Mahindra launched BS6 XUV500 AT for a starting price of Rs 15.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).
Firstly, The BS6 Mahindra XUV500 came to India in April 2020 with a manual gearbox only. Now that there is an automatic transmission offer on the popular SUV. Mahindra has tried to keep up appeal alive until its replacement arrives.
The new model transmission options now include a 6-speed manual. Furthermore, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, with both sending power to the front wheels. Sourced from Aisin, there is also a 2.2 -liter mHawk diesel converter to produce 153Hp and 360 Nm.
Note: Mahindra xuv500 automatic variant stopped from the XUV500 range when the car upgraded to follow BS6 emission regulations.
The SUV is 4,585mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,785mm high. The wheelbase measures 2,700mm. The tank can hold 70 liters of fuel.
The BS6 Mahindra XUV500 is available in four variants — W5, W7, W9, and W11(O). Other than the entry-level W5, all the trims now have an automatic option.
Interiors and Exteriors
The Mahindra XUV500 is a seven-seater with a plethora of features. Including leather seats, a sunroof, climate control, and a multi-functional steering wheel. The XUV500 offers a sporty design. Its features include a muscular bonnet, project headlamps, and silver skid plates. The SUV also has eye-catching alloy wheels. Add to it, split tail lamps, rear spoiler, twin exhausts, and an 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheel.
For the safety of the passengers, it offers six airbags, ABS with EBD, crash sensors. There are a rear-view camera and ‘Follow-me-home’ headlights.
The Mahindra XUV500 rivals the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Kia Seltos, and Hyundai Creta.