Mahindra’s thoroughly updated XUV500 is now on sale in the Indian market. Although mechanically identical to its predecessor, the 2015 model gets a host of cosmetic updates and better equipped cabin, thus enhancing its overall appeal.
The one thing we were waiting for in the Mahindra XUV500 was an automatic transmission. The Indian automaker finally fulfilled that desire by launching the two-pedal version of the crossover in November 2015. Until now, Mahindra offered the auto-box in three variants (W8 front-wheel drive, W10 front-wheel drive and W10 all-wheel drive). In order to make the XUV auto even more accessible, Mahindra has now launched the W6 front-wheel drive variant with the transmission at a price of Rs 14.29 lakh ex-showroom Navi Mumbai. Like the other variants, the W6 automatic also uses the 6-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox sourced from AISIN, Japan and comes mated to the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine.
All the variants of the Mahindra XUV 500 in India with the same tyres 235/65R17. The entry level model comes with steel rims and the mid-end and the top end variant of the car comes with alloy wheels.
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