Saturday, September 17, 2011
By Pranjal Gera
Mahindra XUV 500 all set to launch on 26th September
Mahindra's much awaited car XUV 500 is all set to hit the Indian roads. The XUV500 is a SUV that will be priced somewhere around Rs. 13 Lacs, which is just slightly costlier than its other SUV Scorpio's high end version.
Recently, Mahindra XUV 500 was caught on the road while the test drive. Some spy shots of the interior have revealed that this might be Mahindra's best car till date. The SUV looks premium class and may very well prove to be a competition to Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, etc.
The look of the car is bold and beastly. The design from Mahindra speaks for itself. The rough and tough look should make this car a real charmer. The headlights and the front grille provide with the extreme boldness of the vehicle. The indicators on rear view mirrors are added features on XUV 500.
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Mahindra is well known in South Africa and thus the company will be launching XUV500 in India and South Africa on the same day. Mahindra has plans to export it to Europe as well. Mahindra XUV 500 will be powered by a 2.2L CRDe Common-Rail Turbo Diesel engine that will generate maximum power of 140bhp and maximum torque of 320nm. This 2.2L engine is the same which is used in Scorpio. Mahindra XUV 500 will have Four Wheel drive as a standard feature. This SUV will also have some advanced features like hill descent control, enlectronic stability and traction control.
According to the company, it has set the initial sales target of 1,200 units of XUV500 per month. XUV500 is expected to steal away Scorpio's slot of company's flagship vehicle.