BIG ON SPACE, not on price

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - NEWS -

Mahin­dra re­cently launched the all-new XUV500 in South Africa, fea­tur­ing a brand new ex­te­rior de­sign and a host of added com­fort fea­tures.

The pre­vi­ous-gen­er­a­tion model made a lot of ingress into the lo­cal mar­ket, as it of­fered a lot of kit and space at a rea­son­able price. We’re happy to re­port that Mahin­dra is con­tin­u­ing with this busi­ness model, as the all-new car of­fers even more at an even bet­ter price.

Prices start at R299 999. The en­try-level W4 fea­tures seven seats, in­fo­tain­ment and air­con­di­tion­ing. On W8 and W10 vari­ants, this in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem in­cludes a full satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem with voice prompts as stan­dard. The sys­tem of­fers USB con­nec­tiv­ity, with pic­ture and video view­ing func­tion­al­ity on the W8 and W10 vari­ants, Blue­tooth hands-free cell­phone con­nec­tiv­ity and an iPod and AUX con­nec­tion.

The 2.2-litre four-cylin­der tur­bocharged diesel is car­ried over from the pre­vi­ous model but the en­gi­neers have re­fined it slightly. It pro­duces 103kW and 330Nm of torque, which can be mated to a man­ual or au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

All ver­sions of the new XUV500 fea­ture two front airbags while the W8 and W10 of­fer seat and cur­tain airbags for a to­tal of six airbags. All mod­els have ABS brakes with elec­tronic brake-force distri­bu­tion on all four disc brakes, ad­di­tional side-im­pact beams and crum­ple zones for crash pro­tec­tion.

On the W6 mod­els and above, Mahin­dra has added hill hold and hill de­scent con­trol and elec­tronic sta­bil­ity pro­gramme (ESP) with rollover mit­i­ga­tion.

The XUV500 comes with a full five-year/150 000km stan­dard war­ranty and five-year/100 000km ser­vice plan.

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