Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer has launched the 2017 Mahindra XUV500. It now comes with advanced features such as Android Auto, Emergency Call, Industry-first Connected Apps, Ecosense and also gets One Touch Lane Change Indicator.
The updated version of the SUV is intended towards satisfying the evolving requirements of today’s tech-savvy user. Mahindra claims these new technologies will redefine the in-vehicle experience of the XUV500 by providing connectivity, convenience and entertainment options to the consumer.
The innovative new technology features will be available starting from the W6 variant. Along with the additional features, the 2017 Mahindra XUV500 has also been introduced in an all new Lake Side Brown colour with premium Black interiors in the W10 variant.
On the occasion of the launch, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “When it was launched in 2011, the XUV500 broke new ground in automotive technology with several innovative technology firsts to its credit. We continued with this focus, adding more sophisticated and hi-tech features in the New Age XUV500 in 2015. Now, with the introduction of these new technology features, such as Ecosense and Android Auto, we have further pushed the boundaries to set new benchmarks in the SUV category. As a pioneer in providing technology accessible to the consumers, we have always strived to stay ahead of the curve in the realm of technological offerings. Our new offering in the XUV500 will enhance the in-vehicle experience further and will make driving even more comfortable, pleasurable and efficient”.
Here is a brief look at what new key features have been introduced in the 2017 Mahindra XUV500:
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ANDROID AUTO: This technology allows the user to connect the infotainment system with their android based device. By doing so they can enjoy easy access to calls, messaging, navigation, music and much more directly on from the screen of the infotainment system.
CONNECTED APPS: This technology is said to be presented for the first in the Indian auto industry. Connected Apps, brings with it a host of essential and exciting apps like Cricket Live, Gaana, Zomato, Bookmyshow, etc. These are installed on the infotainment system itself and hence can be accessed even if the user doesn’t have these apps on their smartphone. All that is required will be an internet connection via a Wi-Fi hotspot.
ECOSENSE: A first in the Indian auto industry, Ecosense is a technology that optimising fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions by assisting the driver in driving more efficiently. For every trip, the user gets an Ecoscore out of 100 which is displayed on the infotainment screen, based on driving parameters like – speed, acceleration, idling, gear selection, clutch override and aggressive breaking. During the trip, the infotainment system keeps displaying an instantaneous Ecoscore and an average Ecoscore. The user can share this Ecoscore on their social media profiles such as on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The Ecosense data can be easily accessed from the infotainment system as well as on the Bluesense app and the With You Hamesha website.
EMERGENCY CALL: The 2017 Mahindra XUV500 with E-Call, which is a first-in-class feature. It provides access to emergency services in the unfortunate event of an accident where the airbags get deployed. This feature automatically calls the emergency service and also sends a text alert to 2 pre-set numbers through a paired mobile phone.
Mechanically the revised Mahindra XUV500 remains unchanged. It is powered by the 2.2 L mHawk140 Diesel Engine with VGT that produces a power output of 140 hp @ 3750 rpm and a max torque of 330 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm. Customers have a choice to choose between a 6-speed synchromesh manual 6-speed automatic transmissions based on their preferences.
Safety wise the XUV500 is equipped with Driver, Passenger, Side and Curtain Airbags, ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation, Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control, Side Impact beams, Crumple Zones for crash protection and disc brakes on all wheels.
2017 Mahindra XUV500 Price:
XUV500 W4: INR 12,45,966/-
XUV500 W6: INR 13,80,000/-
XUV500 W6 AT FWD: INR 14,68,385/-
XUV500 W8: INR 15,55,806/-
XUV500 W8 AWD: INR 16,44,284/-
XUV500 W8 AT FWD: INR 16,64,208/-
XUV500 W10: INR 16,47,348/-
XUV500 W10 AT FWD: INR 17,49,978/-
XUV500 W10 AWD: INR 17,57,188/-
XUV500 W10 AT AWD: INR 18,59,977/-
Prices are ex-showroom Mumbai (without octroi)
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2017 Mahindra XUV500 Colours:
The new XUV500 is available in 8 colours – The new Lake Side Brown, Sunset Orange, Pearl White, Opulent Purple, Volcano Black, Dolphin Grey, Moondust Silver and Coral Red which is only made against order.