Mahindra Launches XUV500 W6 Automatic In India At 14.29 Lakh

BENGALURU: Mahindra recently launched the XUV500 W6 variant at the price of 14.20 Lakh (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai). To make driving convenience more accessible to customers, the Indian automaker has introduced the automatic transmission on the mid-level W6. XUV500 is now available in four automatic variants, including W6 FWD, W8 FWD, W10 FWD and W10 AWD, reports Overdrive.

The new vehicle shows no changes to the engine as it draws power from the 2.2-litre, four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine that produces 140bhp at 3750rpm and 320Nm of torque available between 1600-2800rpm. The motor comes paired with the second generation 6-speed automatic gearbox sourced from AISIN, Japan. On the lines of safety, the Mahindra XUV500 W6 automatic gets only dual front airbags.

Speaking on the introduction of the XUV500 W6 automatic transmission, Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Mahindra, said, "The Automatic Transmission of the New Age XUV500 has resonated very well with our customers since we launched it in November 2015. I am sure that the availability of the Automatic Transmission across variants and a range of price points will now render this technology more accessible to a larger base of customers and make the XUV500 a more attractive proposition amongst a wide spectrum of buyers."

The W6 automatic variant misses out many features that can be seen in other top-end models. It doesn’t have traits like reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, smart key with remote central locking, illuminated key rings, and camping lamp.

That said the 2.2-litre version is still not on sale in the Delhi-NCR region due to the ban, whereas XUV500 with the 1.99-litre diesel engine is available in the market.

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