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.
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.
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.
Issue: 188 | Autocar India – April 2015
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