The new petrol variant of Mahindra XUV500 was caught spied testing in Chennai. However it is expected that the petrol variant is being developed keeping international markets in mind and the primary target for the sales of the UV will be the export markets. And while talking about the domestic Indian market, the thought of a 7-seater petrol only vehicle doesn’t seem to be a very good choice and Mahindra, being one of the leading Indian car manufactures, is may be aware of the fact quite well. And thus the Indian big cars specialist is developing a model for the export oriented purposes.
The XUV500 is expected to install a homegrown motor that is being developed in the country itself in partnership with AVL Austria and SsangYong for the petrol variant of the car.
Most of the world, barring some European countries where diesel cars rule the market, is attracted towards the petrol cars, including India and given the fact that Mahindra and Mahindra, Indian big shot carmaker is expecting the XUV500 to score big in the international markets, developing petrol engine seems to be quite a very logical approach. And that’s partly due to their highly efficient market research team that suggested that the perfect course of action to leave a mark on the car market internationally is lacing XUV500 with a petrol engine.
Some basic features of the car includes ample of space on the inside ( that’s quite obvious given the size of the car), comfortable seats, the sleek 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system for the GPS navigation along with audio/video functions, reverse camera that comes with a Zoom function, push button start, keyless entry, the front can be re positioned in 6 different ways, push button start, blue ambient lighting, auto up-down window besides the driver’s seat, big AC vents, charging slots, electric sunroof, black grille with chrome inserts, LED headlights, ABS (automatic brake system), stylish new 14 inch alloy wheels, a brand new rear chrome appliqué, sleek and sporty aluminum pedals, window chrome lining, integrated cluster hood with double toned dashboard. Fresh illuminated skid plates, icy blue lounge lighting, stylish light guides that comes along with the static bending projector among others.
Now let’s talk about the engine, a 2.0 litre petrol engine is what we are guessing as Mahindra has done a great job in hiding it. However, there are ample chances of the engine being turbocharged as we know Mahindra as a company that is bold about installing latest technologies in their cars and surprises us from time to time with the amazing features that comes with their cars. And about the efficiency of the motor, given the hard work Mahindra seems to be putting in the vehicle, it is quite safe to assume that the engine will provide a maximum power output of 150 PS and an effective rate of the CO2 emission will ensure a long and healthy run of the car in international markets. Both automatic and manual transmissions are expected to be provided.