Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift


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The XUV500 is set to receive a facelift before the end of 2017, Mahindra has confirmed. Prices of the updated model could start at Rs. 12.50 lakh (ex-showroom) going all the way to around Rs. 18.70 lakh. Read on to find out more about the upcoming new Mahindra XUV500 2017 facelift launch, price, specifications, and other details.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift India Launch
Mahindra confirmed the launch of the updated XUV500 by the end of 2017.

Mahindra XUV500 – Overview

The D2 Segment SUV that went on sale in September 2011 became Mahindra’s first vehicle to utilize a monocoque chassis. In May 2015, it got its first cosmetic upgrade along with the introduction of new features. As of July 2016, Mahindra had sold over 1.5 lakh units of the XUV500 in India. It is also the fastest Indian car to reach 50,000 units, a feat it achieved within 16 months of its launch. The SUV is also exported to multiple markets around the globe including South Africa, Australia, Chile, Italy and New Zealand. Over the years, Mahindra has showcased concepts based on the XUV500 that could make it to production in the future including XUV500 Diesel Hybrid at the 2014 Auto Expo and XUV Aero Concept at the 2016 Auto Expo.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift Launch Date

Model Name Launch Date (expected)
Mahindra Scorpio Facelift End 2017

Mahindra, in June 2017, announced that the Scorpio, KUV100 and XUV500 will be given a facelift before the end of the year. Expect the updated XUV500 to arrive in showrooms around the festival season.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 facelift front review
The upcoming facelift is likely to get updates to its front fascia.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift Price

Variant Ex-Showroom Price (Estimated)
Base Model Rs. 12.50 lakh
Top Model Rs. 18.70 lakh

There won’t be a significant change in prices of the Mahindra XUV500 with the launch of the facelift. Here’s the current price list of the Mahindra XUV500

Variant Name Ex-showroom Delhi Price
Mahindra XUV500 W4 FWD Manual Rs. 12.49 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W6 FWD Manual Rs. 13.91 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W6 FWD Automatic Rs. 14.79 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD Manual Rs. 15.66 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD Manual Rs. 16.51 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD Automatic Rs. 16.75 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W10 FWD Manual Rs. 16.58 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W10 FWD Automatic Rs. 17.62 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W10 AWD Manual Rs. 17.64 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W10 AWD Automatic Rs. 18.68 lakh

Competition Check

Rivals of the Mahindra XUV include –

  • Tata Safari Storme
  • Tata Hexa
  • Renault Captur
  • Jeep Compass

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift India Specifications

2017 Mahindra XUV500 Specifications (expected)
Engine 2.2 L mHawk Diesel
Power 170 BHP
Torque 350-360 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Manual or 6-speed Automatic
Estimated Mileage 14-16 KMPL

Based on recent media reports, Mahindra will retune the current 2179 cc mHawk diesel to increase the power output to around 170 BHP along with an increment in torque output. This may be a consequence of the fact that its chief rival, Tata Hexa, which also gets a 2.2 L unit, makes more power and torque, as does the upcoming Jeep Compass. As for the transmission options, the 6-speed manual and the Aisin sourced 6-speed automatic will continue. To get around the now revoked ban on registration of diesel vehicles with an engine capacity of 2000 cc or higher, Mahindra launched the XUV500 with a 1.99 L mHawk diesel with the same specifications as the 2.2 L unit in March 2016. Now that the ban is no longer in effect, and Mahindra may eventually discontinue these variants.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift Mileage

Variant Claimed Overall Fuel Efficiency
2.2 L mHawk Diesel Manual 15-16 KMPL
2.2 L mHawk Diesel Automatic 13-14 KMPL

Fuel efficiency figures might take a hit as the XUV500 will make more power and torque. However, the effect of that might not be significant. According to a report that surfaced in January 2017, Mahindra is looking to introduce their ‘Intelli-Hybrid’ mild hybrid technology on the XUV500. However, under the new GST regime, hybrids attract the highest tax of 43% (28%+15%) which has discouraged the company to invest or rollout the technology for India.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift Design Changes

We are yet to spot test mules of the upcoming new model Mahindra XUV500 so, it is difficult to comment on the extent of cosmetic updates. There could be a new Imperio-like toothed grille on offer along with revised front and rear bumpers. It may also get new tail lamp graphics and new 17-inch alloy wheels. Expect much of the ‘Cheetah Inspired’ exterior to carry on unchanged. The cabin of the XUV500 could gain new upholstery and changes to the instrument console. Mahindra updated the infotainment system in April 2017 adding features like Android Auto, EcoSense, and Connected Apps, which may not see further changes. The new XUV500 might come with dual tone paint schemes and new paint shades.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 facelift driver's area review
XUV500 facelift could gain new upholstery and features.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 – Features


  • New toothed front grille inspired by Mahindra Imperio
  • New 17 inch alloy wheel design
  • Updated front and rear bumpers
  • New tail lamp graphics
  • Paw-styled door handles
  • Static bending projector headlamps


  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto Support, EcoSense and Connected Apps
  • New upholstery
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Automatic climate control
  • Anti Pinch Sunroof
  • Leather seats


  • 2 to 6 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage Points
  • Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control
  • Disc brakes on all wheels
Mahindra XUV500 2017 facelift Connected Apps
Mahindra recently updated the XUV500’s touchscreen AVN, which now comes with Android Auto, EcoSense and Connected Apps.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift – Dimensions

Length x Width x Height 4585 x 1890 x 1785 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Kerb Weight 2510 KG
Wheel Type and Size 235 / 65 R17 (Front and Rear)
Boot Space -NA-
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 litres

There might be a very minor change in length due to new front and rear bumper designs.

Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift Engine and Transmission Options

  • 2.2 L mHawk Diesel with 6-speed Manual or 6-speed Automatic

Based on the latest report from June 2017, the torque output will go up to around 350-360 Nm along with a 30 HP jump in power. Mahindra has confirmed the introduction of petrol variants of the XUV500 and is said to have invested around INR 1000 crore towards the development of a new family of petrol motors for launch this fiscal year.

Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Preview
Mahindra XUV500 special edition front three quarters

Product Name: Mahindra XUV500 2017 Facelift

Product Description: Mahindra XUV500 is the manufacturer's first monocoque SUV. It comes with a diesel engine with manual and automatic transmission options and AWD

Price: 12,50,000

Currency: INR

Availability: PreSale



Mahindra has confirmed that the XUV500 will receive a facelift before the end of 2017. Also, the 2.2 L Diesel will be updated to churn out added power and torque.

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