New Mahindra XUV500 Facelift: Fresh pictures reveal full SUV

Mahindra and Mahindra will soon launch the highly-awaited new 2018 Mahindra XUV500. The updated version has already started arriving at several authorized dealerships across the country. Today, we have 2 more pics that clearly show the car’s front- and rear-end.

New Mahindra XUV500 Facelift: Fresh pictures reveal full SUV

As you can see in the image shown above, the front-end of the new 2018 Mahindra XUV500 gets a rather comprehensive makeover. The grille is new and so is the bumper. Also, the headlamps have been thoroughly updated and get a new set of DRLs. Even the hood is new. The new grille gets a thick chrome garnish around it and even some more chrome trim on its vertical slats. Also, the grille has grown in size and makes the XUV500 look bigger.

If you thought that the changes would be restricted to the front-end, you should really have a look at the rear. The rear is where the car gets a really new identity. The bumper is new and so are rear fog lamps. The tailgate is new, too. However, what really sets the posterior apart are the new split tail lamps that replace the vertically-stacked units.

The new tail lamps have to be the biggest talking point of the rear as they play a huge role in giving the latest facelift a truly distinct identity. The side profile remains largely similar to that of the outgoing model. The only new bit here is the new design of the alloy wheels.

New Mahindra XUV500 Facelift: Fresh pictures reveal full SUV

On the inside, the new 2018 Mahindra XUV500 remains more or less similar to the outgoing model, at least in terms of design. However, the highlight here is that the dashboard gets a new ‘soft touch’ leather top that makes the cabin far more upmarket. The center-console gets faux aluminum and piano black trim.

The top-end variant also gets new leather upholstery with quilted stitching. Other than that, the interior remains largely similar to that of the earlier model. You get a touchscreen infotainment unit that offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You also get a tyre pressure monitor.

Even the specifications have seen some change. While the 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine has been carried over to the 2018 XUV500, it now makes more power and torque. The updated motor outputs 155 Bhp at 3,3750 rpm and 360 Nm at 1,750-2,800 rpm. The increase in power and torque is courtesy of a new sixth-generation turbocharger that benefits from eVGT technology.

The lower variants, however, will carry on with the earlier motor, which outputs 140 bhp and 330 Nm. The more powerful version will offer a fuel mileage of up to 15.4 kmpl. The 2.2-liter, 140 bhp petrol engine has been carried over unchanged. The new 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will be available in five trim levels and 7 colors. Prices are yet to be announced.

Via Autocar Forum