2017 Mahindra XUV Feature List Improved Drastically With New Additions to the infotainment system which now includes connectivity options
Mahindra today announced the introduction of a host of innovative technologies, many of which are an industry first claimed by the company in the Facelift XUV500. The new additions include Android Auto, Connected Apps, Ecosense & Emergency Call and are targeted towards meeting the evolving needs of today’s consumer and modern safety requirements. These new technologies will redefine the in-vehicle experience of the XUV500 by providing connectivity, convenience and entertainment options to the consumer. These innovative new technology features will be available starting from the W6 variant at a price of Rs. 13.8 lacs only (Ex-showroom Navi Mumbai). Mahindra has also launched an all new Lake-Side Brown colour with premium Black interiors in the W10 variant of the New Age XUV500 to spice up the deal.
These new top of the line features enhance connectivity, provide more convenience, add safety and assist in optimizing fuel efficiency. The key features introduced include:
Android Auto – This technology offers easy access to calls, messaging, navigation, music and Google search by connecting the user’s Android device with the infotainment system of the XUV500. Android Auto automatically pulls useful information from the user’s android device and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they are needed on the infotainment system. A simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering controls and powerful voice actions, it is designed to minimize distraction and enable the driver to stay focused on the road.
#2: Connected Apps – The XUV500’s infotainment system now offers an industry-first feature – Connected Apps. Connected Apps provides a host of essential and exciting Apps like Gaana, Cricket Live, Zomato, Book My Show and others on the infotainment system. The user can access these apps through the infotainment system even if these are not available in the mobile device. This requires the user to connect the infotainment system with a wi-fi hot spot. Apps in the XUV500 provide India-specific entertainment, music, live cricket updates, flash news, and information on best restaurants and more.
#3: Ecosense – An Industry first by Mahindra, Ecosense Technology helps in optimizing fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions by assisting the driver in driving more efficiently. For every trip, the user gets an Ecoscore out of 100, based on driving parameters like – speed, gear selection, acceleration, idling, clutch override and aggressive braking. During the trip, the infotainment system keeps displaying an instantaneous Ecoscore and an average Ecoscore. The app also allows the user to share his/her Ecoscore on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The user gets easy access to the Ecosense data and history on the infotainment system as well as on the Bluesense app and the With You Hamesha website.
Emergency Call is a feature that provides access to emergency services in the unfortunate event that airbags get deployed. This feature automatically calls the emergency service and also sends a text alert to 2 pre-set numbers through a paired mobile phone. One Touch Lane Change Indicator USB based audio, Voice Messaging System (talking car), Touch screen, Navigation (six regional languages), Onboard Audio-Visual Owner’s Manual, Mobile Apps, Park assist systems and Start stop technology amongst others are part of the list.