Mahindra XUV500 BS6 diesel-automatic priced from Rs 15.65 lakh

Mahindra XUV500 BS6 diesel-automatic priced from Rs 15.65 lakh

28th Aug 2020 3:03 pm

2.2-litre diesel now available with the option of an Aisin-sourced 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

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The Mahindra XUV500 automatic has returned to the SUV’s variant range. Previously discontinued with the upgrade to BS6, the carmaker has now re-introduced the option of a diesel-automatic variant. The engine-gearbox combination is available in three variants – W7, W9 and W11(O) – with prices starting at Rs 15.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).

  • 2.2-litre diesel once again available with a 6-speed torque-converter gearbox
  • Diesel-auto powertrain available in W7, W9 and W11(O) trims
  • Costs about Rs 1.21 lakh more than respective manual variant

Mahindra XUV500 BS6 diesel-automatic prices (ex-showroom, Pune)
VariantPrice
XUV500 W7 ATRs 15.65 lakh
XUV500 W9 ATRs 17.36 lakh
XUV500 W11(O) ATRs 18.88 lakh

Which is the new gearbox option available on the XUV500?

Mahindra has reintroduced the Aisin-sourced 6-speed, torque-converter automatic unit with its 155hp, 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine – a combination previously available in BS4 spec. The gearbox comes equipped with a creep function and a sequential manual mode.

The automatic gearbox-equipped variants cost a premium of about Rs 1.21 lakh over their manual gearbox-equipped counterparts – the same as in the BS4 model.

What is the competition?

While previously unique in the segment for its three-row seating arrangement, the XUV500 now faces direct competition from the six-seat MG Hector Plus. The MG, though, lacks the option of a diesel automatic variant, but unlike the Mahindra, it is available with a petrol engine option. Other rivals in the mid-size SUV space include the new Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Tata Harrier, all of which are offered in diesel-automatic form.

Future rivals to the XUV500 include the upcoming Tata Gravitas and the three-row derivative of the Hyundai Creta, which is expected to arrive in 2021.

What else is in store from Mahindra?

Mahindra has a host of updated and all-new models in the pipeline for the Indian market. The carmaker is set to launch the all-new second-gen Thar in India on October 2, 2020. Also on the cards is a more powerful 130hp version of the XUV300 turbo-petrol powered by the company’s 1.2-litre mStallion petrol engine.

Come 2021, the carmaker is set to replace the ageing Scorpio and XUV500 with all-new models. The new XUV500 is expected to arrive early next year with the next-gen Scorpio expected to follow.

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2020 Mahindra Marazzo BS6 price, variants explained

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