By Bishal Deep Basnet on Sep 03,2018 - 17:36
Mahindra has launched the new XUV500 Plush in Nepal at a starting price of Rs 61.80 lakh. Calling it the ‘plush’ new XUV500, Mahindra is marketing the new SUV as a more comfortable and luxurious offering than its the best SUVs right now!
Here are price and specifications of some Mahindra XUVs in Nepal:
|Mahindra XUV 500 FWD W4||2179 cc||Rs.6180000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 FWD W5||2179 cc||Rs.6180000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 FWD W6||2179 cc||Rs.6770000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 FWD W7||2179 cc||Rs.6770000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 FWD W8||2179 cc||Rs.7375000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 FWD W9||2179 cc||Rs.7375000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 AWD W8||2179 cc||Rs.7940000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 AWD W8 AT||2179 cc||Rs.8545000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 AWD W10||2179 cc||Rs.8495000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 AWD W11||2179 cc||Rs.8495000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 AWD W10 AT||2179 cc||Rs.9095000|
|Mahindra XUV 500 AWD W11 AT||2179 cc||Rs.9095000|
The Mahindra XUV500 facelift is more than just a mere cosmetic update. Changes to the SUV, apart from the noticeable front and rear nip-and-tucks, include leather upholstery on the inside, a new infotainment system with smartphone and smartwatch connectivity, more powerful diesel engine and new variant names.
The diesel variants can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission and with either 2WD or AWD drivetrains. The petrol variants, on the other hand, are only offered with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and 2WD.
The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine has been tweaked. It now develops 15PS more power and 30Nm more torque than before. The 2.2-litre petrol engine has not been revised in any way and still develops 140PS of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque.
If you feel that the XUV500 facelift doesn’t look as intimidating as before, you wouldn’t be wrong. Mahindra wants the XUV500 to look more ‘plush’, which has led to a toning down of the aggressive lines of the SUV. It still does have tonnes of road presence though.
Changes at the front include the new headlights with the DRLs moved to the top, a new subtle (as compared to before) chrome grille and a slightly reworked bumper. Changes at the sides are limited to some chrome detailing on the doors and the new 18-inch alloy wheels. The rear has been majorly redesigned with triangular taillamp clusters and a redesigned tailgate. The dual exhausts, though, have been carried over unchanged.
Inside, the design of the dashboard has not changed, but the materials used all around have been upgraded to make it feel better. The interior color theme is contemporary, with black/brown upholstery and silver highlights. The center console gets piano black plastics, which can be fingerprint magnets. The leather covers for the seats get a quilted design, which looks and feel fancy.
While safety features like dual front airbags, ABS, ESP, and all four disc brakes are offered as standard, the top-of-the-line W9 and W11 variants get six airbags, hill hold, and hill descent control too.
Mahindra Plush XUV 500
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