India largest utility major Mahindra & Mahindra announced that the XUV 500 SUV has crossed the sales milestone of 1.5 lakhs units, including exports. The SUV had crossed the 1 lakh sales milestone in August 2014 within just 34 months of its launch.
Mahindra launched its first monocoque SUV in September 2011 in India. In 4 successful years on global roads the SUV has been able to create a loyal customer base of more than 1.5 lakh customers in India and across the globe.
Mahindra introduced the facelifted XUV 500 in May 2015 which comes with a number of new features such as comes with an electric sunroof, first in class logo projection lamps on ORVMs, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, push button start, passive keyless entry, 18cm (7inch) touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, premium new black and beige interiors, plush new beige leather seats are amongst other additions that further redefine the premium quotient.
The XUV 500 is powered by 2.2 litre diesel engine which develops max power of 103 kW (140 Ps) and max torque of 330 Nm. The SUV is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive option and 6 variants – W4, W6, W8, W8 AWD, W10, W10 AWD.
The XUV 500 was designed entirely in-house at Mahindra’s research and development facility, Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai, and since launch, has set a benchmark of its own.