The petrol variant of the Mahindra XUV500 has been launched in the UAE by Mahindra & Mahindra and is priced at 74,900 dirhams which equates to approximately Rs.13.24 lakhs. This version will only have a 6-speed automatic transmission unit paired to the 2.2 litre petrol four cylinder engine that dishes out 140 hp and 320 Nm which are similar to the outputs of the current diesel model.
The petrol version of the XUV500 is expected to launch soon in the Indian market as well. It gets front-wheel drive for its W8 trim and the top-end W10 variant comes with All-Wheel Drive. Other features remain the same including the Tyre Pressure Monitoring system, touch screen infotainment setup with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, puddle lamps, electric sunroof, cornering lights and LED daytime running lights. Mahindra & Mahindra may consider offering the Technopack on-board telematics setup in the UAE according to reports.
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The Mahindra XUV500 is produced in India itself and exported to several global markets. No official dates are available for the launch of the petrol XUV500 in India although it may be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo which will be held in February, 2018. Mahindra & Mahindra had earlier stated that petrol versions would be launched for its models in case there was sizeable demand for the same.