XUV 500 2018 – FIRST REVIEW

Mahindra’s Xuv 500 has been the best seller for many years but after the arrival of jeep compass and Hyundai creta it has been facing stiff competition due to its age . It was lacking a facelift to boost up sales . However mahindra has launched its facelift on 18 of april in which the car gets re tuned engine , improvised styling and many other things . Read on to find out more about it ……

 

 

EXTERIORS –

 

The new age Xuv gets new arrangement of DRLs and newly designed headlamp cluster which looks much cleaner and neat than its predecessor other changes on the front include a new grille with vertical chrome garnish rest remains same on the front aspect .

 

Moving to the side and you will notice those 18”inches diamond cut alloy wheels which look gorgeous on a vehicle of this . However they are available on the top spec variant as an additional option . On the rear profile though we get a host of changes like redesigned tail lamps and a redesigned boot lid . The changes on the Xuv offer a fresh feel and may have great response from the market

 

INTERIORS –

 

The XUV gets updated interiors with soft touch plastics and better fit cabin in terms of feel . The central console layout remains the same but it now gets 7 inches infotainment system with good readability in bright sunlight . The top end variant also gets tan leather upholstery with quilted cross stitching and it also gets electrically adjustable Driver’s seat so that finding the comfortable position is not a tedious task .

 

PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY –

 

The engine on the facelift makes 155hp and 360Nm of torque (15hp and 30Nm over the outgoing version). The variable geometry turbocharger is now electronically controlled, with this, the low-end response has improved a bit, boost comes in gently at around the 1,400rpm . Like before, the six-speed manual gearbox is notchy with long throws and it transmits power to the front wheels. Also on offer is a six-speed automatic transmission that drives either the front or all four wheels, but we didn’t get a chance to drive that variant. The ARAI fuel efficiency rating has gone down from 16kmpl to 15.4kmpl due to increase in power .

 

What’s nice is that, since the 2015 update, power is sent to the front wheels a lot better now, and, despite the increase in power, the XUV500 doesn’t pull hither and thither under hard acceleration in lower gears.

PRICING AND VARIANTS –

Variant MT AT
W5 12.32
W7 13.58 14.78
W9 15.23 16.43
W11 16.43 17.63
W11(0) 16.68 17.88

 

 

CONCLUSION –

Yes Mahindra has done significantly good work in order to keep the XUV fresh in the market , moreover it acts as a perfect car for those who are seeking a bold 7 seven seater , as opposed to its rivals which are mainly 5 seaters

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