I took the stylish new Mahindra XUV500 W10 for a test drive accompanied by Rudie Le Roux, new vehicle sales manager at Mahindra East Rand Mall and found this SUV extremely easy and comfortable, with great acceleration.

Exterior

A bold front grille with chrome inserts adds to its style – with its aerodynamic rear spoiler, styled tailgate and split tail lamps, striking fog lamps, LED day-time running lights and distinct wheel arches, the new Mahindra XUV500 W10 simply has it all. Power adjustable and foldable outside rearview mirrors, and an electric sunroof also add to its dreamy charm.

Interior

The XUV500 W10’s black centre console and sporty twin-pod instrument cluster, icy-blue mood lighting, fully automatic temperature control and telescopic steering wheel with tilt ensure driving comfort.

Its high-tech infotainment system with GPS navigation, driver information and vehicle management, reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, start/stop push button and a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat add a touch of class.

Power, performance & safety

With twin exhausts and an enhanced suspension, an even more powerful 2.2 litre mHawk engine provides a noteworthy output of 103kW and 330Nm of torque. While driving the XUV500 W10 I found it easy to handle especially in the rain and on wet roads. I didn’t take it off-road, but I am certain it performs and handles just the same.

It is not short on safety features either. The XUV500 W10 comes with driver and passenger airbags, as well as side and curtain airbags, ABS with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), and Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control.

In conclusion, this luxurious SUV is perfect for a family or the adventurous type, who enjoys taking a time-out off-road.

Contact Mahindra East Rand Mall on 010 822 1882 for more information about the new Mahindra XUV500 W10, or to book a test drive.

Pricing: R419 999

Source: Mahindra South Africa

By Wanita Wallace