LONGER SERVICE: The service plan sold with Mahindra’s XUV500 models from October 1 2014 has been increased by a year and 20 000km to four years or 80 000km. Image: Supplied
Mahindra South Africa, celebrating its 10th year in SA, has extended the service plan for its range-topping XUV500 from three years or 60 000km to four years or 80 000km for all units sold from October 1 2014.
Recently the XUV500 reached a global sales milestone of 100 000 sales after 33 months on the market; the entry-level, two-wheel drive W4 derivative, launched in South Africa earlier in 2014, is proving a popular extension to the range, the automaker says.
Mahindra SA has also introduced Mahindra Maximile oil which is blended to Mahindra's specification by Valvoline and tested globally for its performance. With the use of this oil the drain period on the passenger range of vehicles has been extended to 20 000km.
Ashok Thakur, CEO of Mahindra SA, said: “We are also pleased to have been able to contain price increases on our vehicles during the year. Mahindra prices rose by 4.26% in the first nine months of the year; (sister brand) SsangYong by 4.54%, each well below the industry average of 7.82%."
He said some brands had increased prices by as much as 16%.
"Our price control strategy is another benefit for potential buyers of our growing range of vehicles.”