Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL), the Australian subsidiary of Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra, has launched the automatic variants of the New Age XUV500 in the country. The XUV500 Automatic will be available in 2 variants - W8 2WD and W8 AWD with prices starting from an attractive $31,900 (Around Rs. 21 Lakhs) for the W8 2WD variant. It will be available across Mahindra Australia Dealerships from May, 2016.
Speaking at the launch, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, "With its winning combination of aspirational styling, advanced technology, safety features, comfort and convenience, the XUV500 has created a niche for itself and has been a game changer in the premium SUV segment. In fact it has become one of the fastest selling SUVs to reach the 150,000 vehicles sales milestone in just 4 years. At Mahindra, it is our constant endeavor to offer advanced and accessible technologies to our customers. The XUV500 already has many technology firsts to its credit and now we have further pushed the boundaries with the introduction of the AISIN Automatic Transmission in the XUV500. I am sure that the XUV500 Automatic will be an instant hit with our customers in Australia."
Mahindra XUV500 features the 2nd generation 6-speed automatic transmission with an AWD option as well. The all new automatic transmission has been sourced from leading global supplier, AISIN, Japan. The company's flagship product comes with several premium features like 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, leather seats, 8 interior LED lights & 10 interior cup holders, 12V power charging sockets & air conditioning in all 3 rows etc. to name a few. Mahesh Kaskar, National Manager of Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia added "The XUV 500 Automatic with its numerous features and competitive pricing, is a great package. We are confident that it will be well accepted in Australia and will be a game changer for Mahindra's automotive operations in the country."