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Monday, June 11, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Mahindra to boost XUV 500 production further to meet rising demand

Now that the Mahindra XUV 500 booking is on at over 100 dealerships across India, Mahindra has decided to further ramp up the production of this world class SUV. From the 4000 units a month production, Mahindra will take it to 5000 units by September this year. This will not only help Mahindra invite more bookings, it will help retain the rising demand for this around Rs 11.58 lakh SUV. In this price band, the XUV is a close rival of Tata Safari, Tata Aria and Force Motors Force One SUV. The production boost will also help the XUV 5OO retain its charm or could have to succumb of being tagged as an SUV with a long waiting period. Notably, the third phase of XUV 500 bookings commenced on June 8 and the bookings crossed 7200 units.

Mahindra XUV 500 Pictures

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Presently, the production capacity is close to 4000 units a month and taking it to 5000 means 12,000 units more every year and there could be further production boost somewhere near this year end as well. Notably, the XUV 5OO has been getting unprecedented response from car buyers with over 7900 bookings in the first phase and over 25 k + booking applications in the second phase. And that too when there were only 19 dealers in India.

Mahindra XUV 500 Pictures

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As per the almost official figures the XUV 500 has been sold out for another nine months and thus Mahindra has no other option than to increase production further, if it wants to keep the craze for this SUV intact. Meanwhile, the proposed tax on diesel cars will be derogatory for the industry and this will bring down even diesel car sales as well.

Comments (2)

Vikas Jain

Monday, June 11, 2012

Please tell me acceleration and pick-up of Mahindra XUV 500??


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vikas, the XUV 500 easily chase 0-100 kph in just 13.6 seconds and the pickup is truly awesome. It’s powerful and tested 2.2L mHwak diesel engine deserves special compliments.

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