Mahindra & Mahindra has tasted quite a success with the Bolero & Scorpio in the past, bit the XUV 5OO was Mahindra’s first serious attempt at a global SUV which helped the company attract a totally new set of buyers looking for a more premium Indian SUV.
Launched in 2011 , The XUV took the market by storm and Indians praised it for the Cheetah inspired looks, Up – market interiors and the fact that it was from Mahindra saw customers lining up to book & get a glace of the XUV 5OO, The bookings grew and waiting periods began , but customers were ready to wait for their XUV 5OO to arrive .
A few niggling issues did crop up later and Mahindra did try to rectify the faults and improve the quality in the vehicle by introducing an upgraded version of the XUV 500, they also introduced a Base W4 , the XUV 5OO also hit the One Lakh Sales within three years of Launch.
Fast forward to today’s scenario the demand is as much as it was four years back, that’s mainly because of the introduction of new models that have entered into the market , like the Nissan Terrano , Ford Ecosport and Renault duster which have introduced urban SUVs at an affordable price tag.
Perhaps Mahindra is now feeling the pinch and facelifted XUV 500 have been spied on test and could launch in the second half of 2015. To create sales momentum Mahindra has launched the XUV 5OO Xclusive Edition.
The new XUV 5OO XUV500 Xclusive Edition is built on its current top end variant, the W8.
The XUV 500 Xclusive gets minor cosmetic upgrades such as
- Electric Sunroof
- Voice messaging system
- New Stylish Grey Alloy Wheels
- Convenient Reversing Camera
- Illuminated Scuff Plates
- Sporty Alluminium Pedals
- Xclusive Badge
- 6 – Way Power adjustable Driver Seat (optional)
Prices on Road Goa are as follows
XUV 5OO XCLUSIVE with Power Adjustable Driver Seat is – Rs. 17, 36,906
XUV 5OO XCLUSIVE without Power Adjustable Driver Seat is – Rs. 17, 15,144
Till the facelift arrives the XUV Xclusive will help boost the sales and the New Electric Sunroof will be quite a crowd puller..!
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