- Mahindra XUV500

The XUV500 Automatic is back!

The two-pedal convenience is available in three trim levels.

It was back in April this year when the BS6-compliant (Bharat Stage 6) XUV500 received a price list. The SUV had lost the option of the automatic transmission and a trim level. Now, however, Mahindra has reintroduced the convenience of the two-pedal setup. The 6-speed torque converter is available in three trim levels – W7, W9 and W11 (O). Here’s how the price list looks like:

Mahindra XUV500 Prices

Mahindra XUV500 Prices

Simple math reveals that one would have to spend at least Rs 1.2 lakh (~USD 1,650) more for an automatic variant when compared to the manual derivative. There’s no change to the power and torque outputs. The 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine puts out 153bhp/360Nm, and all of that oomph goes to the front wheels only.

As you’d expect, both manual and automatic counterparts share more-or-less the same list of features. Opt for the W7 trim level, and the XUV500 comes with stuff like push-button start/stop, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto, LED DRLs, automatic climate control and ESP with rollover mitigation. Go a level higher, and the W9-spec XUV500 ropes-in additional features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, a rear-view camera, 8-way adjustable driver’s seats, telescopic steering adjust, power-folding ORVMs, tyre pressure monitoring system and an electric sunroof.

The range-topping W11 (O) gets all the bells and whistles, including support for Apple CarPlay, power-adjustable driver’s seats, side & curtain airbags, 18-inch alloy wheels and a whole lot of chrome treatment.

Expect this update for the current-gen XUV500 the very last. Mahindra is all set to introduce an all-new version either by the end of 2020 or early next year. That should be a worthy contender against options like the MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Tata Gravitas. If priced competitively, the new XUV500 will also try and lure customers away from range-topping Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

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