Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015)
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Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Overview
The company took years to style and design, and this cheetah inspired SUV used to be known as W201s in the inner circle. Launched in the year 2011, Mahindra XUV 500 put a stop to the whole hullabaloo going around in the world over the Mahindra’s new game changer. The expectations were riding, as Mahindra XUV 500 was out on battle against legendary Jeep, and having seen the growth and potential of the SUV market, many international players were likely to be a part of the game. The rugged, nimble stance of the XUV 500 came strongly to the mind and carved its places in the mind of the SUV’s fan. In fact, a huge fan base of entry level sedan shifted to SUV with the launch of Mahindra’s new Indian-built SUV.
Named Mahindra XUV five-double-ooh, which symbolizes the nimbleness and agility is ready to pounce on the competition to make the position of the Indian auto major stronger in the market.
Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Exterior
The sides profiling clearly throws focus on the bulging wheel arches, character crease at the waistline and door sill level imparting a sturdy stance to this utility vehicle. The rear end was of this SUV is predominantly owned by the rear lights, with Mahindra insignia finding its place in the center. The reflectors have also made it onboard with style and the large tail gate unveils a large boot space.
Extremely generous wheelbase of 2700mm offers a great torsional loads and this does not slogs down the speed of the vehicle, all thanks to the monocoque body frame. This time, the Indian auto major went to play a few notches higher by bringing in this clean, sharp edged SUV on the table, which puts many of the big game changers in the segment to shame.
Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Interior
Attention on the detailing has been paid a little heed and the look and feel of plastics in XUV500 is not at par which some joints and shutlines being all too visible and buttons offering a poor made feel. However, what Mahindra lacked in terms of detailing has been covered up extremely well when it comes to features. Mahindra XUV 500 offers a plethora of features that makes the world go gaga over it. Features like voice command system for the audio, reverse parking sensors, air-con vents for the three rows, Bluetooth connectivity and a touch-screen system with satellite navigation (voice guidance available in eight regional languages). The audio controls are steering mounted and the central cluster has also been fraught up with GPS data, AUV/USB settings and enhanced DVD player.
The voice activation system also comes with handy-tyre pressure sensor for the top end variant and from the steering itself you can manage the rain-sensing wipers, light-sensing headlights, cruise control and parking sensors. With all such features packed in XUV500, the Cheetah inspired SUV is out on the pursue for not just the usual prey but for a whole lot more.
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Dual airbags, side & curtain airbags along with side impact beams are available to ensure that the passengers have the minimum impact in case of collusion. Digital immobilizer protects XUV 500 against theft giving the owners a peaceful sleep.
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