India’s utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra has updated the base models of the very popular XUV500 premium SUV model for the year 2016, in order to beat the market competition. The 2016 Mahindra XUV500’s base variants have received a feature list update with an added feature. As per Mahindra & Mahindra official website, the XUV500’s base level W4 variant as well as the W6 variant will be available for sale in the Indian car market with added new features. The updated Mahindra XUV500 W4 and W6 model trims will come endowed with a new 6 inch monochrome infotainment system that is similar to the one that is found in the newly launched Mahindra KUV100 micro-SUV model.
The Indian car market is definitely getting highly competitive with each passing day, and in order to keep one’s position intact in the fast changing market of India, all car makers have to keep their products updated. Mahindra & Mahindra is also trying to beat the growing market competition by keeping its vehicles updated. As the XUV500 is its flagship model, Mahindra has introduced new added features in the lower end variants of the SUV model in order to heighten their appeal to the prospective customers.
The Indian SUV master is also known for resorting to this particular feature update strategy quite often, which has become more obvious in the recent past. Very recently, Mahindra & Mahindra introduced the safety features of ABS as well as airbags in the base variants of its new TUV300, it has also made the feature of ABS along with EBD across all models in the KUV100, and now the company is offering an infotainment system on the base models of its XUV500.
With the addition of these new features, Mahindra& Mahindra wishes to make the statement clear that the Mahindra customers will get added value apart from the brand’s patent reliability and robust product qualities. The older models of the XUV500 W4 and XUV500 W6 variants got a single LCD unit, while now they get a new 6 inch monochrome infotainment system along with Bluetooth, USB, CD, iPod connectivity and hands-free calling functionalities.
Apart from this infotainment system addition, all the rest of the features in the base variant remain the same. The feature list includes micro hybrid technology, airbags, and powerful projector headlights along with light guides and ABS along with EBD. The higher models of the XUV500 – W8 and W10 models variants will also retain the same 7 inch color touchscreen display integrated infotainment system along with GPS, Bluetooth, USB, iPod connectivity, hands-free calling, configurable wallpaper and picture viewer.
The Mahindra XUV500 remains the same under its hood and gets powered by the same 2.2 liter mHawk diesel motor that delivers a top power of 140 bhp along with the max torque of 330 Nm. The W4 and W6 models are equipped with a 6 speed manual gearbox. The Mahindra XUV500 W4 is tagged at Rs. 11.50 lakh, while the XUV500 W6 variant is priced at Rs. 12.70 lakh (prices ex-showroom, Mumbai).