Mahindra’s XUV500 was 1st launched in our nation back in the year 2011. Now, almost 10 years later, the company is planning to introduce its next-gen version. The next-generation upcoming Mahindra XUV500 has been spotted several times on-road tests. Plenty of details are now available about the upcoming SUV through various spy photographs.
We recently go through a new spy shot. It gives us a clear look at the interior of the next-generation Mahindra’s XUV500. We already know that the XUV500 will get a dual-screen setup, resembling the one we see on Mercedes-Benz models. The setup includes a large touchscreen infotainment system and a fully-digital instrument console, placed in a joint housing.
Other than that, the new-generation interior of XUV500 also bears a small resemblance to BMW X1. The placement of the music system controller near the gear lever, the AC vents below the infotainment screen, and the dual-zone climate control panel with physical controls placed below it remind us a little of the BMW crossover. These details don’t seem to be inclining towards the driver.
The dashboard of the 2021 upcoming Mahindra XUV500 comes with leather-wrap, while the inside door panels have a wood finish. The door locks and door handles look like metal and have superbly stylish. The controls for the power-adjustable front seats on the door trim will have a memory function as well. The leather-wrapped steering wheel has integrated controls for cruise and audio control, and the start/ stop button will be placed near the centre AC vents.
The Mahindra XUV500 can come with new equipment like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry with push-button start, and possibly level-1 autonomous driving technology. We can see safety features such as tyre pressure monitor, electronic stability control, parking sensors with camera, and ABS with EBD.
There is also a leather-wrapped centre armrest present for the front 2-row seats. Other features that can be included in the XUV500 are 7 airbags, an electronic parking brake and a panoramic sunroof. By recent reports, Mahindra’s XUV500 will also have level-1 autonomous driving aids, and automatic emergency brake, etc.
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Also, the XUV500 may be available in both 6-seat and 7-seat configurations, with the former offering captain seats in the middle row. If we talk about the powertrains, we expect the next-generation Mahindra’s XUV500 to be available with the same engine options as the Mahindra’s Thar – a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel and a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol – but tuned for generating power output. Both these engines may come with torque convertor automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. We can also see a wheel drivetrain in brand new XUV.
Considering all the premium features and updates, we guess that the new Mahindra XUV500 will be priced from Rs. 14 lacs (ex-showroom). It will lock horns with the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari, and MG Hector Plus.