Adventure gets a makeover.
Bold new cheetah-inspired styling and cutting-edge technology take the New Age Mahindra XUV500 to a whole new level of sophistication, whilst the heightened luxury and refinement of the interiors will ensure that you feel that you’ve already arrived. Together with dynamic torque from the powerful 2.2l mHawk engine, featuring a 5th generation variable geometry turbocharger, and enhanced independent suspension to ensure a pleasurable driving experience and superior handling on any terrain, the all-new XUV500 has come of age.
The W8 variant is available in two-wheel drive as well as allwheel drive. The W8 two-wheel drive derivative is also available in an advanced, efficient six-speed automatic version, which combines convenient urban commuting with agile responses. Outstanding fuel consumption is achieved on both manual and automatic transmission options through the adoption of Micro Hybrid Technology and optimised gear ratios
Bold stance, brand new style.
The New Age Mahindra XUV500 has had more than just a cursory nip and tuck. Upfront, the new static bending headlamps with light guides integrate perfectly with the stylish new grille, whilst the introduction of black detailing running down to the bold chrome of the newly designed fog lamps pick up on the cheetah’s unmistakeable tear ducts. The bonnet has also been raised to better express the sleek, strong shoulder line of the cheetah. Moving round the vehicle the enhanced detailing is continued, with new multi-spoke alloy wheels, and reworked vertical door handles that echo the cuff of a cheetah’s paw. There are chrome scuff plates on first and second row doors, and a new chrome appliqué for the tailgate
With the plush new all-black leather, climate controlled interior (W6 & W8) you really will begin your journey with the feeling you’ve already arrived, but this is only the start. Open the doors and puddle lamps will show you where to place your feet. The driver’s seat is 8-way adjustable, with fully adjustable tilt and telescopic steering to ensure the perfect driving position. The Driver Infotainment System delivers crystal clear audio throughout the vehicle through six-speakers, and is operated via a 7-inch colour touch screen display (W8). Voice activation is provided for certain functions as well as fingertip controls on the steering wheel for cruise, audio and mobile phone.
Your every need is accommodated for, from charging points for iPods and devices, to Bluetooth connectivity, to a laptop compartment in the glove box. There is even a conveniently placed cool box in the centre console along with cup holders to ensure nothing gets spilled. Elegant icy blue instrument and dash panel lighting add an air ofsophistication, but in the New Age XUV500 it’s not only all about creature comforts and aesthetics. The Driver Infotainment System also reports on vital information about your vehicle, from how far you can go on the fuel left in your tank, to the air pressure of each tyre. Essential information is clearly displayed on the easy to read twin-pod instrument cluster without taking your eyes off the road ahead.
GPS Navigation is also available on some models, with touchscreen control and audio support so that you can always be sure of where you’re going. The light sensing headlamps will automatically come on when visibility is low, whilst the rain-sensing wipers will do the same in the wet.
Your safety is our priority.
The advanced technology in the New Age XUV500 will also ensure your safety, with six airbags (front, thorax and curtain) to ensure that any impact is well cushioned. Side impact beams and crumple zones have also been carefully designed to both absorb impact and redirect crash energy around the passenger compartment. The intelligent All Wheel Drive technology developed by Borg Warner will keep you in control in conditions ranging from heavy rain, to ice, snow, or any slippery surface for that matter, while the latest generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP) will keep your wheels on the ground wherever your XUV takes you. And the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) will bring you to a stop in an emergency in the shortest possible distance without losing control, ably assisted by the disc brakes on all wheels.
Equally useful in a difficult spot is the Hill Descent Control, which identifies steep inclines and engages itself to assist the vehicle down the slope with caution. Hill Hold Control prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when starting off from a standstill on an incline.
Features abound in the New Age XUV500 and they are all designed around you. From the Reverse Parking Camera with Dynamic Assist (W8) to get you safely into a tight bay, to the Lead-me-to-Vehicle Lamps that activate on command help you locate your vehicle at night. The follow-me-home headlights will also stay on to shine the way to your door when you get home. But it doesn’t stop there either with a rear window demister and rear wash-and-wipe to maximise your visibility, and for looking back there is even a conversation mirror to help you keep an eye on things in the back of the car without taking your eyes away from the road. The people at Mahindra have even provided you with a holder for your umbrella, ensuring it is always to hand and that it doesn’t have to roll about on the floor. And whether you plan on leaving town for the weekend, or you’re just going to the garden centre, there’s a flexible space to fit whatever load you need. With a 60:40 split in the second row and a 50:50 split in the third row, the loading bay will adjust to suit even those really awkward requirements.