Top 5 things you need to know about the New Age XUV 500

Mahindra has launched the New Age XUV500 in India today. It promises to be one of the best and most value for money SUVs in the country.

Mahindra plans to cement its place in the Indian SUV market with the recent launch. Whether the new XUV500 will live up to the expectations of its manufacturers, that’s for the buyers to decide.

Here is a compilation of what we think are the top 5 attributes of the new car. It will surely help you judge better.

C heetah DNA intact
Mahindra has stuck to its initial Cheetah inspired exterior s. That means no monumental surprises on the design front. Here are some of the new tweaks.

· Front grille with chrome inserts
· Static bending projector headlamps with light guides

· Muscular bonnet and bumper
· Fog lamps with chrome
· 10 spoke alloy wheels
· Window chrome lining

Swanky new features

The XUV500 truly pushes it’s boundaries in this one. It now offers an electrically adjustable sunroof, first in class logo projection lamps, and a host of other features that buyers would love to dig in.

· Electric sunroof
· Logo projection lamps on ORVMs
· Passive keyless entry
· Push button start-stop

· Voice Messaging
· New Reverse Parking Camera
· Mahindra’s BLUE SENSE app which you can use to control the infotainment system while in the car.

New interiors
The major revamp in this front is the black-beige interior in place of the earlier unusual black-crimson styling. The subdued colours would appeal to a larger target audience.

· Black and Beige interior with Icy blue lounge lighting
· 6-way Power adjustable Driver’s seat
· 7 inch touchscreen infotainment with GPS

New top-end W10 variant:

Mahindra has introduced a new top-end W10 trim. It comes with a 7-inch infotainment system, reverse camera and push button start. It’s priced at Rs. 14.99 lakhs (FWD) and 15.99 lakhs (AWD) ex-showroom Delhi.

Engine stays the same:
The XUV500 facelift is expected to continue with the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder m-Hawk diesel engine. However, the current version has been tweaked for improved torque, fuel efficiency and drive train ratios. It also features a new Brake Energy Regeneration system.

New colors:

The New Age XUV500 would be available in two new colours - Sunset Orange and Pearl White. This brings the total number to 5 colors in select variants.