Friday, December 8, 2017

Mahindra launches the petrol-powered XUV500

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India's leading SUV manufacturer today announced the introduction of a new petrol variant of its premium SUV, the XUV500. The petrol powered XUV500 will be available in a single variant with a 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from AISIN, Japan. Named as the 'GAT' variant, the XUV500 petrol automatic will be competitively priced at Rs.15.49 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) and will be available in select cities with immediate effect.

Under the hood, the newly introduced XUV500 GAT variant will be powered by the indigenously developed 2.2-liter mHawk petrol engine that generates 140 HP (103 KW) power & 320 Nm torque. The XUV500 GAT variant is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission which has features like the creep function and manual mode option. The XUV500 portfolio will now have a petrol variant along with a wide range of diesel variants.

According to Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing - Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, "Since its launch, the XUV500 has been a trendsetter in the premium SUV segment with a great value proposition plus head-turning style and a plethora of hi-tech features. The introduction of the XUV500 G AT petrol variant will excite consumers who have been eagerly awaiting a petrol option. The GAT variant delivers impressive performance that has come to be synonymous with the XUV500."

• 7” (18 cm) touchscreen infotainment system
• Logo projection lamp on ORVMs

• Static bending headlamps
• ESP with rollover mitigation
• Android Auto
• Emergency Call
• Fully automatic temperature control (FATC)
• Dual airbags
• ABS with EBD
• Intelligent light sensing headlamps
• Smart rain sensing wipers
• Tyre-tronics
• Cruise Control
• Push button start 
• Passive keyless entry
• 8-way adjustable driver seat

Source: Mahindra

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