2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) continues testing in India

Sagar Parikh

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Mahindra is rigorously testing the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 in India ahead of launch. IAB reader Robinson recently spotted a facelifted Mahindra XUV500 testing on the road.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) rear three quarters left side spy shot
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will feature significant performance improvements.

The Mahindra XUV500 has already received a facelift once, and the second facelift isn’t expected to bring extensive visual changes. At the front, the new XUV500 should have a new radiator grille and a new air dam grille. On the sides, the three-row SUV is likely to receive new 10-spoke alloy wheels. At the rear, its tailgate should have a revised license plate housing. Interior changes, if planned, are currently unknown.

The Mahindra XUV500’s second minor refresh will bring significant performance improvements. It will employ a new 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 170 hp and around 400 Nm of torque. In comparison, the current model’s 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine develops 140 hp and 330 Nm of torque. There’s no word on any upgrades for the 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine (140 hp/320 Nm) available in Delhi-NCR yet.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) left side spy shot
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 could debut at Auto Expo 2018 next month.

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Reports last year said that the 2018 Mahindra XUV500’s launch will take place early this year. Mahindra is yet to make an announcement of the launch. The company could introduce the updated model at Auto Expo 2018 next month.

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