Mahindra XUV500 will be launched in its BSVI form with updated diesel engine. The new model can be booked for Rs 5,000
Most of the cars in the Indian market have already received their updates as required by the new BSVI emission norms. Mahindra XUV500 is among the latest models to come to comply with the new regulations. Recently, the variant-wise details of the BSVI Mahindra XUV500 were revealed by the company. Moreover, bookings for the new model have commenced for a token amount of Rs 5,000. The new model should launch in the coming weeks.
BSVI Mahindra XUV500 is available for booking ahead of its launch
The BSVI-compliant Mahindra XUV500 will be available in four trims, namely. W5. W7, W9 and W11 (O). The W5 will take the entry-level position which was previously held by W3. Apart from the discontinuation of the base trim W3, Mahindra also put an end to the all-wheel-drive option.
Under the hood, the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel motor continues to power the Mahindra XUV500. However, this motor is updated to conform to the new norms. Now, the updated version of the earlier engine is equipped with DPF (diesel particulate filter), 2-way oxidation catalyst, and SCR (selective catalytic reduction) as well as a new-gen electronically controlled variable geometry turbocharger. Previously, the BSIV version used to put out a maximum power of 153 Bhp and a peak torque of 360 Nm. The power specifications are not likely to have increased or decreased in the new version. There is no change to be seen even when it comes to the transmission options. The 2.2-litre mHawk engine will continue to be available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The base variant of the BSVI Mahindra XUV500 will be better equipped than the previous version
With the elimination of the entry-level variant W3, the base trim of the Mahindra XUV500 is now more feature-rich. The standard equipment for the SUV includes a 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto connectivity, Mahindra Blue Sense App, voice command, Arkamys audio system, smartwatch support. Apart from these connectivity and entertainment features, the Mahindra XUV500 also get some driving assist features like electronic steering lock, control-mounted steering wheel, hill hold assist, hill descent control, cruise control, and electronic stability program with rollover mitigation. For the exterior, the Mahindra XUV500 gets chrome grille insert, projector headlamps, roof rails, and black-out foglamp bezel.
On the top-spec variant, the SUV will come with a larger 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and connected app. It also receives some upmarket features like 6-way power driver seat, quilted leather, side and curtain airbags, regenerative braking, and micro-hybrid technology. Mahindra has also planned to launch to next generation of the XUV500 in 2021. The new model is expected to be a definite improvement over the current model in all aspects. However, among the most significant updates will be the new mStallion petrol engine that was introduced at Auto Expo 2020.