Mahindra XUV500 lovers have all the reasons to rejoice today with the company starting to test the petrol model of SUV on the Indian roads.
Folks at Team BHP have posted probably the first spy shots of the XUV500 petrol variant, which was spied undergoing testing in Chennai.
Caught on camera, the W8 variant of XUV500 petrol model could be the one that the company would export, suggest reports. At the same time, the launch of the XUV500 petrol in India cannot be ruled out completely.
At present, the engine details of the petrol XUV500 are sketchy. However, reports suggest that the new variant could either be powered by the engine built around the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel mill or a new petrol mill jointly developed with Ssangyong. The transmission in the petrol model of the XUV500 is likely to be taken care by a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Recently, Mahindra had rolled out its new age XUV500 for a starting price of ₹11.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new XUV500 facelift comes with electric sunroof and many new features, and also gets a new top-of-the-line variant, the W10.
The new XUV500 facelift gets six airbags (front, side and curtain), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Hill Descent and Hill Hold control, and ABS with EBD.
Other features of the new XUV500 include reverse parking, logo-projection lamps on OVRMS, six-way power adjustable driver seat, push button start/stop, key-less entry and 7-inch infotainment touch-screen.