2018 Mahindra XUV500 comes with the same diesel engine upgraded to 155 hp and 360 Nm torque; exterior and interior tweaks have accompanied
Since entering Indian market in September 2011, the upmarket XUV500 has been a popular model courtesy of its rugged dynamics and in fact it is the first Mahindra model to be based on monocoque construction emphasising rigidity and core strength.
Mahindra even ramped up the production capacity to 5,000 units per month due to the increase in demands back in the days when SUVs and crossovers were not big sales turners as they currently are. The design of the XUV500, claimed to be inspired by Cheetah, is hardly aged and it has already been over six years since it came out.
However, Mahindra decided to launch a facelifted version in response to the growing competition and it has officially been out now after months of speculations of spy pictures. Here is everything you need to know about the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift:
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Engine and Specification
|Engine||2.2-litre mHawk Diesel / 2.2-litre Petrol|
|Power||140 hp or 155 hp / 140 hp|
|Torque||360 Nm / 320 Nm|
|Transmission||Six-Speed Manual or Six-Speed AT|
Powering the XUV500 is a 2.2-litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine which can also be found in the Mahindra Scorpio. In the outgoing model, it was good enough to produce a maximum power output of 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm at 1,600-2,800 rpm. It is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox developed by Ricardo.
On the new facelift , however, Mahindra has introduced a more powerful version of the same engine. The upgraded diesel mill makes 155 hp and 360 Nm of peak torque because of the new turbocharger and eVGT technology while lower variant get the same 140 hp output.
The single petrol variant uses a 2.2-litre motor connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox. It is capable of churning out 140 hp of peak power and 320 Nm of torque and is based on the same block as the 2.2-litre mHawk.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Mileage
|2018 Mahindra XUV500 Mileage||15.4 kmpl for diesel and 14 kmpl for petrol|
The facelifted version of the XUV500 is tweaked for more fuel efficiency as around 15.4 kmpl is rated for the updated diesel engine while around 14 kmpl could be claimed figure for petrol version.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift India Price
|2018 Mahindra XUV500 India Price||Rs. 12.32 lakh to Rs. 17.88 lakh|
As we believed, Mahindra has priced the facelifted version competitively than the outgoing model and it costs Rs, 12,32,000 for the entry-level trim and it goes all the way up to Rs. 17,88,000 for the W11 (O) AT (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
The updated XUV500 is offered in W5, W7, W9 and W11 variants with G AT exclusively reserved for the single petrol trim.
|W5 Diesel||Rs. 12.32 Lakh (MT)|
|W7 Diesel||Rs. 13.58 Lakh (MT) and Rs. 14.78 lakh (AT)|
|W9 Diesel||Rs. 15.23 Lakh (MT) and Rs. 16.43 lakh (AT)|
|W11 Diesel||Rs. 16.43 Lakh (MT) and Rs. 17.63 lakh (AT)|
|W11 (O) Diesel||Rs. 16.68 Lakh (MT) and Rs. 17.88 lakh (AT)|
|G AT||Rs. 15.43 lakh (AT)|
Mahindra is also working towards viable electric mobility solutions as an electric XUV Aero is rumoured to be on the cards and the styling of the production model may well be looked after by the legendary Italian design house Pininfarina.
Additionally, an electric vehicle that can do up to 300 km on a single charge seems to be in the pipeline as well. With Maruti Suzuki reported to launch a XUV500 rival by the end of this decade, the rivalry in the SUV segment is about to get boiled over in the coming years.
Mahindra will likely introduce more petrol variants of the XUV500 at a later stage. Back in October 2017 itself, the brand launched the W9 variant as a response to new competition from Jeep compass with several features from the top-spec trim like electric sunroof, seven-inch touchscreen, reversing camera with dynamic assist, Mahindra’s Ecosense technology, etc.
|2018 Mahindra XUV500 India Launch||April 18|
As Mahindra recently introduced the facelifted Scorpio with minor cosmetic updates and sizeable power hike, the arrival of new XUV500 was eagerly anticipated through the months and it has finally happened today as covers were officially lifted in Mumbai.
The Mumbai-based company has constantly been introducing new variants of existing models in recent months while KUV NXT arrived with substantial changes. Mahindra will bring in Innova Crysta rivaling MPV and SsangYong Tivoli based Creta competitor around festival time of this year as well.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Colours
Mystic Cooper and Crimson Red are new additions as five of the existing colours such as Opulent Purple, Volcano Black, Lake Side Brown, Pearl White and Moondust Silver are carried over.
The heavily refreshed XUV500 will be sold in five diesel and one petrol variants under W5, W7, W9 and W11 grades. Only the latter gets upgraded 2.2-litre diesel motor with 155 hp and has both manual and AT transmissions with AWD. All other grades use 140 hp 2.2-litre engine with the W5 only getting manual ‘box. Here is the list of features on each variants:
W5: Dual-tone back and grey interior with fabric upholstery, steel wheels, manual AC, power windows, front row mobile charging port, remote tailgate opening, roof rails, twin exhausts, rear wash/wiper and defogger, follow me home headlamps, flat folding second and third row seat with 60:40 and 50:50 splits.
W7: In addition to features on W5, the W7 gains black and tan interior with fabric upholstery, cruise control, multi-functional steering wheel with audio controls and smart key, auto AC anc chrome front grille inserts.
W9: Piano black trim on centre console, 17-inch alloy wheels, telescopic steering, reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, front and rear mobile charging, Infotainment with BlueSense and Android Auto connectivity.
W11: Dual-tone black and tan leather seats with quilted stitching, leather finish on dashboard and door pads, powered driver seat, puddle lamps, camping lamp, chrome exterior trim and lower-spec 140 hp diesel engine. The W11 can also be bought with upgraded 155 hp engine, 17-inch alloy wheels or optional 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Exterior
Mahindra has tweaked a proven design but the resultant changes appear to be quite substantial rather than a bleak update but it will likely divide opinions especially due to the more chrome treatment. It comes with a newly designed headlamp unit as one of the major revisions.
The XUV500 facelift adopt a new twin-barrel headlights with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights. The radiator grille portion and front bumper are updated as well for a refreshed appearance. The rear end and tail gate section have been revised big time as well with a rather matured stance. The revised roof spoiler is sportier than the existing model. It also gets newly-designed 18-inch black Diamond cut alloy wheels as part of the package.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Interior and Features
As much as the exterior, the cabin also sees update to take the fight right on to its main rivals. The basic layout of the dashboard remains the same but the touchscreen infotainment system is slightly updated with Android Auto connectivity, Connected Apps and EcoSense. The equipment list gains more features as well.
There is existence of upmarket tan coloured leather seat covers with diamond stitching, a blackened premium soft touch dashboard with silver trim on the centre console. Moreover, the top area of the dash gets leather trim and the centre console adorns a piano black fascia instead of matte black finish. There is high gloss finish on the rotary dials as well along with silver trim for gear knob, steering wheel and armrest.
The important features in the XUV500 include standard two airbags, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), GPS navigation, six airbags in top-spec trims, a seven-inch touchscreen, electronic stability program (ESP) with rollover mitigation, Hill Hold and Hill Descent control, alloy wheels, leather upholstery and much more. ‘Technopack’ will let you connect to applications such as Gaana.com, BookMyShow and using it Cricket updates can also be received. The BlueSense banner smartwatch app works with the infotainment system via Bluetooth.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Key Rivals
The upcoming XUV500 facelift will have the competition from Toyota Innova Crysta, Tata Hexa, Renault Captur and compact segment leading Hyundai Creta SUV.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Images