Indian utility vehicle leader%2has launched an Automatic Transmission option in the W6 FWD model trim of the Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV on 9th May 2016.
With the AT available on the XUV500 W6 FWD model, the automatic transmission option will now be offered across 4 variants of the Mahindra XUV500, namely W6 FWD, W8 FWD and W10 FWD and W10 AWD. With this AT range of the New Age XUV500, Mahindra is aiming to draw more customers in various price range of the SUV. The new XUV500 W6 FWD AT variant has been launched tagged at Rs 14.29 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and will be available across all Mahindra dealerships in India right away.
During the launch, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer of the Automotive Division, Vivek Nayer said that the AT gearbox of the New Age XUV500 has been very well received by the customers since it was launched in the month of November last year. He added by saying that he is sure that the availability of the automatic transmission of the automatic transmission across the model trims and a wider price range will now make this convenient technology more acceptable and more accessible to a larger customer base, and the XUV500 will be a more attractive package among a wider range of customers.
The New Age Mahindra XUV500 is the only SUV model in its own class that is offering a refined 2nd generation, 6 speed automatic transmission gearbox along with All Wheel Drive as an option. The premium SUV’s AT gearbox has been sourced from AISIN, Japan which is a leading global supplier. The new XUV500 Automatic offers a great convenient smooth driving experience with easy cruising be it on the busy city roads or the stretches of the highways.
Following are some key features of the New Age Mahindra XUV500 Automatic range:
Fully Automatic Transmission – New 2nd generation automatic transmission with planetary gear train and torque convertor to offer precise and smooth gear shifts. This enables hassle free and relaxed driving experience on traffic stricken city roads or while speeding on highways. The Automatic transmission offers barely perceptible dynamic gear shifts which takes the enjoyment of driving to a next level.
Optimized gear ratios with 6 speed AT gearbox for enhanced fuel efficiency – the 6 gears the XUV500 automatic come with a higher number of gear ratios as compared to the traditional 5 speed automatic transmission. These are optimized to provide superior fuel economy.
AT with AWD – Mahindra XUV500 is a perfect SUV for the adventure seekers as it comes with the all new AT gearbox along with the option of AWD on the top-end W10 trim. The All Wheel Drive system offers the best traction on any sort of terrain and even on slippery roads, thus delivers a tough and dependable off-road experience.
Intelligent terrain adaptations – The smart new transmission automatically adapts to changing altitudes to offer best drivability in different conditions, while its two uphill climbing modes allow taking on the steep or sloping hilly roads effortlessly.