Mahindra has been minting highly successful SUVs in the Indian market starting from the likes of Mahindra Thar, XUV700 and the latest Scorpio-N. While Mahindra discontinued the XUV500 post the arrival of the XUV700, the brand promised to bring back the model to the market. Pratap Bose, chief design officer, Mahindra and Mahindra shared a teaser image of an SUV, which is most likely to be the Mahindra XUV500.
The teaser image shows a massive SUV, which is likely to be a five-seater. While Mahindra’s line-up of SUVs does not have any void at the moment with the arrival of the Scorpio-N, the XUV line-up sure misses out on the 500 moniker. The XUV500 was the first product of the XUV line-up and it created ripples in the market with its features and its styling. The XUV500 will be a direct competitor to the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Interestingly, Mahindra may bring in the all-new XUV500 to the Indian market next year, which will also see the arrival of the facelifted Hyundai Creta and the new Kia Seltos in the Indian market.
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The all-new XUV500 will be revealed in a concept form. As the picture suggests, we can see massive flares rising up from the vehicle’s wheel arches. It will be designed by Mahindra Automotive Design Europe (M.A.D.E), which is a newly set-up facility and is headed by Tata’s former head designer Pratap Bose.
M.A.D.E will bring out the official design of the vehicle and most likely by next year, the car will be available in production form.
Mahindra has no plans to bring hybrid tech to the cars. Instead, they are focussing on electrification. The new SUV is likely to be powered by the same set of 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options that are also available with the XUV300. This will allow Scorpio and XUV700 to offer more powerful engine options.
Mahindra to launch XUV400 soon
A few weeks ago, Mahindra unveiled its next big thing in the electric mobility segment, as it announced the all-electric XUV400. Based on the existing XUV300, the new Mahindra XUV400 comes with a slew of tweaks inside-out, larger dimensions and a whole new heart under its hood. While the official details of the Mahindra XUV400, including pricing, will come out in January 2023.
According to a document from Delhi RTO, which has recently registered the Mahindra XUV400, the new all-electric SUV will be offered in three different variants – Base, EP and EL. All these variants of the Mahindra XUV400 will be available in five different colour options – Arctic Blue, Everest White, Infinity Blue, Napoli Black and Galaxy Grey.
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