Mahindra XUV 500 is the most popular car of Mahindra that not only turning head in the Indian market but also leaving its mark in the International market too. Mahindra XUV 500 has become the global product that Mahindra exports to many international markets including Australia and South Africa.
I have seen reviews from the automotive review channel called CarTell.tv that does review new cars to the Australian market. The presenter who was reviewing the vehicle starts the show by saying that the Mahindra XUV 500 actually looks “pretty nice”. She also added that the car is quite spacious and is seven-seater.
She further added that the car is based on the “Cheetah” inspired the design and Mahindra XUV 500 is the “next-level” XUV. The “level level” features are vertical door handles and front nudge bar.
There is no difference between Australian XUV 500 and Indian XUV 500. Both remains powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces a similar 103 kW or 138.125 Bhp of maximum power and 330 Nm of peak torque. The fuel efficiency is mentioned as 7.7 litre per 100 km, which translates into 12.98 km/l as per Indian standard is also the same. The Australian XUV 500 also has the same six-speed automatic transmission like Indian XUV 500.
The presenter went ahead and described the comfort in the first two rows but a bit tight for the last row passengers. However, features like air vents in the last row got a mention. When it comes safety features of Austrailian XUV 500, it has 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent and all the features are available in the Indian XUV 500 too.
Mahindra only offers the automatic version of the vehicle in Austrailia and there are three variants available. The cheapest one starts at 25,990 Austrailian Dollars, which costs people about Rs. 13 lakh. The top-end variant gets AWD option and it is priced at 32,990 Austrailian Dollars, which roughly translates into Rs. 16.5 lakh.