The next generation of the Mahindra XUV500 remains to be one of the most eagerly awaited launches taking place during recent times. Mahindra will be introducing the new iteration of the mid-size SUV to the market during the first half of 2021. Before that, a test mule of the new XUV500 was recently spotted, giving us a hint of how it is going to look like.
The latest images of the vehicle reveal it wrapped in complete camouflage. The new XUV500 will feature heavy updates both on the exterior as well as the interior. The exterior will include a completely new front face and an all new headlamp set-up, which are evident from the given images.
Also, the next generation XUV500 also looks more wider than its predecessor and has an all new set of diamond cut alloy wheels and a shark fin antenna as changes. The interior will undergo a complete revamp, having a new cabin, dashboard and more importantly a new touchscreen infotainment system. As expected, Mahindra will be providing a ton of equipment for the new XUV500, most of which could be carried from the outgoing model.
There is talk that the new XUV500 could be offered with a 2.0 litre T-GDi mStallion turbocharged petrol unit. This unit seen on the new Thar makes 150 BHP of power and 320 Nm of torque. Other than that, Mahindra may be giving the 2.2 litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit on the vehicle.
This engine gives 152 BHP of power along with 360 Nm of torque and looks good enough to feature on the vehicle. It will come mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch AMT gearbox. It is reported that the next generation of the XUV500 could be priced aggressively in order to avoid competition with the Alturas G4 in Mahindra’s stable.
Thus, we can expect the vehicle to be priced at around Rs.20-25 lakh upon its launch. This would also mean that the upcoming XUV500 would be in direct competition with the Scorpio, which will also be coming in a new avatar soon. When launched, the next generation XUV500 will take on the Jeep Compass and the MG Hector Plus in the higher end of the mid-size SUV segment.
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