Mahindra XUV500 W3 is the new base variant of the popular SUV, It has been priced at Rs 12.28 lakh (Ex-Showroom)
Indian carmaker Mahindra has finally launched the base variant of the XUV500 which is priced at Rs 12.28 lakh (Ex-Showroom). The W3 variant is basically the W4 variant. This variant was available with the pre-facelift model and, it undercuts the base variant of Harrier. The newly launched base model of the XUV500 lacks some premium features like the SUV doesn't get chrome finished grille instead Mahindra has offered a grey coloured grill along with black plastic cladding. The SUV now gets 17-inch steel wheels instead of sporty alloy wheels. Moreover, the car also missed out rear washer and wiper.
The W3 varaint is the base varaint of the car which is cheaper than the base model of Tata Harrier
The XUV500 W3 variant comes loaded with features like projector headlamps, which are quite helpful for highways but the car misses out LED DRLs and fog lamps. On the inside, the interior of the car is finished in black and, the soft-touch materials have been ditched by hard plastics. The XUV500 W3 does not get an audio system and, the leather seats are replaced by the fabric ones. Moreover, the SUV gets electronically adjustable exterior mirrors (power folding not available), manual A/C, front and rear AC vents, central locking and mild-hybrid system.
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Powering the Mahindra XUV500 is the same 2.2 L diesel engine which churns out respective power and torque outputs of 155hp and 360 Nm. The W3 variant comes paired 6-speed manual gearbox while the top-ranging variant of comes mated with an automatic gearbox. On the other hand the top-ranging model of the XUV500 offers touch screen infotainment system, climate control, leather upholstery, multi-function steering wheel, sunroof, electronically folding mirrors, rear camera with parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, 6-airbags, ESP with rollover mitigation, hill hold and descent control, all-wheel disc brakes and much more.
Mahindra is also planning to launch the new-gen model of the XUV500 in 2020. The all-new XUV500 will be based on the Rexton, which means it will come with a whole new architecture. The car will get a 1.5-litre turbocharged direct injection petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. Both engines will be BS6 compliant.