Mahindra’s XUV500 SUV can now be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Popularity of automatic transmissions are on the rise and for the city dweller who prioritises comfort, economy and convenience, driving an automatic makes more sense on busy city roads. Mahindra has listened to customer feedback and is now offering a new 6-speed automatic transmission for its XUV500 SUV, which will be available for the W8 front-wheel drive derivative only.
Mahindra says the new transmission delivers smooth, quick shifts with a focus on economy and convenience. A “creep” function makes low-speed traffic driving easier and the transmission also features a manual override function to allow the driver to engage in manual gear shifting if necessary.
The Mahindra XUV500 W8 is powered by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine offering 103 kW and 330 Nm of torque. Mahindra claims a fuel consumption figure of 7.4 L/100 km.
The XUV500 can seat up to seven passengers and rides on 17-inch, multi-spoke alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres.
The interior features black leather-upholstered seats and W8 derivatives are equipped with a full-colour, 7-inch touchscreen that provides access to navigation (with voice prompts), Bluetooth and the sound system. A reverse camera and USB port are also included.
Other notable features include rain-sensing headlights and windscreen wipers, a multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control air conditioning, electric windows and cruise control.
On the safety front, the XUV500 is equipped with six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability program (with roll-over mitigation). Hill hold and hill descent control are available on W6 and W8 derivatives.
Mahindra XUV500 – Price in South Africa
XUV500 W4 - R272 995
XUV500 W6 - R319 995
XUV500 W8 - R354 995
XUV500 W8 AWD - R374 995
XUV500 W8 Auto - R389 995
Pricing includes a 5-year/150 000 km warranty and 5-year/100 000 km service plan. Services are at 20 000 km intervals or every 12 months.
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