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    Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 Spotted Testing

    by Saransh Goyal on Tuesday, Oct 06 2020

    Mahindra has been working on the second-gen XUV500 from a long time and the SUV has been spied testing several times. While the earlier test mules looked crude and nascent, the latest version appears to be closer to production.

    Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500

    Upfront, it gets a new set of upswept headlamps flanking the new grille which features fang-shaped embellishments. The new XUV500’s headlamps look quite similar to those of the Mahindra XUV300 in terms of design. The front bumper is also expected to have a similar design with a central air dam flanked by the fog lamps. 

    The latest spy shots do not reveal much about the side and rear profile of the new XUV500 but thanks to some previous spy shots we have a fair idea about them. It looks clean from the side and features flush-fitting door handles. At the rear, it gets what seem like wrap-around LED tail lights.  

    Details of the interior are scarce but from the previous spy shots, we can say, it gets a flat-bottom steering and a large free-standing touchscreen infotainment system.

    Under the hood, the new XUV500 is expected to get both petrol and diesel engine options. It is likely to share its engine with the recently launched Thar, however, in the XUV500 the engines are expected to be offered in a higher state of tune. The Thar is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.

    The XUV500 was never an underequipped offering and the new SUV is expected to be no different. Expect it to get features like dual-zone AC, auto LED headlamps, cruise control, auto-dimming IRVM, panoramic sunroof, multiple airbags, front and rear parking sensors, traction control, electronic stability program and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

    The second-gen XUV500 is expected to debut by the end of this year or early 2021. Prices are expected to range between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 18 lakh. It will rival the likes of the MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and higher variants of the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta



    He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars. 

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