2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) launch expected in early 2018 – Report


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According to a report by CarDekho, the Mahindra XUV500 facelift will arrive in early 2018. The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 could make its debut at the Auto Expo scheduled to start February 9, 2018. A petrol powered variant could also make its debut with the launch of the facelift.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift launch in early 2018
Although the company had confirmed the XUV500 facelift’s launch for 2017, multiple reports indicate that it will arrive only in early 2018.

Spied for the first time last week, the updated XUV500 is likely to feature design revisions to the exterior accompanied by changes to the interior upholstery and colour scheme. So far, only fully camouflaged test mules have been spotted. So, it is hard to pinpoint the exact changes the SUV will get. However, last week’s spy pictures do reveal new Mahindra XUV Aero Concept like 10-spoke alloy wheels.

The 2.2 L mHawk diesel will be carried over albeit with a bump up in power and torque outputs. According to reports, the engine will be retuned to produce 170 hp and around 400 Nm of torque. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes will continue to handle transmission duties. The company’s plans, according to a report, include the introduction of a petrol variant equipped with a 2.2 L engine.

Mahindra TUV300 Plus, Mahindra S201 and 2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) spy shot
Three of Mahindra’s upcoming products were recently spotted testing together. From left to right – Mahindra TUV300 Plus, Mahindra S201 (based on SsangYong Tivoli), and Mahindra XUV500 facelift.

Also Read – Mahindra XUV500 facelift rendering

Mahindra has planned a flurry of launches for the domestic market including the Scorpio facelift, SsangYong Tivoli based S201 compact SUV, TUV300 Plus, and a new MPV (codename: U321).

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) Spy Pictures – Image Gallery

[source – Team BHP]

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