Mahindra XUV500 debuts in 2WD and 4WD

20/09/2011 - 14:49 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Mahindra XUV500Mahindra is expected to launch the XUV500 either on 28th or 29th of September. Codenamed W201, spyshots show how well the car's interior is constructed. There is a cocktail of materials and impressive color combinations that make for a neat cabin.

Mahindra went in for an alpha-numeric branding which usually is the norm on luxury brands (BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS570, etc). Talking about luxury brands, the Mercedes-powered Ssangyong Rexton and the Korando will come to India next year.

At launch 2WD and 4WD variants will be announced. Under the hood we're expecting the 2.2-liter mHawk engine to be coupled to a 5-speed 6-speed manual transmission outputting 138bhp/320Nm.

The XUV500 will be sandwiched between the Scorpio and the Korando. It is Mahindra's first shot at a monocoque construction and transverse layout (east-west engine arrangement).

We don't have to wait much longer before we lay our hands on the official spec.

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