The XUV 500 is a revolutionary SUV from Mahindra. Its pricing pits it against various types of cars, not just SUVs. The unique combination of a good-looking monocoque-chassis SUV with the capacity to seat 8 people in a feature cabin makes the XUV a unique proposition.
The Mahindra XUV 500 is an 8-seater, stylish SUV loaded to the gills with features. Styling is macho but is is also progressive and different from other SUVs in its segment, the design is more in tune with crossovers. Inside, the XUV 500 has an eye-catching design with many technologically advanced features like a large 7-inch multimedia screen, intelligent systems such as a dynamic parking assist program, tyre-pressure monitor, voice-activated controls, sunroof, cruise control, etc. The interior is spacious, especially for the first and second row passengers. The seats are comfortable and well-contoured, the leather covers add to the luxury factor.
The XUV 500 is powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel motor is punchy and is paired to a potent 6-speed transmission. The engine is also efficient thanks to an intellugent ECU, well-tuned transmission ratios and a segment-first brake-energy recovery system. The Mahindra XUV 500 has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 16 km/l.
Mahindra offers AWD variants of the XUV 500 as well, these add to the all-weather capability of the SUV. Low ground clearance and the absence of a proper off-road setup restrict the XUVs off-roading credentials.