All You Want To Know About 2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift
Since Mahindra and Mahindra have been aggressively testing the upcoming XUV500 facelift on the Indian roads, the SUV has already been spied several times. Though, the spied images have revealed the exterior as well as interior details of the vehicle, now the other key updates about the 2018 XUV500 facelift have been floating on the internet ahead of the launch details.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will come with updated mechanics in terms of both petrol and diesel engines. The upcoming XUV500 will be equipped with a new 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, claimed to be more powerful than the existing motor by 30 bhp. This engine will be tuned to offer two different power outputs- the 170 bhp with 350 Nm of torque and the 140 bhp with 320 Nm of peak torque. The existing model is driven by a 140 bhp, 2.2-litre diesel engine. Talking about the petrol motor, power will be derived from a 2.2-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 140 bhp and a peak torque of 320 Nm. However, it is expected that the base models will continue to offer the existing diesel engines- 2.0-litre mHawk and 2.2-litre mHawk where both the engines churn out 140 bhp of power and 330 Nm of torque. The transmission duties in the SUV will be carried out by a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox with the FWD (front-wheel-drive) on the W8 trim as well as AWD (all-wheel-drive) on the top-end W10 variant as an option.
Moving towards the design, styling, features and dimension, the upcoming XUV500 facelift will measure the same as the outgoing model, measuring 4,858mm in length, 1,890mm in width and 1,785mm in height while the wheelbase will be 2,700mm, ground clearance of 200mm and boot space of 720-litres. Built on the monocoque chassis, the SUV will offer the same design elements as the existing model but will definitely offer a host of cosmetic changes. These include a newly designed grille with thick chrome surround, new bumper with a centre air-dam that merges with the grille, newly styled headlamps with double barrel projector lights and LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) at the front, a new set of alloy wheels with 10-spoke rims at the sides as well as revised tail-lights, integrated roof-spoiler, newly developed triangular shaped taillights placed horizontally, large tail-gate strip laden with chrome, steel spare wheel, power-folding outside rear view mirrors and well-integrated rear view camera at the rear. Apart from this, the petrol-powered models are likely to get the letter G badge instead of the letter W badge in variant names.
At the inside, the 2018 model is expected to come with a range of updated features such as new seat upholstery, new steering wheel and slightly revised centre console and instrument panel along with a new touchscreen infotainment system, which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, all-black premium cabin and seven-seats layout, several connectivity features like Ecosense, Mahindra’s connected applications, emergency call and android auto, decent legroom and headroom space for both front and rear passengers’ seat, rear air-conditioning vents, power steering, adjustable seats, engine start/stop button, multiple storage compartments and cubby holes to keep your belongings, electric sunroof, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat and leather upholstery. Besides, the interior will come with an all-new color theme as well. Other than these, the top-end model gets leather upholstery for seats, gearbox and steering as additional features.;
Talking about the safety features, the Mahindra XUV500 facelift will offer dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) along with Electronic stability program, hill hold and hill descent control. Apart from these, a segment first emergency call feature will also be offered. This feature automatically calls the emergency service and sends a text message to 2 of the pre-set numbers during any untoward event.
According to the reports, the upcoming XUV500 facelift will be available with 8 exterior color options- New Lake-Side Brown, Dolphin Grey, Sunset Orange, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple, Pearl White, Moondust Silver and Volcano Black. Currently, the existing Mahindra XUV500 comes within the price range of Rs 12.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 18.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Therefore, it is confirmed that the facelift will be more expensive than the current model that will be revealed when the facelift will be launched. However, the launch date of the 2018 XUV500 was speculated to be by the end of 2017 but since it didn’t happen, the SUV is now likely to go on sale by the end of April 2018. When launched, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift will take against the likes of Tata Hexa, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and others in the segment. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for launch updates of the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 facelift.
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