“Always up for a challenge” – Indian car manufacturer, Mahindra, has certainly risen to new heights with the all-new XUV500.

Dynamic torque from the powerful 2.2 litre mHawk engine, featuring a 5th generation variable geometry turbocharger, 103kW of power and 330Nm of torque; together with an enhanced, independent suspension – results in a more matured and sophisticated ride.

Join our test drive in the new Mahindra XUV500, which is now available from Autocity Heidelberg.

Exterior

The all-new Mahindra XUV500 has had more than just a facelift. At the front, the new static bending headlamps with light guides fit in perfectly with the trendy new grille, introducing striking black detailing to the bold chrome of the newly designed fog lamps.

Moving round the vehicle, the enhanced detailing is continued with new multi-spoke alloy wheels and reworked vertical door handles, as well as chrome scuff plates on the first and second rear doors.

Interior & features

With the all-black leather climate control interior (only W6 and W8 models) you begin your journey with the feeling that you’ve already arrived. When opening the doors, puddle lamps show you where to place your feet. The driver’s seat is 8-way adjustable, with fully adaptable tilt and telescopic steering to ensure the perfect driving position.

The Driver Infotainment System shows vital information about your vehicle, from the amount of fuel in the tank, to the air pressure of each tyre – which is displayed on the easy-to-read twin-pod instrument cluster.

GPS navigation is also available on some models, with touch screen control and audio support so that you can always be sure of where you are going. The light-sensing headlamps will automatically come on when visibility is low, while the rain-sensing wipers will do the same in the wet.

Safety is a priority

The advanced technology in the new-age XUV500 will also ensure your safety with six airbags (front, middle and curtain). Side impact beams and crumple zones have been carefully designed to both absorb impact and redirect crash energy around the passenger compartment.

The intelligent All-Wheel Drive technology will keep you in control in conditions ranging from heavy rain, to ice and snow, while the Electronic Stability Program will keep your wheels on the ground wherever your XUV takes you.

Contact Autocity Heidelberg to find out more about the Mahindra XUV500 or to book a test drive.

By Wanita Wallace