The advanced six-speed transmission will only be available on the front-wheel W8 derivative.
A brand new, highly advanced automatic transmission, sourced from leading global transmission manufacturer Aisin, has since been approved for use in the XUV500, and has now been added as an option to the XUV500 model range in South Africa.
“Our New Age XUV500 has been extremely well received since we launched this sophisticated, well-equipped and highly competent SUV locally in October last year,” says Sanjoy Gupta, chief executive officer of Mahindra South Africa, who was appointed last year.
“However, customer feedback indicated that there is a significant demand for an automatic transmission model.”
The seven-seater resembles freshness, cheetah inspired styling, high comfort levels and muscular turbodiesel drivetrain.
As a result, since its launch Mahindra SUV is a regular among South Africans.
Recommended retail prices are as follows:
XUV500 W4 R272 995
XUV500 W6 R319 995
XUV500 W8 R354 995
XUV500 W8 AWD R374 995
XUV500 W8 Auto R389 995
The pricing includes a five-year/150 000 km warranty, and a five-year/100 000 km service plan.
Services are at 20 000 km intervals or every 12 months.
Mahindra South Africa has achieved significant growth in the country since its establishment in October 2004, and since then, the company has sold in excess of 30 000 vehicles.
For more information go to: www.mahindra.co.za