In a bid to further consolidate its presence in the ever popular SUV segments, Mahindra & Mahindra is developing a larger version of the TUV300. The TUV500, as it may be called, will be a longer version of the TUV300 compact SUV boasting three proper rows of seats. Mahindra already has a very strong presence in the 7-15 lakh space with the TUV300, NuvoSport and Scorpio. So, it will be interesting to see how M&M position’s the upcoming TUV500 SUV. Our guess is the Mahindra TUV500 will cost around Rs. 8.5-10 lakh and will be launched sometime in early 2017. Recently, a camouflaged test mule was also spotted on public roads. Read on to know all about the Mahindra TUV500 Launch, Price, Specifications.
Mahindra TUV500 Launch
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Mahindra TUV500 India Launch||Mid 2017|
The launch of the Mahindra TUV500 is expected to place by mid-2017. Spy images and test mules are a good indication of an imminent launch. Mahindra seems to have commenced development and testing at its research facility in Tamil Nadu. test mules of the upcoming Mahindra SUV have been spotted with camouflage on multiple occasions.
Mahindra’s sub 4 meter SUVs including the TUV300, NuvoSport and the KUV100 have been performing poorly in the market. The strong selling XUV500 has now come under threat from the new Tata Hexa. The manufacturer needs a new launch soon to claw back some of the lost market share.
Mahindra TUV500 Price
|Variant||Estimated Ex-showroom Price|
|Mahindra TUV500 T4 Price||Rs. 8.50 lakh|
|Mahindra TUV500 T4 Plus Price||Rs. 8.80 lakh|
|Mahindra TUV500 T6 Price||Rs. 9.10 lakh|
|Mahindra TUV500 T6 Plus Price||Rs. 9.40 lakh|
|Mahindra TUV500 T8 Price||Rs. 9.90 lakh|
|Mahindra TUV500 T6 Plus AMT Price||Rs. 10.10 lakh|
|Mahindra TUV500 T8 AMT Price||Rs. 10.60 lakh|
The TUV500 will slot in between the TUV300 and the Scorpio. We expect the TUV500’s price to fall somewhere in Rs. 8.5 – 10 lakh price bracket.
The Mahindra TUV500 Competition –
According to our estimates, the TUV500 could cost around Rs. 1-1.5 lakh more than its younger sibling. As we mentioned earlier, it will be interesting to see how Mahindra positions it with respect to their other products, especially the Scorpio, which retails in the Rs. 10-15 lakh bracket. The TUV300 and NuvoSport are priced between Rs. 7 and 10 lakh.
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Mahindra TUV500 Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4400 x 1706 x 1542 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||16 inch alloys|
|Boot Space||~ 450 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.5 L mHawk100 Diesel|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Mileage||17-18 kpl (claimed)|
All figures mentioned in the specifications table below are estimates based on our expectations
Being a full-size SUV, the TUV500 could share its engine with the Scorpio. The 1.99/2.2 L mHawk diesel that powers the Scorpio produces 120 BHP and 280 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed Automatic. Conversely, it could employ the mHawk100 engine that powers select variants of the TUV300.
Mahindra TUV500 Mileage
If the TUV500 draws power from the same mHawk100 engine as the TUV300 and NuvoSport, it could return an over fuel mileage close to 17.5 kpl.
Mahindra TUV500 Exterior Design
The TUV500 will, more or less, resemble an extended TUV300. Mahindra could extend the tail a little to accommodate a third row of seats, similar what we have seen with the Bolero and Bolero Plus models. Apart from the extended tail, the rest of the UV will largely be similar to the compact SUV. Based on the latest spy shots, the grille, headlamp, bumpers, etc are identical to the TUV300. New additions could include a new alloy wheels design and LED daytime running lights. Without the restriction of having to limit the length to 4 metres, the TUV500 could look more proportionate in comparison to the TUV300.
Mahindra TUV500 Interior Design
Much like the exterior, even the interior will remain identical to the TUV300’s. It will get the same two-tone dashboard, steering wheel, instrument console, etc. Even the features list will be carried over unchanged. A 2-DIN audio system with AUX, USB and Bluetooth support, dual front airbags, manual air conditioning, etc. will all find their way into the equipment list of the TUV500. Top-end trims of the TUV500 could feature a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation support and a reverse parking camera display.
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