IAB Report – Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid launching next year; Facelift & AT planned

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014 - 1:36pm IST

Segment leader will get variants and cosmetic updates in the years ahead.

Mahindra’s flagship offering in its own brand, the XUV500, is three years old now, and in a bid to keep the momentum flowing, the company is now thinking about a facelift.

Mahinda XUV500 Hybrid cutaway live
The XUV500 Hybrid would be the first manual diesel hybrid car in the world.

Speaking to Indian Autos Blog, Mr. Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division for Mahindra and Mahindra, said –

You’ll hear about it as we go along. I can’t put a timeframe on it.

Mr. Shah confirmed that the company was also working on an automatic transmission for the SUV, and the market launch would take place as and when the system is ready. Apart from the automatic transmission and a facelift, Mahindra is also prepping a hybrid variant of the car (Mahindra showcased a hybrid concept on the XUV500 at the Auto Expo this year, with an 18 percent improved fuel efficiency).

In reply to whether the XUV500 Hybrid can be expected to launch next year, Mr. Shah said –

Yes, generally as a philosophy of Mahindra, we don’t showcase the product if we don’t have any plans to commercially launch them. Surely, XUV500 Hybrid option will also be at the market place.

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6 thoughts on “IAB Report – Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid launching next year; Facelift & AT planned

  1. satyajit patra says:

    Dear Mahindra & Co,
    Thanks for your innovative product which is too much liking by your customer. But there little up-gradation required in your vehicle SUV 500. Then it will be look like ultimate & it can be count as a premium segment SUV in the world. Please notice below all points…

    Out Side Appearance
    1. Please change transparent glass with yellow LED indicator lamp for both front and rear indicator light.
    2. Front side try to provide day time running LED lamp between Head lamp and Fog Lamp in CHITTA mark up line area.
    3. Please change the shape of Fog lamp instead of round shape.
    4. Please change normal lamp to LED lamp for your rear side lamps.
    5.Try to provide such a light below in the all doors, when door will open this light glow and its light will fall in the floor with your logo. It can be appear better view in night time.

    Inside Appearance
    1. Instead of two tone texture for all seats please provide single tone with smooth colour.
    2. Try to little tilt of cockpit desk board towards driver. Refer New Honda motor’s & KIA Motor’s vehicle design.
    3. Please change the appearance of steering wheel to make attractive.

    Other Needs
    1. Try to introduce with Auto+Manual transmission facility. Because who all are don’t know manual but know (NRI) drive automatic vehicle. It will helpful them.
    2. Try to provide paddle shift gear in the steering for smooth gear changing.
    3. Foot sensor for rear door open.
    4. Sun roof.
    5. Try to increase luggage space area without folding 3rd rear sheets.

    I hope it will help you out to make better XUV500 in the world….

    Reply
  2. satyajit patra says:

    Dear Mahindra & Co,
    Thanks for your innovative product which is too much liking by your customer. But there little up-gradation required in your vehicle SUV 500. Then it will be look like ultimate & it can be count as a premium segment SUV in the world. Please notice below all points…

    Out Side Appearance
    1. Please change transparent glass with yellow LED indicator lamp for both front and rear indicator light.
    2. Front side try to provide day time running LED lamp between Head lamp and Fog Lamp in CHITTA mark up line area.
    3. Please change the shape of Fog lamp instead of round shape.
    4. Please change normal lamp to LED lamp for your rear side lamps.
    5.Try to provide such a light below in the all doors, when door will open this light glow and its light will fall in the floor with your logo. It can be appear better view in night time.

    Inside Appearance
    1. Instead of two tone texture for all seats please provide single tone with smooth colour.
    2. Try to little tilt of cockpit desk board towards driver. Refer New Honda motor’s & KIA Motor’s vehicle design.
    3. Please change the appearance of steering wheel to make attractive.

    Other Needs
    1. Try to introduce with Auto+Manual transmission facility. Because who all are don’t know manual but know (NRI) drive automatic vehicle. It will helpful them.
    2. Try to provide paddle shift gear in the steering for smooth gear changing.
    3. Foot sensor for rear door open.
    4. Sun roof.
    5. Try to increase luggage space area without folding 3rd rear sheets.

    I hope it will help you out to make better XUV500 in the world….

    Reply
  3. Jitesh Midha says:

    Any further update on this ?

    Reply
    1. Hello Jitesh there is no update on this. There is no sub-4m version planned.

      Reply
  4. victor says:

    Xuv 500’s suspension needs a lot of work. May be they can change the suspension to double wishbone. Interior quality needs to be increased. Gear box and steering needs a lots of work. Most important reduce the weight if the vehicle by 250kgs. You could reduce the length of the vehicle by 100litres.

    Reply
    1. Jitesh Midha says:

      Reduce the length ? It has to be a 5 seater then, there is no space after 3rd rows are up anyway. Mahindra can reduce the bonut length though.

      Reply

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