Mahindra New SUV, the XUV500

Overview of Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra and Mahindra has shaked the D-segment SUV market with the launch of its all New World SUV which was been codenamed as 'World SUV W201'. Mahindra has announced the official name for their new SUV, it will be sold as XUV500. The Mahindra XUV500 has been developed from scratch and only one thing is common in Scorpio and XUV500 - the mHawk diesel engine (which has also been fine-tuned to develop 140 bhp of maximum power and 330 nm of maximum torque). XUV500 has been in talks from last one year, now the time has come and Mahindra has finally launched the XUV500. Mahindra has priced the base model of XUV500 very competitively at Rs. 10.80 lakhs only (Ex-showroom New Delhi). Produced in Mahindra's Rs 2500 crore plant at Chakan, the total investment behind the project has been Rs 650 crore. XUV500 has been tested over 2.35 mn kms, with over 250 prototypes being built. The company expects to sell 2000 units of the XUV500 every month. Conceptualized with the aim of creating an altogether new category between the Scorpio and high end SUVs, the XUV500 is the next generation SUV targeted at Generation X, where the double O connotes the added Oomph value in the product.



W6 4x2
Car Body Type:
D Segment
Fuel Consumption:
15.10 kmpl.
Fuel Consumption:
11.00 kmpl.


2179cc, mhawk140
Engine Type:
Maximum Power:
140 Bhp @ 3750 rpm
Maximum Torque:
330 Nm @ 1600 rpm


4585 mm
1890 mm
1785 mm


Seating Capacity:
Tyre Size:
P235/65 R17
McPherson type - Multilink type
Turning Circle:
5.60 mtrs.
Front Disk, Rear Disk
6 Manual
Fuel Tank:

Trip Meter:     2


Parking Sensors:
Fog Lamp:
Traction Control:
Rear Seat Belts:


with Climate Control
Power Windows:
Central Locking:
Remote Boot:
Remote Fuel Filler:
Rear Wiper:
Rear Defogger:
Rear Armrest:
With Cup Holder
Streeing Adjustment
Driver Seat Adjustment:
Music System:
6" touch-screen info display
Leather Seats:
Door Mirror:
Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass:
Rear AC Vent:

Mahindra XUV500

Variants of Mahindra XUV500

- Mahindra XUV500 W6 4x2
- Mahindra XUV500 W8 4x2
- Mahindra XUV500 W8 4x4

Mahindra XUV is available in three variants: W6 4x2, W8 4x2 and W8 4x4 (all-wheel drive). The base variant W6 comes has following comfort, styling and safety featurs:

- Static bending projector head lamps with LED parking lights
- 6-inch monochrome infotainment display, Glass embedded antenna
- Integrated music system with CD/MP3, iPod & USB connectivity
- 4-Door speakers with 2 tweeters on dashboard
- DIS in-built in infotainment system, Intellipark
- Smart rain sensing wipers, Intelligent light sensing headlamps
- Digital immobiliser, Digital trip & tachometer, Disc brakes on all wheels
- Dual airbags (Driver + Passenger), ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
- Side impact beams, Crumple zones for crash protection, Tubeless tyres
- Full wheel caps, Racing-styled twin exhaust, Front and rear fog lamps
- Chrome Scuff plate for 1st and 2nd row, Streamlined Roof-rails, Cladding strips
- Sporty dual tone interiors, Cubic-printed centre console with metal accents, Twin pod cluster with 3D-dials

- Tilt power steering, Fully automatic temperature control (FATC) & dual HVAC
- Premium fabric seats, Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs
- Centre arm rest with cup holders in 2nd row, Height adjustable seat belts (front row)
- 8-way adjustable seats including height and lum, bar adjust (driver's side)
- Cruise, audio, phone controls & voice command switches on steering
- Power windows with driver side express down, Remote tail gate opening
- Flip key with remote central locking, Storage spaces on centre console
- Reading lamps in all 3 rows, Conversation mirror, Tinted solar-reflecting glass
- Mobile charging points, Rear washer, wiper and de-fogger
- Follow-me home headlamps, Lead-me-to vehicle lamps, Illuminated key rings
- Puddle lamps, Entry assist lamp, Door ajar lamps, Camping lamp
- Remote fuel lid opener (electrically operated), Glove box with laptop holder
- Flexi seat configuration for convenient storage (60:40 fold 2nd row, 50:50 3rd Row)
- Flat fold 2nd and 3rd row seats, Umbrella holder

In addition to the above-mentioned features, the W8 and W8 AWD variant comes with following styling, comfort and safety features:

- Leather upholstery, 6-inch colour touch screen infotainment display, DVD player
- GPS Navigation with touch-screen and audio support, Tyre-tronics
- Side & curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with rollover mitigation
- Hill Hold and Hill Descent control, Alloy wheels, Telescopic steering

Mahindra XUV500 Colours

Mahindra XUV500 is sold in the following colours in India.
  • Satin White
  • Volcano Black
  • Amazon Green
  • Moondust Silver
  • Tuscan Red
  • Opulent Purple
  • Dolphin Grey

Fast Facts About Mahindra XUV500

- Base model (W6) is priced at Rs. 10.80 lakhs (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
- Top model (W8 AWD) is priced at Rs. 12.88 lakhs (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
- Powered by mHawk 2.2 litre diesel engine
- Maximum power is 140 bhp at 3750 rpm and torque is 330 nm at 1600 rpm
- ARAI certified mileage of XUV500 is 15.1 kmpl
- Is available in seven shades: Satin White, Volcano Black, Amazon Green, Moondust Silver, Tuscan Red, Opulant Purple, Dolphin Grey
- XUV500 will be manufactured at Chakan plant
- Will be exported to other countries in South East Asia, Western Europe and Africa beginning with South Africa
- Features six-speed manual transmission
- Available in both 2 wheel-drive and 4 wheel-drive
- Will compete with the likes of Chevrolet Captiva, Ford Endeavour, Renault Koleos and Toyota Fortuner
- Features ABS, EBD, Traction control, Hill decent control and 6 airbags
- Large touch-screen display for GPS navigation system and music system

Price of Mahindra XUV500

- Mahindra XUV500 W6 2WD - 10.80 lakhs
- Mahindra XUV500 W8 2WD - 11.95 lakhs
- Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - 12.88 lakhs

Mahindra & Mahindra has revealed the prices of XUV500, the W6 variant is priced at Rs. 10.80 lakhs, W8 variant is priced at Rs. 11.95 lakhs and W8 AWD variant is priced at Rs. 12.88 lakhs, which is very competitive and less than the expected prices! It is for sure that will all these comfort and safety features it will be a runaway success because other SUVs in this segment are priced around Rs. 15-20 lakhs. The main rivals of Mahindra XUV500 are Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Ford Endeavour and recently launched Hyundai Santa Fe.

Engine and Transmission of Mahindra XUV500

- mHawk 2.2 litre transverse diesel engine
- Generates maximum power of 140 Bhp at 3750 rpm
- Generates maximum torque of 330 Nm at 1600 rpm
- XUV500 features a Monocoque chassis
- 6-speed manual gearbox
- ARAI certified mileage of XUV500 is 15.1 kmpl
Mahindra XUV500 is powered by the same 2.2 litre diesel engine which is doing duty under the hood of Mahindra Scorpio but it has been fine-tuned to generate maximum power of 140 Bhp at 3750 rpm and maximum torque of 330 Nm at 1600 rpm. Mahindra XUV 500 features a six-speed manual gearbox. The ARAI certified mileage of XUV500 is 15.1 kmpl which is decent considering the size and weight of the sports utility vehicle. XUV500 is available in both 2 wheel-drive and 4 wheel-drive versions. Mahindra is also planning to launch a twin-turbo variant of XUV500, which is expected to generate maximum power of 170 bhp with maximum torque of 400 nm.

Design & Styling of Mahindra XUV500

- Developed on all-new platform and has nothing to do with Scorpio
- Day time running LED lights looks very cool with orange turn indicators
- Clear lens projector double barrel head lights, tail lamps and fog lights
- Turn indicators integrated into ouside rear-view mirrors
- Puddle lights integrated into ouside rear-view mirrors
- 17 inch alloy wheels looks very good and give macho look to the SUV

As far as looks are concerned Mahindra's XUV500 looks huge with jeepish front grille which is dominated by Mahindra's logo in centre. But the mesh-type look in-between the front bumper and behind front grille looks cheap and doesn't give upmarket and premium look to the SUV. But one thing is very good and commendable that Mahindra has managed to develop a really wide and huge SUV. The headlights, tail lights and fog lights features clear lens for bright and clear view. The huge wheel arcs of XUV500 gives it macho and rugged look which is further enhanced by huge 17 inch alloy wheels. At the rear it doesn't feature rear tail gate mounted spare wheel, the spare wheel has been positioned under the body of Mahindra XUV500. Designed entirely in-house at M&M’s world class research and development facility the Mahindra Research Valley at Chennai, the XUV500 is also the country’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV with the first transverse engine offering from Mahindra. The XUV 500 features day-time running LEDs like we have seen in many cars and SUVs by Mercedes and Audi. It was expected that XUV 500 would be the most handsome SUV in its class and will compete with the likes of Chevrolet Captiva, Ford Endeavour, Renault Koleos and Toyota Fortuner. But in my opinion XUV500 has nothing very unique in terms of design and styling. It seems to be a mixed bag and we have seen this type of styling before. Only two things are unique and eye-catching, the design of door handles and huge wheel arches. The rear has diamond shaped extruded thing in centre which again looks very chinese-type styling and awkward. The side view of XUV500 is the best and it gives a huge and clean look to the sports utility vehicle. XUV500’s large tailgate opens upwards and reveals large loading area with the rear row of seats folded flat.

Interiors and Comfort Features of Mahindra XUV500

- Power steering, Power windows, Remote central locking/Keyless entry system
- Climate control system, very unique design for AC vents
- Dash integrated music system, AUX, Bluetooth and USB support
- 8-way adjustment for driver's seat, Electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs
- Global positioning system, AC vents for rear passengers, DVD player
- Dual-tone theme for upholstery, dashboard and central console

Mahindra XUV500 is the most spacious and feature-rich sports utility vehicle in its segment. It features modern looking twin-pod instrument cluster, very stylish central console and all-new interesting design for the AC vents. The top-model of XUV500 will feature Remote central locking/Keyless entry system, climate control system, Cruise, audio, phone controls & voice command switches on steering, 6-inch colour touch screen infotainment display, AUX, Bluetooth and USB support, Flip key with remote central locking , 8-way adjustment for driver's seat, Electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs, Centre arm rest with cup holders in 2nd row, Global positioning system, AC vents for rear passengers, Dual-tone theme for upholstery and dashboard, rear wiper/washer, Mobile charging points, height adjustable driver's seat and many cubby holes plus bottle/glass holders. The steering wheel of XUV500 has controls for the music system and Mahindra has designed it very well, the bottom has silver matte finish and rest of the part is leather clad. The design of central console is very good with integrated music system, controls for the automatic climate control system and integrated global positioning system.

Safety Features of Mahindra XUV500

- Front and rear disc brakes, 6 SRS airbags: front, side and curtain
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), Hill decent control
- Reverse parking sensors/Reverse guide system, Cruise control and Traction control

XUV500 is the safest Mahindra with host of safety features like Front and rear disc brakes, 6 SRS airbags: front, side and curtain, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), Reverse parking sensors/Reverse guide system and Cruise control plus Traction control.

Shades Available in Mahindra XUV500

- Satin White
- Volcano Black
- Amazon Green
- Moondust Silver
- Tuscan Red
- Opulant Purple
- Dolphin Grey

Mahindra XUV500 is available in seven shades: Satin White, Volcano Black, Amazon Green, Moondust Silver, Tuscan Red, Opulant Purple and Dolphin Grey.

  • The much anticipated Mahindra XUV500 makes its global debut in Pune, India starting at an unbeatable price of Rs.­­10.80Lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) replete with cheetah-inspired styling, refinement like never before and enhanced technology and safety features along with luxurious interiors, making the XUV500 an apt choice for sedan and SUV buyers.

  • The XUV500 boasts a wide array of world-class features:
    • Performance: 140bhp (103Kw) mHawk engine with 330Nm torque and a 6-speed transmission, 5th Generation Variable Geometry Turbocharge.

    • Technology: All Wheel Drive with Interactive Torque Management; 6” touch screen Infotainment System with GPS, DVD, CD, MP3, FM, USB, iPod connectivity; Driver Information System, Micro Hybrid technology; Fully Automatic Temperature Control with dual HVAC; Static-bending projector headlamps with LED parking lights; Voice Commands, Cruise & Audio Controls on steering wheel; Smart Rain & Light sensors; Tyretronics (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System); intellipark (Reverse Parking Assist System); Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs.

    • Safety: Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation, 6 Airbags (front, side and curtain) ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Hill Hold Control & Hill Descent Control.

    • Comfort and Convenience: Leather seats, flat-folding 2nd and 3rd row seats, 8-way height-adjustable driver’s seat including full lumbar support, lounge-like mood lighting, tilt and telescopic steering

  • Available in 3 variants & seven attractive shades

Mahindra XUV500 Variants

  • DXUV500 W6 4x2
    2179cc, mhawk140
    Rs. 11,70,000
  • DXUV500 W8 4x2
    2179cc, mhawk140
    Rs. 12,85,000
  • DXUV500 W8 4x4
    2179cc, mhawk140
    Rs. 13,78,000

  • The XUV500 will now be open for bookings in a phased manner at Mahindra dealerships in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune from October 1st, 2011.
 Available at Mahindra dealerships in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai from October 1st 2011, the XUV500 price range starts at ex-showroom Delhi - Rs.10.80Lacs for the W6 model, Rs.11.95Lacs for the W8 2WD model and Rs.12.88Lacs for the W8 All Wheel Drive (AWD) model

The new Mahindra XUV500 is unmatched in terms of style, performance, technology, safety and comfort, providing customers a truly complete driving experience. Bold and glorious lines that trace the world’s most agile animal in action, namely the cheetah, contribute to the elegant styling and visual impact - an intimidating jaw-like honeycomb grill, the unique paw styled vertical door handles and muscular wheel arches - all add to what seems to be the vehicle’s innate desire to pounce! Furthermore, the chiselled, aerodynamic body of the Mahindra XUV500 with static-bending projector headlamps and LED parking lamps, racing-inspired twin exhausts, integrated bumpers and stylish, light-weight alloy wheels all add to the SUV’s stature, making the XUV500 a striking presence on road.

Physics-defying agility…

The XUV500 is powered by a state-of-the-art 2.2litre mHawk diesel engine which delivers a power-packed 140bhp with 330Nm torque. The 2.2litre engine is meshed with a 6-speed transmission and the 5th generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger which takes the XUV500 from 0-60kmph in a mere 5.4 seconds. Despite all this unadulterated power, the XUV500 gives you up to 15.1 kms per litre (ARAI-certified). A high torque at low engine revs allows the vehicle to handle city traffic with ease, while the Dual Mass Flywheel ensures rattle-free driving pleasure. The advanced Micro Hybrid Technology helps conserve both fuel and nature.

In addition to all of the above, the Mahindra XUV500 also boasts of an All Wheel Drive (AWD) that lets the driver tackle even the toughest of roads with consummate ease. The Interactive Torque Management (ITM) system automatically redistributes the torque between the front and rear wheels to manoeuvre the XUV500 out of any discomfort. The seamless transition from 2WD to AWD without driver intervention gives XUV500 owners a level of handling prowess unmatched by conventional vehicles.

The XUV500 sporty suspension also affords drivers a lot of room for fun. In fact, the XUV500 boasts a suspension system of McPherson struts up front and the independent multi-link suspension in the rear.

Generation Next Technology integrated today…

To create the next generation of SUVs, you have to advance past the status quo. Probably why the XUV500 lets you discover features that most other cars have yet to. A first-in-class, 6-inch LCD touchscreen on the dash begs for your attention. It’s the headquarters of the highly sophisticated touch screen infotainment system with DVD player, CD/MP3, FM, Bluesense technology, full i-pod connectivity and 6 speakers. The impressive speakers with built-in tweeters recreate the experience of an original studio recording for all audiophiles, reminding the passengers of a high-end home theatre surround sound set-up.

The XUV500 boasts of a fully loaded GPS navigation system, which covers over 1.5 million kilometres of road across 1200 cities with a turn-by-turn voice guidance system in not less than eight regional languages. The system also gives the driver access to over 5 million touch points of interest including restaurants, ATMs, fuel pumps and movie theatres.

A full-fledged, integrated Driver Information System diligently reports to you with all the vital information about the car. It tells you how far the existing amount of fuel can take you. It monitors the air pressure and temperature of each tyre. It even controls the cabin temperature for you.

The intellipark reverse park assist system has a visual prompt on the LCD screen which shows you the distance between the rear bumper and any object behind your vehicle.

The XUV500 steering wheel features Voice Commands, Cruise and Audio Controls for your convenience and safety. You can control the infotainment system without taking your hands off the steering wheel through Voice Commands.

Steering-mounted controls also allow you to control your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone through the infotainment system in the XUV500 using Blue Sense technology. This allows you to access your phonebook, as well as make and receive calls.

Cruise Control makes driving stress and fatigue-free, especially on long highway drives. It maintains the speed of the XUV500 at a preset level using the steering wheel controls, and also allows you to make small changes to the speed without having to use the accelerator.

For more intelligent features, there are Smart Rain and Light sensors in the XUV500, which activate the wipers and headlamps automatically whenever external conditions demand.

And at the heart of this defense is the Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The ESP constantly monitors the movement and direction of the car. When it detects loss of control, brakes are automatically applied and torque to the relevant wheel is reduced till vehicle stability is restored.

Rollover Mitigation in the XUV500 closely monitors a range of parameters and identifies potentially dangerous driving conditions that could lead to the vehicle rolling over. Well before the situation becomes threatening, it causes the ESP system to intervene and control the vehicle speed, thereby restoring stability.

The XUV500 is well equipped to keep you out of harm’s way. 6 airbags (front, side and curtain airbags) cocoon you. As if that wasn’t enough, the vehicle’s body also comes with side impact beams and thoughtfully located crumple zones.

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) reduces braking distance substantially and enhances the safety of the driver and passengers. The Hydraulic Brake Assist system applies maximum braking force in the shortest possible time during emergency braking, thus aiding you in bringing the vehicle to a standstill quicker.

Hill Descent Control identifies steep inclines and engages itself to assist the vehicle down the slope with caution while Hill Hold Control prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when starting from standstill on an incline.

A high calibre, twin-pod instrument cluster with seriously sporty 3D designs and an exquisite waterfall style central bezel combine to give you the feel of a highly evolved piece of machinery. The driver's seat is ergonomically designed with 8 different adjustments including height and complete lumbar support adjust.

Independent AC vents with fully automatic climate control double HVAC cools all corners of this spacious SUV with individual controls for each passenger. The car’s stylish exterior is aptly complemented by the elegantly crafted two tone pure leather interiors, replete with intuitively placed storage units, which include a cool box and an inbuilt laptop holder.

The steering wheel of the XUV500 has been designed with an enhanced capacity to control various features. Its tilt and telescopic adjustment allows personalisation to suit your needs.

Individual reading lamps for each passenger and conveniently placed laptop and mobile charging points in each seating row, together with the concealed lounge lighting, add to the sheer exclusivity that is the Mahindra XUV500. Another useful feature is the ability of the last two rows of seating to completely fold away, transforming the XUV500 into the perfect vacation vehicle with tonnes of space.


  1. Nice ....suv at affordable price as compare with like toyota fortuner....same system...with great luxsry that price SUV is it.....


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