Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive Edition Launched For Rs 15.22 Lakh

The Cheetah can only do it that fast, and no one else, could be the ideation of Mahindra behind bringing the XUV500 to market, where now it seems to be turning true as the numbers in which the vehicle is selling at. Reportedly, now to roar raucously in 2015, automaker launched the Xclusive edition of XUV based on the W8 trim of lineup. Hence, the W8 trim for the edition is not all-wheel drive; instead the front-wheel drive layout is given at the moment. Additionally, for the money asked, automaker also provided ‘electronic sunroof’ and ‘electrically adjustable driver’s seat’ as a major attraction. On the smaller side, buyers will also be relinquished from the edition by means of hydraulic attachment to bonnet, internet connection for infotainment, reverse camera and grey alloy wheels.

Hence, under the hood, there is no change in the engine displacement, as continued to do with the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel worth of 138bhp mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

As per to some reports, the SUV Xclusive edition is available two trims of, a one with the electric driver seat adjustment, another without it, which means the buyers will get sunroof in any condition. Mentioned below are the prices, a one wished to look, and work out the differences as against the standard XUV 500 W8 trims of the lineup.

Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive Edition Launched For Rs 15.22 Lakh

  • XUV500 W8 FWD (Front-wheel drive): Rs 14.61 lakh
  • XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition (without powered driver’s seat): Rs 15.05 lakh
  • XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition (with powered driver’s seat): Rs 15.22 lakh
  • XUV500 W8 AWD (All-wheel drive): Rs 15.67 lakh

Leaked: Mahindra Xuv500 Sportz Limited Edition Appear Online

M&M (Mahindra & Mahindra) is all set to introduce the Limited Edition version of its flagship SUV, the XUV500, dubbed Mahindra XUV500 Sportz. Last week, the spy pictures of the same has been surfaced on the internet, and now the reports have a scanned copy of the brochure that he had. So let’s take a sneak preview of the XUV500 Sportz edition.

Essentially it’s a top-end W8 variant that comes standard with high-tech features including automatic headlamps and wipers, a 6-inch infotainment display with GPS, automatic climate control, power wing mirrors and front, side and curtain airbags to name a few. Besides this, the XUV500 Sportz gets cosmetic changes such as special decals and a whole bunch of red colored accents –on the door handles, around the foglamps, the alloy wheels and even the roof rails. The XUV500 Sportz also gets special emblems and badging all around the bodywork.

Mahindra Xuv500

On the inside, there isn’t any huge change the only highlight is a new design on the leather seats. Even further, the Mahindra XUV500 Sportz edition gets an optional rearview camera as standard. It is expected to be priced a premium of around Rs. 50,000-75,000 over the W8 variant – and will start arriving at dealerships in coming days.

Mahindra XUV500 Gets New Colours

Mahindra XUV500 received new colours for keeping the spirit alive of Cheetah-inspired SUV during the summer. The mid-variant W6 received Satin White and Dolphin Grey colours, whereas the lastly launched ‘new entry-level W4’ receives Dolphin Grey as a new shade after being sold only in black and white colour till the time.

Top of the line trim XUV500 W8 gets additional Artic Blue and Opulent Purple options in the list.

Apart from the cosmetic makeover, Mahindra XUV500 remains intact under the hoods with the 2.2-litre 16V mHawk diesel engine.

Hopefully, the brand has nothing new to offer in the coming times, except that Scorpio facelift and that compact SUV of XUV badge which are still a faraway; we think these new cosmetic tinkles will better the situation for the carmaker to get his position right in the competition.

Mahindra XUV500 Gets New Colours

Super XUV500 of Team Mahindra Adventure creates history – wins 12th edition of Desert Storm

One after the other, this time Mahindra blazed a historic trail in the Thar Desert at the 12th edition of Desert Storm. Team Mahindra Adventure’s Super XUV500 finished fastest and became the overall champions of Desert Storm 2014.

After the recent string of wins at the Indian National Rally Championship SUV category (INSUVRC), the Super XUV500 proved its mettle yet again when it finished 1st in the Xtreme category of Desert Storm 2014. Driven by multi-time Desert Storm winner Sunny Sidhu (Driver) & PVS Murthy (Co-driver), the Super XUV500 proved that whatever maybe the terrain, the cheetah is the fastest!

Results:

Sunny Sidhu / P.V.S. Murthy (Mahindra Adventure) Position 1 (12:47:42)
Sandeep Sharma / Varun Davessar (Team Thunderbolt) Position 2 (13:08:20)
Amarjeet Pal Buwal / Nakul Mendiratta (Team Thunderbolt) Position 3 (13:13.34)
Lohitt Urs / K. Kumar (Mahindra Adventure) Position 4 (13:18:35)

Desert Storm

Super XUV500 created history by becoming the first ever diesel vehicle to win the Desert Storm rally. Contrary to the belief that diesel cars are non-competitive against petrol cars, the Super XUV500 wiped out competition with ease.

Last year Mahindra Adventure bagged the 2nd, 3rd & 4th places in the 11th edition of the Desert Storm. And with this year’s triumph, it has proved yet again that it is indeed beauty with brawn.

Commenting on the success of the XUV500, Mr. Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “After annihilating the competition at the INSUVRC, with this spectacular win at the Desert Storm 2014 the cheetah inspired Super XUV500 has unmistakably marked its territory in the extreme rally-raid format in India. The Super XUV500 is on a winning streak and will continue to create history and make & break records in times to come. We dedicate this unprecedented win to millions of Mahindra customers & fans across the nation.”

The Desert Storm is one of the toughest and most popular rallies in the country given the conditions, tough stages and spectacular terrain ranging from desert stretches and vast salt flats to dirt tracks. This year the rally route ran for over 3000KM across locations like Sadarseher, Bikaner, Jaisalmer & Jaipur.

In all there are 55 teams in Xtreme category, 30 teams in Ndure and 20 teams in Xplore category.

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Mahindra XUV500 AT Variant: Coming in Mid-2015

Mahindra & Mahindra, an Indian multinational automobile manufacturing company will be introducing an automatic variant of its highly successful model, the Mahindra XUV500 next year. The automatic variant will be equipped with a six-speed gearbox designed and engineered by Ssangyong, a group company. The current automatic gearboxes of Ssangyong are retired Mercedes Benz transmissions. Y I Lee, Chief Executive Officer and President at Ssangyong Motor Company said, Yes we are going to install the 6-speed automatic gearbox that’s coming in 2015 and Mahindra is also considering that same transmission for XUV500, so in terms of volume that’s great for us and we can save some money.

Currently, Mahindra only has the Scorpio in the utility vehicle category to feature automatic gearbox. DSI (Drivetrain Systems International), an Australian firm which supplied automatic gearboxes for Scorpio is now owned by Geely, Chinese auto major. In addition to electric sportscar Halo and hybrid XUV500, Mahindra also showcased Quanto with automated manual gearbox at 2014 Auto Expo. With this gearbox used by Maruti in their vehicles already and Tata on the forthcoming Zest saloon, we won’t be surprised if XUV500 gets automated manual transmission. What’s your opinion? Should Mahindra introduce XUV500 with automated or normal automatic gearbox? Stay tuned for updates on the automatic variant of XUV500.

Mahindra XUV500 AT Variant

Mahindra sells over 75,000 units of XUV500 in just over 2 years

Mahindra & Mahindra today announced that it had sold more than 75,000 units of its cheetah-inspired XUV500 in just over two years since its launch. Launched in end-September 2011, the XUV500 was designed entirely in-house at Mahindra’s world class research and development facility called Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai, and has, since launch, set a benchmark of its own.

It is noteworthy that the XUV500 had also topped in Customer Satisfaction in the SUV segment in the 2012 study conducted by TNS Automotive India.

Speaking on the numbers for the XUV500, Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said “We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from customers to the XUV500 that has led to impressive sales of 75,000 plus vehicles in just over two years since its launch. This is a benchmark for sales among high-end SUVs, for which we are humbled. As a customer centric organization, we keep on evolving and the launch of the W4 variant bears testimony to the same”.

Mahindra XUV500

The exceptional interest in the XUV500 is substantiated by its 1.5 million plus Facebook fans as well as more than 7.5 million video views on the XUV500 You Tube channel. The brand’s soaring popularity also prompted Discovery Channel’s film ‘Inside Out’ on the making of the Mahindra XUV500 – India’s first global SUV. Having received a phenomenal response in India and also in Australia and South Africa, the XUV500 is now poised to make its mark in Europe, Chile and other international markets.

The company has recently launched the entry level ‘W4’ model of the XUV500 at an attractive price of Rs 10.95 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The entry level W4 model is powered by the mHawk 140 bhp engine. In addition to the Cheetah-inspired design, it boasts of a range of technology, safety and comfort features.

The XUV500 has already notched up prestigious wins in rallies like INRC, Desert Storm, Desert Dash & Dakshin Dare in the Extreme category. The Dakshin Dare victory marked a triumph for the XUV500 when it became the first diesel SUV to win an Extreme category in the history of Indian rallying.

Mahindra XUV500 Sets World Record for Completing Journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir in shortest time

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, announced that its popular global SUV, the XUV500 has recorded the rare feat of completing a journey of 3,997 kilometres from Kanyakumari to Kashmir in the shortest time. With this, the XUV500 has set a new record in the Limca Book of Records.

A four-member team from Standard Chartered Bank, comprising of Zuzur Tinwalla (leader), Jyoti P Bhattacharjee, Anshuman Kakar and Neeraj Rastogi, completed the 3,997km drive from Kanyakumari to Leh in just 62 hours 20 minutes. Having surpassed the previous record by a margin of 10 hr 27 min, the XUV500 set a new record under the category of Fastest South-North Four-wheeler Expedition in the Limca Book of Records. The journey started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 30, 2013 and reached Leh in Jammu & Kashmir on October 3, 2013, having traversed the entire length of the country.

Mahindra XUV500 Sets World Record for Completing Journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir in shortest time
Speaking on this achievement, Mr. Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “It is a proud moment for us since this record further reaffirms the tough and rugged ‘Mahindra DNA’ of the XUV500, which is a popular and much admired brand. Since its launch in 2011, the cheetah-inspired XUV500 has carved a special niche for itself and proved its mettle through tough and gruelling conditions in several rallies. This time was no exception. Completing a journey of 3997 kms in just 62 hours is a clear validation of the XUV500’s capability of handling all kinds of terrain while maintaining power-packed-performance. The team completed the journey with utmost safety and without a single incidence of breakdown. It is also testimony to the spirit of adventure of the XUV500 as well as the people who drive it so passionately. Unmatched in terms of style, performance, safety and comfort thereby providing a complete driving experience, the XUV500 has reached new heights with this achievement.”

New base variant of Mahindra XUV500 (W4) will launch by end of October; Feature List leaked

Not to be an exception, Mahindra XUV500 was ‘rumored’ of having a new entry level variant in the pipeline, meant exclusively for a ‘reduced price tag’. Hence, now a report in industry is confirming that feature list of the same is also been leaked to them.

Henceforth, the launch of new low-end XUV is said to be concluded by the end of this month.

Continuing further, the industry is going through some rough patches of the time, where vehicles like Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and else have penetrated the SUV segment and notched the excitement level by playing the customer-friendly price tags. In order to counter those turning aspects, Mahindra developed the trimmed-down variant of XUV500 dubbed as “W4”.

However, the leaked feature list of the vehicle is going to cream up some raunchy games in the nearby times. Hopefully, the leaked material says, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, Hill Hold, Hill Descent control, will be missed out on the safety front from the new vehicle. While cosmetically, the car is tend not to have front foglamps, twin exhaust tips, roof rails or cladding strips.

New base variant of Mahindra XUV500 W4 will launch by end of October; Feature List leaked
Comfort level of the car will also be crippled down tremendously by bidding off the telescopic steering, fully-automatic temperature control, power-folding side mirrors and premium fabric upholstery.

To an addition, Mahindra XUV500 W4 will drive the same powertrain that it does with ongoing ones. The 2.2L diesel engine of 140bhp and 330Nm of torque, along with the start-stop and six-speed transmission to be there. But is said to lack the 6-inch touchscreen infotainment display, DVD player, tyre pressure sensor, parking assistant, rain sensing wipers and light sensing headlamps on the trimmed version for being the cost effective part of repertoire.

Effectively, Mahindra retails the present generation XUV500 for as low as Rs. 12.01 lakh, and as high as Rs. 14.64 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

Source: IndianAutosBlog

Mahindra Lowers Ground Clearance of XUV500: Prices also dipped by Rs. 33,000

Finally, after the big drama over Union Budget amendment, now the leading SUV maker of India had bowed to government’s official for the hike in taxation over ground clearance consideration.

It was slated in the way, UVs which are having more than 1500cc engine and are extending the 4 metres mark, “with ground clearance of more than 170mm” their excise duties will be hiked from 27% to 30%. So in order, our earlier posts had also mentioned about Mahindra working on the same to reduce the complexities of this government created hassle. Even Mr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive and Farm Equipment sector too had showed disappointment over this issue.

As of now, to counter the effect Mahindra had finally engulfed its XUV500 with lower ground clearance i.e. at 160mm and had also reduced its price by Rs. 27,000 on the lower end spec W6 trim, and Rs. 33,000 on the higher end trim W8. These are an outcome of not attracting those 3% additional excise duties, and hence carmaker had passed on same benefits to the customer. To protect the engine in uneven roads automaker had also deployed stone guard underneath.

Mahindra XUV500
Commenting on this, Mr. Pawan Goenka stated, “The reduced ground clearance of the XUV does in no way affect the ride and handling of the vehicle. On the contrary, it has become more robust. We are evaluating whether the changed parameters can be applied to other vehicles. We are looking at the feasibility of a smaller power train for the Bolero, but that would take a minimum of 18 months to develop. The Scorpio is a power and performance-driven vehicle, and there is no way that we will look at a lower power train for it. We may consider a lower ground clearance for the Scorpio as well.”

Meanwhile, the vehicles with lowered ground clearance have been already dispatched to dealers, and sales are expected to commence by this week itself. Indian carmaker is also expecting 10%-15% improved sales figure for this month.

Lower variant of Mahindra XUV500 to make foray in the Indian market this fiscal

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is all set to launch a lower version of its popular Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) XUV500 in the Indian zone.

The nation’s top utility vehicle maker said that it will roll out the vehicle by the end of this financial (2013-14) with the aim to boost sales in a lethargic market.

The said declaration has been made by Mr. Pravin Shah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), automotive section at Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.

“We continuously keep on bagging client response and taking that into account, we propose to roll out a lower option of XUV 500 by the end of the existing financial,” Mr. Shah added.

He also said that the trendy sports utility vehicle is called as the superior Mahindra vehicle up till now and symbolizes the face of M&M’s yet-to-introduced SUVs.

Mahindra XUV500
The company had rolled out the popular XUV 500 in the year 2011.

It presently sells 3 options of the vehicle in the Indian zone at a price that ranges between Rs 12.13 lakh to Rs 14.77 lakh (ex-showroom national capital).

The popular XUV500 has posted cumulative sales of around 63K vehicle units thus far during the twenty month period since its introduction in the Indian market. After the opening joy, when the auto giant had to even deliver the vehicle via draw, the sales of XUV500 have slipped down.

In the month of May 2013, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited had sold around 2,200 vehicle units of the said vehicle.

Mr. Shah stated that the domestic automobile zone has been on a decline, and in spite of harsh factors, M&M has been capable of registering optimistic sales expansion.

“In FY13, utility vehicles segment grew by 50 per cent but in the first two months of this fiscal, it has grown by just 4 per cent. Within the UV segment, those which have come under the extra 3 per cent excise duty, sales have declined by 14 per cent so far in this financial year,” he said.

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is hinging upon fresh launches, which consists of the latest Verito Vibe, to increase sales.

Aside from the forthcoming lower end vehicle of the XUV500 sports utility vehicle, the firm could also be eyeing to roll out facelift edition of its top selling Scorpio in the nation too.

But, the company is yet to disclose actual aspects regarding the refurbished Scorpio sports utility vehicle.

As per reports, the company saw sales of 43,460 vehicle units during the last month as against sales of 43,989 vehicle units during the corresponding period of 2012.

The company witnessed its sales from the passenger vehicle section mounting by 5% during the month of May that remained at 22,244 vehicle units.