A couple of weeks after exposing the exterior of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift, Team-BHP has shared images revealing the interior. This will be the second update the XUV500 has received since its launch in September 2011. It is expected go on sale sometime this month.
The changes seen in spy shots here are consistent with those shared last week. These include tan leather/leatherette upholstery, leather dashboard trim, and gloss black finish for the centre console. Last week's report also states that there will be an updated touchscreen infotainment system on offer. Other changes include silver trim on the gear knob, center armrest, handbrake lever, and steering wheel.
Exterior updates will include triangular tail lamps, redesigned tailgate with a wider license plate recess, new tailgate garnish, and a new roof spoiler with an integrated stop lamp. Up front, there's a new six-slot radiator grille and a horizontal LED DRL strip now sits along with the top edge of the headlamps replacing the S-shape DRL that features on the outgoing model.
Upgrades to the Mahindra XUV500's 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine will see the maximum power jumping up to 150 hp. Expect the 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options and AWD system to be carried over.
The Mahindra XUV500 range currently starts from INR 12.78 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Significant changes in the pricing department aren't expected. Although the report quotes earlier does mention an INR 50,000 hike in the price of the range-topping W10 AWD AT grade.
[source - Team-BHP]