One of India's leading SUV car maker Mahindra has updated its premium SUV XUV 500 with Apple CarPlay. With this update, the XUV500 now offers both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity in addition to its extensive connected features like Connected Apps, Emergency Call & Ecosense. Apple CarPlay will be available on the top-end W11 variant of the XUV500. Apple CarPlay offers easy access to calls, music and Siri search by connecting the user's iPhone with the infotainment system of Mahindra XUV500. Apple CarPlay has been designed keeping in mind the safety of the driver and passengers.
The XUV500 customers will have in-car access to hands-free telephony, Apple Music audiobooks, podcasts and CarPlay supported third-party audio applications. Apple CarPlay’s extremely accurate speech recognition enables Siri to respond immediately to information requests from customers, while Apple Music helps customers stream songs and customise playlists.
The XUV 500 is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The 2.2-litre diesel engine makes 155 PS power and 360 Nm torque while the 2.2-litre petrol engine delivers 140 PS and 320 Nm torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed manual and auto transmissions. As of now, the XUV 500 is priced from Rs 12.31 - 19.74 lakh.