Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $ 19 billion Mahindra Group, launched the All New Tougher Next Generation Mahindra Pik Up under its fully-owned subsidiary - Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty Ltd (MAAPL). Mahindra’s next Generation PikUp, with its refreshed outer body styling, new six speed transmission, increased turbo diesel power, and stylish new interior is a tough no nonsense ute that is as rugged as ever.

The original Mahindra PikUp, launched in Australia in 2007 has been plying the roads and back country of Australia for ten years. With thousands of Mahindra PikUps sold to Australian customers over the past 10 years, the PikUp has built a trusted and solid reputation as a reliable, rugged and value for money ute for the Australian market. Over 500,000 PikUps & Scorpio SUVs have been sold globally since the launch of the original Scorpio in 2002.

Joydeep Moitra, Head of International Operations, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said “We have been here in business for over a decade with a local Mahindra Subsidiary and on-ground team to focus on needs and aspirations of the consumers & to build our offerings. For the new Mahindra PikUp, a six-month test schedule was carried out in Australia and concluded in August 2017, clocking up over 80,000 local kilometres. This input has helped create a Mahindra PikUp perfect for local conditions. This is a testimony of our commitment to developing products for the Australian market.” 

The All New Mahindra PikUp boasts significant enhancements in its drivetrain to 103 KW of power / 330 Nm Torque, all-new 6 speed gearbox, totally new attractive interiors that will appeal to a much wider customer profile with the inclusion of ISOFIX child restraints with top tether standard on all Dual Cab models, and help Mahindra to strengthen its position in the local pikup/ute segment. 

Mahindra products offer, proven reliability, function and premium value for money. The upgrade, with its aggressively-styled exteriors and plush interiors includes a complete overhaul of the Mahindra PikUp’s aesthetics, with specific emphasis on the front-end styling. The vehicle comes in two specification levels, S6, which provides function & value and the S10, which offers an SUV-like-specification yet remains within the identity of the Mahindra PikUp’s rugged and reliable legacy.

About the Next Generation Mahindra Pik-Up:

EXTERIOR: A FRESH NEW LOOK

The Mahindra PikUp’s clean, contemporary lines improve the look of the vehicle while maintaining a tough signature stance. The most compelling changes are to the front of the vehicle where the grille, headlights, bonnet and foglamps have all undergone a substantial redesign.

The new grille design is smarter, utilising a glossy black finish with subtle chrome accents (S10 Models), as well as a more prominent Mahindra badge, while the lower air intake has been reshaped to provide a stronger visual integration with the grille. Black mesh inserts are consistently applied to both the main grille and the lower air intake, creating a more consistent appearance.

The headlights on either side of the grille are also completely new, with a cleaner, more resolute appearance and a new curved LED Daytime Running Light signature for the S10 Double Cab. Bolder fog lamps are mounted in restyled apertures that are linked to the lower edge of the headlights. The redesigned front-end styling is accompanied by static bending projection lamps.

INTERIOR: THE NEW AGE STYLE

The spacious cabin of the Next Generation PikUp has undergone important upgrades as part of the model line-up. Perhaps the most obvious improvements are to the upholstery and the six-inch (6”), full colour touch screen display on the S10 Double Cab models located in the centre console.

The Mahindra PikUp’s cabin is also comprehensively equipped. As the flagship model of the range, the S10 Double Cab benefits from useful features such as remote central locking, cruise control, satellite navigation, reversing camera and a multifunction steering wheel.

The upgrade doesn’t end here. With smart features like auto wipers and intelligent headlamps the vehicle promises to take the customer experience to the next level of comfort and performance. Fully Automatic Climate Control further enhances the comfort of occupants in the S10 variants.

SAFETY: REASSURING PEACE OF MIND

Safety features like Hill Descent Control, ESC, ABS, EBD, Roll-over mitigation, Airbags, Crash protection crumple zones and a Collapsible steering column are standard across the range. Strengthening our commitment to safety and comfort, we have added head rests and 3-point lap sash seat belts for all seats along with two ISOFIX anchors in the rear seat with three top tether points for all Double Cab models.

DRIVETRAIN: POWER AND EFFICIENCY

The Next Generation PikUp has an updated 2.2- litre four-cylinder mHawk turbodiesel engine which makes use of a variable geometry turbocharger to produce 103kw. The impressive torque peak of 330 Nm is reached at just 1,600rpm, and sustained to 2,800 rpm, ensuring excellent in-gear acceleration and great towing power.

The turbodiesel engine is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels, with 4×4 transmission with low range. The entire range of the Next Generation Mahindra PikUp is fitted with an Eaton MLD (Mechanical Locking Differential) as standard.

SPECIFICATION LEVELS S6 & S10

  S6 S10
Wheels Steel with Plastic Covers 16” Alloys
Audio Head Unit Mp3/Radio/CD 6in touch screen with Sat Nav, Reverse Camera and Bluetooth Mp3/Radio/CD
Factory Tub (Dual Cab Models) New Integrated Rear Step New Integrated Rear Step & Alloy Sports Bar
Side Steps Tubular Side Step Wide Side Step (Running Board Type)
Front Row Seating Fabric with vinyl inserts Fabric with Arm Rests and Drivers Side height adjustment
Headlights Projector Lamps Adds Daylight Running Lamps & Side Projection beams
Air-conditioning Yes Fully Automatic Climate Control

GENUINE FACTORY ACCESSORIES

Mahindra Automotive Australia prides itself on working with some of the best global accessory manufactures, many based right here in Brisbane. Our Genuine Factory Accessory Program, many of which are available from launch, includes but is not limited to:

  • Genuine Tow Bar (Currently rated to 2.5 Tonne Braked Towing)
  • Aluminium Trays, Galvanised Steel Trays, Colour Coded Steel Trays
  • Genuine winch compatible Steel Bull Bars
  • Genuine fiberglass Snorkels
  • Genuine Carpet Floor Mats
  • Genuine Canvas Seat Covers
  • Genuine Suspension upgrade with lift kit (Available in 2018)
  • Genuine Stainless Steel Nudge Bar with Bash Plate (Available in 2018)

PRICING, VARIANTS AND WARRANTY

At launch, there are 4 variants:

  • The Single Cab PikUp is available in 4x4 S6 Cab Chassis from $26,990 Drive Away.
  • The Dual Cab PikUp is available in 4x4 S6 Cab Chassis from $29,490 Drive Away.
  • The Dual Cab PikUp is available in 4x4 S6 with factory well-side tub from $29,990 Drive Away.
  • The Dual Cab PikUp S10 4×4 with factory well-side tub from $31,990 Drive Away

From early 2018 the 4x2 Single Cab variant will become available:

  • The Single Cab PikUp available in 4x2 S6 Cab Chassis from $21,990 Drive Away

The pricing includes a 5 Year / 100 000 km Limited Warranty with 5-year roadside assistance.

  • 4 Colours available at Launch – Artic White, De-Sat Silver, Napoli Black and Red Rage

It is hard to beat value for money and it is hard to beat good quality for a price, but when you combine both in equal measure what you get is a package that is celebrated for its easy approach to work, with additional capability up its sleeve. That is what you want in a work vehicle. A no-nonsense approach that you can trust time and time again. That’s Dependable. That’s Honest. That’s truly capable of surprising you in its determination and its durability.

The Mahindra Genio in 2018 model year production standard fitment includes:

  • Euro 5 Compliant Diesel with 88Kw / 280 Nm Torque 2.2 Litre 4-cylinder Intercooled Turbo Diesel with 5 Speed Manual
  • Improved Fuel Economy 7.5 L / 100km Single Cab 4x2 & 8.1 L / 100km Dual Cab on the ADR 81/02 Combined Fuel Cycle
  • 74 Litre Fuel Tank offering range over 900km* on Single Cab Variant, subject to driving conditions/
  • ESC – Electronic Stability Control – Bosch Generation 9
  • Hill Ascent / Descent Control with Roll Over Mitigation
  • Diesel Start / Stop feature to reduce fuel usage at traffic lights
  • 1.2 Tonne Payload / 2.7 metre (106 in / 8ft 8 inches) Tray (SC Variant)
  • 1.8 Tonne Braked Tow Capacity
  • Benchmark cabin interior space - Large storage compartments throughout the cabin including benchmark space under and behind the seats
  • Front seat armrests
  • Easy to identify service points in Yellow
  • Higher riding position than standard ute
  • Steel Wheels with full size spare
  • Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Electric ORVMs
  • Double DIN CD/MP3/Radio Tuner with SD Card and USB Ports
  • Steering Wheel mounted Audio and Cruise Controls

Available in two Variants:

  • Single Cab Turbo Diesel 4x2 with Base H.D.A Tray Drive Away from just $21,990
  • Dual Cab Turbo Diesel 4x2 configuration Cab Chassis for just $25,490
  • Available in Black, White or Silver
  • Commercial Warranty 3 Year / 100,000km Warranty with 3 Year FREE Roadside Assist / 3 Year Capped Price Service

Factory Options Available:

  • Tradie Pack (Bluetooth Hands Free Phone Kit with Dual USB charging socket)
  • Alloy Bull Bar, Nudge Bar, & Steel Tow Bar
  • Alloy Wheels in Black or Silver Trim
  • Floor mats and Canvas Seat Covers

Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL), announced the launch of the Automatic Transmission version of the New Age XUV500, a world class family SUV, in Australia. The Automatic Option will be available in 2 variants - W8 2WD and W8 AWD with prices starting from an attractive $31,900 for the W8 2WD variant. It will be available across Mahindra Australia Dealerships from June, 2016.

The 7 seater New Age XUV500 offers a 2nd generation 6-speed automatic transmission with an AWD option. The all new Automatic Transmission has been sourced from leading global supplier, AISIN, Japan. The new vehicle takes the driving experience to the next level with easy cruising on city roads as well as on challenging terrains. 

Speaking at the launch, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, "With its winning combination of aspirational styling, advanced technology, safety features, comfort and convenience, the XUV500 has created a niche for itself and has been a game changer in the premium SUV segment. In fact it has become one of the fastest selling SUVs to reach the 150,000 vehicles sales milestone in just 4 years. At Mahindra, it is our constant endeavor to offer advanced and accessible technologies to our customers. The XUV500 already has many technology firsts to its credit and now we have further pushed the boundaries with the introduction of the AISIN Automatic Transmission in the XUV500. I am sure that the XUV500 Automatic will be an instant hit with our customers in Australia.”

Mahesh Kaskar, National Manager of Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia added “The XUV 500 Automatic with its numerous features and competitive pricing, is a great package. We are confident that it will be well accepted in Australia and will be a game changer for Mahindra’s automotive operations in the country.”

The New Age XUV500 sports a sculpted exterior including a distinctive new front grille with chrome inserts, new static bending headlamps with stylish light guides, unique fog lamps with a chrome bezel, stylish new 43cm (17-inch) alloy wheels and rear chrome appliqué. The vehicles also offers customers an 18 cm (7-inch) touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, and premium new interiors, including plush leather seats.

Standard features include:

  • 7 Leather Seats
  • Reverse Camera with Dynamic Assist
  • 7-inch Satellite Navigation System
  • Bluetooth music / phone connectivity
  • Class leading boot space of 702 litres
  • Class leading braked tow capacity of 2.5 tons
  • Torquey 2.2 litre Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Excellent fuel economy
    • 6.7L/100km* Manual
    • 7.4L/100km* Automatic
    • *FWD Variants ADR 81/02 Combined Cycle.
  • 70 Litre fuel tank for 900 kms plus range
  • 3 ISOFIX Child Restraints in 2nd row
  • 12 Volt Power Charging Sockets & Air Conditioning in all 3 rows
  • Cooled front row centre storage box
  • Wireless Tyre pressure monitoring of all 5 tyres for Safety
  • 8 interior LED lights & 10 interior cup holders for Convenience
  • ESC with rollover mitigation
  • ABS with electronic brake-force distribution
  • Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control
  • Projector headlights with static bending projection lamps and DRLs (Daylight Running LEDs)
  • 6 colour options (Pearl White, Sunset Orange, Tuscan Red, Dolphin Grey, Moondust Silver, Volcano Black)

Driveway Pricing

  • W8 2WD 6 Speed Manual $29,900
  • W8 AWD 6 Speed Manual $32,900
  • W8 2WD 6 Speed Automatic $31,900
  • W8 AWD 6 Speed Automatic $34,900

About The New Age XUV500 Automatic

  • Fully Automatic Gearbox - The XUV500 Automatic features a completely new 2nd generation transmission with torque convertor and a planetary gear-train that enables smooth and precise gear shifts. The intuitive gear changes combine the responsiveness of a manual transmission with the hassle-free operation of an automatic, thereby providing the experience of both a relaxed cruise and spirited drive, as desired. The all new Automatic transmission allows dynamic gear shifts that are smooth and barely perceptible.
  • Optimized gear ratios (with 2 overdrive gears) for better fuel efficiency - With 6 gears the XUV500 has a higher number of gear ratios than a conventional 5 speed automatic which enables the driveline to deliver the best fuel efficiency. The gear ratios in the 6 speed transmission are optimized to ensure that the engine uses the minimum amount of fuel.
  • All-Wheel Drive - For adventure seekers the all new Automatic transmission also comes with an option of All Wheel Drive (AWD). The AWD ensures that the vehicle torque is suitably distributed between the wheels to provide the best traction on rugged or slippery roads, by sensing the difference in RPM between the front and rear wheels.
  • Intelligent adaptation to terrains and altitudes - The intelligent all new transmission is capable of adapting to mid and high altitudes to enable best drivability in these conditions. The two uphill climbing modes allow the vehicle to take on slopes effortlessly.
  • Easy cruising in the city - The automatic gearbox is capable of providing brisk acceleration and smooth delivery of torque across all 6 gears so as to enable a relaxed and stress free drive even in stop and go city traffic. It comes with a “creep function” to aid in slow moving traffic conditions.
  • Manual Mode - The Manual mode is for those spirited drives as it allows the user to manually shift gears and extract the best performance from the vehicle.
  • Minimum Service - In the XUV500 AT the Automatic Transmission Fluid is filled for life, ensuring service cost is kept to a minimum.

Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty LTD (MAAPL), announces the 7 seat New Age XUV500 medium SUV is now on sale across its dealer network in 35 locations in Australia. Packed with a host of cutting-edge technology features, bold new exterior styling, plush and premium new interior, exhilarating performance and safety features, the New Age XUV 500 has been designed for a whole new experience. The vehicle is available now in Australia in W8 Variants on a monocoque chassis in 2WD and AWD with 6 speed manual transmission.

  • W8 2WD 6 Speed Manual $29,900 Driveway
  • W8 AWD 6 Speed Manual $32,900 Driveway

The New Age XUV500 sports a sculpted exterior including a distinctive new front grille with chrome inserts, new static bending headlamps with stylish light guides, unique fog lamps with chrome bezel, premium chrome window lining, stylish new 43cm (17inch) alloy wheels and rear chrome appliqué. An 18cm (7inch) touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, premium new black interior, plush leather seats feature in W8, amongst other additions further redefines the premium feel.

Launched in Australia in 2012, the XUV500 has created a niche for itself with its head-turning style, performance, safety and comfort, thereby providing a complete driving experience to customers. The New Age XUV500 is all set to take this to newer heights. Six speed Automatic variants will be launched in May 2016, with final specification and pricing details available at that time.

One glance at the New Age XUV500 and its captivating, cheetah-inspired styling breaks the mould of the ordinary. Upfront, the new static-bending projection headlamps with light guides embrace the bold and intimidating new stylish front grille. This is further enhanced with sleek chrome accents and stylish new alloy wheels, resulting in a new look for the XUV500. But one thing has stayed the same, its enthralling and majestic presence on the road.

All new look for the New Age XUV500:

  • Stylish New Front Grille with Chrome Inserts
  • Static Bending Projector Headlamps with Stylish Light Guides
  • Muscular Bonnet
  • Muscular Bumper
  • Fog Lamps with Chrome Bezel
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Chrome Window Lining
  • New “tear duct-like” black accents
  • Paw-styled Door Handles
  • Rear Chrome Appliqué
  • Muscular Wheel Arches

Hi-tech Features

Packed with advanced features mentioned below make the New Age XUV500 a truly impressive package for the Australian market.
New, hi-tech New Age XUV500:

  • New 7" Touchscreen Infotainment with GPS Navigation, USB Audio/Video/Picture Viewer, Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity, AUX Input
  • High-tech Reverse Parking Camera with Dynamic Assist
  • New Voice Messaging System
  • Mahindra BLUE SENSE® Technology to control the music system using your mobile
  • Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC)
  • Micro Hybrid Technology
  • Tyre-Tronics (Tyre Pressure & Temperature Monitoring System)
  • Driver Information System
  • Smart Rain and Light Sensors
  • Cruise Control

Plush New Interiors:

 With its premium, new interior, black leather seats and best-in-class 2nd row space, the cabin of the XUV500 redefines luxury.

More luxury for the New Age XUV500:

  • Premium New Black Interior
  • Plush Leather Seats
  • Twin-pod Cluster with New Icy Blue Theme & Icy Blue Lounge Lighting
  • Sporty Aluminum Pedals
  • New illuminated Scuff Plates
  • Dual HVAC
  • Power-adjustable and foldable ORVMs (Outside Rear Vision Mirrors)

Ride and Handling & Performance

 Beneath the hood of the New Age XUV500 is its improved dynamic torque which delivers driving pleasure on any terrain. It is powered by the turbocharged 2.2 litre 103 kW (140bhp) m-Hawk engine that delivers an impressive 330 Nm of torque, allowing the XUV500 to surge from 0-60 kmph in just 5.4 seconds. Further, the micro hybrid technology guarantees that it intelligently switches off the engine when not required.

Besides its splendid performance, it is extremely fuel efficient and gives a mileage of 6.7* litres per 100 km (*ADR 81/02). Combined with the vehicles 74 litre tank, this gives impressive range between tank fills. The sporty suspension of the XUV500 offers a lot of room for fun thanks to the McPherson struts up front and the independent multilink suspension in the rear.

A secure drive for the New Age XUV500:

  • 6 Airbags - 2 front airbags, 2 side airbags and 2 curtain airbags
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation – Series 9 from Bosch
  • Hill Hold & Hill Descent Control
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
  • Crash protection crumple zones
  • Side impact beams

Mahindra has released the 2016 Genio single cab and dual cab ute and cab/chassis into a highly competitive market segment where value for money and functionality are the major attractions for buyers of working vehicles. Powered by the 2.2 litre, four cylinder, turbocharged mHAWK diesel engine and with a five-speed manual gearbox, the new 2016 Genio offers one of the most spacious cabins in its class, with impressive head, shoulder and leg room making it of particular appeal to Australian Tradies.

With its compact frontal design and minimal overhang the Genio makes full advantage of being able to minimise engine intrusion into the passenger compartment, increasing available space in the cabin. Also significant are the large, uninterrupted door openings for front and rear seat access that makes entry and exit much easier than many other popular ute designs.

Mahindra has kept to the design parameter of a ute being a working vehicle. With a strong focus on practicality, Genio offers sufficient power and performance with an impressive payload for those buyers that want a comfortable work vehicle at a sensible and affordable price. Available in both single cab and dual cab variants and in 4x2 and 4x4, each model is powered by the same 2.2 litre, four-cylinder diesel with variable geometry turbocharger that produces 88kW (120bhp) at 4,000 rpm with peak torque of 280Nm rated through from 1,800-2,800 rpm. Gear selection comes only in the form of a five-speed manual transmission, it runs on 215/70R15 tyres on alloy rims (optional) and it offers a fuel tank capacity of 75 litres.

The Genio weighs in with a kerb weight for the 4x2 single cab of 1,720kg, adds a further 100kg for 4x4 and then moves up to 1,880 kg for the dual cab 4x2, (plus a further 100kg for 4x4). The single cab, base model 4x2 cab chassis, including base heavy duty aluminium tray has a drive-away price of $19,990, with the 4x4 driveline adding a further $3,500. The drive-away price structure for the 4x2 dual cab chassis and ute models is identical at $24,990, plus the $3500 upgrade to 4x4.

When it comes to payload, the Genio offers a full 1260kg for the single cab in 4x2 form and 1100kg for the dual cab, dropping 100kg for each model if the 4x4 driveline is selected. The tow weight capacity for a braked trailer is restricted to a maximum of 1800kg. The cab/chassis versions come with a high quality alloy tray from Queensland manufacturer Triple MMM, with tray dimensions of 2700 x 1777mm for the single cab and 1950mm length x 1777mm in width for the double cab. The removable drop-sides and tailgate are 250mm in height and the GVM is 2980kg.

In line with normal conventional ute suspension systems, Genio uses a double wishbone, front independent design with coil springs, while at the rear, the semi-elliptical multi-leaf springs provide a well controlled ride through the variations of light load to fully laden operation. Brakes are disc front and drum rear. The fitment of 15-inch rims and tyres means a low tray deck height of 910mm unladen, reducing the need to lift cargo higher than waist level and facilitating the reach of the cargo from either side or the rear of the tray.

From a safety perspective there are SRS airbags for the driver and front passenger, side intrusion beams in the door construction, crash protection and crumple zones incorporated in the design, a collapsible steering column, and ABS braking. Air conditioning, power steering, central locking, cruise control, power windows and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel are standard and the optional Bluetooth phone accessory operates through a push button control on the dashboard.

The on-board Digital Drive Assist System (DDAS), trip meter and data indicator (Dual Cab Only), covers a wide range of information displayed in a central binnacle on the dashboard. Information highlighted includes interior and exterior ambient temperature, date and time, speed, fuel consumption and gear ratio selected.

Interior stowage areas are particularly useful, with a slide-out tray under the driver’s seat, plus storage space under the rear seat squab on dual cab variants to locate clothing, tools and other items.

“The 2016 Genio really holds its own against competitors by setting out to provide functionality and practicality in a cost affordable overall package. With the best in class interior space and high-level of standard equipment the Genio looks set to become a firm favourite with Aussie Tradies.” said Russell Thiele, National Sales Manager – Auto at Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty Ltd.

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, recently unveiled the New Age XUV500 in New Delhi. Packed with a host of cutting-edge technology features, bold new exterior styling, plush and premium new interiors, exhilarating performance and safety features, the New Age XUV 500 has been designed for a whole new experience. The vehicle will be available in Australia in W8 Variants in Q4 2015. W10 is currently undergoing evaluation for the Australian market. The New Age XUV500 sports a sculpted exterior including a distinctive new front grille with chrome inserts, new static bending headlamps with stylish light guides, unique fog lamps with chrome bezel, premium chrome window lining, stylish new 43cm (17inch) alloy wheels and rear chrome appliqué. The new W10 Variant featuring electric sunroof, first-in-class logo projection lamps on ORVMs, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, push button start, passive keyless entry. An 18cm (7inch) touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, premium new black and beige interiors, plush leather seats feature in W8 and W10 variants, amongst other additions further redefines the premium feel.

Launched in Australia in 2012, the XUV500 has created a niche for itself with its head-turning style, performance, safety and comfort, thereby providing a complete driving experience to customers. The New Age XUV500 is all set to take this to newer heights. Speaking at the launch of the New Age XUV500, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. mentioned, “The XUV500 has pushed the boundaries for Mahindra since its launch, on the fronts of technology, capability and brand. More so, it established the foundations for the development of an entirely new generation of vehicles from Mahindra. Today, as we launch the New Age XUV500, we have enhanced the finesse and driving experience while retaining the DNA of the Cheetah inspired XUV500. I firmly believe that the New Age XUV500 will reaffirm our customers’ faith in Mahindra’s abilities to create world class products”.

Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive, (Automotive) Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said, “Right from the day of its launch, the XUV500 has become a trendsetter for the Indian automotive industry. It has done wonders by becoming the fastest selling SUV (in the premium Rs 10 lac plus category) (AUD$30,000+) to reach the 100,000 vehicles milestone in less than three years. Today, as we launch a new avatar with the New Age XUV500, I am confident that the product will once again resonate with our customers and excite them, with upgrades in styling, infotainment, ride and handling.”

Features

One glance at the New Age XUV500 and its captivating, cheetah-inspired styling breaks the mould of the ordinary. Upfront, the new static-bending projection headlamps with light guides embrace the bold and intimidating new stylish front grille. This is further enhanced with sleek chrome accents and stylish new alloy wheels, resulting in a new look for the XUV500. But one thing has stayed the same, its enthralling and majestic presence on the road.

New look for the XUV500:

  • Stylish New Front Grille with Chrome Inserts
  • Static Bending Projector Headlamps with Stylish Light Guides
  • Muscular Bonnet
  • Muscular Bumper
  • Fog Lamps with Chrome Bezel
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Chrome Window Lining
  • New “tear duct-like” black accents
  • Paw-styled Door Handles
  • Rear Chrome Appliqué
  • Muscular Wheel Arches

Hi-tech Features

Packed with advanced features, the New Age XUV500 offers a range of new technology and features. The New Electric Sunroof with anti-pinch (on W10 Variants) guarantees adventure at every step and driver’s seat is power adjustable in 6 different ways for ultimate comfort and convenience. The first-in-class ORVM logo lamps will make you the talk of the town in your New Age XUV500! The New Push-Button Start makes the vehicle roar into action in an instant while the New Passive Keyless Entry feature offers a new level of convenience. These, along with other features mentioned below make the New Age XUV500 a truly impressive package for the Australian market.

Hi-tech New Age XUV500:

  • Electric Sunroof (W10)
  • First-in-class Logo Projection Lamps on ORVMs (W10)
  • 6-way Power-adjustable Driver’s Seat (W10)
  • Push Button Start/ Stop (W10)
  • Passive Keyless Entry (W10)
  • New 7" Touchscreen Infotainment with GPS Navigation, USB Audio/Video/Picture Viewer, Bluetooth, iPod Connectivity, AUX Input (W8 & W10)
  • Brake Energy Regeneration System (W10)
  • High-tech Reverse Parking Camera with Dynamic Assist
  • New Voice Messaging System
  • Voice Commands with Voice Recognition and SMS Read Out
  • Mahindra BLUE SENSE® Technology to control the music system & HVAC using your mobile
  • Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC)
  • Micro Hybrid Technology
  • Tyre-Tronics (Tyre Pressure & Temperature Monitoring System)
  • Driver Information System
  • Smart Rain and Light Sensors
  • Cruise Control

Plush New Interiors:

With its premium, new dual-tone interiors, beige leather seats and best-in-class 2nd row space, the cabin of the XUV500 redefines luxury.

Luxury for the New Age XUV500:

  • Premium New Black and Beige Interiors
  • Plush Leather Seats
  • Twin-pod Cluster with New Icy Blue Theme & Icy Blue Lounge Lighting
  • Sporty Aluminum Pedals
  • New illuminated Scuff Plates
  • Dual HVAC
  • Power-adjustable and foldable ORVMs

Ride and Handling & Performance

Beneath the hood of the New Age XUV500 is its improved dynamic torque which delivers driving pleasure on any terrain. It is powered by the powerful turbocharged 2.2 litre 103 kW (140bhp) m-Hawk engine that delivers an impressive 330 Nm of torque, allowing the XUV500 to surge from 0-60 kmph in just 5.4 seconds. Further, the micro hybrid technology guarantees that it intelligently switches off the engine when not required. Besides its splendid performance, it is extremely fuel efficient and gives a mileage of 16 kmpl. The sporty suspension of the XUV500 offers a lot of room for fun thanks to the McPherson struts up front and the independent multilink suspension in the rear.

This is regenerative braking technology in which additional electrical energy is generated through the alternator while braking or deceleration and preserved in the battery. This optimization process of electrical energy generation leads to reduced fuel consumption. Also, during acceleration, the generation process is disabled which reduces load on the engine leading to improvement in vehicle performance. This technology has been proven in the Mahindra Racing FIA Formula E race car.

Safety

The New Age XUV500 continues to offer many safety features in the SUV segment. It comes with:

  • 6 Airbags - 2 front airbags, 2 side airbags and 2 curtain airbags
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation – Series 9 from Bosch
  • Hill Hold & Hill Descent Control
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
  • Crash protection crumple zones
  • Side impact beams

Australian model, specification and price will be finalised closer to launch.