Facelift for Mahindra XUV 500
Facelift for Mahindra XUV 500, While the power figures might be left unchanged, the fuel efficiency could be enhanced slightly by tweaking the gear ratios.
What we have here are probably the first-ever images of the highly speculated Mahindra XUV 500 facelift! These spy images, which were recently published at Rushlane, show a white XUV 500 with some camouflage on its rear and side profile. In all chances, the Mahindra XUV 500 is about to get some changes in the styling of its rear-end and our guess is that the popular SUV’s tailgate will soon get some chrome around its license-plate housing. Currently, the XUV comes with a black-finished registration plate enclosure.
It is being said that other than getting a slightly updated tailgate, the XUV will also get a new design for the alloy rims and a revised front-end, which would carry an updated grille, redesigned foglamp enclosures and some more chrome. Even on the inside, the car could get some changes in the form of an upholstery change and a revised dashboard. The car could also get a handful of additional features.
Mechanically, the XUV will continue to be powered by a a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that comes mated with a six-speed manual gearbox. This engine has a max power output of 140 bhp @ 3750 rpm and a peak torque of 330 Nm between 1600 and 2800 rpm. There are good chances that these figures will be tweaked for marginally better performance. Mahindra could even tinker with the gear ratios for optimizing the XUV’s fuel economy.
While the power figures might be left unchanged, the fuel efficiency could be enhanced slightly by tweaking the gear ratios.
The biggest update however, would be the introduction of an automatic transmission. Rumours related to Mahindra XUV 500 Automatic launch have been abounding since some time now, but recently, our sources informed us that the new gearbox will debut with the facelift. Also, the auto gearbox would be available only with the top-end W8 4WD variant.
Our guess is that the XUV 500 facelift launch will take place soon after the advent of the next financial year. The price of the updated flagship Mahindra SUV could remain largely the same as that of the current model.