The XUV500 brings out its hidden features in time for the Tata Aria's price announcement.
The Mahindra XUV500 will receive a host of new features to improve its appeal in the market and better compete against the Tata Hexa, which launches this week, claim multiple reports.
Chief among the updates is the new Intelli-Hybrid system from the Mahindra Scorpio, which integrates auto start-stop, brake energy recuperation, a larger capacity battery and a starter motor which functions as both an alternator and a motor that provides a mild electrical boost in certain driving conditions. It will not only improve fuel economy, but Mahindra can claim incentives from the government's FAME initiative, and the discount is passed on to the customer.
Other features include EcoSense telematics that gives real-time readouts such as fuel economy and wear and tear of parts, mood lighting and Android Auto connectivity in the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Also new is a safety button that can be triggered in the event of any accident to get help.
No changes are expected to the 2.2L turbo-diesel mHawk 140 engine. The main gearbox is a 6-speed manual, while a new Aisin-sourced 6-Speed automatic gearbox is available in W6, W8 and W10 grades.