The 2018 Mahindra XUV 500 facelift was supposed to have a some major updates before it would be relaunched sometime in the next month. The same car has been spied before its launch without any camoflauge unveiling the exteriors.
There have noticed changes in the front and rear of the car. The front has a chrome grille with a mesh pattern giving the Mahindra XUV 500 a fresh look. Redesigned headlights, which features double barrel projectors like before, along with S-shaped LED DRL gives rise to an almost horizontal strip. There are some tiny changes in the bumper too, with a center air dam that merges with the grille.The triangular units at the back end of the car has been replaced by a new tailgate, which gets a chrome accent above the license plate enclosure and vertically stacked tail-lights, below which the reflectors just complete the picture. The presence of a new roof spoiler with an integrated stop lamp has also been confirmed.The Mahindra XUV 500 is supposed to have an updated touchscreen infotainment system too with connectivity from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.There will be soft touch materials on the dash. The car will also be featuring leather seating surfaces, for its higher spec models. Like the previous one this car will also be built on the monocoque chassis, with similar measurements as the current model. The wheelbase will be 2700 mm and the ground clearance will be 200 mm, along with a boot space of 720 liters.
The engine specifications will be the same as before ,2.2 liters diesel variant with 168 HP and 350 Nm torque. It is also a talk of the market that the car makers are going to introduce a G9 petrol AT variant. The engine is heard to be mated with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This car is going to come in both automatic and manual version. The new 18 inch 10 spokes alloy wheels are also a part of the minor changes.
The Mahindra XUV 500 is seen as a tough competition for Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, Hyundai Tuscon and Tata Hexa. The old model of Mahindra XUV 500 comes at a price between Rs 12.45 lakhs and Rs 18.59 lakhs (ex- showroom Delhi), so the new ones are going to come at a higher price range. It is expected that the facelift will start from Rs. 13.5 lakhs for the base models and the topping variants will come around Rs 20 lakhs. The car is going to be available in various colours like New Lake, Side brown, Dolphin Grey, Sunset orange, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple, Pearl white, Moondust Silver and Volcan Black.