Mahindra will be bringing forward the much anticipated launch of the 2021 Mahindra XUV500 by March-2021. In fact, there is a lot of talk regarding how the car could be given the popularity of the XUV500 here. With that, the next-generation XUV500 remains to be one of the most important launches taking place next-year, which is expected to be a completely different model altogether.
The test mule of the new Mahindra XUV500 was spotted on numerous occasions, this time being no different. There have been numerous images of its exterior circulating on the internet which has kept us very optimistic. However, we now get a glimpse of how the interior of the next generation XUV500 will be looking like with a dual-tone interior, an electronic parking brake and a drive mode selector.
There will be a completely different cabin as compared to the outgoing model, having a new interior layout as well as an updated infotainment system. It also includes a new flat bottom steering wheel along with a new layout for climate control. These new additions could further enhance the desirability of the new Mahindra XUV500 when it eventually comes out of the pipeline.
Other than that, there are also pictures of the exterior, which were clicked on its test run. The front looks wider than the current model, while also sporting a new grille, bumper and headlights. When it comes to the rear, there are also a few changes done, notably a bigger tailgate and a new set of tail-lamps.
The next-generation Mahindra XUV500 will be coming packed with a slew of features such as automatic climate control, multiple airbags, hill start assist and a panoramic sunroof to name a few. Engine-wise, the new Mahindra XUV500 could be coming with a 2.0 litre T-GDi mStallion Turbo petrol. This engine was introduced recently on the new Thar and makes 150 BHP of power along with 320 Nm of torque.
The current model has a 2.2-litre Turbo diesel motor in its arsenal, which will also be continued with its successor. This engine can produce output figures of 152 BHP power and 360 Nm torque. It does come mated with options of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions.
We can expect Mahindra to price the new XUV500 at around Rs. 20-25 lakh around the time of its launch. This will make it a worthy competitor to the likes of the Tata Harrier/Gravitas, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and the MG Hector Plus in the higher mid-size SUV segment. There will be a lot of expectations placed on the next generation XUV500 and Mahindra will keen to meet them given how much of a status the current model of the car enjoys here.
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