SCOOP! Mahindra XUV500 W4 to cost Rs 10.99 lakh

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Old 23-Oct-2013
Thumbs up SCOOP! Mahindra XUV500 W4 to cost Rs 10.99 lakh

With Diwali fast approaching, Mahindra has planned some fireworks in the form of a cheaper XUV500 W4 variant.

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Mahindra will launch a new, more affordable W4 base variant of the XUV500 at Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The W4 XUV500, which is expected to be launched in the days just before Diwali, is approximately Rs 1 lakh cheaper than the W6 variant. The carmaker will achieve this low starting price for the new W4 base variant by ditching some of the features the higher W6 and W8 variants get. That said, a key point is that Mahindra has not altered the looks of the XUV500, which has always been a big part of its appeal for customers.

Whatís more, Mahindra also recently carried out a host of subtle improvements to enhance the way the SUV feels and sort out the issues the original car had. This included re-engineering the braking system to counter the complaint about noisy brakes, improving the clutch operation and improving the build quality to make the car feel tauter and better screwed together. Like the W6, the W4 will be two-wheel-drive only.

What the new W4 SUV variant gets is a more basic infotainment system with four speakers and CD and MP3 compatibility, and no monochrome display screen as seen on the W6 variant. It misses out on kit like rain-sensing wipers, automatic cornering headlamps, front fog lamps, telescopic steering adjustment, automatic climate control, powered wing mirrors, cruise control and steering-mounted controls.

However, you still get features like projector headlamps, LED parking lamps, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, disc brakes all round, dual-tone interiors, tilt adjustable steering, six-way adjustable driverís seat, and remote central locking. The XUV500 W4 variantís price tag, along with the kit on offer, makes it a direct competitor to the Renault Duster and the recently launched Nissan Terrano. Mechanically, the new W4 SUV gets the same 2.2-litre 140bhp diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Mahindra has been feeling the heat for a while now from competitors like the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. The Ford EcoSport too (despite being significantly cheaper), has been eating into the XUV500ís sales thanks to its value-for-money proposition. However, the improvements made to the XUV500, coupled with the W4 variantís lower starting price, should help Mahindra revitalise the sales of the XUV500, which have been hovering around the 2,000-units-per-month mark for a while now.

Old 06-Nov-2013
Thumbs up Re: SCOOP! Mahindra XUV500 W4 to cost Rs 10.99 lakh

Mahindra XUV500 W4 launched at Rs 10.83 lakh

New XUV500 W4 variant comes with the same engine and kit like dual airbags, projector headlamps, ABS with EBD and remote central locking among other

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We had earlier reported Mahindraís plan to introduce a new, base variant of the XUV500, and now the carmaker has launched the XUV500 W4 at Rs 10.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

The entry level W4 model of the Mahindra XUV500 is powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that puts out 140bhp and comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Standard kit on the W4 variant includes projector headlamps with LEDs, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, disc brakes all round, tilt-adjustable power steering, electric wing mirrors, and remote central locking, a six-way adjustable driverís seat and foldable second and third row seats.

Speaking at the launch of the W4 model of the Mahindra XUV500, Dr Pawan Goenka, executive director and president, automotive and farm equipment sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra. said, "The XUV500 has resonated very well with our customers since its launch and has since become a trendsetter within the Indian automotive industry. With over 74,000 vehicles on the road within two years of launch, the XUV500 is one of our most successful launches. As a customer centric organisation, we have incorporated customer feedback at every step and evolved and today's W4 model launch bears testimony to the same".

Prices for the Mahindra XUV500 (ex-showroom, Mumbai):

Mahindra XUV500 W4 - Rs 10.83 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W6 - Rs 11.90 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD - Rs 13.49 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD - Rs 14.55 lakh

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