2014 Delhi Auto Expo

Mahindra XUV 500 Hybrid SUV – World’s 1st Manual Hybrid Diesel SUV


Mahindra is one Indian manufacturer that takes innovation very seriously and their technological prowess was on full display when it took the covers off the new XUV500, which is the first manual SUV in the world to use a hybrid diesel power-plant. The car that was on display had a transparent hood with an acrylic grille in front.

XUV 500 Hybrid SUV

M&M XUV 500 Hybrid concept, first diesel Hybrid

The hybrid brings together a diesel engine and Lithium-Ion battery powered motor which helps in keeping the fuel bills quite low. While the engine itself is revolutionary, Mahindra doesn’t stop there, a number of technologically advanced features like a¬†Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor have been used on the car.

Mahindra XUV 500 manual hybrid

Second Hybrid concept from Mahindra after Scorpio micro hybrid

The XUV500 was among the few cars that were able to register an uptrend in their sales towards the end of 2013. When even cars that were moving heavy volumes such as the Duster and Ecosport had falling sales, the XUV500 maintained its rate. With this new version, on display at Auto Expo 2014, the car is sure to be a more enticing prospect for potential buyers. The electric motor ensures low-speed assistance. Fuel economy is also going to be a big selling point.

Mahindra XUV 500 Hybrid SUV

Mahindra XUV Hybrid Concept Badge

The electric motor gets recharged through what is known as regenerative braking technology, by which the kinetic energy of the car is used to replenish the battery. Mahindra has certainly upped its game with the new XUV500. It will be interesting to see how the Indian market responds to the diesel-hybrid powerplant.

XUV 500 Hybrid

XUV 500 Hybrid Engine is a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor.

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  1. karthik

    February 6, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    sounds good… but without government support by way of subsidies new technologies would never find their way into mass production models… hope I am proved wrong…

  2. Nikhil

    February 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Way to go Mahindra. You guys are the trend setters.

  3. thasleem

    February 7, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    “Lithium-Ion battery powered motor which helps in keeping the petrol bills quite low.”

    very heading of this article says this is a diesel vehicle.

  4. deepak bansal

    February 8, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I love this mahindra XUV 5OO

  5. Rajesh Jibi

    February 12, 2014 at 3:00 am

    This is the way to go, when this SUV will be available to buy, can we go for booking now by end of this month.

  6. dr rakesh kumar choudhary

    February 17, 2014 at 12:03 am


  7. shubham shelar

    February 20, 2014 at 9:58 am

    what a amazing suv mahindra seems to be future

  8. nikhil sonar

    February 20, 2014 at 10:02 am

    world’s bst suv seems to be xuv 500 hybrid

  9. shubham shelar

    February 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

    best car ever

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