The Mahindra XUV500 is being undergoing in it’s final test ahead of launch, The SUV has now been finally rendered giving us clear clue of what it’s exactly likely to be.
The multi-slat grille draws direct inspiration from the second facelift of the XUV500, thus going properly with it’s cheetah inspired design philosophy. The headlamps and DRL’s neatly integrate into the foglamps creating a nice boomering effect for them and the headlamp itself seem to be a LED unit (Bi-xenon lights still remains a big question as of now).
The DRL’s also doubles-up as turn signals, headlamps now features black elements which significantly enhances the overall design and styling theme of the headlamp cluster.The bumper now features a more larger and wider airdam along with sharp and prominent cuts and creases which by the way is even evident on the hood, done more precisely.
Overall the SUV looks much bigger and matured than the outgoing one which also indicates an increase in cabin space.
The interior is expected to feature a dual digital displays which is going to be merged by the infotainment system and and instrument cluster similar to the Mercedes-Benz-Esque fashion. Moreover revised instrument cluster with new gauges and marginal improvement in quality of materials and fit and finish are also expected.
Rumours also suggests some features like dual zone climate control, 8-way power adjustable seats, memory seats, ventilated seats, electric tailgate and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), Pop-out door handle (similar to Range Rover Velar) which if comes would make it the first car to have this feature in the segment yet the most affordable car in India to have this feature.
The XUV500 2021 will be powered by thoroughly new sets of powertrain. The basic trims are expected to be powered by an outgoing 2.2L diesel engines meanwhile the top trims are expected to be powered by a new 2.0L turbo-diesel engine belting out 180 BHP of Power and a new 2.0L mStallion turbo-petrol similar to the thar but the power and torque figures are expected to be tuned higher for the New XUV500.