In efforts to further strengthen its presence in the country, Mahindra has upgraded the XUV500 line-up in the country. The vehicle comes loaded with features like Android Auto, Connected Apps, Ecosense and Emergency Call. ). Apart from feature upgrades, the XUV500 does not get any major feature upgrades. The XUV W6 variant will now be available at Rs 13.8 lakh (Ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai).
Along with new features, the XUV500 W10 variant is also now available in shade of Lake-Side Brown colour with premium Black interiors. Along with convenience features like Android Auto and Connected Apps, The XUV500 also gets the first-in- class Emergency call feature that will notify the emergency service sends a text alert to two pre-set numbers through a paired mobile phone. Moreover, the vehicle also gets the industry first Ecosense technology that helps in optimizing the fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions by assisting the driver in driving more efficiently. Based on driving parameters like – speed, gear selection, acceleration, idling, clutch override and aggressive breaking, the user gets an Ecoscore out of 100. Moreover, it also allows the user to share his/her Ecoscore on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
Mahindra XUV500 Ecosense technology
Mechanically, Mahindra XUV500 continues to be powered by 1.99-litre in Delhi and a 2.2-litre diesel engine for rest of the country. Available in six-speed manual and automatic transmission options, the vehicle generates 140bhp of power and 330Nm of torque. Speaking about the fresh upgrades, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “When it was launched in 2011, the XUV500 broke new ground in automotive technology with several innovative technology firsts to its credit. We continued with this focus, adding more sophisticated and hi-tech features in the New Age XUV500 in 2015. Now, with the introduction of these new technology features, such as Ecosense and Android Auto, we have further pushed the boundaries to set new benchmarks in the SUV category.”