Recently, the exotic mean machine, Mahindra XUV 500 has been entitled as the ‘Most reputed car’ by a private news agency in India. Earlier, during the first phase of bookings, the XUV 500 got an exceptional response and later on during the second phase of bookings in January this year, it received outstanding 25000+ booking applications. Styled like the ‘Cheetah’, the XUV 500 has also inspired the revamped MUV Xylo to get a new shape. This sturdy crossover starts at the attractive price of Rs. 11.11 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). With many rivals like Tata Safari, Tata Aria etc. ruling in the domestic auto-market, the XUV 500’s phenomenal sales figures are itself a big achievement for the car maker, Mahindra & Mahindra.
According to the recently conducted surveys, XUV500 crossover has been recognized as the highest reputed car since its launch in September, last year. This recognition has been done in the automotive sector by the Bluebytes News Private Ltd., one of the leading news agencies which surveyed around 75,000 news articles published in various newspapers and online media, during October, 2011 to March, 2012. It was a study of more than 11,000 hours than enabled the news agency to come up with the results declaring that the XUV 500 is the ‘Most reputed car’. Similary, the auto-giant, Maruti Suzuki has been entitled as the ‘Most reputed automobile company’. In addition, the little two-box, Tata Nano was the runner up for the most reputed car.
Back in September, 2011, the XUV 500 was launched on the domestic shores that got a following of many crazy enthusiasts in a short span of time. This SUV has reached up to the level where, the auto-giant wanted it to stand in the domestic auto-region. The company introduced this extreme power churner at the starting price of Rs 10.80 lakh and kept it above its other crossover sibling, Mahindra Scorpio. The success story of the XUV 500 has not been that easy because during its launch it had many well established rivals like Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Mitsubishi Outlander, Tata Aria and Tata Safari.
The magnificent XUV500 is blessed with a powerful 2.2 mHawk engine that churns maximum power of 140 bhp @ 3750 rpm and maximum torque of 330 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm. This sturdy crossover is manufactured at company’s Chakan facility near Pune, Maharastra. The automotive experts compliment Mahindra & Mahindra for introducing this well designed product on the domestic shores. The outfit of this off-roader has been developed considering the energetic animal ‘Cheetah’. The entire front, rear and side profile of this car is well structured with perfect curves. The front profile of this crossover is enchanted by clear lens headlamps with little indicators on the corners, big honeycomb grilles with M&M badge and flattened front hood. The rear profile of this car has got parallel tail lamps, flattened rear door, high mounted stop lamp, body colored rear bumper and twin chrome exhausts, while the side profile has got curvy lines across the doors with the big bulge above the rear wheels.