Mahindra XUV500 Diesel W4 4x2 Review
Affordable XUV500Monday, November 18, 2013
Mahindra XUV500 is a SUV which was launched by Mahindra & Mahindra in September 2011 in the Indian market. It had originally 3 diesel variants named W6 FWD, W8 FWD and W8 AWD. Recently, Mahindra added another variant to this spectacular SUV on November 6, 2013 named W4 FWD, which is now the base variant for XUV500 and is trimmed off several features to give it a base price range.
Mahindra XUV500 W4 has got distinctive cheetah-inspired styling, projector headlamps with LED parking lights, Follow-me-Home lamps and Lead-me-to-Vehicle lamps, twin exhausts, roof rails, tubeless tires with full wheel caps, power ORVMs, rear windshield with wiper, washer and demister and tinted solar-reflecting glass as its exterior features. Its interior features includes a basic integrated music system with CD/MP3 and 4 speakers, a Digital Trip meter and Tachometer, chrome scuff plate for 1st and 2nd row, light dual-toned interior having Walnut color, a Twin-pod instrument cluster, tilt power steering, Electrically Operated Temperature Control with Dual HVAC, Jaquard fabric upholstery, center armrest with cup holders in 2nd row, 6-way adjustable driver's seat which also includes height adjustment, height adjustable front row seat belts, remote tailgate opening, flip key with remote central locking, 1st row reading lamps, electrically operated remote fuel lid opener, glove box with laptop holder, flexi-seat configuration for convenient storage which includes 60:40 foldable 2nd row and 50:50 foldable 3rd row, an umbrella holder and also flat-foldable 2nd and 3rd row seats. Its safety features now includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, side impact beams, crumple zones for crash protection and tubeless tires.
Mahindra XUV500 W4 has got the same 2179cc, 4-cylinders, 16-valves, 5th Generation VGT, mHawk140, Direct Injection diesel engine with a maximum power of 140 bhp at 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 330 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm and has a 6-speed manual gearbox transmission. It gives a top speed of 175kmph and reaches 0-100kmph mark in 12.5 seconds with an ARAI certified mileage of 15.1kmpl.
Mahindra XUV500 W4 has still got disk brakes at all the four wheels. The suspension system will also be the same, McPherson type with Anti-Roll Bar at front and Multilink type with Anti-Roll Bar at rear.
Mahindra XUV500 W4 is the base variant of XUV500 which has three more variants. It is available in only 2 shades which include Moondust Silver and Volcano Black. The ex-showroom, Delhi price of this formidable SUV is INR 10.95 lakhs which may vary in different states. It also comes with a warranty of 3 years/1,00,000kms.