While the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be launched in 2021, the current version will soldier on with an updated version of the current 2.2-litre turbocharged oil-burner
While it was recently revealed that the second generation Mahindra XUV500 will launch in 2021, a leaked document shows that the current-gen model, which was first launched way back in 2011, is about to receive an updated version of its current 2.2-litre mHawk turbo-diesel heart that will comply with the BS6 emission norms.
All-New Mahindra XUV500 Previewed by an open-top electric sportscar | Auto Expo 2020
The manufacturer will make suitable modifications to the oil-burner to enable it to comply with the stricter emission norms. The motor will feature a 2-way Oxidation Catalyst, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). A 2-way Oxidation Catalyst treats hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, while SCR reduces NOx emissions from the exhaust using a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Two litres of this fluid will be used per 1,000 km. It costs Rs 50 a litre. The revised instrument cluster will feature a DEF indicator lamp that will keep users updated about the fluid level.
While the Mahindra XUV500 has been on sale for over 9 years now, it has been updated time and again to stay relevant to the market. The advent of the BS6 motor will be, possibly, the last update for the SUV. The next generation model will launch in 2021 and will take design inspiration from the Funster concept showcased at the Auto Expo 2020.
The 2.2-litre mHawk turbo-diesel engine of the Mahindra XUV500 will receive a slew of updates to attain compliance with the BS6 emission norms.
The next-gen XUV500 will be sold with all-new 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options, with the former expected to be the mStallion T-GDi unit from Auto Expo 2020. It produces a maximum power of 190HP and 380Nm, On the other hand, the new oil-burner will produce 185HP. Akin to the current-gen model, the new version will be sold with a choice of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options. AWD will be available as an option on select trims of the diesel variant. The next-gen XUV500 will even spawn a Ford-badged SUV that will enjoy different design characteristics.