2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) spotted at dealer yard ahead of April 18 launch
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has been spotted once again at a dealer yard ahead of its launch on April 18. The Mahindra XUV500 facelift will bring exterior and interior updates along with a retuned diesel engine.
As evident from the images here and those shared earlier, the XUV500 facelift gets a new chrome finish grille with chrome studs. It is flanked by revised headlamp clusters featuring horizontal LED strips in place of S-shaped ones. The top-spec 2018 Mahindra XUV500 W11 grade gets 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels while the lower trim(s) get the same 5-split spoke rims as the outgoing model. There is a new wedge shape tail lamp cluster at the back accompanied by a redesigned tailgate with a wider license plate recess. The XUV500's cabin gets updated with leather trim on the dashboard, silver trim on more elements and new tan leather/leatherette upholstery.
The petrol engine introduced in December last year will be carried forward without any changes. According to 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 respectively. Mahindra will continue to offer the XUV500 with AWD, and 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options.
Expect prices to start at around the INR 13 lakh mark (ex-showroom Delhi). While prices of most trims are not likely to change by much, the top-end grades could get costlier by around INR 50,000. The Mahindra XUV500 will continue to rival the likes of the Tata Hexa and entry and mid-level trims of the Jeep Compass.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift - Image Gallery
[source - Team-BHP]