Mahindra has launched a limited edition of their much sought after SUV (or XUV) and has named it the XUV500 Sportz. This model comes with additional features along with the ones available in the W8 model. The XUV 500 Sportz costs Rs 13.68 lakh, ex-Mumbai which is almost 35-40k more than the regular W8.
The aesthetic changes include body decals, red inserts in the alloy wheel and on the fog lamps, door handles and the tail-gate. A rear-view camera has been added to justify the extra cost over the regular XUV W8. It also gets 'sporty leather-fabric seats' and red roof-rails.
The mechanicals remain the same with a 140PS/330Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine powering the XUV500 Sportz.
This is a limited edition model and only 1000 units will be made. The sales of XUV have been going down and Mahindra is trying to inject some enthusiasm in the buyers with the newer model. With increasing competition from urban SUVs like Ecosport & Duster and UVs such as the Ertiga and the (to-be launched) Mobilio, Mahindra is just prepping itself for the battle.
|Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), India┬'s leading SUV manufacturer, today announced the launch of the limited edition ┬'XUV500 Sportz┬' built on its W8 model. Priced at Rs. 13.68 Lacs (Ex-showroom Mumbai), the ┬'XUV500 Sportz┬' stands out and comes packed with premium features and plush interiors. The exclusive features of the ┬'XUV500 Sportz┬' include: ├╝ Stylish Sportz Decals ├╝ Unique Alloy Wheels with signature red inserts ├╝ Convenient rear-view Camera ├╝ Sporty Leather-Fabric Seats ├╝ Fog lamps & door handles with red accents ├╝ Stylized roof rails in red ├╝ ┬'Sportz┬' badging Speaking on the launch of the ┬'XUV500 Sportz┬', Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, ┬"We are pleased to introduce the limited edition ┬'XUV500 Sportz┬' for discerning customers. The Mahindra XUV500, with its winning combination of aspirational styling, advanced technology & safety features, comfort & convenience has already created an impact in the hearts & minds of consumers. This new offering of ┬'XUV500 Sportz┬' aligns with our leadership position in Indian motor sports & rallying and reflects our ┬'Sporty┬' DNA very well. We believe that it will create a new benchmark in exclusivity to further enhance the XUV500's appeal amongst customers.┬" The company has launched a dedicated webpage for the customers to know more about the vehicle: www.mahindraxuv500.com/xuv500sportz . The ┬'XUV500 Sportz┬' will be available on the W8 model of the XUV500 and it will continue to have the wide array of world-class, high-tech features of W8 such as: Performance: 140bhp (103Kw) mHawk engine with 330Nm torque and a 6-speed transmission, 5th Generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger Technology: 6┬" touch screen Infotainment System with GPS, DVD, CD, MP3, FM, USB, iPod connectivity; Driver Information System, Micro Hybrid technology; Fully Automatic Temperature Control with dual HVAC; Static-bending projector headlamps with LED parking lights; Voice Commands, Cruise & Audio Controls on steering wheel; Smart Rain & Light sensors; Tyretronics (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System); intellipark (Reverse Parking Assist System); Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs Safety: Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation, 6 Airbags (front, side and curtain) ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Hill Hold Control & Hill Descent Control Comfort and Convenience: Luxurious leather-fabric seats, flat-folding 2nd and 3rd row seats, 8-way height-adjustable driver┬'s seat including full lumbar support, lounge-like mood lighting, tilt and telescopic steering|