Fri. May 24th, 2024
Mahindra XUV500Image Source: Cars Guide

As decided earlier, Mahindra has finally discontinued the popular XUV500 and for now, its elder sibling – the all-new XUV700 will be replacing it, at least for some time. Now coming to the future plans, the Indian auto giant might come with the same moniker for an all-new 5-seater SUV, but till then, customers can definitely go for the 5-seat version of the XUV700 as a replacement.

Want to learn more about what made the discontinued Mahindra XUV500 so popular? Let’s check out all the details related to it down below.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mahinda has discontinued the XUV500 with immediate effect.
  • It was available with both petrol as well as diesel engine options.
  • XUV500 was launched in 2011 and soon after became popular.

Mahindra XUV500

Exterior & Interior

On the outside, XUV500 came with a lot of road presence, thanks to its massive dimensions. The front profile of the SUV featured a muscular bonnet hood, sporty bumper with fog lamp housing, projector LED headlamps and chrome studded massive grille. The updated alloy wheels on the all-new Mahindra XUV500 looks absolutely striking with dual-tone finishing. Similarly, the tailgate, LED taillamps and rear end impressed everyone as all of them together, attracted a lot of attention on the road.

Inside the cabin, XUV500 does feel outdated in this modern era. However, just to be precise, it used to come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, analogue driver’s display, electrically adjustable front seat and electric sunroof depending upon the variant. The occupants’ safety on the outgoing SUV was managed by six airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS and electronic stability control among others. If talking about the last recorded price, then it was somewhere around Rs.14.22 Lakhs to Rs.20.07 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Engine

Under the hood, it was available with either a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel or a similarly displaced four-cylinder petrol engine. Talking about the first one, it can churn out a massive 155PS and 360Nm while being paired to a 6-speed manual or a torque converter gearbox. The latter one on the other hand propels a decent 141PS and 320Nm.

The most interesting part about the XUV500 was that it used to come with an AWD system (limited to the top-end variant).

Alternatives

In India, Mahindra XUV500 used to compete against some other SUVs such as Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and MG Hector to name a few. Want to learn more about the Harrier? Check out all the details related to it down below.

Tata Harrier

Tata Harrier Detailed Comparison
Image Source: Tata Motors

On the outside, Harrier is extremely big and is capable of attracting a lot of attention on the road. To begin with, it comes powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with overall output rated at 167BHP and 350Nm of peak torque. Feature-wise, Tata has decided to load it with several features including a large panoramic sunroof, JBL surround sound system, 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster and an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display among others.

Specifications

Tata Harrier
Engine 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel
Power 167BHP
Torque 350Nm
Key Highlights
  • Large panoramic sunroof
  • JBL surround sound system
  • 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster
  • Road presence
Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.14.39 Lakhs to Rs.21.09 Lakhs

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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