Scoop- Mahindra XUV500 Automatic Variant Coming in Mid-2015

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Mahindra showcased an electric-diesel hybrid verison of XUV500 at the Auto Expo 2014. Now, according to a report by ACI, the Mahindra XUV500 Automatic will be launched in mid-2015.

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According to the report, this new automatic gearbox will be a six-speed unit, which will be used in a future SsangYong compact SUV and then later in the Mahindra XUV500. “Yes, we are going to install a six-speed automatic, which is coming in January 2015 and Mahindra is also considering that same gearbox for the XUV500, so in terms of volume that is great for us and we can save some money,” said Y I Lee, President and CEO of Ssangyong Motor Company.

Today, Mahindra only has the Scorpio in the utility vehicle segment to be equipped with an automatic transmission. Australian company, Drivetrain Systems International (DSI), which supplied the transmissions for the Scorpio is now owned by the Chinese auto major- Geely.

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Mahindra also showcased the Quanto with an automated manual transmission along with the hybrid XUV500 and Halo electric sportscar recently at the Auto Expo 2014. With the automated manual transmission tech being used by Tata(on the upcoming Zest compact sedan) and Maruti in their cars already, we won’t be surprised if the XUV500 comes with the automated manual transmission.

What do you think ? Should Mahindra launch the XUV500 with a normal automatic transmission or an automated manual transmission ? Do let us know your thoughts by penning them in the comments section below.

Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Mahindra XUV500 Automatic variant.

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  • Chandu says:

    I am waiting to get an XUV 500 Automatic Transmission. It is all confused about the launch of XUV 500 Automatic Transmission vehicle, some of the sites it is already released in Jan 2014 and some say it will be released in Jan or Feb 2015.As a consumer we are totally confused when it is really available in the market.Can anybody higher authorities of Mahindra do let me know when actually XUV 500 Automatic Transmission vehicle is available, so,that we can avail the opportunity to buy XUV 500 Automatic vehicle before going to buy any other vehicle.Please give me the definite period when we can buy XUV 500 Automatic transmission vehicle available in the market.My email address is lklavachand@gmail.com. PLEASE ANY AUTHORITIES FROM MAHINDRA AUTOMOTIVE GROUP. OFF COURSE IN THE INDIAN MARKET.

  • Goutham raju says:

    ofcourse automatic manual transmission will be good B’Coz we Indians want to play with gears while driving a SUV