29 Sep 2020: Ahead of launch in India, new-generation Mahindra XUV500 spotted testing
Mahindra & Mahindra is expected to launch its new-generation XUV500 SUV in India, later this year.
In the latest development, a highly camouflaged test mule of the car has been spotted testing on the roads.
As per the spy images, the vehicle will have a 7-slat grille, L-shaped LED DRLs, flush-fitting door handles, and refreshed alloy wheels, among others.
Here are more details.
Exteriors: New-generation Mahindra XUV500: At a glance
The new-generation Mahindra XUV500 will have an eye-catching design, featuring a slightly-sloping roofline, a muscular bonnet, a 7-slat grille surrounded by rounded headlamps, and L-shaped LED DRLs.
On the sides, the SUV will be flanked by roof rails, B-pillars, ORVMs, flush-fitting door handles, and designer alloy wheels.
It should have a wheelbase of 2,700mm and a ground clearance of 200mm.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
The new-generation Mahindra XUV500 will have a spacious cabin with a refreshed dashboard, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
The SUV will pack a twin-dial instrument cluster and a large floating-island touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options.
All standard safety options including multiple airbags and ABS with EBD will also be on offer.
Engine: Power and performance
The upcoming Mahindra XUV500 will draw power from a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter mStallion T-GDi turbocharged, four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 187hp of maximum power at 5,000rpm and 380Nm of peak torque at 1,750-4,000rpm. The car should also get a 2.0-liter diesel mill churning out 185hp.
Transmission duties on the SUV will be taken care of by a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox.
Fact: What about the pricing ?
Details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the new-generation Mahindra XUV500 in India will be announced at the launch event later this year. It should carry a slight premium over the current-generation model, which starts at Rs. 13.57 lakh.