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Monday, October 17, 2011

Birth of a new SUV: Mahindra XUV 500 Driven


I’ve been waiting to hit the road in a Mahindra XUV 500 (the way I did in the Scorpio Micro Hybrid) ever since its launch. However, I didn’t have the luck to do so until now. I decided I need to take a ride on this bull so walked into a Mahindra dealership and took a test drive. To my surprise, the XUV 500 is not just amazing – it’s loaded with a cluster of features.


Mahindra & Mahindra India’s leading pickup and utility vehicle manufacturer returns with a bang, the all new Mahindra XUV 500. This beast has been designed to perform like a cheetah.

Now, what did we test drive? The new XUV 500 comes in 3 variants W6 2WD, W8 2WD and W8 4WD! We got our hands on the W8 2WD XUV 500.


Let’s begin with the interior: the XUV 500 is a masterpiece from Mahindra’s line-up. We got the beast vrooming and saw the magic! It boasts a sporty twin-post instrument cluster that is elegantly crafted! It’s also blessed with two-tone interior and fine leather, providing its occupants the comfort of a sedan. So how does this machine keep you entertained? 6-inch colour, touchscreen display with a fully loaded navigation system and an iPod-compatible music system.

While you wonder the amount of features the XUV500 is loaded with we will talk about the exterior design, the XUV500 is a mechanical cheetah. Mahindra has sourced the front impressions from the wild cat keeping the front body wide which looks like the jaw of the cat with the honey comb grill. It also features, sport LED day-lights along with xenon flood lights and fog lamps adding more lighting enhancement to the vehicle. Touching while moving through the side bodylines of the XUV, you can feel the structure of a pouncing cheetah with door handles in shape of the cat.

 

To make sure you enjoy a comfortable journey that is smoother than butter over bread, the XUV 500 is enriched with features like ABS, EBD and Electronic Stability Programme. It also has tubeless tyres with stylish alloy wheels.




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Complete Specifications
Engine
mHawk140, Direct injection diesel engine5th generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT)
Cubic Capacity
2179 cc
Max Gross Power
140 Bhp(103kW) @ 3750 rpm
Max Gross Torque
330 Nm @1600-2800rpm
Gear Box
6 speed synchromesh manual
Ground Clearance
200 mm
Tyres
P235/65 R17, Radial Tubeless
Suspension
Independent Suspension
Front
McPherson type with anti-roll bar
Rear
Multilink type with anti-roll bar
Brakes
All Disc brakes
Front
Disk & Caliper type
Rear
Disk & Caliper type


Fuel Tank Capacity
70 Litres


Turning Circle Radius
5.6 m


Gross Vehicle Weight
2450 Kg


Vehicle Dimensions

Wheelbase, mm
2700
Overall width, mm
1890
Overall length, mm
4585
Overall height, mm
1785

The XUV500 comes with 7 different attracting colors, Satin White, Volcano Black, Amazon Green, Moondust Silver, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple and Dolphin Grey.

Also here is the specification difference of the W6/ W8.

Features- XUV500
W6
W8 / W8-AWD



Technology


Mhawk140 with 5th generation variable geometry turbocharger
Y
Y
Micro hybrid technology
Y
Y
6-speed transmission
Y
Y
Static bending projector head lamps with LED parking lights
Y
Y
6-inch colour touch screen infotainment display
N
Y
6-inch monochrome infotainment display
Y
N
GPS Navigation with touch-screen and audio support
N
Y
Integrated music system with CD/MP3, iPod & USB connectivity
Y
Y
4-Door speakers with 2 tweeters on dashboard
Y
Y
DVD player
N
Y
DIS in-built in infotainment system
Y
Y
Tyre-tronics
N
Y
Intellipark
Y
Y
Smart rain sensing wipers
Y
Y
Intelligent light sensing headlamps
Y
Y
Digital immobiliser
Y
Y
Digital trip & tachometer
Y
Y
Glass embedded antenna
Y
Y



Safety


Dual airbags (Driver + Passenger)
Y
Y
Side & curtain airbags
N
Y
ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Y
Y
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with rollover mitigation
N
Y
Hill Hold and Hill Descent control
N
Y
Side impact beams
Y
Y
Crumple zones for crash protection
Y
Y
Tubeless tyres
Y
Y
Disc brakes on all wheels
Y
Y



Style


Alloy wheels
N
Y
Full wheel caps
Y
N
Racing-styled twin exhaust
Y
Y
Front and rear fog lamps
Y
Y
Chrome Scuff plate for 1st and 2nd row
Y
Y
Streamlined Roof-rails
Y
Y
Cladding strips
Y
Y
Sporty dual tone interiors
Y
Y
Cubic-printed centre console with metal accents
Y
Y
Twin pod cluster with 3D-dials
Y
Y



Comfort


Tilt power steering
Y
Y
Telescopic steering
N
Y
Fully automatic temperature control (FATC) & dual HVAC
Y
Y
Premium fabric seats
Y
N
Leather upholstery
N
Y
Power-adjustable ORVMs
Y
Y
Power-foldable ORVMs
N
Y
Centre arm rest with cup holders in 2nd row
Y
Y
8-way adjustable seats including height and lumbar adjust (driver's side)
Y
Y
Height adjustable seat belts (front row)
Y
Y



Convenience


Cruise, audio, phone controls & voice command switches on steering
Y
Y
Power windows with driver side express down
Y
Y
Remote tail gate opening
Y
Y
Flip key with remote central locking
Y
Y
Storage spaces on centre console
Y
Y
Reading lamps in all 3 rows
Y
Y
Conversation mirror
Y
Y
Tinted solar-reflecting glass
Y
Y
Mobile charging points
Y

Rear wash and wipe
Y
Y
Rear demister
Y
Y
Follow-me home headlamps
Y
Y
Lead-me-to vehicle lamps
Y
Y
Illuminated key rings
Y
Y
Puddle lamps
Y
Y
Entry assist lamp
Y
Y
Door ajar lamps
Y
Y
Camping lamp
Y
Y
Remote fuel lid opener (electrically operated)
Y

Glove box with laptop holder
Y
Y
Flexi seat configuration for convenient storage (60:40 fold 2nd row, 50:50 3rd Row)
Y
Y
Flat fold 2nd and 3rd row seats
Y
Y
Umbrella holder
Y
Y

Mahindra has been ruling roads for quite some time and now with the new XUV 500 it makes a mark on the ground of a new era SUV, which will provide privilege-services to discerning customers called as the Purple Club. For more info on the same contact Mahindra.

Unlike other Mahindra SUV’s the XUV has a different taste, the taste of being wild.














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5 comments:

  1. This SUV has really good dynamics,wild looks,feels spacious from inside and carries wide range of Savety quipment !The metal structure feels strong and rigid unlike Xylo and Scorpio and Aria!when you are inside you feel as if you are king because of the spaciousness!But the interior central console looks cheap and Chinese like!It seems to be so strong that unlike scorpio and Xylo ,XUV 500 might pass most european safety crah tests!
    But there is a very big down side:An important parameter!
    The Scorpio isn't good to handleThe accelerator is too hard to press -As I you are driving a heavy truck!Which means it is not a good self driven car!I will prefer skoda Yeti 4 by 4 instead!Its better than Honda CRv too!

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  2. Oops,I meant the XUV isn't good to handle!By mistake I used the word"Scorpio"

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  4. Useful information about the Mahindra Xuv thanks for sharing.

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