Mahindra XUV 500: A new level of Sophistication

The all new Mahindra XUV 500 for sale was announced in October of 2015 and features a fresh face, an emphasis on safety and a power that you will absolutely rev your engine over. With luxury, technology and the ‘Cheetah-inspired’ style features, the Mahindra XUV500 is an SUV to be reckoned with.

Featuring the 4×2 W4, the 4×2 W6, the 4×2 W8 and the AWD W8, this range from Mahindra features the powerful mHawk Engine, a six speed manual transmission and a Monocoque Construction, delivering a power to weight ratio that adds to your driving and handling pleasure.

The main changes seen in this refreshed look is Mahindra’s high level of standard equipment, an out-of-this-world attention to style details and a refreshed front look that will turn heads. Never fear though, the powerful turbodiesel drivetrain is still what makes the Mahindra XUV 500 a powerful SUV.

The Interior and Technology in the Mahindra XUV

The New Age Mahindra XUV500 has undergone some awesome upgrades, with the most obvious being the touch-screen display in the centre console and the now plush all-black leather upholstery (for the higher ends models in the range). With several contact points beautifully wrapped in leather, wisely placed storage compartments and even individually placed climate control vents for every occupant, this Mahindra for sale is the image of style and comfort.

Featuring an eight-way adjustable seat for the driver, ample leg-room in the second row, a 60:40 seat split in the second row and a 50:50 seat split in the third row, space and flexibility is a given. The centre console of this Mahindra also boasts cup holders and a cool box, making it a stunning feature for road trips.


Your needs are catered for with the special laptop compartment in the glovebox, charging points for devices and even Bluetooth connectivity. Other interior features includes icy blue lighting (also seen in the instrument panel) and a seven inch infotainment system (in the W8) that boasts everything from satellite navigation to hands-free telephone services. The W6 in turn has a six inch monochrome infotainment display, and the W4 has a single row LCD display.

Other awesome features of the Mahindra XUV 500 for sale include a reverse camera (in the W8), tilt power steering and even cruise control (in the W6 and W8 models). The trims available for these models include Jacquard fabric for the W4, premium fabric for the W6 and leather trims for the W8.

All three ranges come with digital trip and tachometer and a digital immobiliser.


A look at the Exterior and Safety of the XUV500

With an enhanced design, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the new Mahindra XUV 500. Undergoing a facelift, you can expect a redesign of the bonnet, grille, fog lamps and headlights. Even the door handles features a Cheetah-inspired design touch.

With curved LED daytime running lights and fog lamps that flaunt a new and bold design, the XUV 500 Mahindra for sale is a beauty. A great feature of these headlamps are its ability to light curves as the driver turns his or her steering wheel.


The nose of the XUV 500 is cleaner, boasting a wider bonnet with a stunning contemporary design, really bringing out that Cheetah-inspired design. This look is further enhanced with 17 inch alloy wheels and a more subtle rear redesign that highlights tall tail lamps and a clean, fresh look you will love. The rear also boasts chrome detailing and twin exhausts.

Safety is also as important as ever in the Mahindra XUV500 and this is clear with its combination of passive and active safety features. The W6 and W8 models in this range features a total of six airbags, with side impact bars and crumple zones undergoing special design attention.

Boasting all wheel disc brakes that works beautifully with the Mahindra XUV 500’s Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), the W8 models in the XUV 500 range also boasts All Wheel Drive (AWD) tech that was developed by Borg Warner, so bring on the rain, snow, ice and sand.

The W6 and W8 models also features Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and the newest Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), helping you to keep all fours on the road. The W6 and the W8 boasts Smart Rain Sensing Wipers, Intellipark and light sensing headlamps, while the W8 features Tyre tronics.

Colours in which the Mahindra XUV is available include Dolphin Grey, Tuscan Red, Moondust Silver, Opulent Purple and Volcano Black. The W6 and W8 is also available in Sunset Orange and Pearl White.


Mahindra XUV 500 Specs

No Mahindra XUV 500 review is complete without taking a closer look at its power and performance. Looking at the Mahindra XUV 500 for sale, you can choose between the W4, W6 and the W8.

The new XUV500 Mahindra for sale stays true to its older siblings’ powerful turbodiesel drivetrain. All available models in this range are fitted the mHawk Common Rail Diesel Engine featuring the fifth generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT).


All three models offer a ground clearance of 200 millimetres and has a wheelbase of 2 700 millimetres. With a 70 litre fuel tank capacity, a six speed synchromesh manual gearbox and an independent suspension, all three models have an overall length of 4 585 millimetres and an overall width of 2 700 millimetres.

Because some of the Mahindra XUV 500 specs of the W4, W6 and W8 models are the same, we have grouped the performance specs together in the table below:

XUV 500 W4, W6 and W8
Maximum Gross Power103 kW @ 3 750 rpm
Maximum Gross Torque330 Nm @ 1 600 – 2 800 rpm
Cubic Capacity2 179 cc

In terms of fuel consumption, the W4, W6 and 4×2 W8 uses 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres, while the AWD W8 uses 7 litres per 100 kilometres. While the W4, W6 and 4×2 W8 has CO2 emissions of 171 grams per kilometre, the AWD W8 has a CO2 emission of 183 grams per kilometre.

In terms of pricing, the W4 is priced from R 262 995, the W6 is priced from R 304 995 and the W8 (4×2 model) is priced from R 339 995. The high-end W8 AWD model, jam-packed with all the stunning features – from leather upholstery to Hill Hold and Hill Descent – has a starting price of R 359 995.

Service intervals are either every 20 000 kilometres or one year.

Find a XUV 500 Mahindra for sale

Looking for a XUV 500 for sale? Why not browse through Auto Mart’s amazing collection and find the perfect Mahindra XUV500 that will not only suit your budget, but also meet your conditions and kilometre standards.

  • 2012 XUV 500 2.2D

With a price tag of R 179 900, this silver coloured model has 91 000 kilometres on the clock and offers a fuel consumption of 10.2 litres per 100 kilometres. For sale in KwaZulu-Natal, this Mahindra XUV 500 also has a touchscreen radio and CD player, cruise control and electric windows.


  • 2015 XUV500 W8 AWD

Priced at R 354 995, this W8 model is for sale in Gauteng and is fitted with a 2.2 turbo diesel engine, an AWD drivetrain and comes with extras that extends to include power steering, EBD, Radio and CD player, electric mirrors and a Navigation System, to name but a few.


  • 2014 XUV500 W8

Carrying a price tag of R 225 000, this 2014 W8 model is still in good condition, has 15 000 kilometres on the clock and a leather interior.


Ready to find a Mahindra XUV 500 for sale? Auto Mart is the ideal place to start. With a range of SUVs for sale, you are sure to find a Mahindra for sale that will meet all your needs and be your trustworthy companion on the ultimate family road trips. What are you waiting for, find a Mahindra XUV500 from one of our many dealers registered on today.


Annabel Schoeman

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