Mahindra will launch the facelifted version of the XUV 500 later this month in the market. The SUV has started to arrive at the Mahindra dealerships across India. A new set of pictures of the vehicle reveals all the changes that the XUV 500 will get with the update.
What are the changes?
The front of the updated Mahindra XUV 500 has been changed completely. It now gets a new grille, new bumper and new headlamps with DRLs. The new XUV also gets an updated bonnet lid. At the rear, the car gets a new bumper and a new split tail-lamp, which is triangular in shape. The XUV also gets new fog lamps placed just above the rear bumper. The rear tailgate has been updated too and the vehicle looks thoroughly updated. From the side, the XUV 500 remains similar to the current model.
The interior layout of the new XUV 500 remains similar to the current model. However, there have been a few changes like the dashboard and door trims now get leather upholstery in the top end variant. The car continues to offer the touchscreen infotainment system that gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The infotainment system also provides information like fuel use statistic, driver score among many other things like Tyre Pressure.
The top-end variant also gets leather seats with quilted diamond stitching. Mahindra has also used soft-touch materials on the dashboard that makes the cabin a lot plusher. The centre console now gets faux-aluminium and piano black plastic.
The engine also becomes more powerful with the new version of the XUV 500. The same 2.2-litre diesel engine now delivers a maximum power of 155 Bhp at 3,3750 rpm and 360 Nm at 1,750-2,800 rpm. The bump in power comes from the new sixth-generation turbocharger that gets new eVGT technology. The lower variants will offer the old spec output, which is 140 Bhp and 330 Nm. The engine with higher output will return a maximum fuel efficiency of 15.4 km/l. There will be the 2.2-litre petrol engine too that generates a maximum power of 140 Bhp.
The new XUV 500 gets five trim levels, which is one extra from the current version of the model. Mahindra is also offering 7 colours, out of which, 2 are new colours. The price is expected to be announced soon.