Mahindra today announced the launch of the 2018 XUV500, named as the Plush New XUV500. The new SUV will be available from Rs 12.32 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai).
The 2018 XUV500 comes with a new front grille with chrome inserts, new LED DRLs, fog lamps with refreshing new chrome bezel, new diamond-cut 45.72 cm (235/60 R18) alloy wheels and newly redesigned tailgate with split tail-lamps and new rear spoiler.
It has black and tan interiors with new quilted tan leather seats with soft touch leather dashboard & door trims and piano black centre console.Mahindra has armed the new XUV500 has a new mHawk engine that claims to deliver higher power of 114 kW and torque of 360 Nm with 6th generation electronically controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT).
Besides the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 comes with electric sunroof, smartwatch connectivity, 7-inch touch screen infotainment with GPS navigation, Arkamys enhanced audio, Android Auto, Connected Apps & Ecosense Technology amongst other such features.
The Plush New XUV500 comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold and hill descent control, first-in-class emergency call, disc brakes on all wheels & several other safety features
Available in 5 diesel variants including an optional pack with larger 45.72 cm Alloy wheels and 1 petrol variant. Customers can choose from 7 colours – New Crimson Red, New Mystic Copper, Pearl White, Volcano Black, Moondust Silver, Opulent Purple & Lake Side Brown.
Speaking at the launch of The Plush New XUV500, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “Since its launch in 2011, the XUV500 has been a trendsetter in the premium SUV segment with its great value proposition of head-turning style, aspirational hi-tech features, unmatched performance and best-in-class safety. The XUV500 was the creator of the premium SUV segment in the Rs. 12 to 18 lakhs price range in India and continues to be the frontrunner in the segment when it comes to setting new trends and pushing boundaries. Today, with the launch of The Plush New XUV500, we have strengthened its value proposition further by creating new benchmarks in luxury and styling. It has been designed to meet the customer’s rising aspirations for more premium and luxurious offerings.”