The Mahindra XUV500 W3 variant is cheaper than the base variant Tata Harrier.
Mahindra & Mahindra has launched an all-new entry-level ‘W3 Variant’ of its popular SUV, the Mahindra XUV500. The new entry-level variant is priced at Rs 12.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). This new model is available across India at all Mahindra dealerships. With the introducing the new XUV500 W3 variant, Mahindra aims to regain the pole position which it lost against the Tata Harrier SUV. This new variant is cheaper than the Tata Harrier’s base model, which is priced at Rs 12.70 lakh.
Speaking on the introduction of the new Mahindra XUV500 W3 variant, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “The XUV500 pioneered the creation of the premium SUV segment and set new benchmarks with its head-turning design, and unmatched package of hi-tech features and thrilling performance. Today the launch of the W3 version makes the vehicle much more accessible to a wider range of customers. With its excellent value proposition, I am confident that this new variant will resonate with a whole new set of our customers”. Also See – Tata Harrier beats Mahindra XUV500 in April sales
The Mahindra XUV500 W3 variant misses out on high-end features available in the high-end variants. It misses out on chrome treatment on the front fascia. The SUV gets fairly plane front fascia with grey plastic inserts and single-tone bumper, projector headlamps devoid of DRLs and fog lamps, 17-inch steel wheels, etc. The SUV also misses out on wash wipe feature. Also See – Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 – 5 facts
The XUV500 W3 variant gets all-black interior scheme, featuring basic AC system, double-din audio system, powered windows and ORVMs, engine start-stop button, height adjustable seats and armrest for front and rear occupants. Other features include jacquard fabric upholstery, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, all-4 disc brakes, engine immobilizer, etc. The Mahindra XUV500 W3 variant is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk155 engine that produces 153bhp of power and 360Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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