If you need any more proof that India is now putting itself on the map in the automotive world, then maybe you should take a look at the Mahindra XUV500. This SUV has gone from conception to reality in just four years, and really helps to change our minds of how we see vehicles in India. We have seen all the programs that show the country in a different light when it comes to cars, so it is hoped that minds will now be changed?
We have been waiting for a while now on the official release date for the Mahindra XUV500, so WheelsUnplugged were happy to report that the unveil will be on September 28, 2011, which is this Wednesday. Then the day after there will be an announcement on price, sales strategy and what technology we can expect behind these new vehicles. Hype surrounding car launches in India have certainly increased over the past few years, and we can only see things improving even more due to this being an emerging market.
Those lucky enough to attend the unveil at Pune will be able to visit the manufacturing facility where the SUVs will be built, and even get a chance to test drive one. However, a lucky member of the public managed to guess the correct date for the release of the XUV500; so he will also be able to visit the plant where they are built.
This is the first SUV to be built in India, so this is a really big deal for not only Mahindra, but also the Indian car market as a whole. It is no secret that Indian cars from the past did not have to go through tough tests like they do in the US or Europe, but you will be happy to know that the XUV500 has gone through them all.
A huge amount of technology has gone into the design to make certain that the new SUV will offer quality, safety and emission standards. The future is looking bright for the Indian car market.