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M&M's XUV500 receives 5,000 bookings in six days


Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) today said it had received over 5,000 bookings for its newly launched sports utility vehicle XUV500.

"It is a delight for us at M&M that the XUV500 has garnered 5,000 plus bookings in a mere six days and across only five cities. We are humbled by this overwhelming response to the launch and would like to thank customers for the confidence they have reposed in the XUV500," M&M Chief Executive (Automotive Division) Rajesh Jejurikar said.



The company also said the XUV500 website had received 8.5 lakh visitors in just two weeks of time.

The homegrown auto major had launched the XUV500 last week at an introductory price between Rs 10.8 lakh and Rs 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The vehicle, which was designed and developed by the company's Chennai-based research team, has also been launched in South Africa.

In the next six months, the company will launch the vehicle in Australia, South and Central America, Western Europe and SAARC countries.

Powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine, the XUV500 has a six-speed transmission and is also available in a four-wheel drive variant.