The Mahindra XUV500 will receive its second facelift next year. IAB reader Abson Varghese recently spotted a 2018 Mahindra XUV500 test mule parked on the side of a road.
The Mahindra XUV500 will receive some minor revisions to its front fascia with the facelift next year. The spy shot reveals the 2018 Mahindra XUV500’s new radiator grille and suggests that the headlamps and fog lamps’ look may not change at all. A previous spy shot has indicated that the tail lamps would remain unchanged, but the rear fascia still may get a new look, with a redesigned license plate housing.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 may not have major changes on the inside. A spy shot last month showed the new XUV500 having the instrument console backlight, centre console and steering wheel same as the current model. Mahindra may upgrade the infotainment system to support Apple CarPlay.
Mahindra recently introduced a petrol engine for the Mahindra XUV500. With the second facelift, the company will upgrade the SUV’s 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine to produce 170 hp and around 400 Nm of torque. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic will continue as the transmission choices.
Mahindra will launch the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 in early 2018. The company could use the Auto Expo 2018 scheduled to take place from 7-14 February, 2018 to introduce the new model.