We all know that Mahindra is preparing to launch the next-gen XUV500 sometime soon in the country. The SUV has already been spied testing several times revealing all the exterior design, styling and features but the interior has always been under the wraps by the manufacturer. Recently, the SUV was again spied and this time we’ve got the interior images of the upcoming Mahindra XUV500.
According to the leaked images, the interior of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will get tan-colored leather seating surfaces with quilted cross-stitching; the dashboard gets an all-black theme with faux-leather-like soft-touch material as well as a mix of piano black and faux-aluminium trim on the centre console which helps differentiate between this model and its predecessor. Also, the next-gen model of the XUV500 is expected come with aluminium pedals on its highest variant as well as an updated infotainment system.
The exterior of the upcoming SUV had already been revealed earlier in previous spied shots without any camouflage. The exterior of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will come with a set of updated headlamps that carry projector units and LED Daytime Running Lamps, a new grille with a thick chrome surround and some chrome inserts, and an updated front bumper. While the side profile is the new dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels for the top-end variant, the rear-end will offer completely redesigned tail lamps that have a much more angular look, new bumper and the tailgate giving the upcoming SUV a completely new and different look.
Mechanically, the updated Mahindra XUV500 will be receiving an upgraded version of the current 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine. The updated engine is expected to be re-tuned to offer slightly higher power and improved torque figures. Mahindra can also add G9 petrol AT variant equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox with the facelifted XUV500.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will also likely continue to come with max-seating layout with 7-seats. ABS and twin airbags will be standard on all models. The XUV500 facelift will take on to rival the likes of Renault Captur, top-end models of the Hyundai Creta, and Jeep Compass. Currently, the Mahindra XUV500 range starts from INR 12.78 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) in the country and isn’t expected to go much higher in terms of pricing of the 2018 model. Also, the all-new Mahindra XUV500 with all-new platform and design is likely to debut in India by 2020. The official launch details of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has not been revealed yet by the manufacturer but it is expected to go on sale by the end of this month or by the first week of May. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 facelift.