Out of the blue, Mahindra has launched the XUV500 Xclusive Edition at a price tag of Rs 14.48 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Based on the W8 model, it gets a host of interesting add-ons which, they say, have been added based on customer feedback. The XUV 500 Xclusive Edition will be limited to just 700 units only!
XUV500 Xclusive Edition Features
Let us have a quick look at the features of the new limited edition XUV…
- Electric Sunroof
- Convenient Reverse Camera
- Voice Messaging System
- Sporty Aluminium Pedals
- New Grey Alloy Wheels
- 6 Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat (optional)
- Illuminated Scuff Plates
- Hydraulic Assisted Bonnet
- Anti- Pinch Driver Window
The Mahindra flagship continues to have the same 2.2 Liter mHawk engine which churns out 140 bhp of maximum power at 3,750 rpm and 330 Nm of torque in the range of 1,600 to 2,800 rpm. It is mated with a 6 speed manual transmission which can hit a ton in 12.5 second and has a claimed top speed of 175 kmph and at the same time returns a fuel efficiency of 15.1 kmpl (ARAI rated).
Mahindra has not mentioned whether this special edition has been brought on the Front-Wheel Drive W8 or the All-Wheel drive variant of W8. When we get a look at the prices, the 2WD W8 variant costs Rs 13.89 lakhs while the AWD costs Rs 14.91 lakhs (both prices ex-showroom, Mumbai) and hence it appears to us that this new XUV500 Xclusive Edition comes on the 2-wheel drive FWD variant.
This is an interesting addition to the lineup and hints at the possibility that Mahindra is not in a hurry to launch the facelifted XUV500 which is on test and has been snapped multiple times. The facelift is also expected to get automatic variant in the lineup.