The launch of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift will take place on April 18, 2018, as per a report from Autocar India. The updated model has started reaching dealerships, and recent images have almost completely exposed its exterior and interior.
Updates include a new chrome finish grille flanked by revised headlamp clusters. They get horizontal LED strips in place of S-shaped ones. The top-spec 2018 Mahindra XUV500 W11 grade gets 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. At the back, there is a new wedge shape tail lamp cluster along with a redesigned tailgate with a wider license plate recess. Changes to the inside include leather trim on the dashboard, silver trim on more elements and new tan leather/leatherette upholstery.
As per a recent report, the power and torque output of the 2.2 L mHawk diesel engine will go up to 155 hp and 360 Nm of torque respectively. Mahindra will continue to offer the XUV500 with AWD, and 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options.
While the entry-level trims might cost almost the same as the current model, the top-end grades could get costlier by around INR 50,000. Expect prices to start at around the INR 13 lakh mark (ex-showroom Delhi).
Mahindra has planned four new product launches for the current financial year. These will include a Toyota Innova rival codenamed U321, the SsangYong Tivoli derived S201, Mahindra badged SsangYong Rexton and, possibly, e-KUV100.
[Image source - Team-BHP]
[News source - Autocar India]