Mahindra launched the all-new Thar in the Indian market last year and it sure became a blockbuster success. Now Mahindra is working on its next big launches, which will be the all-new XUV500 and the all-new Scorpio. The XUV500 is scheduled to be launched in the March-April but due to the high waiting period on Thar and unavailability of the microchips for the vehicle, the launch is likely to get delayed by a few months. Nonetheless, the XUV500 is almost production-ready and these pictures show what the cabin will look like when launched.
Spotted by Motoroids, this is the clearest picture of the cabin and it seems like the top-end version of the vehicle. The picture shows that the XUV500 will get an all-new steering wheel with multiple buttons to control various functions. The instrument cluster is all-digital and it is quite large in size. The extended part of the instrument cluster forms the infotainment system. It forms the twin-screen similar to the Mercedes-Benz cars. The fit and finish of the cabin seem to have improved a lot too.
The climate control vents are positioned below the infotainment system while the switches to control the climate control are located down below. The instrument cluster shows “P”, which is the Parking Mode and the gear selector looks like an automatic too. It gets a manual handbrake and it is straight, unlike the current one that is angled towards the driver.
Mahindra has always been generous when it comes to features and the upcoming XUV500 will be no different. It will get ambient lighting inside and earlier pictures show that the all-new XUV500 will also offer a massive panoramic sunroof. It will offer electrically-adjustable front seats and the mirror looks like it gets auto-dimming.
Since the all-new XUV500 also grows bigger in size, the cabin will be much larger and will be spacious. The third-row seats will now offer more usable space too. In all, the new XUV500 will become much plusher and luxurious compared to the current version of the car.
Mahindra will power the all-new XUV500 with two engine options. The petrol variants will get the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is also available with the Thar. In XUV500, it will generate more power. The diesel variants will get the 2.2-litre mHawk engine with a power output of around 180 PS. Both the engine options will offer manual transmission as standard. Also, both the engine options will get automatic transmission as well.
The all-new Mahindra XUV500 is likely to be a 4X2 vehicle. Mahindra may not launch the AWD version of the MPV due to the low demand in the market. Mahindra XUV500’s direct competitors like the MG Hector Plus and the newly unveiled Tata Safari do not offer AWD or 4X4 systems in the market. However, Mahindra may add the option at a later stage, if the demand arises. After the launch of the all-new XUV500, Mahindra will launch the all-new Scorpio in the Indian market.