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New 2018 Mahindra XUV500 launched. Prices for the new Mahindra XUV500 facelift start at Rs 12.32 lakh ex-showroom (Mumbai). The third facelift of the seven-seater SUV carries subtle cosmetic changes at the front and rear, along with increased performance.
Design & Styling
The new Mahindra XUV500 comes with subtle cosmetic upgrades, mainly in the form of a new headlamp and taillamp design.
The LED DRLs have been given a new layout. The grille is now wider and bolder than before. There are subtle changes to the bumper garnishes too. Chrome seems to be added more in the new model.
The taillamp design has been revamped and it now extends onto the tailgate. There are some LED elements too, in the cluster.
The tailgate gets an aerodynamic spoiler up top.
Coming to the interiors, the dashboard looks identical to the previous model, except for some subtle elements. The centre console has been finished in gloss black, while black leather trims and contrast stitchings complete the rest of the dashboard.
The seats are now clothed in quilted leather, which not only looks good, but also provides high levels of comfort and support.
The new XUV500 also sits on a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. The top W11 (O) trim gets 18-inch alloy wheels.
Variants & Prices (In Lakhs; Ex-Showroom Mumbai)
|W7||Rs 13.58||Rs 14.78|
|W9||Rs 15.23||Rs 16.43|
|W11||Rs 16.43||Rs 17.63|
|W11 (O)||Rs 16.68||Rs 17.88|
|G AT||Rs 15.43|
The new Mahindra XUV500 will be powered by the 6th generation 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with 155bhp and 360Nm of torque. The engine will come mated to either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission.
The petrol version gives out 140bhp, just as before.
The latest Mahindra XUV500 comes loaded with almost 45-50 upmarket features; some of them being first-in-industry. The seven-seater SUV gets smartwatch connectivity through BlueSense. The system can control functions such as audio, AC, doors, emergency assists, location services, to name a few.
The new seven-inch touchscreen infotainment supports Android Auto and EcoSense. Mahindra has also introduced better audio enhancement through Arkamys. The system gives better bass and treble.
The new XUV500 also gets a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, dubbed as Tire-Tronics.
NVH levels are also much lesser now, thanks to the new body engineering. Even the engine sound has been sealed off well.
The new XUV500 ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to safety. With six airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill-Hold Assist and Hill Descent Control, the Mahindra XUV500 is a safe SUV to travel in.
The new Mahindra XUV500 also gets a first-in-class emergency call system. The SUV also gets disc brakes on all four wheels.
The new Mahindra XUV500 is readily available across all dealerships in India.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Colours
The new Mahindra XUV500 will be offered in seven colours. Two new colours will also be in offer: Crimson Red and Mystic Copper. The other XUV500 colour options are: Opulent Purple, Volvano Black, Lake Side Brown, Pearl White and Moondust Silver.
Thoughts On The New Mahindra XUV500
The new Mahindra XUV500 brings in a lot of new features. With the subtle changes in styling, the SUV looks much more up to date. The XUV500 is a popular premium SUV in India and sales have always been high. With a wide range of variants on offer, the new Mahindra XUV500 can be bought on various budgets.