The latest spy video of the upcoming second-gen Mahindra XUV500 reveals its third-row of seats, along with other interior and exterior details
The 2020 new-gen Mahindra XUV500 is due to receive a major overhaul in terms of design and features over the current-gen model. The three-row mid-size SUV, set to be launched next year, has been continually spied over the past couple of months.
Each spy shot or video until now has helped us garner some facts about the upcoming car. The latest spy video has revealed the second-gen XUV500’s third row of seats, along with a clearer shot of its interiors, which are largely camouflaged.
Take a look at the video, which was uploaded on Youtube by Lemon Green Studios –
The car features an all-new flat-bottom steering wheel mounted with audio and Bluetooth controls, automatic climate control, a digital multi-info display, and a large touchscreen infotainment unit which is hidden under the camo. As compared to the previous-gen model, the interiors of the upcoming XUV500 look more upmarket and premium. The clutter has been cleared and Mahindra has chosen to keep the interiors of the car subtle.
Externally, the spy video reveals the front grille design, which features six vertical slats. The headlamps of the test mule look unfinished, and will likely look different on the production-ready model. The most interesting aspect about the test mule, however, is its new flush door handles, which are seen on high-end luxury cars including Jaguars and Range Rovers. These flush door handles will be replacing the ‘cheetah claw’ door handles of the first-gen XUV500.
The test mule seen in the video was also equipped with an emissions kit, which is likely testing if the car’s engine complies with the latest emission norms or not. Mahindra will likely be offering second-gen XUV500 with a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine.
However, since Mahindra plans to launch the second-gen XUV500 in late-2020, expect the updated engine to make its debut with the current-gen model itself, once the BS6 emission norms become mandatory on April 1, 2020. Upon launch next year, the 2020 Mahindra XUV500 will compete against the upcoming Tata Gravitas, and the seven-seat version of the MG Hector, which is already sold in China under the Wuling Almaz moniker.