With a more powerful engine, 2017 Mahindra XUV500 will take on the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.
Mahindra’s highly-popular SUV – XUV500 – received minor update with a few industry-first hi-tech features in April 2017. Now, the company has confirmed the SUV will receive major upgrades towards the end of this year. The official statement comes from Mr Rajan Wadhera, Executive VP, R&D and Global Product Development, Mahindra (Automotive Sector). The company will also introduce the Scorpio and KUV100 facelift in the country. While the first update for the 2017 Mahindra XUV500 was feature-centric, this time it will be mechanical.
Unlike the current model that has 140bhp powertrain, the facelifted version will receive a more powerful 2.0-litre mHawk diesel engine making 170bhp. With 30bhp bump, the 2017 Mahindra XUV500 will become more powerful than the Ford Endeavour’s 2.2L 4X2 version that generates 157.7bhp. It will also give a tough fight to segment leader – Toyota Fortuner’s 2.8L 2WD model that pushes out power worth 174.5bhp. The sure thing is that the 7-seater SUV space will become even more exciting with arrival the more powerful XUV500.
As mentioned above, the XUV500 recently received four advanced connectivity features, namely – Android Auto, Connected Apps, Ecosense and Emergency Call. Apart these tech-savvy fitments, the 2017 Mahindra XUV500 also gets an all-new Lake-Side Brown exterior paint scheme, premium Black interior and One Touch Lane Change Indicator feature. Brimming with advanced connectivity and convenience features, the new XUV500 will surely offer a more refined in-car experience than the previous model. Interestingly, all new features are made available from the W6 variant and up in the lineup priced between Rs 13.8 lakh – Rs 18.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai). Read – New-generation Mahindra Scorpio To Be Launched in 2020
While the current model is priced between Rs 12.45 lakh – Rs 18.59 lakh, the new 170bhp XUV500 will surely be more expensive. The more powerful XUV500 version is estimated to be priced within the range of Rs 20 lakh – Rs 21 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Variant||Ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai|
|W4||Rs 12.45 lakh|
|W6||Rs 13.80 lakh|
|W6 FWD AT||Rs 14.68 lakh|
|W8||Rs 15.55 lakh|
|W8 AWD||Rs 16.44 lakh|
|W8 FWD AT||Rs 16.64 lakh|
|W10||Rs 16.47 lakh|
|W10 FWD AT||Rs 17.49 lakh|
|W10 AWD||Rs 17.57 lakh|
|W10 AWD AT||Rs 18.59 lakh|
The base W4 variant of the SUV misses out on the the new connectivity fitments and updates and costs at Rs 12.45 lakh. The W6 (with all new features) is priced at Rs 13.80 lakh, and its FWD automatic version is available at 14.68 lakh. The W8 AWD and FWD AT variants are being offered at Rs 16.44 lakh and Rs 16.64 lakh respectively. The W10 trims are available within the range of Rs 16.47 lakh – Rs 18.59 lakh. All above mentioned prices are ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Mahindra Cars in India
|Max Power||140bhp @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||320Nm @ 1600-2800rpm|
|Max Power||140bhp @ 3750rpm|
|Max Torque||320Nm @ 1600-2800rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT & AT|
This time around, the major changes will be made under the skin. The new XUV500 will come with a new more powerful diesel motor churning out a top power of 170bhp. With this mechanical update, the Mahindra SUV will go up against the segment leaders – Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. While it will become more powerful than the Endeavour, there will be marginal difference between the Fortuner and new XUV500. Torque figure of the new engine is still under the wrap.
Currently, the SUV is available with two diesel powertrain options – 2.0-litre mHawk and 2.2-litre mHawk. The power figures of both the motors stand at 140bhp against 320Nm and 330Nm of torque respectively. Transmitting power to the wheels is a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. While the FWD (front wheel drive system) comes as standard, the AWD (all-wheel drivetrain system) is available only on the W8 and W10 trims. Read – Mahindra XUV700 SUV To Challenge Toyota Fortuner
The high power figures might take a toll on the fuel efficiency of the new 2017 Mahindra XUV500. The current model is claimed to deliver a mileage of 13.8kmpl on urban roads. It runs smoothly on highways with an average of 16.0kmpl.
– Android Auto
– Connected Apps
– Ecosense & Emergency Call
– New Lake-Side Brown shade
– Premium Black interior
The more powerful XUV500 will retain the original silhouette and design. Though, there could be subtle updates including revised headlamps, grille, front and rear bumpers, tail lamps and a new pair of alloy wheels. Mahindra might also introduce new exterior paint scheme to the carline. The recently updated XUV500 looks exactly similar to the previous model. Wearing headlamps with LED pilot lamps and DRLs, moved up fog lamps, silver skid plate, edgy bonnet and lots of chrome, the face of the SUV looks quite aggressive.
The SUV comes fitted with 10-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels and Bridgestone Duelers tyres. There is a larger tail-gate strip with lots of chrome, well-integrated rear view camera, electrically-folding ORVMs and a steel spare wheel. The new XUV500 gets a new Lake-Side Brown colour along with the regular shades Dolphin Grey, Sunset Orange, Volcano Black, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple, Pearl White and Moondust Silver.
The more powerful version of the 2017 XUV500 might see new interior theme, seat upholstery and accents. There could be new steering wheel, slightly revised centre console and instrument panel. Major update might include a new touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. In the recent update, Mahindra has classed-up the interior of the SUV with four hi-tech connectivity features – Android Auto, Connected Apps, Ecosense and Emergency Call.
The Android Auto technology provides an easy access to Google search, navigation, messaging, music and calls by connecting the user’s smartphone with the car’s infotainment system. The company claims that its user-friendly and responsive interface, powerful voice actions and integrated steering controls minimize distraction.
The 2017 XUV500 also comes with the industry-first Connected Apps through which one can access all the exciting apps on the infotainment system even without a mobile device. The Ecosense is yet another industry-first feature that optimizes fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emission. This technology also enables user to share Ecoscore on social media platforms.
The first-in-class Emergency Call (E-Call) feature provides access to emergency services during accidents. It automatically calls the emergency service and also sends a text alert to 2 pre-set numbers through a paired mobile phone. Besides this, the car also gets new premium black interior enhancing its sporty appeal. Though, the rest features are carried over from the previous model. Read – New-generation Mahindra Thar – All You Need To Know
|Turning Radius||5.6 metres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70-litre|
Front – MacPherson Strut
Rear – Multi Link
Front & Rear – Disc brakes
Front & Rear – 235/65 R17 tubeless radial
2017 Mahindra XUV500 comes with a host of industry-first connectivity features Android Auto, Connected Apps, Ecosense & Emergency Call and One Touch Lane Change Indicator. The car also gets an all-new Lake-Side Brown shade with premium Black interior.