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Mahindra XUV500 Automatic First Drive Review.pdf

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We all know that the 2.2-litre mHawk engine in the XUV500 making 140PS of peak power and
330Nm of peak torque is quite healthy and moves the manual version of the XUV500 quite well.
And luckily, the automatic gearbox does not ruin the experience. In fact, our first reaction to
driving the new XUV500 automatic was how effortlessly the SUV went through the gears and on
to triple digit speeds. What also surprised us is how smooth and devoid of long delays the shifts
actually are and although they are not as quick as the benchmark dual–clutch gearboxes that
the world is moving to, it is most certainly an improvement over the gearbox in the Scorpio.
Considering the fact that the same gearbox will also be used in a long range of Ssangyong
vehicles globally, it was imperative for Mahindra to get this right and luckily they have.