Expert Review of Mahindra XUV 500 W4
Mahindra, the Indian automobile company and the leading SUV manufacturer in the country has rolled out the base version in the Mahindra XUV 500 model series. This newest variant has been christened as Mahindra XUV500 W4 and it is blessed with the same power packed 2.2-litre mHawk diesel power plant, which is currently under the hood of the other prevalent variants as well. Despite being the base level variant, it comes with superior engine technicalities, top rated interior comforts and significant safety functions that pays complete value for money. In terms of features, the company is offering this new trim with a Micro Hybrid technology along with an integrated music player with four door speakers and so on. As far as styling aspects are concerned, this Mahindra XUV 500 W4 trim is blessed with projector style headlights along with LED daytime running lights that dominates the front profile and adds to its style. Coming to the safety aspects, the company blessed this latest variant with a sophisticated anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, dual front air bags, crash protection with crumple zones, side impact beams and so on. With such exciting features and with a competitive price, this particular base variant is going to help company to increase its dominance in the SUV segment.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
This new base variant in the Mahindra XUV500 model lineup is offered with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel mill that comes with Bharat Stage IV emission compliance. This advanced engine has the ability to produce a minimum 12 Kmpl of mileage in city traffic conditions, while returning a maximum of 15.1 Kmpl on the highways.
India's leading SUV maker is selling its luxury SUV in about seven striking exterior paint options. Those body paints includes a sporty looking Tuscan Red, a pleasant looking Arctic Blue shade, an Opulent Purple color, a Volcano Black garnish, a dazzling Satin White finish option and a Moondust silver finish option for the buyers to choose from.
Acceleration and Pick up
The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel power plant takes only 12.5 seconds to cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph. On the other hand, this powerful engine allows this vehicle to zoom towards a top speed of about 185 Kmph, which is quite impressive.
This newly launched Mahindra XUV 500 W4 entry level trim is blessed with striking exterior features that gives it a heads turning look like no other vehicle of its class. Despite being the base level variant, this new Mahindra XUV 500 W4 trim has been blessed with projector headlights along with signature LED daytime running lights. These styling aspects enhances the sporty appeal and elegance of the front profile. The front radiator grille looks bolder with a lot of perforation for better air intake. The company logo has been garnished in chrome and it has been fitted to this radiator grille. The front bumper is painted in body color and further fitted with the protective cladding under it. On the side profile, the wheel arches have been molded pretty well and they have been equipped with conventional steel wheels with wheel caps. The external rear view mirrors and the door handles have been painted in body color, while the window sills gets a black garnish. The rear profile of this luxury SUV gets a large taillight cluster that has a unique design and also enhances the bolder appeal of the rear profile. The rear bumper too painted in body color and it comes fitted with twin exhaust tail pipes.
This recently introduced Mahindra XUV 500 W4 is the entry level variant in the model series. Although, it is the base level variant, it gets some of the most luxurious comfort features that makes the journey extremely relaxing. The interior cabin is lavish and comes with a dual tone color scheme. The steering wheel inside the cabin comes with a contemporary design, which will compliment the entire cabin section. This particular trim has been offered with a lengthy list of comfort features that includes an electrically operated temperature control with dual zone air conditioner with heater, Jaquard fabric upholstery, a six way adjustable driver seat including height adjustment and power adjustable external rear view mirrors on both sides. As far as the convenience features are concerned, this SUV is incorporated with a remote tail gate opening, tinted solar reflecting glass, flip-key with remote central locking, glove box with laptop holder, mobile charging points, remote fuel lid opener, rear wash and wipe function along with many other such aspects.
This all new Mahindra XUV 500 W4 base level trim comes with a total length of 4585mm along with a decent width of 1890mm, which also includes the protruding outside rear view mirrors. This luxury SUV has an overall height of 1785mm and an impressive wheelbase of 2700mm. This makes the interiors roomy with great leg space along with ample head and shoulder room as well for all the passengers sitting inside.
The company has powered the new Mahindra XUV 500 W4 trim with the same sophisticated and the most powerful 2.2-litre mHawk diesel power train that comes incorporated with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger. There are four cylinders and 16 valves incorporated into this engine. This engine can produce a displacement capacity 2179cc that will allow it to unleash a maximum 140bhp of peak power at 3750rpm and 330Nm of maximum torque output in between 1600 to 2800rpm. The company has mated this mHawk diesel power plant with a sophisticated 6-speed synchromesh manual transmission gearbox that delivers the commanding engine power to the front wheels.
The flared up wheel arches have been fitted with a robust set of traditional 17 inch steel wheels, that are further covered with high performance tubeless tyres of size P235/65 R17, which have a superior grip on any road conditions.
The front axle of this entry level trim has been equipped with a McPherson Strut type of suspension mechanism, whereas its rear axle has been fitted with a Multi-link type of suspension system. Furthermore, the company has added the anti-roll bars for enhancing the suspension mechanism, which further helps in keeping this vehicle well balanced on any road condition.
Handling and Control
The home bred Indian automaker is offering the Mahindra XUV 500 W4 trim with disc braking mechanism that works precisely and enhances the controlling aspects the vehicle. Furthermore, this braking mechanism has been incorporated with an advanced anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution mechanism. On the other hand, its power steering system is very sensitive and provides incredible response as per the need of driver on the go.
Incredibly powerful mHawk diesel engine, striking exterior features.
Handling aspects can be made better, no leather seats, mileage can be better.