Friday, September 30, 2011
By Pranjal Gera
Mahindra XUV 500 launched at Rs 10.8 lakh
The launch of Mahindra's much awaited SUV named XUV500, took place yesterday at a flashy event at Mahindra's plant, at Chakan, in Pune. The event was flagged-off by the Head of Mahindra’s automotive business, Dr. Pawan Goenka.
We will have to wait till tomorrow to know the price and exact detailed specifications of Mahindra XUV 500, but some features and specifications are already out. Mahindra's new flagship vehicle is surely worthy of the crown due to its loaded features. The XUV 500 comes with a handful of safety equipments that its competitors would find hard to cope up with, especially with the prices at which Mahindra XUV 500 is expected to be priced at, and mind you it would be under Rs. 16 Lacs, for the top model. The safety features of XUV 500 include- Six air bags, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Program, Anti-Lock Braking system, Electronic Brake Distribution and Hill Descent Control.
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Mahindra XUV 500 is full of comfort with features like cruise control, leather seats, automatic climate control and digital infotainment console, that also features a built in GPS function. The interiors are like we have been saying, Mahindra's best job yet. Mahindra XUV 500 seats seven adults in 2+3+2 pattern, but the rear seats are foldable, thus making huge boot space. Mahindra XUV 500 has ample of storage bits like bottle holders all around. The Mahindra XUV 500 is powered by a 2.2L common-rail turbo diesel engine which is capable of generating 136 Bhp peak power and 326Nm peak torque. The SUV will be available in a six speed manual transmission. With 17 inch wheels and disc brakes on all tyres, Mahindra XUV500 is surely a beast. It will be available in both two wheel and four wheel drive options.