Mahindra XUV500 is one of the most awaited vehicle launches for 2021. The new SUV will get a lot of new features and equipment. It is expected to offer some of the best or first in class features. It will be one of the most well-equipped SUV that you would be able to buy once it goes on sale next year. While the SUV has been spied numerous times on test on our Indian roads. No one has been able to get a proper glimpse for the exterior. So no one really knows how the new SUV will look. Mahindra has also not shown any concept for the XUV500 at the Auto Expo 2020. This makes it difficult for the public to get an idea about the SUV. This is where renders help us in getting an idea of how the new SUV might look.
The new XUV500 will be the new flagship from Mahindra as there are rumours that they might be discontinuing the Alturas G4. This is because the Alturas G4 is a CKD or a Completely Knocked Down unit that is imported from South Korea. Mahindra currently has components to produce 500 units of Alturas G4. Once, the Alturas G4 is discontinued the most expensive and the most loaded vehicle that will be in Mahindra’s line-up will be the XUV500 that is supposed to launch in mid-2021.
Here we have 5 renders of the SUV that showcase how the SUV might end up looking. We can see that this render has taken inspiration from the current generation of the XUV500. It gets redesigned headlamps and the same grille as the current XUV500.
The render here has been done by Indian Auto and it gets C-shaped LED headlamps and vertical chrome slats in the grille that gives the SUV an aggressive stance. It gets roof rails, diamond-cut alloy wheels and flush sitting door handles.
This render has been done by Rushlane and we can see that it also uses the same design elements as the above render. However, the of the headlamps is sharper and the grille gets a chrome surround. It gets pronounced wheel arches and a different set of alloy wheels. However, it gets the Cheetah inspired vertical door handles that we have seen on the current generation of XUV500.
This render is one of the most recent ones. It is done by Autocar and we can see the design looks a lot edgier and up-market. It is also the closest to the spy shots that we have seen. The C-shaped LED headlamps resembles a lot to the ones that we have seen on the spied XUV500.
The render here is done at the IndianAutoBlogs. It gets the front of the SUV in details. So, there are C-shaped LED elements that will also be the Daytime Running Lamps, there are LED headlamps, vertical chrome slats for the grille and a wide air dam.
Speaking of the 2021 XUV500 itself, it will be powered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. The mStallion petrol engine produces 190 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 380 Nm. The diesel engine produces 152 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 380 Nm. Both the engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The 2021 XUV500 will be competing against the MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Hyundai Creta 7-seater and the Tata Gravitas. The new generation XUV500 should start from Rs. 14 lakhs ex-showroom, while the top-end all-wheel drive and an automatic variant should cost around Rs. 22 lakhs ex-showroom.