Mahindra XUV500 now more automatic

BY CHARL BOSCH - AUGUST 12, 2016

A familiar sight on the country’s roads since its debut in 2013, Mahindra has now added an automatic transmission option to its seven-seat XUV500 range to complement the existing six-speed manual.

The recipient of a mid-life “cheetah” inspired facelift in October last year, the Aisin sourced six-speed auto can only be have on the flagship two-wheel drive XUV500 W8, although it remains to be seen whether it will also be fitted to all-wheel drive derivatives as in other markets.

Like the manual, the W8 auto remains unchanged up front with motivation still coming from Mahindra’s 2.2-litre mHawk turbodiesel engine that makes 103 kW and 330 N.m of torque. Combined fuel consumption is rated at 7.4 L/100 km and emissions at 196 g/km.

Standard equipment mirrors that of the manual and includes LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, a six-inch infotainment display incorporating satellite navigation, Bluetooth, aux input and USB, climate control with cooled centre console, electric windows all around, rain sense wipers, cruise control, auto on/off lights, tyre pressure monitoring system, electric mirrors with puddle lights, six airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP, Hill Hold Control and Hill Decent Control.

A five year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 100 000 km service plan is standard on all models.

 

PRICING

MODEL POWER PRICE
XUV500 W4 103 kW / 330 N.m R272 995
XUV500 W6 103 kW / 330 N.m R319 995
XUV500 W8 103 kW / 330 N.m R354 995
XUV500 W8 AT 103 kW / 330 N.m R389 995
XUV500 W8 AWD 103 kW / 330 N.m R374 995