Improved Mahindra XUV500 on the way?
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The car represented a significant technical leap since it is the first monocoque and front wheel drive vehicle from Mahindra. The SUV started off with a long queue of orders which prompted a ramp up in production.
However, the initial customers started complaining about niggling issues that plagued their ownership experience. Cartoq.com reports that Mahindra is working on improving the XUV500 based on the customer feedback and complaints.
The tweaked XUV500 reportedly features a new braking package which is believed to significantly improve the braking performance which was noisy and spongy as reported by some of the owners. It is unclear as to what sort of improvements are being made to braking system which now uses discs all around with ABS standard on all variants.
The next major improvement is expected on the infotainment system in the high-end variant which also had a few reported grouses and malfunctions, especially in GPS, parking sensor and optional camera functions. The upgraded car will get a reliable and updated version of the infotainment system and voice command system, introduced on the Xylo facelift last year.
Cartoq.com also reports that there are few minor improvements made on the car but no specific information is available in this regard as of now. No changes to the interior and exterior design is expected in the improved model.
The upgraded XUV500 is expected to be launched silently by the end of February and the customers who have already booked the car with a post February delivery slot will be automatically entitled to the upgraded car.