India’s leading SUV manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., has today announced the launch of the Automatic variant of the New Age XUV500 in Kenya as it opens its regional office in Nairobi, the first one and the only one in central and Eastern Africa.
The Automatic Option will be available on 2 variants of the New Age XUV500 – W8 FWD and W10AWD. The Automatic will be available across Mahindra Dealerships from tomorrow. The price of the Automatic will start at KSh 3.45M (ex-showroom Nairobi *) for the W8 FWD variant.
The New Age XUV500 takes the driving experience to a new level because it offers a 2nd generation 6-speed automatic transmission with AWD as an option. It is also easier to cruise in cities and challenging terrains with it. The all new Automatic Transmission has been sourced for the first time from the leading global supplier, AISIN, Japan.
During the launch of the XUV500’s all new Automatic variant Dr. Pawan Goenka Executive Director, M&M Ltd. said, “With its winning combination of aspirational styling, advanced technology, safety features, comfort and convenience, the XUV500 has created a niche for itself since its launch 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. At Mahindra, it has been our constant endeavour to offer advanced and accessible technologies to our 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. I am sure that the XUV500 Automatic will be an instant hit with our customers in Kenya.”
Mr. Adil Popat, CEO Simba Corporation said “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 Kenya and will be a game changer for Mahindra’s automotive operations in the country. Mr. Popat further added, “Over the past several years Simba Corporation has made significant investment in strengthening its sales network, after sales service and spare parts distribution. It has, over a period of time, maintained a sharp focus on manpower training and building infrastructure. Our customers would therefore be assured of an enhanced experience every time they make a choice to buy any product of Mahindra”.
Key Features OF THE NEW AGE XUV500 AUTOMATIC
- Fully Automatic Gearbox – The XUV500 Automatic features a completely new 2ndgeneration transmission with torque convertor and a planetary gear-train that enables smooth and precise gear shifts. The intuitive gear changes combine responsiveness of a manual transmission with the hassle-free operation of an automatic, thereby providing the experience of both relaxed cruise and spirited drive, as desired. The all new Automatic transmission allows dynamic gear shifts that are smooth and barely perceptible.
- Optimized gear ratios (with 2 overdrive gears) with 6 speed automatic transmission for better fuel efficiency – The excellent feature of 6 gears has a higher number of gear ratios as compared to a conventional 5 speed automatic hence delivering the best fuel efficiency. The gear ratios in the 6 speed transmission are optimized to ensure that the engine uses the minimum amount of fuel.
- Automatic transmission with AWD – For those who seek Adventure the all new Automatic transmission also comes with an option of All Wheel Drive (AWD). The AWD ensures that the vehicle torque is suitably distributed between the wheels to provide the best traction on rugged or slippery roads, by sensing the difference in RPM between the front and rear wheels.
- Intelligent adaptation to terrains and altitudes – Do you imagine driving in an SUV which can intelligently adapt to mid and high altitudes? Yes The New Age XUV500 gives you that wonderful experience where one gets the best drivability under the conditions. The two uphill climbing modes allow the vehicle to take on slopes and ghats effortlessly.
- Easy cruising in City – The automatic gearbox is capable of providing brisk acceleration and smooth delivery of torque across all 6 gears so as to enable a relaxed and stress free drive even in the stop and go city traffic. It comes with a “creep function” to aid in slow moving traffic.
- Minimum Service – With the News Age XUV500 AT you don’t have to worry about the Automatic Transmission Fluid because it is filled for life, ensuring your service cost is kept to a minimum. Who would not love this?