Friday, September 30, 2011

Mahindra XUV500 Launches


Notice: Mahindra Planet will refrain from the usual flow of low key, snark-filled comments about Mahindra in the US in the following post.

Why the reprieve from MP’s de rigueur glibness?  Because the XUV500 really is a vehicle that Mahindra and India is (and rightly should be) extremely proud of.

The Mahindra XUV500 officially launched yesterday in India.  It is Mahindra’s first completely in-house automotive design and engineering effort.  Mahindra has spent years developing the XUV500, with test mules being spotted around India on and off for last three years alone.

As MP has described before, it is a front engine, 4-cylinder diesel, front wheel drive or all wheel drive, unitized construction, SUV.  Performance and driving evaluations are yet to be available, but judging by the overall look of the SUV and the known performance of the 2.2 liter mHawk engine, it certainly seems like the Mahindra should at least be competitive with other vehicles in its class.
 The styling is fantastic.  Mahindra did a great job of retaining brand identity and creating a unique design which will make a lasting impression.  The interior details look great, and fit and finish appear to be miles ahead of any other Mahindra SUV or pickup.

ZigWheels.com has put together a comprehensive article with a huge series of great photos of the XUV500.  Go there to see more details:  Mahindra XUV500: Exclusive Photo Feature

6 comments:

CGS Motorsports said...

The company has launched three variants of the car, Mahindra XUV 500 W6, W8 and W8 4X4. For which be priced at Rs 10.8 lakh, Rs 11.95 lakh and 12.88 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi) respectively.

Christino said...

Mahindra and Mahindra have done a good thing by being one of the manufacturers who have constantly upgraded the sense of ride and handling in their cars starting from the Scorpio. The all new Mahindra XUV500 is its good example.

Air Ride Parts said...

It's a competitive car. It has a good performance and a stylish design.

Electric cars said...

I love this car and i want to buy this. can you tell me what's the price of this car?

Chevy HHR cold air intake said...

With a brilliant design like this, the company should have a lot of future models upcoming. We should look forward to more models like this one.

Mahindra Xuv 500 Accessories said...

Mahindra XUV500 has true SUV spirit equipped with sporty looks and powerful engine.It has to face a close competition with Renault Duster and Ford Ecosport.