Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the XUV500 with a host of technologies in its flagship SUV. The new features will be offered from the W6 variant onwards at a price tag of Rs 13.8 lakh ex-showroom (Navi Mumbai).
The new features include Android Auto, Connected Apps, Ecosense & Emergency Call. Also, the company has launched an all new Lake-Side Brown colour option with black interiors in the W10 variant of the XUV500.
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, "When it was launched in 2011, the XUV500 broke new ground in automotive technology with several innovative technology firsts to its credit. We continued with this focus, adding more sophisticated and hi-tech features in the New Age XUV500 in 2015."
"Now, with the introduction of these new technology features, such as Ecosense and Android Auto, we have further pushed the boundaries to set new benchmarks in the SUV category."
Key features introduced include:
Android Auto - This technology offers easy access to calls, messaging, navigation, music and Google search by connecting the user's Android device with the infotainment system of the XUV500.
Connected Apps - The XUV500's infotainment system now offers an industry-first feature - Connected Apps. Connected Apps provides a host of essential and exciting Apps like Gaana, Cricket Live, Zomato, Book My Show and others on the infotainment system.
Ecosense - An Industry first by Mahindra, Ecosense Technology helps in optimising fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions by assisting the driver in driving more efficiently.
For every trip, the user gets an Ecoscore out of 100, based on driving parameters like - speed, gear selection, acceleration, idling, clutch override and aggressive breaking. During the trip, the infotainment system keeps displaying an instantaneous Ecoscore and an average Ecoscore.
Ecosense Technology allows the user to share his/her Ecoscore on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The user gets easy access to the Ecosense data and history on the infotainment system as well as on the Bluesense app and the With You Hamesha website.
Emergency Call - E-Call in the XUV500 is a first-in-class feature that provides access to emergency services in the unfortunate event that airbags get deployed. This feature automatically calls the emergency service and also sends a text alert to 2 pre-set numbers through a paired mobile phone.
Lastly, it also features the 'One Touch Lane Change Indicator'.
Mechanically, the Mahindra XUV500 continues to be powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk engine that churns out 140bhp and 330Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic gearbox.