Mahindra will soon launch the XUV 500 facelift in India and the car has already been spied a few times. Mahindra will launch the new SUV on 18th April and will also announce the official price. The facelifted XUV 500 has already started arriving at the dealerships across India.
The Mahindra XUV 500 has been updated inside out with the facelift. The front grille has been replaced with a new bigger one with a mesh-like design. The car also gets updated bumpers and headlamps with DRL. At the rear, the new XUV 500 will get new tail lamps too. It replaces the Christmas-tree styled tail lamps. From the side, the XUV 500 facelift remains same as the current model except for new updated alloy wheels.
The new XUV 500 will be offered in 5 trim levels that will further get variants. With the facelift, Mahindra will introduce a new top of the line W11 option, which will offer premium features like leather upholstery, and leather trim on the dashboard. The variants also get AWD versions and automatic variants too. The new XUV 500 also gets more colours and the vehicle will be offered in as many as seven colours with two all-new shades.
The interiors are expected to remain similar to the current model. The car gets an electrified 8-way adjustable driver seat, dual HVAC, reading lamps, power windows, remote tailgate release, glove box with laptop holder, flat 2nd and 3rd-row foldable seats and follow me headlamps. The new XUV 500 also gets driver express-up window, puddle lamps, camping lamp and door ajar lamps, 18-inch diamond cut alloys, window chrome lines, illuminated scuff plates and all-chrome tailgate applique.
The top-end variant of the new XUV 500 gets a more powerful version of the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The engine now produces 155 Bhp and 360 Nm in the top end variant. The lower end variants continue to get the 140 Bhp – 330 Nm engine output. Mahindra XUV 500 is one of the top-selling vehicles in the segment. With the arrival of the Jeep Compass, the sales have been affected slightly but the new changes should put the XUV 500 back to the top in future.