XUV500 is Mahindra's new SUV

To be launched this year

Mahindra has officially named it's all-new SUV as 'XUV500'. Earlier codenamed as the W201, the XUV500 will go on sale before the end of this calendar year.

Pronounced as XUV '5 double Oh', the new SUV is M&M’s first attempt at a monocoque vehicle, powered by a transverse engine. It has got perfect proportions and looks hunkered down in a way that only monocoque or unibody construction allows.

As seen from our computer-generated images, the high mounted, swept back headlamps and curved Mahindra grille look very attractive. The rising beltline and tapered roof give it an air of compactness and if Mahindra doesn’t add too many garish details, this almost certainly will be its most attractive product yet, which will be perfect for M&M, who is hoping its new generation vehicles will catapult it onto the global stage.

Under the skin, it will use a transversely located 2.2-litre mHawk engine and a new transaxle, specifically developed for the “XUV500” entirely from scratch. There’s also an all-new, cable-operated gearbox with five- and six-speed options developed with help from Ricardo. Engine power will be increased from 120bhp to 140bhp and torque is estimated to be around 32.6kgm. The company is even evaluating bumping the power up to 170bhp in the future with a twin turbo version. There will also be a lot of goodies like traction control, ESP, and hill descent control as well.

The new XUV500 will be launched initially in India and South Africa and will be subsequently launched in other markets later on. Both two wheel drive and four wheel drive versions will be unveiled together. The XUV500, Mahindra’s most important product, will be positioned above the Scorpio and it could cost around Rs 13 lakh for the base 2WD version. 

Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.
See more about:  mahindra, thar
The Mercedes GLA-class, the Fiat Avventura and the Lamborghini Huracán – three exclusive India drives and so much more in our 15th anniversary issue: on stands now!
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus

XUV500 is Mahindra's new SUV

notSet

Most Read
Latest News
Moscow Motor Show 2014 report
Our sister-publication Autocar UK was at the Moscow motor show; saw the...
6 hours ago   10 pictures
Rosberg and Hamilton still free to race despite collision
The duo were summoned to a meeting with Mercedes chiefs Toto Wolff and Paddy...
9 hours ago   1 picture
New Chevrolet Cruze launched in China
Second-generation Chevrolet Cruze launched in China; comes with choice of...
9 hours ago   1 picture
Autocar India Tri-circuit Challenge on the home straight
The convoy of Audis begins its final leg from Mumbai to the Buddh...
19 hours ago   1 picture
New Jaguar XF to use underpinnings of the XE
New XF will be built on Jaguar’s new iQ[Al] aluminium architecture;...
22 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 181 | September 2014

The Mercedes GLA-class, the Fiat Avventura and the Lamborghini Huracán – three exclusive India drives and so much more in our 15th anniversary issue: on stands now!
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
Would you buy Honda's MPV, the Mobilio, instead of a family sedan?



or View results
Yes
  36%
 
No
  52%
 
Maybe
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 1847

Vote now
View previous Polls »