Mahindra XUV500 Petrol Review
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Mahindra XUV500 Petrol Review

Car Tested: Mahindra XUV500 Petrol; Road Test No. 1000; Test Location: Mumbai

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 18.65 lakhs

A petrol engine in the Mahindra XUV500 doesn’t make much sense

The Mahindra XUV500 is a very popular SUV in India and why not? It offers good space, looks quite good, comes with a long equipment list and offers a robust 2.2-litre diesel engine with an automatic gearbox as well as AWD. It offers everything that an SUV buyer in this price segment would want? Or no? Well, Mahindra feels that a petrol engine on this SUV makes for an interesting proposition and hence they’ve plonked in a 2.2-litre petrol mill on the XUV. How different is it from the diesel? Time to find out.

The petrol XUV500 comes with a G AT badge at the rear

Exteriors – Hardly anything has changed on the outside of the XUV500 petrol. The petrol engine is offered only on the G AT trim and thus it misses out on some cosmetic enhancements offered on the W9 and W11 trims. The G AT comes with 16-inch alloys in a silver shade as compared to the 18-inchers on the W11 trim. The G variant also loses out on chrome trims for the window beadings and comes with rubber beadings. Apart from this, no other changes are there on the exteriors of the petrol model.

The dashboard of the XUV500 petrol gets hard plastics

Interiors – Inside the cabin, the Mahindra XUV500 petrol continues to get the same layout but the G variant loses out on quite a few features such as sunroof, leather seats, leather wrap on the dashboard and reverse camera. Instead, the petrol variant comes with fabric seats, conversation mirror instead of the sunroof and reverse parking sensors. In terms of space, comfort and practicality, the XUV500 petrol is exactly same as the diesel version.