After launching the facelifted avatar of XUV500 in India, popular UV-maker Mahindra is now reportedly gearing up for the launch of the automatic variant of the same in the country.
A recent report of OnCars revealed that Mahindra is working on an automatic and hybrid variant of XUV500 for the Indian market and the automatic XUV500 is likely to hit the showrooms soon. Mahindra's hybrid XUV500, which was first seen at Delhi Auto Expo 2014, will also be making it to the market in near future.
XUV500 automatic, which has also been confirmed for the Australian market, will get a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with six-speed automatic gearbox.
Mahindra rolled out its new age XUV500 in India on 25 May at a starting price of ₹11.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new XUV500 facelift, which comes with electric sunroof and many new features, also gets a new top-of-the-line variant, W10.
On the safety front, 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.
At the launch of XUV00 facelift, Mahindra also confirmed that the company will be launching nine models in the country in this ongoing fiscal.