The popular Mahindra SUV XUV 500 has been launched in its new variant w9 in India.The showroom price is Rs 15.45 lakhs and it has been positioned below top model w10.The XUV 500 w9 variant replaces w8 trim level of the car.In this segment the car competes with Toyota Innova Crysta and Tata Hexa.
Price of XUV 500 W9 is less than W8 variant
The prices have been slashed in w9 variant against w8.The trim level of w9 XUV 500 is around 28,000 less expensive.The trim level price of XUV 500 W8 edition is around 15.73 lakhs (ex show room).In this way XUV500 W9 MT will cost you 15.45 lakhs and XUV500 W9 AT has 16.53 lakhs.In W8 AMT variant the ex showroom price was 16.81 lakhs.
Receives some Top Model (W10) variant features
The w9 variant of XUV 500 has been given rear view camera and dynamic guidelines apart from sunroof that is given in w10.
The rest of the features including keyless entry are inherited from W8 trim level variant of XUV 500 although the suv lacks in apps connectivity features.It has 7.0 inch infotainment system enabled with Android Auto.The suv has also got tire pressure monitoring system,static blending headlamps,ecosense technology,ABS with EBD,Push Start Button.
No All Wheel Drive (AWD) Option
W9 lacks power against w8 variant which was given an all wheel drive option.There is no choice for AWD in w9 variant of XUV 500.The AWD option is available with top variant W10.
140 BHP Engine with FWD Option
Mahindra XUV 500 w9 has been given 2.2L mHawk diesel engine which generates 140PS power and 330Nm torque.The engine has 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options.The w9 engine is available with Front Wheel Drive.
Rivals of XUV 500
In the segment the rivals of XUV 500 are Tata Hexa , Toyota Crysta , Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta.Over the past 12 months more than 26,000 units of XUV 500 were sold with an average sale of 2000 units in every month.