We all know that Mahindra is in the process of introducing a yet another updated version of its popular XUV500. An official launch is rumored to take place sometime in May. Earlier, we show you the exteriors of the Mahindra XUV 500 and today, a new set of spy shots have revealed the updated SUV’s interiors. As clearly visible, the facelift will come with tan-coloured leather seating surfaces with quilted cross-stitching. Dashboard, as expected, gets an all-black theme with faux-leather-like soft-touch material. Some other elements on the updated XUV include a mix of piano black and faux-aluminium trim on the centre console which helps differentiate between this model and its predecessor. The new-gen car will continue to be offered with aluminium pedals along with an updated infotainment system (expected).
A few days ago, a first set of spy shots uncovered the updated XUV500’s exterior styling. At front, it gets slightly re-profiled headlamps with projector units and LED Daytime Running Lamps. The new-look grille gets a thick chrome surround and also gets Mercedes A-class-like chrome bits. It also gets minor design variations to its front and rear bumpers. The top-verison XUV500 will also get dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The new XUV500’s rear receives major styling changes with a new tailgate design and tail lamps. The vertical styled tail lights have been replaced with triangulars with reflectors placed lower down. It also gets a new chrome number plate garnish flanking mahindra logo right in the middle. It also has a new roof spoiler with an integrated HMSL and a redesigned rear bumper.
Under the bonnet, it will come with an upgraded 2.2-litre engine with more power.
Upon launch, this facelift will compete with the Renault Captur, Hyundai Creta (also due for a facelift) and (to some extent) the Jeep compass.
Later this year, Mahindra is also expected to officially unveil the new Ssangyong Rexton-based SUV, which will sit above the XUV500 in the Indian market.