2018 Mahindra XUV500 - IAB Rendering
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
The Mahindra XUV500 will receive its second facelift early next year. The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will get an updated exterior along with an increased power and torque output. IAB's automotive illustrator has rendered the front section of the SUV based on a recent spy shot.
The rendering sports a new grille quite different from the 'toothed' ones seen on newer Mahindra products. The grille and air intake area has been blacked out. While the fog lamp enclosure is similar to the current model, slight updates have been made in the form of sharper creases. The headlamp assembly is new as well featuring L-shape LED DRLs.
Previous spy shots of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 also reveal new 10-spoke alloy wheels. Other changes, if any, have been kept hidden by the camouflage worn by test mules.
Aside from cosmetic updates, the updated Mahindra XUV500 will come with increased power and torque output. Reports indicate that the 2.2 l mHawk diesel engine will be retuned to produce 170 hp and close to 400 Nm of torque.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 could make its debut at the Auto Expo debut in February. The event is scheduled to kick off on Feb 7, 2018 for the media.