Mahindra Axes AWD Automatic Variants Of The XUV500

by Kshitij Rawat | 25/09/2019
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Mahindra has decided to discontinue the AWD automatic variants of both the petrol and diesel models of the XUV500. With this, the only petrol trim of the XUV500 sees the end of its production run.

The Mahindra XUV500 will no longer be available as an All-Wheel-Drive automatic model. The only remaining AWD trim features a manual transmission, while the automatic variants can only be had with a Front-Wheel-Drive layout. Sadly, this also means that the petrol version, which was only available as an AWD automatic, has been discontinued.

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The XUV500 is now powered by a single engine, a 2.2-litre inline-4 turbocharged diesel. It produces 139 bhp and 320 Nm of maximum power and torque respectively. Along with the discontinuation of a few models, the rest of the trims have also received a price hike. The revised price list is provided below:

Variants

New Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Old Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Difference

W3

Rs 12.31 lakh

Rs 12.23 lakh

Rs 8,000

W5

Rs 12.91 lakh

Rs 12.90 lakh

Rs 1,000

W7 

Rs 14.18 lakh

Rs 14.17 lakh

Rs 1,000

W7 AT

Rs 15.39 lakh

Rs 15.38 lakh

Rs 1,000

W9

Rs 15.89 lakh

Rs 15.88 lakh

Rs 1,000

W9 AT

Rs 17.10 lakh

Rs 17.09 lakh

Rs 1,000

W11

Rs 17.16 lakh

Rs 17.15 lakh

Rs 1,000

W11 AT

Rs 18.38 lakh

Rs 18.36 lakh

Rs 2,000

W11 O

Rs 17.41 lakh

Rs 17.40 lakh

Rs 1,000

W11 O AT

Rs 18.63 lakh

Rs 18.61 lakh

Rs 2,000

W11 O AWD

Rs 18.52 lakh

Rs 18.51 lakh

Rs 1,000

G Petrol AT

Discontinued

Rs 16.03 lakh

-

W11 O AT AWD

Discontinued

Rs 19.67 lakh

-

The decision to reduce trim options follows the poor sales figures of the XUV500, which managed to sell only 968 units in August 2019, far lower than the company’s expectation. It is no surprise that the launch of Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos, and MG Hector have shaken things up a bit, but the biggest culprit for slowdown is the approaching deadline for BSVI norms to go into effect. Many customers are waiting for companies to launch BSVI-compliant vehicles, which means BSIV vehicles have lower demand, hence resulting in a slowdown.

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Mahindra is also set to launch the next-generation XUV500 next year, which might help renew customer interest and increase sales figures. Not only the XUV500, but Mahindra is also expected to launch the new TUV300 and 300+, the next-gen Thar, and the new Scorpio in 2020 as well.

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