Mahindra launches XUV500 facelift to take on Tata Hexa, Jeep Compass

 Sports utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has launched the new XUV500, a face-lift version of its premium SUV, priced at Rs12.32 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai for W5 variant). The vehicles, now available in 5 diesel variants and 1 petrol variant, would be positioned against competition such as Tata Hexa and Jeep Compass.

Mahindra launches XUV500 facelift
“Since its launch in 2011, the XUV500 has been a trendsetter in the premium SUV segment with its great value proposition of head-turning style, aspirational hi-tech features, unmatched performance and best-in-class safety. The XUV500 was the creator of the premium SUV segment in the Rs12-18 lakh price range in India and continues to be the frontrunner in the segment when it comes to setting new trends and pushing boundaries," said Rajan Wadhera, president, Automotive Sector, at M&M.
"Today, with the launch of the plush new XUV500, we have strengthened its value proposition further by creating new benchmarks in luxury and styling. It has been designed to meet the customer’s rising aspirations for more premium and luxurious offerings,” he added.
The new XUV500 comes with a new wider grille with chrome inserts, fog lamps with a new chrome bezel, an all-new, tailgate with spit tail-lamps and a new spoiler and larger 45.72 cm (235/60 R18) diamond-cut alloy wheels. The interiors of the new XUV500 come with a new tan and black theme comprising new quilted tan leather seats, and a quieter cabin.
Equipped with a powerful mHawk155 engine, the new XUV500 comes with higher power of 114 kW (155 BHP) and higher torque of 360 Nm. The new 6th generation electronically controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) has improved the low-end torque further, to ensure an even more pleasurable urban driving experience. The enhanced suspension of the new XUV500 promises a plusher ride. New technology offerings in the XUV500 include the industry-first smart watch connectivity and `Arkamys’ enhanced audio output.
Available in 5 diesel variants, including an optional pack, namely W5, W7, W9, W11 and W11 OPT, the new XUV500 will also offer one gasoline option of G AT to customers. It also offers the widest range of diesel automatic variants, namely W7 AT, W9 AT, W11 AT, W11 OPT AT and W11 OPT AWD AT.
It is available in seven attractive colours - New Crimson Red, New Mystic Copper, Pearl White, Volcano Black, Moon dust Silver, Opulent Purple and Lake Side Brown - across showrooms in India.