2021 is going to be an exciting year for SUV fans and one of the biggest launch is going to be the next-gen Mahindra XUV500. It has been long since the Mahindra XUV500 received an updated but its huge popularity indicates that we are fond of it. The next-gen XUV500 is one of the most hotly anticipated cars right now and its regular appearance in the spy circles guarantees that it remains in the news. The overall silhouette of the car is already out in the open, accompanied by some interior details as well.
A new set of spy pictures has emerged on the Internet and that indicates that the next-gen XUV500 is near production-ready.
Although it is heavily draped in camouflage, all the body parts such as headlights, DRLs, alloys, beige interiors, tail lights and others appear to be in production-ready form. It will also get new alloy wheels, an integrated spoiler with a high mounted stop lamp, new L-shaped LED tail lights, rear washer and wiper, and a tail-gate mounted number plate recess. A few other notable highlights include roof rails and the flush-fitting door handles. The XUV500 is renowned for being a feature-loaded car so it won’t be surprising if we get to see a panoramic sunroof as well.
Previous spy shots revealed the dual-screen layout of the dashboard. The dashboard layout seems to be inspired from Mercedes.
The spy shots revealed that one half of the touchscreen will be used for display of infotainment/access car settings or change them while the other half on the driver side, will display info like speed, gear engaged, fuel level, etc. Spy shots which were captured earlier also revealed revamped interior, flat-bottom steering wheel and rotary knobs on the centre console. Other portions of the dashboard can be seen covered in camouflage sheets.
Under the hood, Mahindra will be offering two engine options on the second-gen XUV500 right from the start. These would include an updated version of the mHawk diesel motor which will be dishing out more power and torque than the one which is on sale currently. Additionally, there will be a new mStallion petrol motor which will be on offer as well. The first half of 2021 will witness two new full-sized SUVs from the India car manufacturers in the form of new Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Gravitas.