All we need to know about 2018 Mahindra XUV 500 Petrol AT
The new XUV 500 is also available in Petrol option, though only one variant is powered by a Petrol engine. The G automatic is the one, and it is priced at Rs 15.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The corresponding Diesel variant will cost Rs lakh more than the G Automatic Petrol variant. Many features like an electric sunroof, a reverse parking camera, quilted leather upholstery, side and curtain airbags are absent in the G Automatic variant. Also, it is equipped with 17-inch wheels in place of 18-inch alloy wheels.
In terms of design, the tailgate is revamped and the headlamps are made edgier while the grille is only changed a bit. This one gets a theme of the all-black cabin but the leather finish on the dash is yet absent along with the general fits and finish. Many features like an electric sunroof, a reverse parking camera, quilted leather upholstery, side and curtain airbags are absent in the G Automatic variant. Also, it is equipped with 17-inch wheels in place of 18-inch alloy wheels.
Engine and Performance
The Petrol XUV 500 is powered by a 2.2 litre, a four-cylinder turbocharged engine which is coupled with the six-speed automatic transmission having front wheel drive. The max power it can produce is 140hp and gets the max torque of 320Nm. The delivery of the engine is more than satisfactory and it is responsive even at low speeds. The gear shifting is also quite smooth. This XUV 500 can cruise from 0-100kph in 12.77 sec which is as fast as its sibling diesel variant. The most disappointing thing about this car is it’s below average fuel economy. The urban users should be more concerned about the issue as the fuel economy is worse for an urban ride.
The highlighted safety features integrated into the Petrol XUV 500 are dual airbags, ESP with rollover mitigation, hill descent control, hill hold control. The convenience feature present in the particular variant is a keyless entry, 7.0- inch touchscreen infotainment system and cruise control.