Mahindra XUV500 W8-AWD is top-of-the-Line variant with all the features required in a modern SUV.
It has a huge aggressive road presence with Cheetah inspired styling with front radiator grille like its jaw, design lines over body as of pouncing Cheetah and its door handles like its paw.
The front has the assertive jaw-like looking honeycomb grille with sporty headlamps which are static bending projector lamps with elegant parking LED lights and Fog lamps. The muscular design with pouncing Cheetah inspired body lines with huge wheel arches make the XUV500 W4 very much impressive. It gets paw-like designed door handles, cladding stripes, electronically adjustable-foldable ORVM''''s and its all pillars are blacked for that added styling. The 17inch alloy-wheels and streamlined roof-rails adds it to height quotient. Its ground clearance is wholesome 200mm, total height being 1785mm, width is 1890mm and length is 4585mm.
The rear is also prominent with its bulging tail gate which is remote operated. The tail gate also gets wash and wipe glass shield with demister. It comes equipped with Smart lamps with sporty twin-exhaust. Mahindra XUV500 W8-AWD has boot space of 96Litres and kerb weight is 1785kg.
The Monocoque constructed cabin welcomes with you chrome scuff plate for both first and second row. The cabin gets telescopic-tilt power steering with Audio, Phone, Cruise & Voice command control buttons, fully-automatic temperature control, twin-pod instrumentation panel and Leather upholstery. It has ample shoulder-room, knee-room and head-room for its 7occupants. The driver seat can be adjusted in 8-way with height adjustable seat-belts.
The big power with auto-down windows keep cabin airy with tinted solar-reflecting glasses keep cabin insulated during hot temperatures. The stowage space is also good with umbrella holder, glove box compartment can contain laptops and other similar size items. The seat are well bolstered and second row & third row can be folded. Other features include - GPS Navigation with voice support & touch-screen, Integrated infotainment system with touch-screen & speakers, Conversation Mirrors, all-row reading lamps & charging points, Intellipark, rain sensing-wiper, Puddle lamps etc.
Engine and Performance
The Mahindra XUV500 W8-AWD comes with 2.2L mHAWK 140 with 5th Generation Variable Turbocharger(VGT) CRDe(Common Rail Diesel Engine) engine, which is a DOHC unit having 4 In-Line Cylinders with 2 Valves per Cylinder. This diesel engine which has Micro Hybrid Technology, generates a max power of 140bhp @ 3750rpm and also generates a max torque of 330Nm @ 1600rpm. This CRDe engine is mated to Synchromesh 6-Speed Manual Transmission gearbox. It is all-wheel-driven engine with compression ratio being 16.5:1.
This mHawk engine gives a mileage 15.1kmpl(ARAI tested) and can do 0 to 60kmph in just 5.4secs.
The Mahindra XUV500 W8-AWD has in front McPherson Strut type suspension and in rear Multilink type suspension.
Braking and Safety
Mahindra XUV500 W8-AWD has disc brake on all four wheels. It also has Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, ESP with Rollover Mitigation, side impact beams, Hill Descent and Hold control, Dual Airbags for Driver & Co-Driver, side curtain airbags, Digital Immobilizer, Central Locking with Flip Key and crumple zone for crash protection system.