The XUV 500 by Mahindra is a global standard SUV that is going to embark the company on a world-wide platform. Originally codenamed Mahindra W201, the XUV 500 received its name recently before its launch on September 29. The aerodynamic monocoque design based SUV Mahindra XUV 500 is entirely different from the traditionally designed cars. Contrary to the conventional design in which the car is made of a frame and then it is covered with lightweight metal sheets, the XUV 500 body is a single piece body in which the body and chassis are one piece. The monocoque design of the XUV 500 is also known as single shell design.