Following months of the emergence of spy shots and information regarding the 2018 Mahindra XUV500, Mahindra will finally launch it in the market sometime next month, as per a report from The Economic Times. The MY2018 update will bring aesthetic changes and performance improvements to the three-row SUV.
The Mahindra XUV500 will receive its second minor refresh with the MY2018 update. The new model is expected to feature tweaked headlamps with a horizontal LED strip at the top, new radiator grille, new air dam grille, new 10-spoke alloy wheels and redesigned license plate recess. Interior changes, if planned, are unknown. Mahindra could at least introduce Apple CarPlay support in the infotainment system.
The current Mahindra XUV500’s 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine produces 140 hp and 330 Nm of torque. The new Mahindra XUV500’s 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine will churn out 170 hp and around 400 Nm, reportedly. While it’s logical to expect a similar upgrade for the downsized 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine offered in Delhi-NCR, there’s still no word on that.
The Mahindra XUV500 is available in W4, W6, W9, W10 and G grades. Mahindra will introduce a new G9 grade with the MY2018 update. Like the current XUV500 G, the new XUV500 G9 will employ the 2.2-litre mHawk petrol engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
[Source: The Economic Times]