Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has launched the new variant XUV500 – Mahindra XUV500 W9 in India at a price tag of Rs. 15.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Mahindra XUV500 W9 will be positioned between the W8 & W10 variants and the W9 variant borrows several features from the top-end W10 trim. The deliveries of Mahindra SUV 500 W9 already started and you can book it by paying Rs. 20,000. With the launch of Mahindra XUV500 W9 variant, the older W8 variant has been discontinued. At such a price tag, the Mahindra XUV500 W9 variant will compete with Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Tata Hexa, and the upcoming Renault Captur.
There are no cosmetic changes in Mahindra XUV 500 W9 variant and it comes with features like electric sunroof with anti-patch, reverse camera with dynamic assist, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Ecosense Technology, and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & emergency call feature. The Mahindra XUV 500 W9 variant comes with connectivity options like Bluetooth Audio, hands-free call, and iPod connectivity. In Mahindra XUV 500 W9 variant you also get passive keyless entry and push-button start-stop function, and alloy wheels.
The Mahindra XUV 500 W9 variant comes safety features like dual airbags, ABS and EBD, ESP with rollover mitigation, rear parking camera with a dynamic assist and static bending headlamps.
The Mahindra XUV 500 W9 will be available in both manual and automatic transmission and it is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk 2179cc diesel engine that produces 140PS of peak power at 3,750rpm and churns out 330Nm of peak torque between 1600-2800rpm. The transmission duties on Mahindra XUV 500 W9 is handled by either 6-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Press Release Quote
Speaking about the launch of the XUV500 W9 variant, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said:
“Since its launch in 2011, the XUV500 has been a pioneer in providing innovative hi-tech features that are not available even in vehicles that are almost double its price. We are certain that the introduction of these hi-end features at such a competitive price point will generate a lot of interest amongst prospects who are evaluating SUVs in the price range of 14 lacs to 18 lacs. By introducing these aspirational features at this price, XUV500 has raised the bar once again.”