Launched last year, the automatic variant of the Mahindra XUV500 came with all the features of its manual counterpart. Surprisingly though, the passive keyless entry system and the push button start options were not offered. Now, M&M seems to have realised this oversight and have finally added the said features in the XUV500 automatic.
Just like its manual offering, the XUV500 automatic gets these features in its range-topping, W10 version. With the addition of these features, the top-end XUV500 automatic will now have request buttons on the front door handles. It will also get a smart key in place of the common flip-out type key. The push button starter takes up some space on the console, which calls for smaller closable storage area ahead of the gear lever.
Apart from these, the Mahindra XUV500 continues to boast all the standard features, such as 6 airbags, hill-hold and hill-descent control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, projector headlights, ABS with EBD and an electric sunroof.
Talking about the SUV’s mechanicals, it continues to get power from the 2.2-litre mHawk140 diesel mill, which generates a peak power of 140PS at 3,750rpm and max torque of 330Nm at 1,600-2,800rpm. It gets a choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Besides front-wheel drive, it also comes with an optional all-wheel drive system. In order to cope with the 2.0-litre and above capacity diesel engine ban in Delhi, Mahindra is offering the XUV500 with a detuned 1.99-litre diesel engine.
Source: Times Of India