Mahindra and Mahindra has finally launched the much awaited 2018 XUV500 facelift in the country. The newly launched SUV is priced in the range of Rs 12.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) to Rs 18.98 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). Though, the 2018 XUV500 is also available in a choice of five trims, but the nomenclature has been changed to W5, W7, W9, W11 and W11 Optional (top-spec). First launched in 2011, this is the biggest update received by the SUV in terms of design, styling, features and powertrain.
Under the hood, the all-new Mahindra XUV500 gets the updated 2.2L mHawk diesel engine that is now capable of producing maximum power of 155 hp and 360 Nm of peak torque that is 15 hp and 30 Nm more than the outgoing model. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and Aisin sourced automatic options. Apart from this, there’s also a 2.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine producing 140 bhp of power but that is available with an automatic gearbox only. Though, Mahindra will be offering both engines with a six-speed automatic, with the diesel also getting an all-wheel-drive system. However, the rest of the range will be available with front-wheel drive as standard.