Accessorized 2018 Mahindra XUV500 showcased
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 was launched in India yesterday at a starting price of INR 12.32 lakhs. At the launch, Mahindra had on display an accessorized version of the SUV.
To the nose, Mahindra has added chrome garnish for the lower grille portion to complement the already chrome rich grille. Over to the side, the accessories include ORVM chrome casing and chrome finish side steps. Also present is a side moulding with chrome applique. For the rear, the accessories list include chrome tail lamp surrounds, chrome garnish for the rear fog lamps, and chrome boot lip applique. There's also an extension of the window sill chrome garnish that starts from the C-pillar and wraps around the rear windshield. The accessorized Mahindra XUV500 also sports a black roof.
Mahindra is offering the XUV500 with an optional rear-seat infotainment kit, which includes a screen for the second-row occupants integrated into the back of the front headrests.
Mahindra is offering the XUV500 facelift with an updated 2.2 L mHawk diesel engine that produces 155 hp and 360 Nm and pairs with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The petrol variant continues to employ the 140 hp & 320 Nm 2.2 L mHawk mill as before.
Major changes that have been made as part of the facelift include a deeper chrome finish front grille, revised headlamp cluster with horizontal LED DRLs, new 18-inch alloy wheels, a split tail lamp cluster, and a redesigned tailgate. Inside, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 gets tan leather upholstery, soft-touch leather on the dashboard, and piano black centre console.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Price List (ex-showroom Mumbai)
|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|