Mahindra XUV 500 Facelift: What to expect?

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Mahindra’s popular seven-seater SUV, Mahindra XUV 500 has undergone major changes over the existing model and is most likely to hit the market in 2018. The home-grown automaker has also started the testing of the facelift model and was recently spotted on the roads too. It is most likely to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

The Mahindra XUV500 facelift receives extensive changes over the exterior design of the existing model along with some vital additions to the feature list. Moreover, it now gets a tuned engine variant over the existing one that can deliver greater performance.

Read on to find out more information about the facelifted model and see what more it brings along with itself to keep the buyers interested.


Exterior design
The Mahindra XUV500 facelift has received major cosmetic updates in the exterior design. Major changes are spotted in the front profile of the car, which looks completely refreshed from the outset. A newly designed front grille, inspired from Mahindra Imperio, along with a revised bumper adds aggressiveness to the front profile. Projector headlights, with static bending technology, are equipped with LED DRLs.

The side profile of the facelift looks largely similar to the existing model, except for the new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. At the rear side of the car, some subtle changes are made, which includes a revised rear bumper, large rear spoiler and redesigned tail-lamps. The model sits on 2,700m long wheelbase and the ground clearance is 200mm.

The car is available in eight different colour options - Pearl White, Dolphin Grey, Opulent Purple, Sunset Orange, Volcano Black and Moondust Silver.


Interior features
The interior design of the facelift Mahindra XUV500 has also received certain visual updates along with some added features. The new dual-tone colour theme of the cabin looks pleasing and the seats are upholstered in new leather. Mahindra has introduced a new steering wheel, revised center console along with a new instrumental panel.

The new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is a significant change inside the car, which is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It features connected apps along with an Ecosense driving rating application and Emergency calling feature.

On the safety front, the car features airbags, ISOFIX, Hill hold and Hill descent control. The braking system of the car features disc brakes on all the wheels and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD is standard. Other features on offer include rain sensing wipers, automatic climate control and an anti-pinch sunroof.





















The engine mechanism
Mahindra has not changed the engine mechanism under the bonnet but is slightly tuned than before. The tuned version of the 2.2-litre mHawk, four-cylinder diesel engine is expected to produce a maximum power output of 170 bhp against a peak torque of 360 Nm. The power has increased by 30 bhp, while the torque has increased by 40 Nm over the previous powertrain. The transmission duties are still taken care of by a six-speed manual and an automatic gearbox. The fuel-efficiency of the car is expected to fall in the range of 14 kmpl to 16 kmpl, which is quite economical considering the humongous power.

Our Verdict
The Mahindra XUV500 facelift is expected to be priced at Rs. 12.5 lakh for the base model, while to the top-spec model will go up to Rs. 18.7 lakh (ex-showroom). However, you can fetch the prices of all the variants on Autoportal.com. It will go up against the likes of Jeep Compass and Tata Hexa.

The facelifted version of the Mahindra XUV500 comprises of several updates aesthetically as well as mechanically over the previous model. This makes the facelift more attractive than ever before and is definitely going to produce some good results for the company in the SUV segment.

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