Mahindra is gearing up to launch a new SUV in the highly competitive mid-size segment, which is currently dominated by the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. The new SUV will revive the XUV500 nameplate, which was temporarily discontinue after the introduction of the larger XUV700. However, the new XUV500 will be a completely different product from its predecessor, with a fresh design, new platform, modern features and powerful engines. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming Mahindra XUV500.
Upcoming Mahindra XUV500 Launch Date And Price
The new Mahindra XUV500 is expect to make its debut in early 2024, according to a report by Autocar India. The SUV will be positione between the sub-four-metre XUV300 and the seven-seater XUV700 in Mahindra’s portfolio. The expected price range of the new XUV500 is Rs 10-17 lakh (ex-showroom), which will make it a direct rival for the Creta and the Seltos, as well as other mid-size SUVs like the Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and Skoda Kushaq.
Design And Dimensions
The new Mahindra XUV500 will sport a more upright and muscular stance than the outgoing model, with a prominent grille, C-shaped headlamps and DRLs, ridges on the bonnet and flush-mounted door handles. The SUV will also retain some familiar styling cues from the previous XUV500, such as the large cowl, prominent hips and cheetah-inspired elements. The rear end will feature a simpler and wider tailgate, with horizontal LED tail lamps and a roof spoiler.
The new XUV500 will be base on an extend version of the XUV300’s platform, which is derivedfrom the SsangYong Tivoli. The SUV will be longer and wider than the current XUV500, with a slightly longer wheelbase as well. This will result in more interior space and practicality for the passengers. The exact dimensions of the new XUV500 are not yet reveale, but we expect it to measure around 4.3 metres in length, 1.8 metres in width and 1.6 metres in height, with a wheelbase of around 2.6 metres.
Upcoming Mahindra XUV500 Engine And Mileage
The new Mahindra XUV500 will offer two engine options: a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel and a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol. Both engines are available in the Thar and the XUV700, but they will be tune differently for the new XUV500. The diesel engine is likely to produce around 185hp, while the petrol engine will deliver around 190hp. Both engines will be paire with a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox. The SUV will also offer front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive variants.
The mileage figures of the new XUV500 are not yet disclose, but we expect them to be similar to or slightly better than the current XUV500, which delivers around 15 kmpl for the diesel manual, 14 kmpl for the diesel automatic, 13 kmpl for the petrol manual and 12 kmpl for the petrol automatic.
Interior And Safety Features
The new Mahindra XUV500 will come with a premium and spacious cabin, with six- or seven-seat layouts. The SUV will feature a Mercedes-Benz style large, single-unit display with split screens for the touchscreen infotainment system and the digital instrument cluster³. The infotainment system will support Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, connected car technology and various other functions. The instrument cluster will display various information such as speed, rpm, fuel level, trip meter, navigation and alerts.
The new XUV500 will also come with features such as an electric sunroof, electrically adjustable front seats, a wireless charging pad, automatic climate control, cruise control, ambient lighting and more⁴. Moreover, Mahindra could also equip the top-spec variant of this upcoming SUV with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitor and forward collision warning⁵.
The safety features of the new XUV500 will include multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with rollover mitigation, hill hold control, hill descent control, traction control, rear parking sensors with camera, tyre pressure monitoring system and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
The upcoming Mahindra XUV500 is set to be a game-changer in the mid-size SUV segment, with its attractive design, spacious cabin, powerful engines and modern features. The SUV will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos, which are the best-selling models in this category. The new XUV500 will also benefit from Mahindra’s strong brand image, wide dealer network and after-sales service. The new XUV500 is expected to be launched in early 2024, with a price range of Rs 10-17 lakh (ex-showroom).
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