Mahindra’s popular SUV, the XUV500 is now available in a new entry-level ‘W3 variant’. Introduced in India at a price of Rs 12.22 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the new W3 variant is now more affordable for potential customers. The SUV is available across all Mahindra dealerships in the country.
The new base variant of the XUV500 gets a modest set of features like fabric upholstery, power-adjustable ORVMs, projector headlamps and electrically operated dual HVAC. The base variant, however, misses out on the audio system. As for safety, the vehicle gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and engine immobilizer. Mechanically, the SUV continues to be powered by the existing 2.2-litre, four-cylinder m-Hawk diesel engine that generates 153bhp of power and 360Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Speaking on the occasion, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. said, "The XUV500 pioneered the creation of the premium SUV segment and set new benchmarks with its head-turning design, and an unmatched package of hi-tech features and thrilling performance. Today the launch of the W3 version makes the vehicle much more accessible to a wider range of customers. With its excellent value proposition, I am confident that this new variant will resonate with a whole new set of our customers”.