Mahindra and Mahindra officially launched the new XUV500 in India at a starting price of INR 12.32 lakhs. Offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine option, the SUV is also offered with a range of new accessories. It was one such example, that was on display at the launch event.
Accessorized XUV500 shows extensive use of chrome with chrome accents all round the exterior makeup and black roof. The list of accessories include a chrome grille, chrome appliqué on side moulding, chrome tail lamp surrounds, chrome on rear fog lamps and boot lip along with chrome accents on window sill from C pillar and along the rear windshield.
All this extensive use of chrome gives the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 a more premium stance. The top spec model receives 18” diamond cut alloy wheels as against the 17” wheels seen on its outgoing counterpart. These also enhance the stance of the XUV500 giving it a bolder appeal.
Interiors get done up with optional rear seat infotainment kit with a screen for second row occupants which is integrated into the backs of front headrests. It also features tan leather with soft touch leather on dashboard while piano black is seen on the central console. Faux leather on doors further enhances the interiors of the SUV.
M&M powers the XUV500 with an updated 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine offering 155 hp power and 360 Nm torque mated to 6 speed manual or 6 speed AT. There is also a 2.2 liter mHawk petrol engine offering 140 hp power and 320 Nm torque.
Below are the variants and its respective features
2018 XUV500 W5
2.2 liter diesel 155 hp with MT, steel wheels, dual AC manual, black and grey interiors, dual exhausts, roof rails, mobile charging point for front row, remote tailgate opening, power windows, follow-me-home headlamps, rear window wiper washer with defogger, flat folding 2nd and 3rd row seating.
2018 XUV500 W7
2.2 liter diesel 155 hp with MT and AT, steering mounted controls, cruise control, auto AC, chrome front grille, black and tan interiors.
2018 XUV500 W9
2.2 liter diesel 155 hp with MT and AT, 17 inch alloys, piano black accent on center console, infotainment system with Android Auto, mobile charging for 1st and 2nd row, telescopic steering, reverse parking camera,.
2018 XUV500 W11
2.2 liter diesel 155 hp with MT and AT, dual tone leather seats, camping lamp, puddle lamps, electrical controls for driver seat, chrome trim exterior, leather finish on dashboard.
2018 XUV500 W11 AWD
2.2 liter diesel 155 hp with MT and AT, AWD, 18 inch diamond cut alloys as option.