reveals a new chrome finished model trim name which is noted to be fixed on top of the number plate area. In the ongoing XUV500 variants, the trim name has a black finish.

Apart from the new chrome finished trim, no other changes were apparently noticed by the spy camera that can be distinguished from the present model. However, it might be too early for the new facelift version of the popular Mahindra XUV500, as being a refreshed variant some good changes are certainly expected from this already extravagantly designed premium SUV. Mahindra could incorporate other changes on it at a later stage, as there should be ample time before it launches sometime in 2015. According to the spy photographers who did not manage to snap the vehicle upfront, the testing XUV500 facelift prototype seemed to possess a mildly refreshed, and also flaunted a set of newly designed alloy wheels. The source also said that the vehicle’s interiors were fully hidden from sight, which hints at the fact that some real good things could be endowed in the cabin of the new XUV500.

Moreover, the 2015 new facelift Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV is also expected to come with the much anticipated automatic transmission gearbox that should be mated to same tried and tested 2.2 liter 4-cylinder mHawk diesel motor which has been doing its duty under the hood of the present XUV500 model. While the current XUV500 model offers the power figures of max power of 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and the peak torque of 330 Nm at 1,600 to 2,800 rpm, the new facelift version of the premium SUV could also come along with some minor tweaks from Mahindra & Mahindra to its engine in order to provide enhanced fuel efficiency as well as reduced emissions.

Mahindra to launch the XUV500 diesel Hybrid in 2015, while a facelift version is also contemplated

The Indian UV market leader, Mahindra & Mahindra has many top SUVs under its sleeve. Its premium flagship model, the XUV500 is now three years old in the market and the company is thinking to give it a facelift in order to keep its charms intact for the customers, and to boost its sales going ahead. In an interview with a reputed Indian automotive portal, Mahindra & Mahindra’s Chief Executive of the Automotive Division, Mr. Pravin Shah said that the media will get to know about the new facelift version of the XUV500, as the company goes ahead with it, but he can’t actually give a particular timeframe for it right now.

Mahindra XUV500 Artic Blue body color

Mahindra XUV500 Artic Blue

Mr. Shah has also revealed the fact that the Indian SUV major is also busy working on an automatic transmission for the XUV500, and the company will launch the new AT variant of the SUV in the Indian car market, as and when it is ready.

In the mean time, Mahindra & Mahindra is also busy working on several green projects keeping in mind the global distress with rising pollution levels. One of these new green initiatives from the house of Mahindra & Mahindra is the hybrid concept of the XUV500 premium SUV that the company had showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo earlier this year. This hybrid version of the popular XUV500 SUV is the first diesel hybrid model in the world and earned a lot of appreciation and interest from the audience at the auto event. This great hybrid SUV concept model was displayed by Mahindra with a semi-transparent hood in order to offer a closer look at the vehicle’s under the hood mechanical specification and the advanced technology that went into its making. The XUV500 hybrid version was expected to launch next year when it was unveiled in February this year, and now the company is also confirming the same.

Mr. Shah has also confirmed that Mahindra & Mahindra is also building the hybrid variant of the XUV500 that was showcased along with its promised 18 percent enhanced fuel efficiency.

When Shah was asked specifically to ask about the XUV500 Hybrid’s market launch and its possibility to happen in the next year itself, he said that off course the XUV500 diesel hybrid version will be launched in the market soon. One of the philosophies of Mahindra & Mahindra is that the company does not work on only concept models that the company is not sure of launching in the future. Mahindra definitely does not showcase any concept model if it is not a planned future product of the company. Thus, the XUV500 Hybrid version will also be launched commercially in the market place for sure.

Thus, the Mahindra XUV500 fans who love its boisterous design and its massive size get ready to get some serious action from this premium SUV soon. The XUV500 is surely coming in new avatars to refresh its charm.

Is the Mahindra XUV500 W4 variant an able SUV worthy of its price?

India is a price conscious market, and has a great taste for Sports Utility Vehicles. Now, even the urban compact SUVs are earning great demands. In such a time, the leading Indian SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra has brought in a low-spec W4 base variant a of the very popular premium XUV500 SUV at just Rs.10.83 lakh. While the price tag is really alluring, take a look at the vehicle briefly to find out if it is really a value for money SUV.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

Competition at the price point

The Mahindra XUV500 W4 is pitched against many more SUVs in the same price range that includes its own cousin Scorpio, the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Tata Safari Storme and the Ford EcoSport. While the styling of the XUV500 may seem to be overrated, the majority of the Indian customers seem to like it a lot. However, in real terms the looks of the XUV500 W4 comes after the very appealing Ford EcoSport. At its price point, the W4 also overlaps the vehicles in other segments including the premium sedans such as the new Honda City and Hyundai Verna. But the ones who like the macho SUVs the most, even the classy sedans won’t do.

Equipments

The Mahindra XUV500 W4 lost a lot of equipments to accommodate the low price, but it still offers several great features to beat competition. The W4 also comes with Antilock Braking System and is more focused on what the customers really require.

2WD downside

At this price, the XUV500 W4 has a drawback in its only 2 Wheel Drive system. In This price, the Mahindra Scorpio comes with a 4WD system, while there is also the massive Safari Storme, and the Renault Duster 4×4 is also coming soon.

Interior Space

Space is always very important for SUVs. And the XUV500 W4 is a massive vehicle as compared against the compact SUVs like EcoSport and Duster. Thus, at the price point the XUV500 W4 certainly offers much greater space than its market competition.

Mechanical Specifications

The XUV500 W4 comes only in diesel version like all Mahindra SUVs, while its market rivals mostly come with petrol versions as well and this is a downside. However, the great thing is that the affordable W4 variant is powered by the same 2.2 Litre diesel engine as its higher and expensive variants. Also it comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox that is not offered by any of its market rivals.

Conclusion

To be honest, if you are a hardcore adventure-loving off-roader, then the Mahindra XUV500 W4 is really not your choice, as the vehicle does not offer a strong and steady performance on real off-roads and does not offer the required technology like ESP for stability on hilly roads.

However, the points that really go on the side of the Mahindra XUV500 W4 are its massive size, style and the unchanged mechanical specifications. Thus, the SUV is a great buy on the whole.

Mahindra XUV500 global SUV review

The Indian SUV master Mahindra & Mahindra has spread its wings over the global markets and has plans to expand massively in the various markets of the world. The Indian car major has already become popular in the African markets, especially South Africa within a very short span of time with its great, powerful and affordable products. Among the many quality products that Mahindra offers in the global markets, the XUV500 premium SUV is one.

Mahindra XUV500 SUV Red Front

Mahindra XUV500 SUV Red

The Mahindra XUV-500 SUV is offered in both two wheel drive as well as all four wheel drive options in the international car markets. Though the Mahindra XUV500 is affordably priced in the global markets, it faces very stiff competition as the global giants such as Toyota and Mitsubishi have slashed the prices of their products.

The XUV500 packs in a lengthy equipment list that includes leather upholstery, automatic headlights, automatic rain sensing wipers, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and cool power automatic side mirrors that fold back themselves when the vehicle is parked. The massive vehicle also offers color touchscreen with voice operation functions, rear parking sensors, tire pressure gauge, reverse camera and many others.

The XUV500 has a good amount of all the necessary safety measures as well which includes six airbags, vehicle stability system and the others. However, the airbags protect only the first two rows of seats, being a seven seater huge vehicle it does not offer the cocoon of airbags for the third row of seats which is a bit disappointing.

The Mahindra XUV500’s cabin though stuffed with many impressive equipments and offers superior overall comfort goes wrong in offering the right sort of materials and finish. The cabin is a collage of mismatched plastic panels, rather dated styling and rather not so high quality wooden finish plastic trimmings. The overall finishing is also not up to the mark, and some surfaces are rather annoyingly shiny which can even hinder with the driver’s view of the road. The seats are comfortable but not plush enough for a global mid-ranged vehicle, and though they offer good view of the surroundings, they feel pretty flat and unsupportive especially while treading the rough roads.

The good thing about the XUV500’s cabin is that it offer ample amount space with lots of headspace, leg and elbow room to spare. The vehicle also offers respectable storage and covered storage spaces and arm rest with cup holders.

Mahindra describes the XUV500 as a cheetah inspired vehicle and its bold design is pretty evident of that along with some glorious character lines that are really impressive.

Under the hood, the Mahindra XUV500 is powered by a 2.2 liter diesel motor that produces adequate amount of 103kW of max power and an impressive 330Nm of peak torque. The engine is pretty powerful and very responsive as well. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

The stylish XUV500 however, feels a bit too roly-poly on rough roads with its body roll issue and inability to tackle sharp turns. Thus, this massive Mahindra vehicle is not for the hilly roads.

Mahindra XUV500 achieves the sales milestone of over 1 lakh units

The Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced that the company has sold more than 1 lakh units of its popular premium SUV, the XUV500. The Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV has sold over 1 lakh units in the time period of less than 3 years of its market launch in India.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

This feat of the Mahindra XUV500 in terms of sales is really impressive and noteworthy, as the XUV500 is the only Indian SUV with a tag of more than Rs. 10 lakh which has successfully crossed the sales mark of 1 lakh sales that too within 34 months of its official market launch. Mahindra & Mahindra had launched the now very popular and stylish XUV500 premium back in the month of September, 2011.

While speaking about the Mahindra XUV500’s sales milestone achievement, the company’s Chief Executive of the Automotive Division and International Operations (AFS), Pravin Shah said that this is a very proud moment for the company. As the company’s first global SUV, the XUV500 has been able to reach a very important sales milestone of more than 1 lakh sales in just 35 months since it launched in the car market of India.

Shah added by saying that Mahindra & Mahindra would like to thank its esteemed customers for their huge support which has ensured that the brand grows in its strength and achieves more milestones. He added that furthermore, this sales achievement reconfirms the XUV500′s great popularity in justly claiming the position of being the only SUV in the above Rs. 10 lakh price bracket in India which has repeatedly achieved new sales milestones, from becoming the fastest SUV to reach the 50,000 sales mark in the month of January last year and now, becoming the fastest to achieve the over 1,00,000 sales milestone.

The very bold and extravagantly styled Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV is based on a Cheetah inspired design language and offers an extensive range of world class equipments to offer a truly premium look and feel. In order to offer a better drive experience and to fine tune a few issues on the SUV based on the customer feedback, Mahindra also launched the updated new XUV500 model along with a new attractive Arctic Blue body color option.

Mahindra & Mahindra recently created a wave of appreciation and intense interest with the showcase of the XUV500 Hybrid model. Mahindra unveiled the hybrid variant of the XUV500 Hybrid at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, which took place in the month of February this year.

The Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid model is the world’s first diesel hybrid vehicle in the world, and if launched is expected to be a big success as well. Mahindra showcased the XUV500 hybrid with a transparent hood in order to display its technical expertise to the visitors.

The Mahindra XUV500 hybrid is expected to launch in early 2015. However, the Indian car major has yet not confirmed anything about its launch.

Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid

The Indian car market is a highly abuzz market which is maturing at a fast pace with all the global auto majors pouring in their new cars. While the Indian auto industry is full with all the global auto giants and high-end luxury car makers, the home bred car manufacturers are not behind. Indian car majors such as Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are known for their strong, reliable products and technological advancements.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is increasingly keen futuristic advanced mobile system that is not only efficient and convenient, but eco-friendly as well. Mahindra aims to get a smarter and greener commuting system for the near future that will benefit the modern human beings as well as Mother Erath.

Thus, the home bred auto major is busy working on several electric vehicles and already offers the most technologically advanced all electric passenger car in India, the e2o. Mahindra however is not restricted to only battery driven all electric cars when eco-friendly and green cars are concerned. The Indian car major is also looking into other greener vehicles such as the Hybrids which are very popular globally.

However, Mahindra begs to differ with the other global car makers when it comes to the Hybrid cars. The Hybrids are usually a combination of gasoline and electric driven cars. And Mahindra being an expert diesel vehicle manufacturer is contemplating on the first Diesel Hybrid vehicle.

Mahindra & Mahindra showcased the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant at the 2014 Auto Expo, which was held in February this year.

Mahindra’s innovative, efficient and greener XUV500 Diesel Hybrid model was displayed for the auto shows’ visitors. And to offer a better view to the underlying mechanical specifications and latest technologies of the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid, Mahindra fitted the car with a transparent acrylic bonnet. The Indian car manufacturer claims that its new innovative XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant saves as much as 18 percent fuel consumption than the vehicle’s regular diesel variants.

Mahindra & Mahindra has equipped the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid with a powerplant that consists of a regular internal combustion diesel motor and a powerful electric motor. To offer power to this permanent magnet synchronous powerplant, the vehicle packs in a light and efficient lithium ion battery. The electric motor of the vehicle supports the diesel engine with power assistance at low speeds as well as during the vehicle’s acceleration reducing fuel consumption. The XUV500 Diesel Hybrid also uses regenerative braking system that stores the produced kinetic energy generated from the brakes to revitalize the battery pack.

While speaking on the new Mahindra XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant, the company’s executive director & president of the automotive & farm equipment division, Dr. Pawan Goenka, said that the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid is a part of the ‘Accessible Technology’ and that the company is working on several sustainable mobility solutions.

If and when Mahindra & Mahindra launches the XUV500 Diesel Hybrid variant, it will surely be one of the most technologically advanced hybrid cars in India.