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Introduce

India loves big cars, and if it’s going lớn be stylish and packed with features, we’ll love it even more. Mahindra, one of the oldest SUV manufacturers in India, seems lớn have understood the concept quite well. Finally, when they came up with their first unibody SUV, the XUV500, they made sure it had the right mix of muscle and brain. The history books were rewritten as we witnessed the success story of the XUV500. It has dominated the SUV segment from Rs 12 lớn 15 since its launch 4 years ago.

However, products need lớn change over time lớn avoid becoming outdated or obsolete and so Mahindra has launched an upgraded version of the XUV500, showing that it has always kept up with the changing times and the look of The new car is proof of this line of thought. . We spent some time with the 2015 XUV500 lớn find out if Mahindra got it right again or they went too far!

Look

The new XUV500 has major cosmetic changes. The Fascia gets the most out of it with an updated grille with bit-like sporty chrome teeth – something we believe depicts the Cheetah’s claws. Bự make the grille look more promising, Mahindra added a small chrome strip on top. I like the new bumper with larger fog lights. However, the chrome around the fog lights is offensive lớn the front that has been designed too much. I feel that the part around the body color will look much better.

The headlights lose their white LED stripes but now feature ‘S’ shaped light paths, adding lớn the visual appeal. The bonnet has a curve that starts from the windshield and goes all the way lớn the headlights lớn give the car a masculine stance.

Move lớn the side and you’ll see a chrome strip running below the window line and redesigned 17-inch wheels. It also has a new door handle where the driver’s side will have a button for keyless entry. Our test car is the top-of-the-range W10 variant with a rearview mirror with integrated puddle lights that looks really good, although it’s a feature that’s more about comfort and impact.

At the rear, there are hardly any changes other than the addition of a new chrome strip above the number plate which looks nice. In addition, there is a new electric sunroof only available on the W10 variant.

For most people, with all that said, the upgraded XUV500 is sure lớn look very appealing. But if you look at the front for five minutes, the design looks very busy and overdone. But at the end of the day, the XUV500 is meant lớn look like a road brute, and it certainly is.

Interior

On the inside, the upgraded XUV500 has a new beige and black color scheme that looks nice. Due lớn this color combination, the cabin feels quite spacious although I suspect that’s a psychological thing. Mahindra has kept the basic dashboard layout from the old model, but has focused on the little things and that seems lớn make a huge difference. The amber backlighting has given way lớn a new, rather soothing blue. For lovers of new car technology, you have access lớn keyless access and all you have lớn do is keep the key in your pocket and simply press the start button, located at the bottom of the car. centre controls.

The blue ambient lights, which surround the white roof lights, give it a premium feel and can be turned on with the push of a button on the center console. However, the white roof lights are the brightest I’ve seen on any car and illuminate the cabin really well. Mahindra has also reworked the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and it now has a reversing camera with dynamic guides, which is a welcome feature for a vehicle this size.

I especially like the fact that the maps provide detailed information and directions on the route ahead. You can use the Blue Sense điện thoại thông minh app from Mahindra lớn control the music and also control the climate. One of the latest additions is that the driver gets a six-way power-adjustable seat that’s pretty easy lớn use. Mahindra has also added illuminated scratch-resistant panels on the door sills branded XUV500. You also get nice looking sport aluminum pedals, unfortunately the one on our test car was lost.

There are no changes lớn the seats and comfort continues with legroom and headroom in the first and second rows. Just like the outgoing model, the third row hold is for kids only. Don’t think about bringing large bags if you’re planning on vacationing with seven passengers, as there’s hardly any room behind the third row of seats.

I’m impressed with the new interiors and their overall quality, however, I don’t like the way the buttons on the center console are designed. You will have a hard time identifying the ones that are activated because their brightness is obscured by sunlight.

Performance

The heart of the XUV500 remains unchanged. It continues lớn be powered by a 2.2-litre m-Hawk diesel engine that produces 140hp and 330Nm of torque. This mill is mated lớn a six-speed manual transmission that delivers smooth shifting. Mahindra reduced the final lap of the upgraded XUV500 lớn aid city driving and it really delivers.

There aren’t drastic changes lớn the XUV’s driving style, but I found the car lớn be quicker and more responsive lớn throttle input in lower gears. Turbo accelerates from 1500rpm, however, below that, turbo lag isn’t really noticeable. Due lớn its very good low and mid-range, the XUV500 feels fast lớn drive in city traffic. The 2.5-ton SUV manages lớn rise lớn 100 km/h just under 2000 rpm in sixth gear.

Mahindra is claiming the new ARAI fuel efficiency figure is 16kmpl – an increase of 0.9kmpl. This can be achieved with a new alternator (disconnected from the engine, when it detects engine load) and optimized gear shifting. I didn’t see the car stressing on its own at high speeds but did see the fuel efficiency drop pretty quickly.

Ride & Handling

The XUV500 drives and feels like a full-size SUV, and this is one of the reasons for its success. However, lớn make things move in a better direction, the company has compiled a lot of feedback from its customers. There have been complaints about the old XUV500 being unstable at high speeds. Mahindra solved this problem by strengthening the front suspension and anti-roll bars. This has dramatically changed the dynamics of the XUV500.

Overall ride quality is on the stiffer side and that means handling has been improved a bit. I’ve come across quite a few potholes in pre-monsoon Mumbai roads, but surprisingly not a lot of flips. The steering weighs in correctly but there’s still room for improvement. There’s a lot of body roll, but that’s part of driving an SUV.

It didn’t take long lớn get used lớn the upgraded XUV500 but with the brakes, I thought I was in a new car. The brakes are sharper and you get the hang of it from the start but there’s some fault in the pedals and that needs lớn be addressed. Vehicles equipped with the latest generation of Bosch ESPs provide excessive control during emergency braking. Bridgestone’s 235/65 Duelers perform well and on wet surfaces provide a good grip. These tires make a lot of noise, no matter if it is asphalt or cement road. I’m not a huge fan of the XUV500’s NVH levels. There is a huge opportunity for improvement in this department.

Identify

Mahindra has worked hard lớn really improve the XUV500. We feel the changes up front are a bit excessive, although looks are subjective and a lot of people will like the look of the new car. Changes in interior colors have given it a premium look while the feature list adds an element of awe. With improved dynamics, the XUV500 is certainly very appealing. It remains lớn be seen, however, whether Mahindra can resolve the electronic failures experienced by the previous vehicle.

At Rs 11.2 lakh (at the showroom in Delhi) for the base W4 variant, the XUV500 is easily the most affordable premium seven-seat SUV. The new top-spec W10 FWD variant is priced at Rs 14.99 lakh (at the Delhi showroom) and the only competitor I can think of is the Toyota Innova. While the Innova scores lower than the XUV500 when it comes lớn looks and features, it’s known for its sitting comfort and lack of hiccups. In the absence of any real competition, the XUV500 offers you a very good value for money proposition, which Indian buyers are starting lớn consider as a basic requirement.

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Introduction
India loves big cars, and if it is going lớn be stylish and feature loaded, we will adore it even more. Mahindra, one the oldest SUV manufacturers in India, seems lớn have understood this concept quite well. When they finally came up with their first monocoque SUV, the XUV500, they ensured that it had the right mix of brawn and brain. History books were rewritten as we witnessed the success story of the XUV500. It has been ruling the Rs 12 lớn Rs 15-lakh SUV segment ever since its launch four years ago.
However, products need lớn change with time lớn avoid becoming outdated or obsolete and Mahindra has hence launched facelifted version of the XUV500, showing that it likes lớn stay abreast with the changing times and the look of the new car is proof for this train of thought. We spent some time with the 2015 XUV500 lớn find out if Mahindra has got it right again or if they have gone a bit too far!Looks
The new XUV500 gets major changes on the cosmetic front. The fascia gets the most with an updated grille which sports chrome teeth like bits – something we believe portrays the Cheetah’s claws. In order lớn make the grille look more promising, Mahindra has added a small strip of chrome on the top. I like the new bumper that houses bigger fog lamps. However, the chrome surrounding the fog lamps is too much of bling for the already over designed front. I feel that body coloured surrounds would have looked much better.
The headlight loses out on the white LED stripes but now get ‘S’ shaped light guides, which add lớn the a visual appeal. The bonnet gets a crease line that starts from the windscreen and goes all the way till the headlamps lớn give the car a macho stance.

Move over lớn the side and you will see a chrome strip running below the window line and redesigned 17-inch wheels. It also gets a new door handles, where the driver side gets a button for the keyless entry. Our test car was the top-end W10 variant which has rear view mirrors with integrated puddle lamps that look really good, though it is a feature that is more of a feel-good factor and does make an impression.

At the rear, there are hardly any changes save for the addition of a new chrome strip above the number plate that looks nice. Also, there is the new electric sunroof which is only available on the W10 variant.

For most of the people, with all that bling the facelifted XUV500 is surely going lớn look attractive. But if you look at the front for five minutes, the design looks very busy and overdone. But at the end of the day, the XUV500 is meant lớn look like a brute on the road, and it sure does. Interiors
On the inside, the facelifted XUV500 gets a new black and beige cài đặt that looks nice. Because of this colour combination, the cabin feels quite roomy though I suspect that it is more of a psychological thing. Mahindra has retained the basic layout of the dashboard from the outgoing model, but has focused on small things and that seems lớn make a huge difference. The amber backlight has made way for the new blue one which is quite soothing. For people who love new tech in cars, you have the keyless entry and all you got lớn do is, keep the key in your pocket and just push the start button, which is placed on the bottom of the centre console.

The blue ambient lamp, surrounding the white roof lamps, feel premium and can be switched on by the push of the button on the centre console. However, the white roof lamps are the brightest I have ever seen in any car and illuminate the cabin really well. Mahindra has also reworked the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and it now gets a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines, which is a welcome feature for a car of this size.

I particularly liked the fact that the maps give detailed information and guidelines about the route ahead. You can use Mahindra’s Blue Sense điện thoại thông minh app lớn control the music and also the climate control. One of the newest additions is that the driver gets a six-way adjustable electric seat which is pretty easy lớn use. Mahindra has also added illuminated scuff plates on the door sill that has the XUV500 branding. You also get the sporty aluminium pedals that look nice, unfortunately the one on our test car had already come lose.

There are no changes lớn the seats and continue lớn be comfortable with decent amount of leg and head room in the first and the second row. Just like the outgoing model, keep the third row only for kids. Don’t think of carrying big bags if you plan lớn go on a vacation with seven passengers, because there is hardly any room behind the third row.
I am impressed with the new interiors and their overall quality, however, I didn’t like the way the buttons the centre console were designed. You will find it difficult lớn identify the ones that have been activated due lớn their brightness being hidden by sunlight.Performance
The heart of the XUV500 remains unchanged. It continues lớn be powered by the 2.2-litre m-Hawk diesel engine that churns out 140bhp and 330Nm of peak torque. This mill is mated lớn a six-speed manual gearbox that offers smooth shifts. Mahindra has reduced the final drive of the facelifted XUV500 lớn aid city driving and it really does.

There isn’t drastic change in the way XUV drives, but I found the car lớn be quicker and more responsive lớn throttle inputs in lower gear. The turbo kicks in from 1500rpm, however, below that, turbo lag isn’t really noticeable. Due lớn very good low and mid-range, the XUV500 feels quick lớn drive in the city traffic. The 2.5 tonne SUV manages lớn do 100kmph in just under 2000rpm in the sixth gear.
Mahindra is claiming a new ARAI fuel efficiency figure of 16kmpl – an increase of 0.9kmpl. This was achievable due lớn a new alternator (that disconnects from the engine, when it detects the engine is under load) and optimisation of gearing. I didn’t see the vehicle stressing itself at high speed but saw the fuel efficiency drop down pretty quick.
Ride & Handling
The XUV500 drives and feels like a proper big SUV and this is one of the reasons of its success. However, in order lớn take things forward in a better way, the company has incorporated lot of feedbacks from its customers. There were complaints about the old XUV500 not being very stable at high speeds. Mahindra has solved this by stiffening up the front suspension and the anti-roll bars. This has changed the dynamics of the XUV500 significantly.

The overall ride quality is on the stiffer side and that means the handling department has improved marginally. I went over quite a few potholes in the pre-monsoon Mumbai roads, but surprisingly, didn’t get tossed around much. The steering weighs up correctly but there is a room for improvement. There is a great deal of body roll, but that is part and parcel of driving an SUV.

It didn’t take time lớn get used lớn the facelifted XUV500 but under braking, I thought I was in a new car. The brakes are sharper and you get the bite right from the start but there was some play in the pedal and that needs lớn be addressed. The car comes with the latest generation of ESP from Bosch which offers more than enough control under hard braking. The 235/65 Duelers from Bridgestone performed well and on the wet surface offered great grip. These tyres emitted lot of noise, irrespective of whether it was a tarmac road or the cement. I wasn’t a big fan of the NVH levels of the XUV500. There is a big room for improvement in this department. Verdict
Mahindra has put in efforts lớn genuinely improve the XUV500. We feel the changes in the front are a bit over-done, though looks are subjective and a lot of people would love the way the new car looks. The changes in the interior colours have given a premium look while the feature list adds lớn the wow factor. With the improved dynamics, the XUV500 is definitely tempting. What needs lớn be seen though, is if Mahindra has been able lớn address the electronic niggles the previous car faced.
Priced at Rs 11.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base W4 variant, the XUV500 is easily the most affordable premium seven-seater SUV. The new top spec W10 FWD variant costs Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and the only competitor I could think of is the Toyota Innova. Though the Innova scores way less than the XUV500 when it comes lớn looks and features, it is known for seating comfort and no niggles. In the absence of any real competition, the XUV500 offers you a very good value for money proposition, something that the Indian buyer starts off considering as a basic requirement.Mahindra XUV500 [2015-2018] #Mahindra #XUV500 #facelift
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Introduction
India loves big cars, and if it is going lớn be stylish and feature loaded, we will adore it even more. Mahindra, one the oldest SUV manufacturers in India, seems lớn have understood this concept quite well. When they finally came up with their first monocoque SUV, the XUV500, they ensured that it had the right mix of brawn and brain. History books were rewritten as we witnessed the success story of the XUV500. It has been ruling the Rs 12 lớn Rs 15-lakh SUV segment ever since its launch four years ago.
However, products need lớn change with time lớn avoid becoming outdated or obsolete and Mahindra has hence launched facelifted version of the XUV500, showing that it likes lớn stay abreast with the changing times and the look of the new car is proof for this train of thought. We spent some time with the 2015 XUV500 lớn find out if Mahindra has got it right again or if they have gone a bit too far!Looks
The new XUV500 gets major changes on the cosmetic front. The fascia gets the most with an updated grille which sports chrome teeth like bits – something we believe portrays the Cheetah’s claws. In order lớn make the grille look more promising, Mahindra has added a small strip of chrome on the top. I like the new bumper that houses bigger fog lamps. However, the chrome surrounding the fog lamps is too much of bling for the already over designed front. I feel that body coloured surrounds would have looked much better.
The headlight loses out on the white LED stripes but now get ‘S’ shaped light guides, which add lớn the a visual appeal. The bonnet gets a crease line that starts from the windscreen and goes all the way till the headlamps lớn give the car a macho stance.

Move over lớn the side and you will see a chrome strip running below the window line and redesigned 17-inch wheels. It also gets a new door handles, where the driver side gets a button for the keyless entry. Our test car was the top-end W10 variant which has rear view mirrors with integrated puddle lamps that look really good, though it is a feature that is more of a feel-good factor and does make an impression.

At the rear, there are hardly any changes save for the addition of a new chrome strip above the number plate that looks nice. Also, there is the new electric sunroof which is only available on the W10 variant.

For most of the people, with all that bling the facelifted XUV500 is surely going lớn look attractive. But if you look at the front for five minutes, the design looks very busy and overdone. But at the end of the day, the XUV500 is meant lớn look like a brute on the road, and it sure does. Interiors
On the inside, the facelifted XUV500 gets a new black and beige cài đặt that looks nice. Because of this colour combination, the cabin feels quite roomy though I suspect that it is more of a psychological thing. Mahindra has retained the basic layout of the dashboard from the outgoing model, but has focused on small things and that seems lớn make a huge difference. The amber backlight has made way for the new blue one which is quite soothing. For people who love new tech in cars, you have the keyless entry and all you got lớn do is, keep the key in your pocket and just push the start button, which is placed on the bottom of the centre console.

The blue ambient lamp, surrounding the white roof lamps, feel premium and can be switched on by the push of the button on the centre console. However, the white roof lamps are the brightest I have ever seen in any car and illuminate the cabin really well. Mahindra has also reworked the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and it now gets a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines, which is a welcome feature for a car of this size.

I particularly liked the fact that the maps give detailed information and guidelines about the route ahead. You can use Mahindra’s Blue Sense điện thoại thông minh app lớn control the music and also the climate control. One of the newest additions is that the driver gets a six-way adjustable electric seat which is pretty easy lớn use. Mahindra has also added illuminated scuff plates on the door sill that has the XUV500 branding. You also get the sporty aluminium pedals that look nice, unfortunately the one on our test car had already come lose.

There are no changes lớn the seats and continue lớn be comfortable with decent amount of leg and head room in the first and the second row. Just like the outgoing model, keep the third row only for kids. Don’t think of carrying big bags if you plan lớn go on a vacation with seven passengers, because there is hardly any room behind the third row.
I am impressed with the new interiors and their overall quality, however, I didn’t like the way the buttons the centre console were designed. You will find it difficult lớn identify the ones that have been activated due lớn their brightness being hidden by sunlight.Performance
The heart of the XUV500 remains unchanged. It continues lớn be powered by the 2.2-litre m-Hawk diesel engine that churns out 140bhp and 330Nm of peak torque. This mill is mated lớn a six-speed manual gearbox that offers smooth shifts. Mahindra has reduced the final drive of the facelifted XUV500 lớn aid city driving and it really does.

There isn’t drastic change in the way XUV drives, but I found the car lớn be quicker and more responsive lớn throttle inputs in lower gear. The turbo kicks in from 1500rpm, however, below that, turbo lag isn’t really noticeable. Due lớn very good low and mid-range, the XUV500 feels quick lớn drive in the city traffic. The 2.5 tonne SUV manages lớn do 100kmph in just under 2000rpm in the sixth gear.
Mahindra is claiming a new ARAI fuel efficiency figure of 16kmpl – an increase of 0.9kmpl. This was achievable due lớn a new alternator (that disconnects from the engine, when it detects the engine is under load) and optimisation of gearing. I didn’t see the vehicle stressing itself at high speed but saw the fuel efficiency drop down pretty quick.
Ride & Handling
The XUV500 drives and feels like a proper big SUV and this is one of the reasons of its success. However, in order lớn take things forward in a better way, the company has incorporated lot of feedbacks from its customers. There were complaints about the old XUV500 not being very stable at high speeds. Mahindra has solved this by stiffening up the front suspension and the anti-roll bars. This has changed the dynamics of the XUV500 significantly.

The overall ride quality is on the stiffer side and that means the handling department has improved marginally. I went over quite a few potholes in the pre-monsoon Mumbai roads, but surprisingly, didn’t get tossed around much. The steering weighs up correctly but there is a room for improvement. There is a great deal of body roll, but that is part and parcel of driving an SUV.

It didn’t take time lớn get used lớn the facelifted XUV500 but under braking, I thought I was in a new car. The brakes are sharper and you get the bite right from the start but there was some play in the pedal and that needs lớn be addressed. The car comes with the latest generation of ESP from Bosch which offers more than enough control under hard braking. The 235/65 Duelers from Bridgestone performed well and on the wet surface offered great grip. These tyres emitted lot of noise, irrespective of whether it was a tarmac road or the cement. I wasn’t a big fan of the NVH levels of the XUV500. There is a big room for improvement in this department. Verdict
Mahindra has put in efforts lớn genuinely improve the XUV500. We feel the changes in the front are a bit over-done, though looks are subjective and a lot of people would love the way the new car looks. The changes in the interior colours have given a premium look while the feature list adds lớn the wow factor. With the improved dynamics, the XUV500 is definitely tempting. What needs lớn be seen though, is if Mahindra has been able lớn address the electronic niggles the previous car faced.
Priced at Rs 11.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base W4 variant, the XUV500 is easily the most affordable premium seven-seater SUV. The new top spec W10 FWD variant costs Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and the only competitor I could think of is the Toyota Innova. Though the Innova scores way less than the XUV500 when it comes lớn looks and features, it is known for seating comfort and no niggles. In the absence of any real competition, the XUV500 offers you a very good value for money proposition, something that the Indian buyer starts off considering as a basic requirement.Mahindra XUV500 [2015-2018]

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