The 2020 Mahindra XUV500 is going to be a very important car for the manufacturer in 2020. The new upcoming XUV500 is expected to launch in the second half of next year with the unveil being next year at the Auto Expo where Mahindra is expected to show a lot of new cars and concepts. The XUV500 has been a huge success for Mahindra and the car is now going to be a whole new generation product when it arrives in 2020. Mahindra is also working on a new generation Thar and Scorpio which we will see around the same time. The upcoming car has been spied too on testing and below we explain what will be new on the 2020 Mahindra XUV500. Check out the information, videos and spy shots below.
The Mahindra XUV500 is going to have a completely new look and be revised for 2020. From the cars more macho look now we see the silhouette go to a more crossover kind of design. The roof is now less swoopy and straighter and the chink in the quarter glass is going to give way to a much modern and clean line on the side. The side also losses the cool Cheetah Claw handles and is now going to be replaced by simpler grab handles. The car will also get new alloy wheels and the rear stacked taillamps could make way for slimmer horizontal LED lights. At the front, we will see a new touch to the iconic Mahindra grille and the headlights will be full-LED units.
On the inside, there are massive changes. The XUV500 now has to compete with the MG Hector and the Kia Seltos in terms of technology. Looking inside the cabin we can understand why Mahindra has completely redesigned the interior. In the center, we can assume that there is a massive 10-inch touchscreen and the instrument cluster also looks like it has a par TFT display. The car will get more cubby holes, redesigned AC vents, new steering mounted controls and better plastics for sure. But, the big new additions will be a panoramic sunroof, smart connected cars technology, different driving modes and power seats for driver and co-passenger. Mahindra has to step-up their game to go toe-to-toe with MG, Kia, Hyundai and Tata in this segment.
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2020 Mahindra XUV500 Power?
Currently, Mahindra offers the XUV500 with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, that produces 155 hp of power, and 360 Nm torque. With the upcoming BS6 emission norms, Mahindra will mostly be upgrading the current-gen XUV500 with a new BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine. The 2020 Mahindra XUV500 will also get a petrol mill from launch and an automatic gearbox. An AWD variant might come later or at launch can be confirmed next year only.
2020 Mahindra XUV500 Pricing and competition?
The pricing of the new car will be similar and a tad more expensive than the current model. The Mahindra XUV500 is currently priced between Rs 12 lakhs to Rs 18 lakhs. The car will compete with the upcoming Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, the MG Hector and it’s seven-seater version, plus the Tata Harrier and it’s 7 seater sibling – Gravitas. The car could be the first new car Mahindra launches next year. we will have to wait till February at the Auto Expo to find out more.