Mahindra is one of the leading automobile company in India which comes up with upgraded car model every year. The latest car in their long line up of launches is the facelifted version of the popular variant XUV500 which is due to hit the showrooms by April 2018. Spy cams have captured numerous images of the car which is set to have a few major changes and upgrades and is expected to give cars like Renault Captur, Hyundai Creta and the Jeep compass a run for their money. The car will be made available in 4 different trims namely W5, W7, W9, and W11. The price starts from about Rs 12.3 lakh for the lower W5 variant and goes higher up to Rs 18 lakh for the W11 variant.
The car will be equipped with a more powerful version of the 2.2-litre diesel motor which will generate 155hp of power at 3,750rpm and 360Nm of torque at 1,750-2,800rpm. The XUV500 petrol AT variant will be equipped with a new 2.2-litre motor which will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The car claims a mileage of 15.4 kmpl. The standard variant of the car may generate a power of 140 bhp giving a mileage of 15.1 kmpl. The automatic gearbox is available from the W7 trim onwards.
On the exterior front, the updated XUV500 will come with a revised front fascia including new front bumper, headlamps, and grille. Apart from this, the car will also come with LED daytime running lamps, new alloy wheel design, placement of cladding on the doors, a new tailgate design, tail lamps with LED elements and more. The lower trims will have to do with steel wheels however the top W9 and W11 variants get 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as 18-inch diamond, cut alloy wheels.
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Coming to the interiors the facelifted XUV500 will be furnished in premium quality leather and soft-touch materials on the dash. The car will also get an updated 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a new smartwatch app under its BlueSense banner.