Mahindra launches upgraded XUV500 SUV

A new range topping W10 model has been added to the Mahindra XUV500 SUV range as part of a complete face of the interior and exterior of the 2.2-litre turbocharged petrol powered seven seater.

Complete with a 2.5 tonne towing capacity and a power plant that offers 320Nm of torque, the new look XUV500 gains a new tailgate, new front grille, chrome headlights, daytime running lights, and fog lamps, which are housed in a redesigned lower bumper.

The visual updates continue along the side of the XUV500, with the addition of chrome detailing, while a new roof-mounted rear spoiler adds to the more modern look. New angular tail lights adorn the tailgate.

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An integrated reverse camera (on the new W10 model) has also been added, while a new rear bumper with blacked-out bottom scuff section and dual tail pipes completes the new look.

Inside, the XUV500 is equipped with an infotainment system, with air conditioning controls or a full climate control system, depending on the model grade. On W10 variants, the infotainment system also includes SatNav.

The infotainment system is connected to a new audio system from Arkamys and offers USB connectivity, with picture and video viewing functionality on the W10 variant, Bluetooth hands-free cellphone connectivity and an iPod and AUX connection.

There’s a bunch more chrome on the inside as well, while the upmarket variant also gets a sunroof and a push-button start/stop. All variants offer electric windows and side mirrors, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel.

Likewise, remote boot lid opening, follow-me-home and lead-me-to-vehicle headlamp functionality and foldable second and third row seats feature across the range, as do alloy wheels, cruise control and a reach adjustment to the steering wheel.

You’ll also find rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights, puddle lamps and fully automatic temperature control (FATC). In addition, the W6-grade features premium cloth upholstery.

The top-spec W10 has mobile charging points in the front two rows and reading lamps for all three rows of seats, ice-blue lounge lighting, Tyre-tronics tyre pressure and temperature sensors on all tyres, and foldable side mirrors.

Mahindra engineers have refined the 103kW mHawk engine too, while suspension has been revised, and vast improvements have been made to road noise, vibration and harshness inside the cabin.

Hill hold and hill descent control have also been added, along with ESP with rollover mitigation. A new 6-speed AISIN automatic transmission rounds out the changes, along with an AWD option.

The base model FWD W6 hits the road at $26,990 drive away, while the W10 model can be had in FWD for $31,990 or AWD for $34,990 – both drive away. It’s available in six colour options.

These include Pearl White, Crimson Red, Lakeside Brown, Moondust Silver, Volcano Black, Mystic Copper and Opulent Purple. It comes with a 5-year/100,000km warranty and 4-years capped price servicing.

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