Mahindra XUV500 AT launched at INR 15.36 lakhs – IAB Report
Ashwin Ram N P, Ashwin is a guy with a slightly unorthodox perception of everything. His struggle to choose a career path, between art and automotive engineering, has landed him in the field of auto journalism, where he has paved way for himself to practise both.
Took an investment of INR 58 crores.
Mahindra has unveiled a 6-speed automatic transmission for the Mahindra XUV500. The auto variant is priced from INR 15.36 lakhs (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai) or INR 15.53 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), which is around one lakh rupees more than the equivalent manual version. The XUV500 automatic will available across all dealerships in the country from the 5th of December.
This is the same 6-speed automatic gearbox that is used in the SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV. It is sourced from Aisin (a Japanese company). This transmission unit is also used in the diesel version of the SsangYong Korando C. According to Mahindra, the gear ratios have been optimized for Indian terrain, and has been tested extensively. This second generation transmission is the first high-tech product to be shared with SsangYong, Mahindra said.
Mahindra XUV500 AT – Prices (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai)
- Mahindra XUV500 AT W8 FWD – INR 15.36 lakhs
- Mahindra XUV500 AT W10 FWD – INR 16.2 lakhs
- Mahindra XUV500 AT W10 AWD – INR 17.22 lakhs
The Mahindra XUV500 automatic will be offered on three trim levels. It can be ordered as W8 (Front-Wheel Drive), W10 (Front-Wheel Drive) or W10 (All-Wheel Drive). All these variants use the same 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine that produces the same output of 140 bhp and 330 Nm, just as on the manual version. The ARAI certified mileage of the XUV500 automatic is 13.85 kmpl.
Mahindra has invested around INR 58 crores on this transmission to suit the XUV500. The company has mentioned that this gearbox is bound to be used in other projects in the future.
It was earlier reported that the Mahindra Scorpio automatic, which uses a 6-speed automatic gearbox sourced from Drivetrain Systems International (DSI) of Australia, will switch to an Aisin auto transmission next year.