Asia Bizz: Mahindra and Mahindra have finally written their name down in the history of Indian automobiles by launching the first global SUV, the XUV500 in India on 29th September. The vehicle has been priced at Indian Rs. 10.8 lakhs and will prove to be a strong competitor in the market. There are primarily two variants of XUV 500 available in India, the W6 and W8 2WD and W8 AWD.

The XUV 500 looks more like a crossover beast but the whole concept of designing this machine was to attract a wider range of global customers. There is whole list of new technological features that come loaded with the XUV500, many of them are not even available in most the vehicles available in India.

Looking under the hood, there is a 2.2ltr mHawk engine which pumps out 140 bhp and 330Nm of torque. It comes with a set of 6 speed transmission teeth and also a Variable Geometry Turbocharger that boosts this beast into oblivion. It looks like a great SUV and in prime sense its a driver’s delight to drive the XUV 500. Mahindra hopes to grab a good market share with the SUV XUV 500