The entry level variant of the highly popular Mahindra XUV500 was launched yesterday. It is called the W4 and it complements the remaining the 2 higher variants of the SUV – the W6, W8 (4x2) and W8 (4x4).
A lot of features like the engine, transmission, micro hybrid technology, engine immobiliser, power steering, power mirrors, central locking and remote tailgate opening, cellphone charging points, follow-me-home headlights, flexi-seating, dual tone interiors and scuff plates for the front and middle rows are common across all the varaints. Listed below are some differences between the newly launched, entry level W4 variant and the higher W6 variant of the XUV500 –
The W4 misses out on the fog lamps at the front that the W6 variant comes with. The W6 also gets cladding strips and a ‘cubic printed’ centre console with chrome accents on the inside. These two details are left out in the W4. Also, neither the W4 nor the W6 variants get those striking alloy wheels which are seen on the top end W8 variant. It is also worth pointing out that the W4 gets fewer interior colour schemes than the two higher variants.
Interior and Features:
The W6 variant gets a fully automatic temperature control (FATC) system but the W4 has to make do with a regular air conditioner. However, it is a dual zone system, so the passengers at the rear are not forgotten. The upholstery used in the W4 variant is made of Jaquard fabric whereas the W6 gets a more premium fabric upholstery. Only the W8 variants get leather seats. Continuing the subject of seats, the W6 and W8 variants get 8-way adjustable seats with height adjustment for the driver’s seat while the W4 gets 6-way adjustable seats, also with height adjustment on the driver’s seat.
Gizmos and gadgets:
The W8 gets a 6” colour touchscreen infotainment display and the W6 gets a 6” monochrome display while the W4 gets a DIS in-built infotainment system. Also, the W4 gets 4 speakers instead of the 6 speakers provided in the higher variants. Some other features like rain sensing windscreen wipers, a multi function steering wheel, puddle lamps and automatic headlights have also been given a miss in the W4 variant.
Mahindra does take safety very seriously and thankfully, several important safety features do remain common among all the variants like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, tubeless tyres, crumple zones, side impact beams and disc brakes for all tyres. The top end W8 variant gets some more additional safety features such as ESP, hill hold/descent control, side and curtain airbags.
Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi):
W4 - Rs. 10,95,000
W6 - Rs. 12,01,770
W8 FWD - Rs. 13,60,821
W8 AWD - Rs. 14,64,329
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