2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) launch on April 18 – Report
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
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.
Mahindra XUV500 spotted – Image Gallery
[Image source – Team-BHP]
[News source – Autocar India]