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2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Spied In India

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Indian automaker Mahindra is all set to give the XUV500 a facelift next year. First spyshots have been taken of the facelifted model, which was spied testing with the S201 (Tivoli derived compact SUV) and the TUV300 Plus (Xylo replacement MUV). Details about the changes on the facelifted XUV are not very clear yet but there are some things that the new vehicle is expected to offer, as mentioned in previous media reports.

One noticeable change is an upgraded version for the mHawk turbocharged diesel engine. This 2.2 liter engine clocks 140 Bhp and 330 Nm on the current XUV. But the Jeep Compass’s launch earlier this year has made this output look unimpressive to buyers. Mahindra will give the engine a new 170 Bhp-400 Nm state of tune, and this has been reported multiple times in the past. The facelifted model is expected to get this change.

Mahindra is also expected to launch the Scorpio with the 140 Bhp-330 Nm. Since the XUV500 is the flagship vehicle from Mahindra, the company will have to increase outputs to differentiate the vehicle from the Scorpio. The spyshots also reveal a revised alloy wheel design. Also, minor design updates can be expected to the front and rear of the facelifted model.

Coming to the interiors, the XUV500 is already a well equipped car and the feature additions may not be extensive, though some additional features are expected. The front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts will be retained on the facelifted model as well, along with 6 speed manual and automatic transmission options.

Mahindra is expected to unveil the new model at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The Indian carmaker is also considering a coupe crossover version of the XUV500 for the Indian market. This exciting concept, named the Aero was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.

 

Spyshot Source: Team-Bhp

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