Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 test mule spotted with new alloy wheels

Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 test mule spotted with new alloy wheels | Representative image


Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 test mule spotted with new alloy wheels | Representative image&nbsp

Key Highlights

  • It will be launched in India next year
  • Mahindra will offer the upcoming SUV with two engine options
  • The SUV may get ADAS as well

Yet another day, yet another spy shot. This time, we have a brand new set of images of the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 that show the car with a new set of alloy wheels. Though it was originally intended to be launched in India during festive season 2020, as we all know, the coronavirus pandemic managed to postpone a whole lot of launches, including the one of this upcoming Mahindra SUV in India. Anyway, the test mule is covered in camouflaged this time as well, meaning it reveals pretty much nothing about the new design. However, it does show off new alloy wheels that the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will likely ride on.

Underpinned by a new platform, the upcoming SUV in India from the house of Mahindra & Mahindra will likely be bigger than before. Other changes we expect to see in the new Mahindra XUV500’s exterior include a new grille, full LED headlamps, new horizontal LED tail lights, and, of course, the new alloy wheels. Oh and Mahindra will also do away with the very XUV500-esque paw-like door handles.

New Mahindra XUV500 spy shot

(Source: Facebook/Roshan Gopalakrishnan)

As for the interior — based on older Mahindra XUV500 spy shots, we expect the SUV to come equipped with a hufe touchscreen display for the infotainment system, dual-tone beige and black dashboard, multi-function flat-bottom steering wheel, etc.

Mahindra XUV500 2021 images

(Source: Facebook/Roshan Gopalakrishnan)

The new Mahindra XUV500 2021 will be offered with with a two engine options: a new 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine and a new 2.0-litre diesel engine. The turbo petrol belts out a maximum power of 187 bhp along with a peak torque of 380 Nm. Transmission options, in all likelihood, will include a manual and an automatic transmission for both engines.