Mahindra launches New Age XUV500 in New Delhi, India

June 5, 2015

May 28, 2015: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, recently unveiled the New Age XUV500 in New Delhi. Packed with a host of cutting-edge technology features, bold new exterior styling, plush and premium new interiors, exhilarating performance and safety features, the New Age XUV 500 has been designed for a whole new experience. The vehicle will be available in Australia in W8 Variants in Q4 2015. W10 is currently undergoing evaluation for the Australian market.

The New Age XUV500 sports a sculpted exterior including a distinctive new front grille with chrome inserts, new static bending headlamps with stylish light guides, unique fog lamps with chrome bezel, premium chrome window lining, stylish new 43cm (17inch) alloy wheels and rear chrome appliqué. The new W10 Variant featuring electric sunroof, first-in-class logo projection lamps on ORVMs, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, push button start, passive keyless entry. An 18cm (7inch) touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, premium new black and beige interiors, plush leather seats feature in W8 and W10 variants, amongst other additions further redefines the premium feel.

Launched in Australia in 2012, the XUV500 has created a niche for itself with its head-turning style, performance, safety and comfort, thereby providing a complete driving experience to customers. The New Age XUV500 is all set to take this to newer heights.

Speaking at the launch of the New Age XUV500, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. mentioned, “The XUV500 has pushed the boundaries for Mahindra since its launch, on the fronts of technology, capability and brand. More so, it established the foundations for the development of an entirely new generation of vehicles from Mahindra. Today, as we launch the New Age XUV500, we have enhanced the finesse and driving experience while retaining the DNA of the Cheetah inspired XUV500. I firmly believe that the New Age XUV500 will reaffirm our customers’ faith in Mahindra’s abilities to create world class products”.

Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive, (Automotive) Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said, “Right from the day of its launch, the XUV500 has become a trendsetter for the Indian automotive industry. It has done wonders by becoming the fastest selling SUV (in the premium Rs 10 lac plus category) (AUD$30,000+) to reach the 100,000 vehicles milestone in less than three years. Today, as we launch a new avatar with the New Age XUV500, I am confident that the product will once again resonate with our customers and excite them, with upgrades in styling, infotainment, ride and handling.”

FEATURES OF THE NEW AGE XUV500

All New Contemporary, Bold Exterior Styling

One glance at the New Age XUV500 and its captivating, cheetah-inspired styling breaks the mould of the ordinary. Upfront, the new static-bending projection headlamps with light guides embrace the bold and intimidating new stylish front grille. This is further enhanced with sleek chrome accents and stylish new alloy wheels, resulting in a new look for the XUV500. But one thing has stayed the same, its enthralling and majestic presence on the road.

All new look for the New Age XUV500:

  • Stylish New Front Grille with Chrome Inserts
  • Static Bending Projector Headlamps with Stylish Light Guides
  • Muscular Bonnet
  • Muscular Bumper
  • Fog Lamps with Chrome Bezel
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Chrome Window Lining
  • New “tear duct-like” black accents
  • Paw-styled Door Handles
  • Rear Chrome  Appliqué
  • Muscular Wheel Arches

Hi-tech Features

Packed with advanced features, the New Age XUV500 offers a range of new technology and features. The New Electric Sunroof with anti-pinch (on W10 Variants) guarantees adventure at every step and driver’s seat is power adjustable in 6 different ways for ultimate comfort and convenience.  The first-in-class ORVM logo lamps will make you the talk of the town in your New Age XUV500! The New Push-Button Start makes the vehicle roar into action in an instant while the New Passive Keyless Entry feature offers a new level of convenience.  These, along with other features mentioned below make the New Age XUV500 a truly impressive package for the Australian market.

New, hi-tech New Age XUV500:

  • Electric Sunroof (W10)
  • First-in-class Logo Projection Lamps on ORVMs (W10)
  • 6-way Power-adjustable Driver’s Seat (W10)
  • Push Button Start/ Stop (W10)
  • Passive Keyless Entry (W10)
  • New 7″ Touchscreen Infotainment with GPS Navigation, USB Audio/Video/Picture Viewer, Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity, AUX Input (W8 & W10)
  • Brake Energy Regeneration System (W10)
  • High-tech Reverse Parking Camera with Dynamic Assist
  • New Voice Messaging System
  • Voice Commands with Voice Recognition and SMS Read Out
  • Mahindra BLUE SENSE® Technology to control the music system & HVAC using your mobile
  • Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC)
  • Micro Hybrid Technology
  • Tyre-Tronics (Tyre Pressure & Temperature Monitoring System)
  • Driver Information System
  • Smart Rain and Light Sensors
  • Cruise Control

Plush New Interiors:

With its premium, new dual-tone interiors, beige leather seats and best-in-class 2nd row space, the cabin of the XUV500 redefines luxury.

More luxury for the New Age XUV500:

  • Premium New Black and Beige Interiors
  • Plush Leather Seats
  • Twin-pod Cluster with New Icy Blue Theme & Icy Blue Lounge Lighting
  • Sporty Aluminum Pedals
  • New illuminated Scuff Plates
  • Dual HVAC
  • Power-adjustable and foldable ORVMs

Ride and Handling & Performance

Beneath the hood of the New Age XUV500 is its improved dynamic torque which delivers driving pleasure on any terrain. It is powered by the powerful turbocharged 2.2 litre 103 kW (140bhp) m-Hawk engine that delivers an impressive 330 Nm of torque, allowing the XUV500 to surge from 0-60 kmph in just 5.4 seconds. Further, the micro hybrid technology guarantees that it intelligently switches off the engine when not required.

Besides its splendid performance, it is extremely fuel efficient and gives a mileage of 16 kmpl. The sporty suspension of the XUV500 offers a lot of room for fun thanks to the McPherson struts up front and the independent multilink suspension in the rear.

New Brake Energy Regeneration in the New Age XUV500: This is regenerative braking technology in which additional electrical energy is generated through the alternator while braking or deceleration and preserved in the battery. This optimization process of electrical energy generation leads to reduced fuel consumption. Also, during acceleration, the generation process is disabled which reduces load on the engine leading to improvement in vehicle performance.  This technology has been proven in the Mahindra Racing FIA Formula E race car http://www.mahindraracing.com.

Safety

The New Age XUV500 continues to offer many safety features in the SUV segment.  It comes with:

A secure drive for the New Age XUV500:

  • 6 Airbags – 2 front airbags, 2 side airbags and 2 curtain airbags
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation – Series 9 from Bosch
  • Hill Hold & Hill Descent Control
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
  • Crash protection crumple zones
  • Side impact beams

Australian model, specification and price will be finalized closer to launch

Awards and Accolades

The XUV500 has received a tremendous response from customers and reviewers alike and was the most awarded car in India with 22 awards in its first year after launch, and 29 awards till date, from auto experts aside from numerous other accolades. The XUV500 has notched up prestigious wins in the Indian Rally Championship (IRC) 2014 and in the ‘Extreme’ category of rally-raid events such as the Desert Storm and Dakshin Dare. The XUV500 is the first ever diesel powered vehicle to win podiums in the Indian motorsport circuit, beating 54 competitors in the Desert Storm 2014.

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 16.5 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra provides employment opportunities to over 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractorsutility vehiclesinformation technology, financial services  and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category in 2013.

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