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A sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a generic specification for a passenger vehicle which combines the towing capacity of a pickup truck with the passenger-carrying space of a minivan or station wagon together with on or off road ability. SUVs are considered light trucks and often share the same platforms of pickups. It is known in some countries as an "off-road vehicle" or "four-wheel drive", often abbreviated to "4WD" or "4x4", pronounced "four-by-four
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The Mahindra XUV 500 is a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) produced by the Indian automobile company Mahindra & Mahindra. The XUV500 is powered by a 2.2 litre (2179 cc) "mHawk" turbo diesel engine similar to the one in the Mahindra Scorpio. It develops 140 bhp (104 kW; 142 PS) @ 3750 rpm and torque of 330 N·m (243 lb·ft) @1600-2800 rpm and is mated to a new 6-speed manual gearbox developed by Ricardo. The XUV500 is launched in two versions sharing the same engine; the W6 in two-wheel drive only and the W8 which can be specified in two- or four-wheel drive. The W6 includes a 6-inch monochrome infotainment display, two airbags, ABS with electronic brake-force Distribution (EBD), disc brakes on all wheels. The W8 adds GPS navigation, six airbags, a touch screen, Electronic stability program (ESP) with rollover mitigation, Hill Hold and Hill Descent control, alloy wheels, and leather upholstery. Specifications:
Wheelbase - 2700mm Overall width - 1890mm Overall length - 4585mm Overall height - 1785mm Ground clearance - 200mm Gross vehicle weight - 2450kg
The SUV features independent suspension with McPherson type with anti-roll bar to the front and Multilink type with anti-roll bar to the rear. It is fitted with 17-inch wheels with 235/65 tyres and has a tuning circle radius of 5.6 m.
The XUV500 can accelerate 0-60 KMPH in 5.4 seconds and 0-100 KMPH in 12.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 175 kmph. Its fuel economy is 15.1 KM per Litre (as per ARAI test), and has a 70 litres fuel tank.
ABS and ESP. dual air conditioning with automatic climate control and cruise control whereas safety features include 6 airbags. and dual zone collapsible steering.5 litre inline-4 engine equipped with Bosch Mono-Jetronic fuel injection producing 106 PS (78 kW. the chassis frame comprising advanced hydro formed members.Rs 12. Ex. infotainment system. Sedan and an SUV.14.566 * * Brand Rank: closely tied with Renault Duster for the first place .6 seconds. Ex-Show room Price (Mumbai): Rs 7.198 * 2.3L/100 km. in-dash built in GPS. The concept car had a Dacia Logan 1. multifunctional steering wheel. with a roomy cabin in a compact package and a large trunk. Renault Duster The Renault Duster is a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) developed by the Romanian automaker Dacia. two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle based on the Nissan B platform. Tata Aria The Tata Aria is a crossover SUV produced by Tata Motors of India. Tata Aria was launched on 5 January 2010 at Auto Expo. dimming roof lamps.78.95. It accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9. The car had a very efficient motor capable of emitting 139 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre and a fuel consumption of 5.598 .19.Competition: 1. It comes with seating arrangement of three rows and features such as 3D surround sound.Showroom price (Mumbai): Rs 10.495 . Tata Aria is a blending of an MPV. 105 hp) at 5400 rpm and 240 newton metres (180 ft·lbf) at 2000 rpm of torque.Rs 16. Delhi. a stiffened body cage. This concept vehicle (a SUV/sports coupe crossover ) addressed the needs of families. It was a front engined.
copious interior space. luxurious car with spacious interiors. Young adventure seeking individuals who are flamboyant and comfortable with large spaces. refinement like never before and enhanced technology and safety features along with luxurious interiors. Tata Aria positioned itself as being the first crossover SUV in India and hence the ‘category definer’ and as a premium car with good interiors. Target group: Demographic segment: 18+ yrs group. making the XUV500 an apt choice for sedan and SUV buyers. SUV enthusiasts who like to drive a powerful car. businessmen. The Renault Duster is positioned as a compact SUV which has ‘unmatched fuel efficiency’. sleek looking. being unstoppable and as the adventurer’s true dream machine. safe styling and many inputs from engineers straight from JaguarLand Rover. Psychographic segmentation: Hobbyists (those seeking adventure). beautiful exteriors. ‘international styling’. car enthusiasts SEC level : A Young students and professionals who are present online and are active. . either alone or with family. predominantly male Lifestyle: working professionals who would like to indulge in rough off-road driving and like to go ‘cool off’ after a hectic work period. reasonable fit and finish levels(for a Tata).Positioning The Mahindra XUV500 is positioned as having cheetah-inspired styling. Car enthusiasts who want a safe.
broad stance. Thus the powerful and sleek car is ideal to drive on narrow city roads also. They don't just absorb crash energy. Distinctive. vibration and harshness significantly and delivers a comfortable and smooth gear shift feel. driving enthusiasts do not have to worry about keeping their family member or fellow passengers in harm’s way. thereby restoring stability. safety and comfort. . paw-styled door handles. technology. Six airbags reinforce the safety of the vehicle. Features such as hill descent and hill hold control which enable easy driving on slopes and rough roads. The dual mass flywheel reduces engine noise. it causes the ESP (electronic stability program)system to intervene and control the vehicle speed.Mahindra XUV 500 Postioning and Target Market: . The new Mahindra XUV500 is supposed to be unmatched in terms of style. assertive look of the vehicle while the Static-Bending Projection headlamps with the signature LED parking lights add a touch of class. but redirect it around the passenger compartment as well. it has features like 6 speed transmission and Intelligent All Wheel Drive technology. Well before the situation becomes threatening. the SUV is an ideal car for off road driving and ideal to take to get aways and long drives. The XUV500 is Mahindra's first in a series of next generation global SUVs. The overall look of the car Is well suited to family oriented or socially popular individuals who like a powerful drive and like to flaunt their vehicle. the vehicle's body also comes with side impact beams and thoughtfully located crumple zones. Safety features like Rollover Mitigatio identify potentially dangerous driving conditions that could lead to the vehicle rolling over. providing customers a truly complete driving experience. intimidating jaw-like honeycomb grille emphasizes the fierce. the car appealed to the young and upwardly mobile who seek to a spacious car with sleek look matching their flamboyant personality. performance. Driver and passenger airbags. side airbags and curtain airbags cocoon you.. Thus. with significant inputs in styling and development from customers across the globe. As if that wasn't enough. The XUV500 is well equipped to keep the passenger out of harm's way. This makes the XUV500 powertrain one of the most refined in the market. With the cheetah inspired styling including features like muscular wheel arches which accentuate the XUV500's impressive.
1822mm. Height Ground Clearance Gross weight .5bhp 4Cylinder K9K Diesel Engine 248Nm@2250rpm 4315mm.5bhp@3900rpm 1.0 15.Featurewise Comparison: Renault Duster Mahindra XUV 500 Features Mileage city (kmpl) Mileage – highway (kmpl) Fuel Tank Capacity(litres) Seating Capacity Renault Duster 16. 1785mm 205mm 2450 kg Maximum power Engine Description Maximum Torque Length.2-litre 140bhp mHawk Diesel Engine 330Nm@1600-2800rpm 4585mm. Width.5-litre 108.8 19.1 70 7 140bhp@3750rpm 2. 1695mm 1781 kg Mahindra XUV 500 12. 1890mm.01 50 5 108.
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