Even before these spy pics had emerged, we had revealed that the XUV 500 will get split tail lamps. The spy pics clearly show the new tail lamps that the SUV will get. It does look stylish and appealing with the new tailgate and the lamps. The production of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has commenced and will be launched very soon. The facelift will get an upgraded engine with 150bhp of power, which we have revealed for the first time. Earlier, it had been rumoured that this SUV will get 170bhp, however, our sources confirm that this will come with 150bhp of power, which is up by about 10bhp from the outgoing model. It gets a new headlamp. The design of the LED DRLs is also different. The interiors will have Piano black finish on the centre console. Apart from this, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will get new variants.
The updated SUV has been spotted testing a few times as well. The flagship vehicle of the Indian automobile giant, the XUV500 has been a very successful product. New launches like the Toyota Innova Crysta, Tata Hexa and Jeep Compass have brought this SUV under quite a lot of pressure.This SUV will now be seen in the form of a facelift and it will come with minor cosmetic changes and some new features. The engine will also see an improvement in power and overall, it will a much improved vehicle in terms of fit and finish and also refinement.
The XUV500 2018 version will not get too many changes in its looks as it is only a facelift, however, the major difference will be in the engine. It is expected to be more exciting to drive and also a better value package than before. The front fascia will also receive changes like a new headlamp and grille design. What will be new in the Mahindra XUV500 facelift? Will it be a better buy now? Read further to know more.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Variants
The Mahindra XUV500 facelift will come in new variants. These will be
- W5 – Manual
- W7- Manual and A/T
- W9 – Manual, A/T and AWD
- W11 – Manual, A/T and AWD
Mahindra XUV500 Upgrade 2018 Features
- New Headlamp with DRLs on top
- Revised front grille
- New split design taillamps
- Revised tailgate design
- New alloy wheels
- Premium interiors
- Piano Black finish on centre console
- Higher quality leather trim
- Leather finish on dashboard
- Leather inserts on door trim
Mahindra XUV500 2018 Launch Date
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 170 bhp launch date is expected to be mid-2018. There will be changes to the exterior mainly and it will be more attractive with new features and a more powerful engine.
Mahindra XUV500 2018 Price in India
There will not be much change in the price of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500. The company would want it to be extremely competitive. New variants will be introduced. Hence the price walk may be taller, for the topmost version. Overall, facelift of XUV500 will not see a big change in its pricing. Price will also increase due to the hike in performance
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Specifications
|Front suspension||McPherson with Anti-Roll Bar|
|Rear suspension||Multilink with Anti-Roll bar|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70 litres|
This is where the major change of the facelift will be in. The engine is the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel, however it gets a bump in power from 140bhp to 150bhp. This will make a quite a difference in the way this SUV will perform. The driveability will be better and it will now be more fun to drive. We expect the 2018 XUV500 to feel more punchier this time. The transmission options will be the same, however. This will include a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions. There will also be an AWD option, as before.
This improvement of performance can be seen on highway driving majorly. There will not be a major difference in the city. This more power will shine on an open road. The performance will improve and driveability will also see an uphill. The need to shift gears shall also reduce.
The second engine will be the 2.2-litre petrol. This engine will also produce close to 140bhp of power and shall come with a six-speed automatic transmission only. There will be no manual and it come in G9 variant only. Mahindra is looking at getting only one variant and experimenting in this segment. Wish to know more about the new petrol engine, read here.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Design
The Mahindra XUV500 facelift will come with minor changes to the exterior. This will include an all-new front grille. This will make the SUV look more aggressive. The headlamps will also be new. They will have a twin barrel projector lamps. The LED daytime running light will be embedded inside and this will also be a new design. Earlier it used to be in an ‘S’ shape, but this tim it will be at the top of the headlamp. A new front bumper will be added. It will house newly designed fog lamps and a new air intake. The side will not see many changes. The same door handles will continue to be offered. What will be new is a set of newly designed alloy wheels. These alloy wheels are inspired from the XUV Aero concept which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.
The rear is all new. The tail lamp cluster is a split design one. There would be an addition of chrome on the boot lid, above the number plate. The rear looks very different now. It also has become more stylish. These small changes to the exterior have improved the overall look of this SUV. There will be a new design for the alloy wheels too.
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New XUV500 2018 Interiors
The interiors of the Mahindra XUV500 2018 will have the same basic design, however it will look more premium. The dashboard layout is similar but it gets leather inserts. The centre console has a glossy piano black finish. This make it look upmarket. It will continue with the newly added touchscreen system with advanced features like Android auto and Eco-sense, however, with an upgraded version. The instrument cluster and the steering wheel will also be the same. What will change are the seat fabrics and the leather upholstery. This time the leather is of a superior grade. The interior colour theme is also be new and makes the inside look plush and more premium.
The 2018 XUV500 will continue to offer six and seven seating configurations. The space inside will also be identical and there will not be any change in that. The XUV500 facelift has one of the best seats and these will be unchanged. The driver seat will have electric adjustment in the top variants. There shall not be a major change in the styling of the dashboard, the seats will be beige. The dashboard will continue to be black and beige. In terms of features, there’s nothing new, as such. It will continue to have the same set of features.
Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Ride and Handling
There will not be any change in this aspect. Mahindra was contemplating a new suspension setup, however, the cost factor has compelled it to stick to the current setup. The XUV500 2018 has a decent ride and this will be unchanged. The handling will be nimble as before, . The brakes will be upgraded for fade-free experience. The driving dynamics shall remain more or less the same.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Mileage
The 2018 XUV500 facelift will return around 10km/l on the city and around 15km/l on the highway. The automatic variant will return around 9km/l in the city and about 15km/l on the highway. The XUV500 2018 hasn’t been very fuel-efficient, majorly due to its weight and performance. The same goes for the Scorpio too.