2018 Mahindra XUV500 – Mahindra will launch the 2018 XUV500 facelift in India on April 18, 2018. The updated model will come with cosmetic updates, a new style and a host of new features. Few Mahindra dealers have already started receiving the XUV500 facelifted and at launch, the SUV will compete primarily with Tata Hexa, with the likes of the Jeep Compass, Renault Captur. We expect the Mahindra XUV500 2018 to arrive with a slightly higher price, compared to the outgoing model.
Mahindra XUV500 Exterior 2018
On the outside, the XUV500 facelift will have an update front and back. At the front, the headlamps are new and also receive LED daytime running lights. The grille and bumper have also been redesigned. At the rear, the XUV500 facelift comes with a new set of triangular taillights, a redesigned tailgate and a slightly modified rear bumper. Apart from the new alloy wheel design, there is almost nothing that distinguishes the facelift from the outgoing version on the sides.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Interior Features
The spy variant has a dashboard all in black with a leather treatment on the top. The current XUV500 does not get the leather finish, but Mahindra offers a black dashboard and optional black seats. The manufacturer also offers a combination of black-beige color for the interior. The spying images also reveal a black piano finish for the center console, instead of the currently available matte black treatment. The silver trim, previously limited to the steering wheel, center control and armrest, can also be seen on the parking brake lever and shift knob now. The updated XUV500 also gets leather seats in beige color with diamond stitching.
Engine of Mahindra XUV500 2018
The XUV500 has never failed in terms of performance, but Mahindra gave the last iteration a coup. The 2.2-liter diesel engine now develops 155 hp and 360 Nm of torque, an increase of 15 hp and 30 Nm compared to the previous version. The turbocharger with variable geometry is now electronically controlled, while the previous one was under vacuum. The engine’s low response in the rev range has improved a bit, and the boost comes slowly around 1400 rpm and builds well from 1800 revolutions per minute. This engine pulls very strongly up to 4000rpm, beyond which the progression is slow. Coupled to the engine is the six-speed manual gearbox, which, as before, is notchy with long projections and transmits power to the front wheels.