Mahindra XUV500 Bookings to open for the third time
Mahindra and Mahindra will open booking for the XUV500 across all dealerships in India from June 8, 2012. The auto maker will increase the production capacity to 4,000 units per month to handle the all-India bookings for XUV500.
May 29, 2012: Mahindra and Mahindra has made an announcement of opening the booking for its sports utility vehicle XUV500 for the third time from June 8, 2012. Unlike second phase when the bookings were only open to 19 cities, the SUV maker will be opening the booking for the XUV500 across all the dealerships in India. Moreover, the auto maker will also raise the production capacity to 4,000 units every month in order to cope up with the bookings.
The Chief Executive of Automotive Division at Mahindra and Mahindra, Mr. Pravin Shah said that the journey for the XUV500 has been remarkable and the company is pleased to open reservation for the vehicle at national level covering all the dealerships across India. “We have been inundated with request for re-opening of booking not just from existing cities but also from cities where the XUV500 was not available. Now that we have ramped-up our production capacity significantly, we are confident that we will be able to take care of the growing all-India demand of the vehicle,” he added.
XUV500 has been receiving overwhelming response since its launch in September 2011. The company had received over 25,000 booking during the second phase of bookings and out of them only 7,200 were lucky enough to get the XUV500 from the showrooms.
With the 2.2-litre mHawk common rail diesel engine capable of delivering output of 140 PS, the XUV is the first transverse layout, front-wheel-drive vehicle from Mahindra. The vehicle has been developed by the maker after a research for four years with feedbacks from customers globally. XUV500 has also received various accolades including the prestigious Car of the year by the automotive industry experts in the country.