Mahindra XUV500 AT to launch in Q2 2016 – Australia

Posted on: Dec 31, 2015 - 11:06am IST

Gets an Aisin-made six-speed automatic transmission.

Car Advice Australia reports that the Mahindra XUV500 AT will be launched in Australia in the second quarter of 2016. The publication also reports that the XUV500 will be replaced with its facelifted version next month.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 front three quarter launched in South Africa
Mahindra says that the fuel efficiency of the XUV500 automatic is 13.85 km/l.

The 2016 Mahindra XUV500 is characterized by a revised exterior, a refurbished interior and a list of new features. It was launched in India in May this year.

The revision in styling includes a redesigned grille with chrome appliqués, new foglamps with chrome surrounds, a reshaped hood, new 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome window lining and a chrome tailgate trim. The interior gets a new dual-tone dashboard, a six-way electric driver’s seat, beige leather seat upholstery, blue lighting, illuminated scuff plates, an electric sunroof, push-button start, and aluminium pedals.

Mahindra XUV 500 Automatic centre tunnel
The XUV500 AT is powered by the same 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that powers the manual variants, in the same state of tune – 140 bhp and 330 Nm.

Also Read: Mahindra exploring petrol route for XUV500, Scorpio

The updated list of features on the XUV500 include static bending projector headlamps (similar to cornering lamps) that swivel with respect to steering input, a logo-projector beneath the ORVMs, a brake energy regeneration system, a keyless entry system, and a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has a reverse/parking camera and a voice alert system.

Mahindra XUV500 Automatic- Image Gallery

[Source: Car Advice]

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