Mahindra is working on a new generation of XUV500 which will be launching this year. The SUV has been spied many times wearing camouflage on our Indian roads. Previously, the interiors of the SUV was also spotted. However, this time there is a new video uploaded on YouTube by Motorbeam on their channel. The video showcases new interior design in a lot more detail.
When the man approaches the SUV, we can see the flush sitting door handles. Then the video shows us the new interior of the XUV500. We can see the newly designed leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel. There are a lot of buttons placed on the steering wheel which will be there to control the instrument cluster, infotainment system and cruise control. The buttons get a piano-black finish with chrome surrounding the buttons. The steering wheel also gets a flat-bottom for a more sporty appearance. Then we can see the dual screens placed on the dashboard which should also get soft-touch materials.
The left screen is for the touchscreen infotainment system which will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are three layouts placed on the infotainment system just like Kia’s 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment does. The right screen is for the digital instrument cluster. On the left, there is a speedometer and a temperature gauge while towards the right there is the tachometer which goes to 7,000 rpm, but the redline is expected to be somewhere around 5,000 rpm. There is also a fuel gauge present towards the right of the tachometer. In the middle of the speedometer and the tachometer, there will be various information showed, such as speed in digital format, real-time fuel efficiency, average fuel efficiency and a lot more.
The vehicle that was spotted was an automatic transmission because the digital instrument cluster shows ‘P’ which is the Parking mode in the SUV. There is also a new headlight and wiper stalks. The rectangular air conditioning vents will be placed below the touchscreen infotainment system. The AC vents also get chrome detailing around them for a more premium song. It will also get a wide centre armrest with soft-touch material. From the previous spy shots, we also know that it is expected to come with a manual parking brake.
The XUV500 will come with a lot of equipment. It will come with automatic climate control, cruise control, LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, connected car technology, automatic headlamps, LED tail lamps, panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror and a lot more.
Till now there are rumours that the 2021 XUV500 and the 2021 Scorpio will get delayed because of the shortage of semiconductors that the world is facing. The semiconductors are used extensively in vehicles. They are used in sensors for automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, electronic stability program, various Electronic Control Units, safety equipment etc. Due to this, the deliveries of the Thar were also delayed because SUV was dispatched to the dealerships without the infotainment systems which also use semiconductors. The infotainment systems were then installed by the dealerships themselves. You can read more about it by clicking here. Once launched, the 2021 XUV500 will compete with the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar.