Mahindra & Mahindra, the homegrown automaker is gearing up for the launch of 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift in the Indian car market. The new model is also expected to come with a petrol derivative. Interestingly, Mahindra has revealed the XUV500 petrol in the UAE. The vehicle will soon go on sale in UAE, where it is priced at 74,900 dirhams (approx 13.24 lakh). Also Read – 2018 Mahindra XUV500 – All You Need To Know
The XUV500 petrol is powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged engine, which uses the same block as that of the SUV’s diesel engine. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 148bhp and a peak torque of 320Nm. It is expected that the petrol derivative of the XUV500 will only come with an automatic gearbox. The vehicle will also get an AWD version. Also Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India
The outgoing model is powered by a 2.2-litre, mHawk turbodiesel engine that produces 140bhp of power and 330Nm of torque. The model on sale in NCR region is equipped with a 1.99-litre diesel engine with same power and torque numbers. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic unit. However, the facelift model will also get a more powerful version of the SUV. You May Also Like – Mahindra XUV300 | Mahindra TUV300 Plus | Mahindra U321 MPV
It will get a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, which will be tuned to offer 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. This is around 30bhp more power than the outgoing model that delivers 140bhp. In India, the petrol engine is likely to be offered in mid and top-end variants. The updated model will also get subtle design changes in the form of new grille and better equipped cabin. The outgoing model is priced between Rs 12.56 lakh and Rs 18.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Not just XUV500, Mahindra is planning to add petrol engine in its entire product portfolio. The homegrown automaker will also launch the U321 MPV to challenge the Toyota Innova Crysta. Additionally, an all-new compact SUV based on the SsangYong Tivoli platform will also go on sale in mid-2018.