All-new 2020 Mahindra XUV500: Unmasked before Auto Expo reveal

Mahindra launched the all-new XUV500 in the Indian market in 2011. Since then, the vehicle has received a major update and a few smaller cosmetic updates. The Mahindra XUV500 is an extremely popular vehicle in the Indian market and there are a lot of buyers of the car. The brand is currently working on the all-new generation of the Mahindra XUV500 and it is likely to be launched by the end of this year. What will the new car look like? Well, here is an idea what the all-new Mahindra XUV500 is likely to look like. This rendering is based on the leaked sketches of the Mahindra’s 2020 Auto Expo brochure.

All-new 2020 Mahindra XUV500: Unmasked before Auto Expo reveal

The all-new XUV500 might become sleeker in terms of looks. The rendering image by Vipin Vithoopan shows that the vehicle will get an all-new front-end. Since this is based on the leaked image of the XUV500 EV, there is no air vent in the front or a grille for the flow of air. The production version of the XUV500, which will also get an internal combustion engine will definitely get a grille and air dams to feed the engine.

The rendering image shows that the all-new generation XUV500 might become streamlined when compared to the current bulky version. The car will get a sloping roofline and overall design including of the headlamps will be different from the current version. However, the all-new Mahindra XUV500 will continue to offer a window line that is similar to the current version of the car. To give it a distinctive look on the roads, we will get to see sleek headlamps with a kink on the bottom. It also gets LED DRLs on the sides. The larger, three slat foglamp set-up gives an illusion that the headlamps are positioned down below but that is not the case.

All-new 2020 Mahindra XUV500: Unmasked before Auto Expo reveal

The cabin of the upcoming vehicle will be updated thoroughly too. We will get to see an all-new dashboard with a new list of features. The all-new Mahindra XUV500 will also get a new engine option. Mahindra is working on a powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine that will power the next-generation Mahindra vehicles. We will get to see the engine in the XUV500 too. The new engine will produce a maximum power of 170 PS, which will put it at par with the likes of MG Hector and upcoming Tata Harrier. Currently, the XUV500 gets the 155 PS producing 2.2-litre diesel engine option.

Mahindra has always remained generous when it comes to the features and the all-new XUV500 is not expected to be any different. We will get to see a long list of features and many of them might become a segment-first offering. Mahindra may not showcase the all-new XUV500 at the 2020 Auto Expo but the EV version of the vehicle will be revealed during the event.

Shantonil Nag

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