Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has launched a Xclusive Edition of its flaghsip offering - XUV500 - in the country at a sticker price of Rs. 14.49 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi). The Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive Edition is based on W8 trim, albeit with front-wheel-drive system instead of 4X4 drivetrain. The XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition comes with sunroof and several additional features, without any mechanical changes.
The Xclusive Edition W8 features an electric sunroof and electrically adjustable driver's seat. In addition, it also gets hydraulic assisted bonnet, internet connectivity for the infotainment system, reversing camera, and grey-coloured alloys. A couple of features such as sunroof and electrically adjustable seat are sourced directly from the SsangYong Rexton, while hydraulic assisted bonnet is carried over from the new Scorpio. According to company dealers, it is a limited edition and would be available to buyers till the stock lasts. Mahindra has offered it in two trims: XUV500 Xclusive Edition (without electrically adjustable seat) at 14.49 Lakhs and Xclusive Edition (with electrically adjustable seat) at 14.65 Lakhs.
Mechanically, XUV500 Xclusive Edition is untouched as it draws power from the same 2.2L mHawk diesel motor, which comes with the standard variants of the car. The engine churns out a maximum power of 138bhp, while combined with a 6-speed manual transmission. Mahindra has placed the W8 Xclusive Edition between the W8 2WD (Rs. 14.07 Lakhs) and W8 AWD (Rs. 15.05 Lakhs) in the variant line-up.