The Mahindra XUV500 is one of the most popular SUVs sold in India. And now Mahindra has added more features to make it even more appealing. As a part of 2017 update, the XUV500 comes with Android Auto, Ecosense and other smart applications.In addition, Mahindra has also introduced a new lake-side brown shade with black interiors on this SUV. All these features will be available from the W6 variant priced at Rs 13.8 lakh (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai).
Android Auto has been slowly gaining popularity with it being offered in sub-Rs 10 lakh cars sold in the country. One can access calls, messaging, navigation, music and Google search by connecting the user’s Android device with the infotainment system. In addition to that, Mahindra has introduced Connected as well as Ecosense app in the XUV500. Connected apps offers a host of options such Gaana, Cricket Live, Zomato, Book My Show that are available on the infotainment system, thus negating the need to have them in the smartphone.
The Ecosense app gives an Ecoscore to the driver based on driving parameters like speed, gear selection, acceleration, idling, clutch override and aggressive breaking. These scores can be shared on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The 2017 XUV500 also comes with e-call feature calls the emergency service and also sends a text alert to two pre-set numbers through a paired mobile phone.