All-new Mahindra XUV500: What it could look like

Mahindra have been testing the all-new XUV500 on the roads for quite some time now. The all-new generation of the XUV500 will be launched by next year. Since all the test models of the XUV500 remain under heavy camouflage, here is a rendering image that indicates how the all-new vehicle will look like when it is launched in the market after the launch got delayed by a few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The all-new Mahindra XUV500 is being tested with makeshift headlamps and tail lamps, which makes it difficult to guess the look of the upcoming vehicle. However, since most Mahindra cars follow a design language, this rendering image by SRK gives us a good indication of the design. For making the next-generation model, the current-generation XUV500 has been used as a base.

The rendering image shows the car with updated headlamps, which are similar to the XUV300. It also gets the grille that looks similar to the XUV300. Apart from that, the front-end now looks completely different with a new bumper, fog lamps and a skid plate. The whole design makes the XUV500 rendering look like a bigger version of the XUV300, which has become quite successful in the market and is very much in demand.

The all-new Mahindra XUV500 will grow bigger in size and it will be based on a new platform too. Even the cabin will become much more futuristic when compared to the current version of the vehicle. Keeping up with the latest trends, the XUV500 will get a new bigger infotainment system that is positioned in the middle of the dashboard. There are horizontal AC vents placed below that. The steering will also be a new one with control to operate the infotainment and the instrument cluster. Mahindra is likely to use an all-digital instrument on the high-end variants of the car. The handbrake design will be carried forward from the current version of the car.

There is no official word on the all-new XUV500. However, it will get powered by a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will churn out more power and torque than the current 2.2-litre mHawk engine. The current Mahindra XUV500 generates a maximum power of 155 Bhp and a peak torque of 360 Nm. Mahindra will also offer the mStallion petrol engine with the all-new XUV500.

The Mahindra XUV500’s latest generation version will also spawn Ford’s SUV, which will use the same underpinnings and the engine. Ford’s SUV will be launched later than the XUV500 and it will be launched to bridge the gap between the EcoSport and the Endeavour.