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Mahindra XUV500
Updated On: 30 October 2014

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Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500 Description

Mahindra is a well known name in making strong and masculine multi utility vehicle cars in India since the launch of its first car, Bolero. This was not the start; they started making Willy Jeeps since India’s independence. Hence they know the best, what actually Indian market wants in a Multi utility vehicle and a sports utility vehicle. Mahindra is not only popular in India but is well known in the whole world for its light trucks and tractors. And now, they have come with their new SUV called ‘Mahindra XUV500’.

Mahindra XUV500 comes with a 2.2 litre mHawk, Direct injection diesel engine with a 5th generation variable geometry turbocharger, giving a displacement of 2179 cc with 140 Bhp @3750 rpm of power and 330 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm of torque which ensures quick acceleration, taking the XUV500 from 0-60kmph in a mere 5.4 seconds. It has a 6 speed synchromesh manual gear box. It is also equipped with electronic power steering for an easy and enjoyable ride. The sturdy McPherson type suspension with anti-roll bar in the front and a Multilink type with anti-roll bar suspension in the rear are installed to give driver a smooth and bump free ride. In the front and rear both disk and caliper type brakes are installed. Mahindra claims it to be giving an efficient mileage of 15.4 kmpl. It has AWD technology which stands for All Wheel Drive for distributing equal power to all the four wheels.

It is equipped with integrated GPS with touch screen and an audio support, a 6-inch touchscreen LCD music system. It has an intelligent ‘Rear Park Assist System to get warning of all the obstacles coming while reversing the car. It also has smart rain sensing wipers. This new Mahindra Xylo comes with 17 inch steel wheels with tyres of the size P235/65 R17. The overall dimension of the car includes length of 4585 mm with breadth and width of 1890 mm and 1785 mm respectively. It weighs approximately 2450 kg.

The company claims that the design of this masculine Mahindra XUV500 is inspired from a Cheetah. The magnificent exteriors include jaw like honeycomb grille, LED headlamps, paw style door handles, high mounted tail lamps.  It comes with seven color schemes viz. Satin White, Volcano Black, Amazon Green, Moondust Silver, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple and Dolphin Grey. Interiors of this car are considered to be the best in its class. Its upholstery is wrapped with twin tone leather. It will neevr turn down an avid driver as it comes with a number of technical gadgets and controls. The most important among them are automatic temperature control, tilt and telescopic steering, steering mounted audio controls, auto pilot mode, refrigerator located at the center, a glove box with a  laptop holder inside it.

Overall, this car is full of features which can tempt any person and can be a full turn on, worth to be called a real Cheetah.

 

Overall Review

Success has a new name and shape in form of Mahindra's latest, the XUV 500.  Mahindra XUV 500 took the market with a silent stroke leaving the rivals puzzled as they try to fathom its success. It is no secret that M&M have been busy taking bookings and ramping up productions of XUV 500 these days. Much of this success can be credited to beastly looks and powerful engine of Mahindra's first global SUV. It has amazing convenience features lined up to awe the buyers. Camping light at the rear hatch, door ajar and puddle lamps, rear wash, wipe and defrogger, keyless entry, digital immobilizer, key forgotten reminder, goggle holder and conversation mirror, entry assist lamps and headlamps turn on/off control using remote key. With focus on convenience, Mahindra XUV 500 lays equal emphasis on driving pleasure with multifunctional adjustable steering, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, voice control and Driver Information System (DIS). At the same time, advanced Micro Hybrid technology provides fuel efficiency as it automatically puts the engine into standby mode 2.5 seconds after you shift the gear into neutral so that the vehicle comes to life immediately when you press clutch giving you higher efficiency and reduced CO2 emission.

Mahindra XUV 500 is a result of advanced engineering and skilled designing that will delight the buyers for a long time to come.

Mileage and Fuel Economy

Even with the high power mHawk 140 bhp engine, Mahindra XUV500 gives you an excellent efficiency of 15.1 kmpl (ARAI). Advanced Micro Hybrid technology increases the fuel efficiency and reduces emissions.

Colors

Mahindra XUV 500 comes in seven exciting colors for buyers to choose from- Satin White, Volcano Black, Amazon Green, Moondust Silver, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple and Dolphin Grey.

Acceleration and Pick up

The powerful 2.2 litre mHawk140 engine gives instantaneous acceleration, taking Mahindra XUV500 from 0-100kmph in just 17 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 185 Kmph.

Appearance

There’s hardly any second opinion to the unrivaled stunning looks of Mahindra XUV 500. When Mahindra call it Cheetah inspired, they mean it. The front features a jaw like front grill embossed with Mahindra logo in the centre. The bold headlamps that reveal a row of glittering LED daylights at the bottom and high intensity projector bulbs. Stylish curves above the tyres stretching along the length instantly grab your attention. It gives Mahindra XUV 500 an aerodynamic advantage making it look like ready to blur out of eyes when it speeds. The paw styled door handles manage to draw a smile of approval. Twin exhausts at the back give Mahindra XUV 500 a racing car appearance while high mounted tail lamps enhance visibility and vigor.

Comfort Feature

When you set a cabin temperature, Automatic Temperature Control with dual HVAC and vents in each row maintains it automatically without your intervention. Leather seats with full lumbar support enhance aesthetic appeal. Front seats bolstered around the edges keep you in place during high-speed cornering. The driver’s comfort is ensured with cruise control and multifunctional steering while he is allowed to find his best driving position with 8-way adjustable driver seat and multi functional steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment. The rear seats can be folded flat to make extra room for luggage when required. Electrically controlled Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs fold and unfold automatically when you lock and start the vehicle and can be adjusted and folded from the comfort of your seat. Voice commands powered by Blue Sense technology enable you to control radio, CD, USB, iPod, Bluetooth audio and Auxillary input vocally. A cool box thoughtfully placed in middle proves very convenient.

Dimensions

Mahindra XUV 500 being a gross vehicle stretches 4585 mm in length, 1890 mm in width and 1785 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2700 mm, ground clearance is 200 mm and gross vehicle weight is 2450 Kg.

Engine

The 2.2 Liter mHawk 140 bhp direct injection diesel engine sports the 5th generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT). The 6-speed transmission that enables two over drivers comes with a self adjusting clutch that maximized the pedal effort. The engine delivers a cubic capacity of 2197 cc, maximum gross power of 140 Bhp(103kW) @ 3750 rpm and maximum gross torque of 330 Nm @1600-2800rpm.

Interactive Torque Monitor (ITM) regularly monitors wheel speed, steering position and acceleration pedal position and distributes torque accordingly. If a slip is identified, torque is automatically directed to the wheels with traction. The vehicle automatically makes transition from 2WD to AWD mode without any driver intervention.

Wheels

Mahindra XUV 500 is fitted with P235/65 R17 Radial tubeless front and rear tyres and a tyre-tronics system that gives you live updates of the exact air pressure and temperature in each tyre.

Suspension

Mahindra XUV 500 is a four wheel drive and India’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV with the first transverse engine offering from Mahindra. The front suspension is built on McPherson technology with anti-roll bars to for an increased front balance and rear suspension is multilink type with anti-roll bars which has been developed in collaboration with Lotus, famous motor sports company. The distinctively designed suspension delivers and excellent ride and handling.

Handling and Control

A brood of safety features make it a veritable fortress. Mahindra’s Electronic stability Program (ESP) is always on high alert against any threatening driving situation. Other features include Anti-Lock braking system (ABS), electronic Brake force distribution (EBD), Roll Over Mitigation, Traction control, Hill Hold Control and Hill Descent Control. Six airbags cushion the interiors with driver and passenger airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags.

A full-fledged, integrated Driver Information System (DIS) diligently reports all vital information about the car. Features like Static-bending projection headlamps with LED parking lights, GPS navigation with touch screen and audio support and 6-inch color touchscreen infotainment system ensure a superior handling. Mahindra XUV 500 front and rear brakes are disc and caliper type. Turning circle radius of 5.6m is reasonable for the big sized SUV.

Smart rain-sensing wipers with advanced sensors detect rain and automatically turn on/off as well as adjust the wiper speed. Intelligent light-sensing headlamps go on or off according to the ambient light conditions ensuring those dark tunnels don't leave you blinded.

Pros

Powerful engine, Superior suspension, amazing looks

Cons

As such there are no major drawbacks in the SUV but there have been reports where users have criticized the braking system and handling.

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  • Mahindra XUV 500: The Cheetah among SUVs

  • Mahindra XUV 500 video on NDTV

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