The new Mahindra XUV500 was recently caught on video while being driven at high speeds. How does the SUV perform? Read on for more details.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar was one of the biggest new car launches of this year. In 2021, the new-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be launched in the country. The new version of the highly popular SUV has been spied many times prior to its official launch. In fact, spy images have already revealed that the new XUV500 will be a well-equipped car with segment-leading equipment comprising semi-autonomous convenience and safety features. The testing process of the new model is underway and below is a video which shows the SUV being driven at high speeds on a highway.
When first launched in 2011, the Mahindra XUV500 was the first monocoque vehicle to be developed ground up by the home-grown auto manufacturer. The all-new XUV500 will also maintain the monocoque styling but will be underpinned by a new platform shared with Ford. A new SUV from Ford based on this platform is slated for launch in developing markets a year later from the debut of the new XUV500.
The new-gen Mahindra XUV500 will feature a completely new design with larger dimensions. Like the previous model, the new SUV will be aimed at not just the Indian auto market but also other foreign markets. To make it suitable for developed countries, a turbo gasoline burner will also be offered on the new XUV500. This is expected to be a 2-litre 4-cyl mStallion turbo petrol motor which was first offered on the new Mahindra Thar and will be adjusted to produce increased power and torque.
The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will also receive its power from a 2.2-litre mHawk turbo oil burner which will also get an improvement in power and torque output. This motor is expected to generate 170 BHP against 400 Nm. The transmission duties on both of the petrol and diesel version will be undertaken by a 6-speed MT and torque convertor. While an FWD system will be offered as standard, the higher-spec variants will come with an AWD one.