Mahindra & Mahindra has already confirmed that it will launch the new-generation XUV500 (codenamed W601) early next year. We have seen multiple spy pictures and videos of the updated model revealing interesting exterior and interior details. Recently, a digital rendering has emerged on the web based on the Mahindra Funster concept and SsangYong Korando SUV. Just so you know, the Funster concept was unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The front fascia has been completely revised. It features an all-new grille which looks identical to the one offered on the XUV300 subcompact SUV. The headlamp assembly too has been re-designed, and so is new bumper and radiator grille. The bonnet also appears more upright than the existing model. The shoulder creases are bolder than before.
Based on the newly developed monocoque platform, the 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will ensure much better safety. It’s likely to come with six airbags along with ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) and brake assist. Read – BS6 Mahindra XUV300 Diesel Prices Revealed
Features such as a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, dual zone automatic climate control, all-new digital instrument console and panoramic sunroof might be on offer. The new-generation XUV500 is likely to get connected car technologies and internet features similar to its rivals. Material quality and comfort quotient might also be better than the existing model.
Under the hood, the 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will feature a new 2.0L, 4-cylinder mStallion turbocharged petrol engine that was unveiled at this year’s Auto Expo. The motor can develop a maximum power of 190bhp at 5,000rpm against 380Nm of torque between 1,750rpm – 4,000rpm. Read – BS6 Mahindra Scorpio and XUV500 Launching Soon
The 2.0L mHawk diesel engine will also be on offer. It will return power close to 185bhp and 400Nm of torque. The new-generation XUV500 will be made available with two gearbox options – a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit.