Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has launched added a petrol variant to the XUV500 lineup. The Mahindra XUV500 petrol is priced at INR 15.49 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new variant has gone on sale in select cities only.
Mahindra is offering the petrol variant of the XUV500 in a single trim called 'G AT'. The XUV500 G AT variant is powered by a 2.2 L mHawk petrol engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 140 hp of maximum power and a peak torque of 320 Nm. These figures are nearly identical to the diesel variant, which outputs 140 bhp and 330 Nm. There is no AWD on offer. The same config is offered in Qatar and the UAE.
Commenting on the launch of the Mahindra XUV500 petrol, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing - Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said -
Since its launch, the XUV500 has been a trendsetter in the premium SUV segment with a great value proposition plus head-turning style and a plethora of hi-tech features. The introduction of the XUV500 G AT petrol variant will excite consumers who have been eagerly awaiting a petrol option. The G AT variant delivers impressive performance that has come to be synonymous with the XUV500.
In terms of features, the Mahindra XUV500 G AT gets
- 7” (18 cm) touchscreen infotainment system
- Logo projection lamp on ORVMs
- Static bending headlamps
- ESP with rollover mitigation
- Android Auto
- Emergency Call
- Fully automatic temperature control (FATC)
- Dual airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Automatic headlamps
- Rain sensing wipers
- Cruise Control
- Push button start
- Passive keyless entry
- 8-way adjustable driver seat
The XUV500 petrol is visually identical to the model introduced in May 2015. Speculation leading up to the launch of the petrol variant of the XUV500 hinted at its introduction alongside the launch of the facelift sometime in early 2018. However, that has obviously not been the case.