The Mahindra XUV500 is among the top-selling vehicle in the mid-size SUV segment and was the flagship product of the company for long. It rivals the likes of the Tata Hexa and Tata Harrier among others in its price group and is often pitted against the Jeep Compass too. The XUV500 has been designed to look butch and has good road presence. However, it is not a hard-core SUV due to the lack of a proper 4×4 drivetrain, although it gets an AWD option. The same has been addressed by Dharavi Team who in their video below have presented a wild looking off-road render of the XUV500. If you are interested in how these renders are made, take a look at the video below before we proceed further.
The off-road render of the Mahindra XUV500 here looks quite wild and gets some proper 4×4 treatment. This render gives one a good idea of how the XUV500 may look like if it’s modified into a proper off-road spec vehicle. The render is made by cutting and grafting parts from several other off-road spec cars and the end result look spectacular. Let’s now talk about what all has been done on the Mahindra XUV500 to give it this butch look.
First of all, the bright neon paint job gives it a distinct appearance but may not suit everyone’s taste. Moving on, he drivetrain has been replaced with a 4×4 system and the suspension system has also been lifted a bit. The XUV500 now runs on big butch off-road spec tires that further enhance its ground clearance. The front bumper has been replaced with a minimalist off-road spec unit. A winch and auxiliary lights have been fitted on the bumper and the front grille has been draped in all black, except for the chrome bar on the top.
The sides now feature custom sidesteps which will help the driver and other occupants to have easier ingress in the SUV, now that it is lifted quite a lot. Two LED bars have been mounted on the roof at the front to provide necessary illumination at night. Overall, it looks quite intimidating and butch to look at, though its on-road capabilities will surely take a hit if a real example is made.
Talking about the regular Mahindra XUV500, the SUV will get a new generation model next year along with the Thar and the Scorpio. It will come with new engine options that will be BSVI compliant and will also probably be built on an all-new chassis. Mahindra is developing a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will power a number of vehicles in the company’s model lineup and will be available in various different state of tunes.