Mahindra has introduced Apple CarPlay connectivity on one of its best selling model - XUV500 SUV and the variant is priced at Rs 12.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).Mahindra XUV500, with this update, now gets both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and that’s not all, in addition, the SUV will also boast of connected features such as Emergency Call, Connected Apps along with Ecosense. The Apple CarPlay feature will be offered on the top-end Mahindra XUV500 W11 variant. Mahindra Marazzo and Mahindra XUV300’s infotainment also offers this feature.
With Apple CarPlay buyers can easily access music, calls as well as with Siri search just by connecting their iPhone with the Mahindra XUV500’s infotainment system. CarPlay connectivity comes as a solution keeping in mind the safety of the driver as well as passengers. With a simple interface, integrated steering controls and voice recognition functions, Apple CarPlay reduces distraction, thereby keeping the driver-focused while driving.
Mechanically, the Mahindra XUV500 specification includes a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit that produces 155 bhp of maximum power with 360Nm of top torque. Talking about the transmission choices, the SUV gets a choice of a 6-speed manual gear box and a 6-speed automatic with an optional AWD system. The Mahindra XUV500 petrol develops a 140 bhp of power with 320 Nm of torque on the G AT variant.