2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Mahindra XUV500 - Old vs New

Sagar

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

Mahindra has given the XUV500 another facelift. The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is on sale starting today priced from INR 12.32 lakhs to INR 17.88 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). We compare the latest iteration with the pre-facelift model to pinpoint all the changes that have been made.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Mahindra XUV500 old vs new
The facelift brings with it changes to the exterior and interior along with an increment in power and torque outputs.

Exterior

Up front, there is a deeper chrome finish grille with chrome studs flanked by revised headlamp clusters featuring horizontal LED strips in place of the older model's S-shape units. The range-topping W11(O) grade rides on 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. At the back, there is are new wedge shape split tail lamps replacing the vertically stacked units of the outgoing model. The tailgate now houses a wider license plate recess. Other new details include chrome door sills, dual tone skid plate and new D-pillar applique.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Mahindra XUV500 front
The application of chrome up front has gone up with the introduction of the facelift.

Interior

Inside, the Mahindra XUV500 facelift brings with it soft-touch black leather trim on the dashboard, silver finish on gear knob, handbrake and centre console, new quilted tan leather/leatherette upholstery and a piano black centre console.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Mahindra XUV500 dashboard
Mahindra has added black soft-touch leather to the dashboard for a more upmarket feel.

Also Read - Mahindra KUV100 launched in Italy

Specifications

The 2.2 L mHawk petrol engine producing 140 bhp and 320 Nm paired with a 6-speed AT has been carried over as is. The diesel variants are now more powerful and boast a higher torque figure at 155 hp and 360 Nm, which is an increment of 15 hp and 30 Nm respectively. AWD is optional on the W11 (O) manual and automatic variants. There are two transmission choices available across the W7, W9, W11, and W11 (O) grades - 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The entry-level W5 grade gets only the 6-speed manual gearbox.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 Price List (ex-showroom Mumbai)

Grade Manual Automatic
Diesel
W5 INR 12.32 lakhs
W7 INR 13.58 lakhs INR 14.78 lakhs
W9 INR 15.23 lakhs INR 16.43 lakhs
W11 INR 16.43 lakhs INR 17.63 lakhs
W11 (O) INR 16.68 lakhs INR 17.88 lakhs
Petrol
G 15.43 lakhs

2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs. 2015 Mahindra XUV500 - Image Gallery

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Mahindra XUV500 News & Updates

Accessorized 2018 Mahindra XUV500 showcased

Accessorized 2018 Mahindra XUV500 showcased

2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Mahindra XUV500 - Old vs New

2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs 2015 Mahindra XUV500 - Old vs New

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) launched at INR 12.32 lakhs

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) launched at INR 12.32 lakhs

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) teased ahead of tomorrow's launch

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) teased ahead of tomorrow's launch

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) spotted at dealer yard ahead of April 18 launch

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) spotted at dealer yard ahead of April 18 launch

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) launch on April 18 - Report

2018 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) launch on April 18 - Report