Mahindra Australia launches automatic transmission version of XUV500

Mahindra Automotive Australia Pty Ltd on Friday announced the launch of the Automatic Transmission version of the XUV500, a world class family SUV, in Australia.

The Automatic Option will be available in two variants - W8 2WD and W8 AWD with prices starting from $31,900 for the W8 2WD variant. It will be available across Mahindra Australia dealerships.

The seven-seater New Age XUV500 offers a second generation 6-speed automatic transmission with an AWD option. The all new Automatic Transmission has been sourced from leading global supplier, AISIN, Japan. The new vehicle takes the driving experience to the next level with easy cruising on city roads as well as on challenging terrains.

Speaking at the launch, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, "With its winning combination of aspirational styling, advanced technology, safety features, comfort and convenience, the XUV500 has created a niche for itself and has been a game changer in the premium SUV segment. In fact it has become one of the fastest selling SUVs to reach the 150,000 vehicles sales milestone in just 4 years."

According to him, it was the constant endeavour of the company to offer advanced and accessible technologies to its customers. "The XUV500 already has many technology firsts to its credit and now we have further pushed the boundaries with the introduction of the AISIN Automatic Transmission in the XUV500."

Added Mahesh Kaskar, National Manager of Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia: "The XUV 500 Automatic with its numerous features and competitive pricing, is a great package. We are confident that it will be well accepted in Australia and will be a game changer for Mahindra's automotive operations in the country."