With so many spy shots floating on the internet, the upcoming XUV 500 is no more a secret. While the refreshed SUV will be officially launched in around mid-April, we’ve just got our hands on some key specs of the update. We’ve summarized all that we know so far about the updated XUV500 along with some new spy shots.
So will mahindra change the look of the XUV 500? The answer is Yes. The updated car will gonna be a complete facelift. There’s a new grille at front which is beautified with a thick chrome surround and studded detailing– almost Mercedes-Benz A-class in style. The bumper has been revamped as well. The higher variants will sport a dual-tone faux skid plate. The headlamps are now projector units and are mated with LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs).
The new XUV500’s rear also receives major styling changes. The vertical tail-lamps are now replaced by triangular units placed horizontally. The XUV500 also gets a new tailgate with chrome bits above the license plate.
The XUV500 facelift will come with two new exterior paint choices, Mystic Cooper and Crimson Red along with previous models paint schemes.
Mahindra is working hard to provide a premium cabin with soft-touch materials on the all-black dash, tan-coloured leather seats with quilted cross-stitching. Additional bits on the new XUV500 include a mix of piano black and faux-aluminium strip on the centre console. The refreshed model will continue to be offered with aluminium pedals but on the top-trims.
So there will be any changes in terms of engines? Again yes. Under the hood, the 2.2-litre diesel now delivers 155hp at 3,750rpm and 360Nm of torque at 1,750-2,800rpm (on the top variants). The engine gets a new sixth-gen turbocharger along with new ‘eVGT’ technology. This motor delivers an average of 15.4 kmpl as tested by ARAI. However, the low-end variants are likely to come with the same 140hp motor which gives an average of 15.1kmpl (4X2 variant). Mahindra will also house the recently introduced 140hp 2.2-litre petrol motor on the new XUV500.
How many versions will be on sale?
Mahindra will offer the refreshed XUV500 in five diesel and a single petrol variant. Below are the variants and their respective features.
2018 XUV 500 W5
The XUV 500 W5 will offer 2.2 liter diesel delivering 140 hp with manual transmission. Other features include:
- steel wheels
- dual AC manual
- black and grey interiors
- dual exhausts
- roof rails
- mobile charging point for front row
- remote tailgate opening
- power windows
- rear window wiper washer with defogger
- flat folding 2nd and 3rd row seating.
2018 XUV500 W7
The W7 trim will offer 2.2 liter diesel producing 140 hp with MT and AT. Other features on this one are-
- steering mounted controls
- cruise control
- auto AC
- chrome front grille
- black and tan interiors.
2018 XUV500 W9
The XUV 500 W9 will offer 2.2 liter diesel producing 140 hp with MT and AT. Other features are-
- 17 inch alloys
- piano black accent on center console
- infotainment system with Android Auto
- mobile charging for 1st and 2nd row
- telescopic steering
- reverse parking camera
2018 XUV500 W11
- 140hp 2.2-litre diesel engine with manual/auto gearboxes
- Dual-tone black/tan leather seats with quilted stitching
- Leather finish on dashboard and door pads
- Chrome trim on exterior
- Power driver’s seat
- Puddle lamps
- Camping lamp
2018 XUV500 W11 AWD
- 155hp 2.2-litre diesel engine
- Manual/auto gearboxes option with AWD
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- 18-inch Diamond-cut alloy wheels (Optional)
How much will it cost?
There is no information on pricing yet but we expect a price hike of around Rs 27,000-30,000 over the current model.