LHD Mahindra XUV500 spotted near San Marino, Italy

19/11/2011 - 06:55 | ,  ,  ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Mahindra XUV500 LHD AlVolanteItalian automotive website AlVolante has posted a reader spyshot of a LHD Mahindra XUV500 spotted on a highway that leads to San Marino. For the first time, the LHD version has been photographed testing.

As its name prompts, the Global SUV is heading to SAARC countries and is likely to embark on long-haul flights to countries such as Australia and South America.

According to a recent unverified media report, the XUV is fueling Mahindra's hopes of a successful foray into Chinese and Russian markets.

Before Mahindra can plot world domination, the ridiculously high demand for the vehicle in India needs full attention. Production lines are maxing out and to regulate the demand, Mahindra's advertisements ask customers to wait patiently for their turn and treat their fixation by taking a test drive.

At the Pune launch, for export markets, Mahindra spoke about the possibility of utilizing Ssangyong petrol engine and automatic transmission. Company officials said they may leave out the alpha-numeric XUV500 branding in other markets and stick to a more traditional name. The XUV500 was launched in South Africa a day after the Pune launch.

We now wait for Mahindra to come out with an announcement on the export plans for the XUV500.

[Source - AlVolante.it]

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