Ahead of launch, 2021 Mahindra XUV500 spotted testing in India
Mahindra is planning to launch its premium SUV, the XUV500 in India next year.
In the latest development, a heavily camouflaged test mule of the upcoming car has been spotted plying on roads.
As per the spy photo, it will feature a monocoque chassis, a larger silhouette as compared to the current-generation model, and a triangular-shaped element within the tail-lamp hole.
Here's our roundup.
A look at the 2021 Mahindra XUV500
The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 should sport an eye-catching look, featuring a sloping roofline, a chrome-finished grille, angular air vents, and adjustable projector headlamps with DRLs.
On the sides, the SUV should be flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and alloy wheels wrapped in tubeless tires.
Moreover, it is expected to have a wheelbase of 2,700mm and a ground clearance of 200mm.
Power and performance
The Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) is expected to be offered in two BS6-compliant powertrain options: a 2.0-liter diesel and a 2.0-liter mStallion turbocharged petrol. Both the mills will come with choices of manual and automatic gearboxes and a front-wheel-drive (FWD) system as standard.
A peek inside the cabin
The XUV500 will have a 5-seater cabin with automatic climate control, black fabric upholstery, rear AC vents, and a flat-bottomed multifunctional steering wheel.
The SUV is likely to pack a larger touchscreen infotainment display with support for Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, for connectivity.
Moreover, it should offer six airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, and 'Follow Me Home' headlamps for safety.
What about the pricing?
The upcoming Mahindra XUV500 is expected to be launched in India sometime in late-2021. The facelifted model will carry a slight premium over the current-generation variant, which starts at Rs. 13.19 lakh and goes up to Rs. 17.69 lakh for the top-spec trim.