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Mahindra XUV500 W8 AT launched in Kenya at INR 23.29 lakh

 
Mahindra XUV500 AT Kenya

The automatic XUV500’s starting price in Kenya is equivalent to INR 23.29 lakhs.

The Mahindra XUV500 AT has been launched in Kenya to make the crossover appealing to a wider audience base. Apart from introducing the new variant, the Indian automaker has also opened a regional office in the African nation with an objective of enhancing its presence there.

Like the manual variant, the new XUV500 AT will be distributed in Kenya by official importer Xylon Motors which is a part of Simba Corporation.

Mahindra XUV500 AT

The XUV500 AT is available both in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.

The AT variant continues to be powered by the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which puts out 140 bhp and 330 Nm of torque. The 6-speed unit is sourced from Transmission specialist AISIN of Japan. The XUV500 AT in Kenya is available in two trims – W8 FWD and W10 AWD.

The XUV500 AT starts at 3.5 million Kenyan shillings (around INR 23.29 lakhs). The clutchless XUV500 will be available across Mahindra’s Kenyan dealerships from June 4th.

Mahindra has been aggressively expanding its international product portfolio of late. Not long ago, the automaker introduced the automatic XUV500 in Australia.

Mahindra XUV500 Automatic launch

The 6-speed AT is sourced from AISIN of Japan.

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The company is also working on a petrol variant of the XUV500 with a primary focus on the export markets. The new engine should be ready sometime in next year. The automaker had earlier gone on record saying that it’s entire portfolio will have a petrol engine option in the next few years.

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