We informed you earlier that Mahindra will soon launch the U321 premium MPV in the Indian market to rival Toyota Innova Crysta. Besides, the company will give a major makeover to its flagship SUV – Mahindra XUV500. In fact, clear images of the new model have already hit the web-world, revealing the design changes to be on offer. If reports are to be believed, the new XUV500 will go on sale in the next 2 months. Also See – Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India
First launched in 2011, Mahindra XUV500 has been one of the most popular SUVs in the market, thanks to its rugged looks and spacious cabin. Based on the monocoque chassis, the XUV500 also has good off-roading abilities. After ruling the segment for good 6-7 years, the sales of the XUV500 have witnessed a constant decline. The reason behind the declining sales is the growing competition, entering of Jeep Compass and Tata Hexa.
The updated model will receive a more powerful version of the existing 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine. This engine is capable of producing 170PS of power and 350Nm of torque. It will also get the 2.2-litre petrol engine producing 142PS and 320Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV will also come with all-wheel-drive layout. Also See – Mahindra XUV Aero Coupe – Details Inside
In terms of design, the new model will be equipped with a new grille, revised bumper and headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Side profile will receive minimal changes in the form of new alloy wheels and slightly revised door cladding. At the back, the SUV will get new bumper and tail-lamps with LED elements. Read – Mahindra TUV Stinger Convertible SUV
Inside the cabin, the SUV will be equipped with new comfort and connectivity features. It is likely to get a new touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Besides, the SUV could get new seat upholstery and soft touch materials. Other changes are likely to include new steering wheel, revised instrument panel and centre console, etc.
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