Bookings for the Mahindra XUV500 has surpassed 8,000 units Mahindra notified fans, existing customers and waiting list customers through its fan page network on Facebook. This is the exact message sent out by team Mahindra -
With over 8,000 bookings in only a week or so, a heart-felt “Thank You” to all of you is in order.
Rest assured, every effort is being made to confirm a delivery date to all customers. Any inconvenience caused is truly regretted but we have received an unanticipated, huge number of bookings especially for the Pearl White colour and AWD model in W8.
Action: We are offering those customers the option of changing their booking to an alternate colour or to the W8 2WD model which will help reduce their waiting period. We are also trying our level best to ramp up production at the earliest to ensure deliveries to customers. We will not be opening any more cities for now which will also help in meeting delivery dates. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.
Mahindra is said to have pushed back the launch of the XUV500 in overseas markets. We were expecting them to come out with the Automatic transmission variant next year but that looks unlikely taking note of the current situation and the demand. The Global SUV should first secure its position locally before wading into new waters.
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