Category: XUV500

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.

XUV500 Sportz exclusivity beyond words

Mahindra and Mahindra an established auto manufacturer lately launched a sporty version of XUV500 called XUV500 Sportz. The development is somewhat related to the most loaded W8 car. It costs Rs 13.28 lakhs which is dearer than W8 car by Rs 25,000. It is a special launch and only 1,000 units of the vehicle is available.

Mahindra XUV500 SUV Red Front

Mahindra XUV500 SUV Red

XUV500 is a stunner all over the globe, what is special about the Sportz variant of the car. The exteriors and interiors are intensified with black and red body decals on bonnet also on doors. The door handles, roof rails and fog lights are layered with sparkling red headlights. The other modifications that define its sporty status is the fitment on Sportz logo and red inserts on C pillar.

XUV500 is appreciated for its super enriched interiors, the insides of XUV500 Sportz is enriched to the core with 6 inch touch screen with back camera. The other technological enhancements and interesting traits are electrical outer rear view mirrors, LED parking lights, automatic wipers and headlights, climate control and robust micro-hybrid technology. Nothing has changed on the mechanical front; the vehicle will run on the same mHawk six speed transmission engine that pumps out 330Nm.

On the launch of XUV500 Sport the CEO in the automotive division of Mahindra and Mahindra Vivek Nair said, ‘’we have sold more than 30,000 pieces of the car in 2013 to 14 financial year. The launch of XUV500 Sportz is a reflection of the company’s extensive commitment to bring in exclusivity to the product line up. ‘’

XUV500 Sportz is a thrilling vehicle to look forward to; so much of excitement is inscribed on the exteriors and interiors. Mahindra has used a creative theme for its exteriors garnished with the unique red and black decals on doors and bonnet. It is not always that consumers will get to explore a sporty XUV500 Sportz model painted in jazzy red and black. It is a unique feeling to ride in a car where fog lights sparkle to the core with jazzy red headlights. The feel can be compared to a sci-fi model.

XUV500 has thrilled the public to no end for years, with its phenomenal sporty and stylish stature. The design of the car is inspired by the swift movement of cheetah the fastest animal on the planet. The insides are overloaded with excitement there is a 6 inch touchscreen or monochrome display. The cabin room is enormously spacious to effectively accommodate seven occupants. There are cup holders between cool knob and gear box, there is an advanced music system with Bluetooth, iPod and USB connectivity. All three rows have mobile charging points. There are rain sensing wipers and the other features to look forward to are camping lamps, door ajar lamps, entry assist lamp and puddle lamps. There is an umbrella holder as well.

XUV500 is just unique beyond words; the inspiration with the car is not just restricted to XUV500 Sportz, but concentrated on the forthcoming Scorpio facelift and S101.

Mahindra offering extended warranty for XUV 500

Mahindra XUV 500 turned things around for Mahindra and worked wonders towards their image. It brought in some features that weren’t ever offered in this class and offered excellent value for money. The Monocoque chassis on a SUV was something new for this class and it offered excellent handling and ride quality. It literally stormed the market because it offered an excellent package giving the consumers everything they look for. It has got the looks, presence, performance, luxury features and efficiency making it a good seller.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

While they were selling this vehicle in good numbers and enjoying the long waiting lists, there were minor issues cropping up with the ones they sold. They updated the vehicle soon to put an end to the issues and most of them were solved. Still some problems were reported but not in a huge number. The sales were still strong and this being the Mahindra flagship product couldn’t be ignored in any way. They had to take care of any issues that their customers face and give them the assurance that their issues will be promptly addressed.

The XUV 500 is offered in multiple variants. The entry level W4 offers excellent value for money to the customers while giving them features from a class above. On the top of the line W8 variant, they offer a long list of luxury features and the customers can choose from some premium colours as well that are exclusive to this variant. Based on the Mahindra XUV 500 W8, they launched the Sportz Edition which provided some cosmetic updates. It comes with a standard warranty of 3 years or 1 lac kms. Above this standard warranty, customers can choose among the extended warranty options Mahindra is offering on this vehicle.

For a period of 1 year over the standard 3 year period, customers have to pay approximately INR 13,000 to INR 16,000. For an additional 2 year warranty, the customers will have to pay INR 21,000 to INR 23,000. XUV 500 owners can choose from these extended warranty packages and they will be applicable on all the variants of XUV 500. They also offer Extended Roadside Assistance with Bajaj Allianz for duration of 5 years.

This would provide you support and service in case you run into trouble with your Mahindra XUV 500 somewhere away from home. You will also get flatbed towing service to take your vehicle to the nearest Mahindra service station. They will also provide you with free fuel if you are out of fuel and charges for cab to take you to nearest Mahindra service center. This would give the owners an assurance and freedom from minor issues. The Mahindra XUV 500 is powered by the 2.2 litre mHawk engine generating peak power of 140 bhp and peak torque of 330 Nm. It is a front wheel drive vehicle so it is more suited to city driving and offers good efficiency. This model is here to stay for long time as there is no update expected anytime soon so this extended warranty is definitely a good move.

Mahindra XUV500 raced by Gaurav Gill wins the first rally of Maharashtra in this year’s IRC season

The season’s inaugural race of the 2014 INRC took place in Nashik between 13th to 15th came to a very exciting conclusion. The Rally witnessed participation from about 20 cars and respective teams fighting for the top positions with some fierce competition taking place.

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

Mahindra XUV500

The entire rally for this year’s season were divided into 3 categories namely, the IRC 1600, IRC 2000 and FMSCI 1600 and all these raced with the bigger cars for the overall top spots. The IRC 1600 category was fought among nine cars, the IRC 2000 had only three participating cars, while the FMSCI 1600 had five cars racing for the top positions. There were also two Super XUVs and an EVO X fighting for the overall positions.

The competition was very intense in all the three categories and most of the action took place for the overall top position and the IRC 1600 category. Both the Mahindra XUV500 vehicles driven by racers Gaurav Gill and Amitrajit Ghosh were fighting very fiercely, while in the IRC 1600 category again two Volkswagen Polos were seen racing against each other for the top spot driven by Hrishikesh Thackersey and Sirish Chandran.

In the IRC category, Gaurav Gill beat Amitrajit Ghosh by bare 16 seconds on the first day of the race, but the additional time taken in service for repair works got him a penalty of a good 1 minute 40 seconds. When it seemed impossible for Gill to be able to win from there on, he finally managed to emerge victor after beating Ghosh to claim the top position, as Ghosh damaged the car’s rear right suspension which forced him to slow down.

In the IRC 1600 category, another grueling fight among Hrishikesh Thackersey with his navigator Ninad Mirajgaonkar got a lead of 21 seconds on the primary rival team Sirish Chandran and Nikhil Pai on the first day. While Hrishikesh and his team mate were safeguarding their lead position on the next day, Sirish brilliantly managed to catch up with them in a certain stage. The competition between these two teams was a really exciting one to follow. However, Hrishikesh’s team came out as the final victor with Sirish’s team following next and the team of Druva Chandrashekar and his navigator Roopesh B finished the race in the third spot.

In the IRC 2000 category Byram Godrej and Somayya A G driving a Volkswagen Polo finished the race with the top position. The second position was grabbed by Rahul Kantharaj and Vivek Bhatt driving a Cedia, while Sumit Punjabi finished in the third spot again with a Cedia. The FMSCI 1600 category was won by the team of Aniruddha Rangnekar and Arjun Mehta followed by the team of Adith K.C and Harish K N and the team of Parag Dhhiwar and Aditya Dhhiwar garbbing the third overall spot.

Thus, Gaurav Gill kept his winning streak going on driving the stylish and powerful Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV.

The new Mahindra XUV500 Sportz limited edition is a great under 15 Lakhs premium SUV

The Indian utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is keen on boosting its sales rates, as the company is still having tough time receiving good amount of demands. Thus, while the company is busy working on tons of new products, it has launched a limited edition of the XUV500 called the Sportz for now. While the XUV500 Sportz has been launched in the market to draw consumer interest for the time being, it is not the first time that the XUV500 has got its special edition. In fact, Mahindra had launched the limited edition model of the premium SUV back in the month of September, 2011. Back then the model was a great success given its superior quality and alluring style that surely came for an attractive price. The recently launched limited edition XUV500 ‘Sportz’ is a reincarnation of the same limited edition model of the past and is currently priced at Rs. 13.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is a truly premium and stylish sports utility vehicle to own at this price point. Considering its heavily loaded massive size, the XUV500 Sportz is a really attractive package.

Mahindra XUV500 Artic Blue body color

Mahindra XUV500 Artic Blue

Being a limited edition, the new XUV500 Sportz comprises of cosmetic updates only. The SUV’s got new styling elements and color theme (red), while its mechanical specifications have been left untouched. The Sportz Limited Edition XUV500 thus continues to be driven by the same mHawk, Direct injection, turbo charged diesel mill that is capable of generating an impressive max power of 140 Bhp and peak torque of 330 Nm. The capable engine is coupled with a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox. The vehicle also boasts of the smart All 4 Wheel Drive system that ensures great hold on the roads and superior performance in all driving situations. This premium SUV from the Indian auto major is developed on a Monocoque chassis that offers great body rigidity and power to weight ratio. The massive SUV offers superb ride and handling, and a very comfortable driving experience. Mahindra has also showcased a hybrid version of the fast selling XUV500 at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo.

The XUV500 Sportz Limited Edition features new red themed body graphics for both the hood and the front sides of the vehicle, it also flaunts new stylish red accentuated alloy wheels, spoiler, roof rails, door handles and fog lamp enclosures, and sports the ‘Sportz’ logo at the rear. On the inside, the Sportz edition also showcases the red theme on the dashboard as well as the leather seats, thus making it a very trendy vehicle especially for the red color lovers.

The XUV500 Sportz also gets all the equipments that the top trim model W8 gets including 6-inch touch screen infotainment system, driver’s information system, fully automatic climate control, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, automatic projector head lights, LED parking lights and many more.

The XUV500 Sportz limited edition will be offered in the limited 1000 units only.

Mahindra & Mahindra launches the new limited edition XUV500 Sportz in India tagged at Rs. 13.68 lakh

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the Limited Edition model of the fast selling XUV500, called ‘Sportz’. The Indian SUV master will produce and offer for sale only 1,000 units of the XUV500 Sportz model. Mahindra has launched the special edition XUV500 Sportz in India tagged at Rs. 13.68 lakh (ex-showroom Pune). This new limited edition variant is based on the top end W8 variant of the popular Mahindra XUV500 and is Rs. 25,000 dearer than the regular W8 variant. As Mahindra will sell only 1,000 units of the XUV500 Sportz limited edition model in the market, it is really special in its exclusive appeal for those who like to flaunt special cars and like to stand apart from the crowd.

Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500

The Mahindra XUV500 Sportz comes with a number of cosmetic changes in order to offer the special appeal. It comes with special exterior styling features along with an attractive red theme such as red and black body graphics on the bonnet as well as on the sides of the premium SUV. The vehicle also gets differently styled fog lamp enclosures, roof rails as well as door handles with red accents. Apart from these the XUV500 Sportz also features new stylish alloy wheels along with red inserts and the special ‘Sportz’ logo on its C-pillar to mark it apart.

As for the interior of the limited edition XUV500 Sportz, it will feature new upholstery with a combination of leather and fabric, a large 6 inch touch screen for the infotainment system and a rear camera. Apart from these features, as the new Mahindra XUV500 Sportz is based on the range topping W8 model, it will come with all the bells and whistles that are featured by the top variant. Thus, the vehicle will offer a great feature list that includes climate control, automatic headlamps, rain sensing automatic wipers, LED parking lights and power adjustable and fordable exterior rear view mirrors. Moreover, the vehicle is also empowered with the standard micro-hybrid technology that is boasted by the Mahindra XUV500.

Under the hood, the new limited edition XUV500 Sportz retains the same mechanical specifications as the other XUV500 variants and does not get any changes, as it is only a special edition model and not even a refresh model. Thus, the Sportz edition also comes powered by the same mHawk turbocharged diesel engine that generates 330Nm of torque and is mated to a 6 speed transmission gearbox.

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Chief Executive Officer of the Automotive Division, Mr. Vivek Nair said to the media that the company has sold more than 30,000 units of the Mahindra XUV500 in the last financial year of 2013-14. With the launch of the new Mahindra XUV500 Sportz limited edition model, the company believes that the will create be able to achieve a new benchmark in terms of exclusivity and will help to further augment the premium SUV Mahindra XUV500’s appeal to the customers.