Monday, July 08, 2013
By Anil Jangid
Mahindra XUV 500 is now cheaper by Rs 27000 to Rs 33000
Very soon price of the global premium SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) Mahindra XUV 500 will be cheaper by between Rs 27000 and Rs 33000. The nation's leading automobile firm, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has tailored the low ground clearance version of the premium SUV that will soon be offered to the customers. It will have a ground clearance of 160mm against the earlier 200mm. It will help the company to save 3 per cent excise duty.
Due to low ground clearance, Mahindra XUV 500 price will be cheaper than earlier available model and it could give stiff competition to compact SUVs- Renault Duster, Maruti Ertiga and newly launched Ford Ecosport. Meanwhile, engine specifications of the vehicle will remain same as the earlier model. It will have the same 1500cc diesel engine under the hood.
It is reported that along with ground clearance, the company has also made changes in electronics, brakes and clutch systems of the XUV 500. The company is expecting about 10-50 per cent improvement in sales of the XUV 500 after launching of the cheaper model. As per latest reports, this lower ground clearance version has already been dispatched to Mahindra dealers and sales are speculated to be started by this week.