Pretoria - Anniversary specials are usually highly specced, often with fancy decals and badging, and therefore more expensive.
Not always. Indian carmaker Mahindra, best known for tough workhorse bakkies, has launched a more affordable entry-level version of its XUV500 mid-sized SUV to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its South African subsidiary.
Mahindra SA boss Ashok Thakur said: "Often a motor company launches a higher-priced model to mark an anniversary but we decided to introduce the W4 model of the XUV500 - which, at R249 995, is R30 000 less than the existing XUV500."
SO WADDAYA GET FOR 250K?
Mechanically the W4 is identical to the rest of the XUV500 range, with a 2.2-litre mHawk turbodiesel delivering 103kW and 330Nm to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.