Mahindra is India’s largest utlity vehicle manufacturer. Some of the famous models from the manufacturer are Bolero, Scorpio and XUV500. Mahindra XUV500 when launched was India’s most premium indigeneous product. It created a new segment of sporty 7-seater SUVs. XUV500 is a successful product for Mahindra and is now due for an update. Mahindra will soon be launching a new XUV500 next year which will look much bigger than the current version. Meanwhile SRK Designs has came up with a rendered image of how XUV500 SUV will look in a pick up truck avatar.
First thing that you’ll notice when you look at the pickup version the fact that it no more has the second and the third row seats. It is all now occupied by the luggage loading space with all those bars at the rear. The XUV500 pick-up truck now gets rugged tyres and nicer looking alloy wheels. The side cladding is bit more thicker than usual and the wheel arches also get the plastic cladding.
All the chrome that you would generally find on an XUV500 SUV has been totally removed to give it a more rugged feel. The bumper at the rear has been modified a bit, so is the tail light design. At the front it gets a black Bull bar with what looks like a winch or some auxiliary lamps on it.
With the dual the paint job and all the modifications the XUV500 does look cool. If Mahindra were to make one then it would surely make a space for itself like the Isuzu VCross. Mahindra offers Scorpio, Bolero in pick up avatar. Bolero pickup found a place in the commercial space, whereas Scorpio Getaway is still rare on our roads. This could be the reason why Mahindra has not thought of bringing XUV500 pickup.
Mahindra is developing an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be used to power the next-generation of Mahindra SUVs including the all-new Thar, all-new Scorpio and the all-new XUV500. With the new engine, the Mahindra XUV500 is expected to generate around a maximum of 180 Bhp. It will be an all-new BS6 compliant engine. Since Mahindra XUV500 is currently available in both 2WD and AWD versions, the all-new XUV500 is likely to offer the same. It is not known if the all-new XUV500 will offer a petrol engine option. However, there will be a choice of manual and automatic transmission options.