Mahindra XUV500 BS6 diesel-automatic priced from Rs 15.65 lakh

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

    Published On Aug 28, 2020 03:03:00 PM


    Mahindra XUV500 BS6 diesel-automatic priced from Rs 15.65 lakh

    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)
    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.

    Also see:

    2020 Mahindra Marazzo BS6 price, variants explained

    2020 Mahindra Thar interior: Your questions answered

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