Next-generation Mahindra XUV500 launch date and other details revealed

Mahindra is working on the all-new XUV500 that has been caught testing multip;e times on the Indian roads. The all-new car will be launched in India next year and will challenge vehicles like the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and even the high-end versions of the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. The all-new Mahindra XUV500 will be officially revealed launched in early 2021 and here are all the details that you should know about.

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The Mahindra XUV500 has an unmistakable design and it looks unique on the road. According to ACI, the new version of the SUV will continue to offer a similar silhouette but will get new body panels all over. The car will have sharp design lines all over that will add a muscular look to the vehicle’s overall design. At the front, the all-new XUV500 will get a new grille and sleeker headlamps, which are expected to be LEDs. Also, there will be LED Daytime Running Lamps integrated into the headlamps.

The report also claims that the all-new XUV500 will offer a range of first-in-segment design elements and the most highlighted one is will the flush-fitting door handles that we get to see on the new Range Rover Velar. However, Mahindra may use a different, non-powered lever-type arrangement to keep the cost low, unlike the Range Rover that has electrically powered handles. The new XUV500 will look fresh in the crowd and will offer all the latest design elements to set it apart in the crowd.

The cabin of the all-new XUV500 will be inspired by the Mahindra Funster, which was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Being a futuristic car, Mahindra will offer an all-digital instrument cluster and there will be a separate infotainment screen mounted on the dashboard. The new Mahindra XUV500 will remain a seven-seater vehicle and will offer the same 3-row seat layout.

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Powering the all-new XUV500 is an all-new 2.2-litre diesel engine. The BS6 compliant engine will make its debut in the market with the all-new XUV500 and it will produce a maximum of 180 PS. To keep the emission levels down, Mahindra will also add the DPF and the SCR. The next-generation Mahindra XUV500 is most likely to not offer an AWD system. It will get a choice between a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The next-generation Mahindra XUV500 will also get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will generate a maximum of 190 PS and peak torque of 380 Nm.

It should be noted that Mahindra and Ford have joined hands in India and we will get to see Ford’s version of the XUV500 in the Indian market too. It will be launched soon after the new XUV500 launches in the market. The Ford’s version will be derived from the XUV500 and will offer a different exterior, different interior and a different, improved chassis. However, both the cars will be manufactured at the Chakan facility of Mahindra.

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