Mahindra XUV 500 is now falling behind new competitors including MG Hector and Tata Harrier, once a favoured option in the mid-size SUV market. The game is far from over. However, Mahindra will be launching the all-new next-gen XUV500 soon. The next generation Mahindra XUV 500 is scheduled to be available at dealerships in April 2021.
Current-gen XUV 500 to be discontinued
The current-gen XUV 500 will be sold alongside the next-gen model before inventories last. The clearance of available inventory would not take long for Mahindra, as demand for the new model has already been reduced. It is expected that production of the original XUV 500 will be stopped entirely by January 2021. By the time the next-gen XUV 500 was released in April, much of the old stock had been sold. In order to clear unsold stock, it is likely that discounts and rewards can be offered.
Major updates planned for new XUV 500
As is evident from the latest breed of best-selling brands such as next-gen Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Kia Sonet, MG Hector, Hyundai Venue, and Hyundai i20, hi-tech features are hugely affecting consumer buying decisions. Both of these cars come with a long list of features that are best-in-class and first-in-segment, which is one of the major reasons for their rising success. 2021 Mahindra XUV 500 make Mahindra is collaborating with the next-gen XUV 500 to ensure that the SUV not only suits, but beats rival product offerings. To that end the company plans to outfit the next-gen XUV 500 with a range of sophisticated electronic capabilities.
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Never Before Seen Features
The capacity to find potholes is one of the systems under development. Using a hi-tech radar device, this can be done. It would be particularly helpful when driving on bad roads if this machine could be made to operate in tandem with autonomous driving technologies. Eyelid monitoring that can identify signs of sleepiness is another device being studied.
The driver will be notified by a voice message in such a situation. Autonomous braking, 3D panoramic view, and smartphone-connected automatic climate control could also be accomplished by the next-gen XUV 500. Any of these devices may or may not make it to the production level, based on test results.
However, in most of the new cars that are scheduled to be released over the next few years, Mahindra is likely to continue to use these features. With both petrol and diesel engines, the next-gen XUV 500 will be available. The petrol unit would be borrowed from the all-new Thar, a new four-cylinder 2.0-liter mStallion turbocharged engine.
On the latest XUV 500, however, power and torque output would be higher. There will be a new 2.2-litre engine for the diesel model. There will be manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options for both engines. The output of the engine would be in the 185 hp range.