Mahindra XUV500 Sportz edition launch – LIVE COVERAGE

Mahindra XUV500 is one of top performers in the segment, now gets a new limited edition ‘Sportz’ variant. Spy shots and brochure of the new XUV500 trim were leaked recently, letting us know what exactly will be showcased at today’s launch.

Mahindra XUV500 Sportz (0)New XUV500 Sportz edition will be based on the W8 trim and characterised by predominantly red decals and recolouring around the SUV. Subtle red theme on body colour highlights front fog lamps, door handles and alloy wheels. XUV500 Sportz edition will also carry ‘Sportz’ badging and screaming decal on the sides of the car.

Cosmetic touch up extends inside the cabin as well. Leather seats come in new design, arm rests are restyled and safety tech like front, side and curtain airbags, reverse camera and automatic rain sensing wipers are added too. Mahindra XUV500 Sportz variant receives a 6” infotainment display with GPS, and automatic climate control. Usual interior theme of beige base in white cars is now made optional against black interiors for white body colour.

Mahindra XUV500 Sportz (2)No mechanical changes will be given to Sportz model of XUV500. The 2.2 litre mHawk engine produces max. power of 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and peak torque of 330 Nm between 1,600 and 2,800 rpm. As of now, only 6 speed manual transmission is available, but automatic gearbox is expected to be offered soon in Mahindra XUV500.

All these will be given in XUV500 Sportz version for a price difference of about Rs. 50,000 to Rs, 75,000 from the W8 spec. This 10 to 15 lakh segment SUV has had very good reception since its inception in 2011.

Stay tuned to Rush Lane as we bring you LIVE coverage from the launch event in Pune.

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LIVE UPDATES from the launch event

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You can scan through the images of @MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition in the image gallery at the bottom of the page.

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Price of @MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition is Rs 25,000 more than the model it is based on.

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First image of @MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition from the launch event

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@MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition is built on top end W8 variant

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@MahindraXUV500 is the fastest SUV to cross 50,000 sales in the Rs 10+ lakh segment.

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@MahindraXUV500 ate 47% market share in the segment for 2013/14 FY

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@MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition production is limited to just 1,000 units.

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@MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition launched at rs 13.68 lakhs, ex-showroom pune

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The press conference begins, the car is hiding somewhere @MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition launch

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@Vivek_Nayer Chief Marketing Officer – Auto Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd will launch the @MahindraXUV500 #Sportz today

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Stay tuned to @rushlane as we bring you LIVE coverage of @MahindraXUV500 #Sportz edition launch