2020 Mahindra XUV500 gets evolutionary design updates while the interior will feature a larger floating touchscreen infotainment system in the higher grades
Mahindra & Mahindra has been working on a number of new products including the second generation XUV500, Thar and a brand new Scorpio. The new-gen XUV500 will more likely be introduced early next year and it has already been spied testing revealing some interesting details and our latest spy shot reiterates what we already know.
The exterior takes an evolutionary approach compared to the existing model as the front fascia has become more upright in particular. The key styling details are the signature front grille with smaller headlights, vertically positioned LED Daytime Running Lights as in the XUV300, redesigned bumper up front and rear, etc.
The window line does remain identical to the existing model on sale except for a prominent kink on the rear door. The flush-type door handles will replace the cheetah claw design seen in the outgoing model. We do expect the second generation Mahindra XUV500 to grow bigger in dimensions.
The interior gets a slew of upgrades in response to the growing competition. There appears to be less use of physical buttons and the new dashboard layout is accompanied by a larger floating touchscreen infotainment system dominating the centre console. The steering wheel is a new flat-bottom unit as well.
The instrument cluster will also be updated with new gauges while the air conditioning vents are repositioned. Due to the possible dimensional changes, the cabin room will also likely increase while the material quality will also be on the premium side than the existing XUV500.
As for the performance, the 2020 Mahindra XUV500 will be equipped with the 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine upgraded to produce 180 horsepower and meet BSVI emission standards. It will be mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The second-gen model is also expected to use a new 2.0-litre mStallion four-cylinder turbocharged and direct-injected petrol engine kicking out 190 horsepower and 380 Nm of peak torque. It will spawn a Ford C-segment SUV and both will have several commonalities but the American iteration won’t be a mere badge engineered work.