Mahindra XUV500 has completed almost a year in the Indian market; still the demand for the flagship model is high and the waiting period even higher. The utility car major hopes that the XUV500 will help them establish in the international market, and hence commenced exports to South African at the time of the launch.
However, Mahindra had to go slow on the export plans due to incredible response that the XUV500 received in the Indian market. The company currently exports the SUV to right-hand-drive markets of South Africa and Australia. The exports to the European market were to originally begin at the start of 2013, but it seems that Mahindra is eager to commence sooner. WSJ reports that the XUV500 exports to Europe will start next month, with first market to the car will be Spain. The car will also be offered in Russia, rest of Europe, Latin America and few other markets soon.
This also means that the production of the XUV500 will have to be hiked, which should reduce the waiting period in India a bit. Also, the car will have to comply with stringent safety standards there, and those might also be offered in India soon.