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New-generation Mahindra XUV500 spotted for the first time

2020 Mahindra XUV500

We have reported earlier that the new-generation Mahindra XUV500 might debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. Ahead of its official unveiling, the all-new model of the SUV has been spotted during its test rounds in the country. The heavily camouflaged prototype reveals that the 2020 Mahindra XUV500 will feature a larger grille along with revised headlamps and taillamps.

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The roof spoiler and tail gate of the SUV might also be updated. Compared to the current model, the 2020 Mahindra XUV500 features a slightly sloping roof line. The spied model was equipped with the steel wheels. Interior details are yet to be revealed. Though, the spy pictures confirm that it will get a newly-designed steering wheel.

2020 Mahindra XUV500 Spied

The 2020 Mahindra XUV500 will underpin the all-new monocoque platform that will also be used in the Ford’s upcoming C-SUV. Rumour also has it that the home-grown carmaker might use the new SsangYong Korando platform for the next-generation XUV500.

Besides the comprehensive exterior and interior updates, the 2020 Mahindra XUV500 will receive a new 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine replacing the existing 2.2L motor. This BS6-ready oil burner will deliver power close to 180bhp.

2020 Mahindra XUV500 Interior Spied

The SUV will also get a new turbocharged petrol engine. Mahindra is working on a new 1.5L and 2.0L turbo petrol powertrains. The latter one could be used for the new-generation XUV500. Transmissions on offer will be a manual and an automatic unit.

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