The latest spy video of next-gen Mahindra XUV500 hints that it will feature flush-door handle instead of the outgoing “cheetah claw” ones.
Mahindra & Mahindra has been working on a range of new-gen models for the Indian market in 2020, including the Mahindra XUV500. Recently, the second-gen XUV500 has been spotted on its test mule, revealing some interesting design cues of the vehicle.
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According to the spy video, the 2020 Mahindra XUV500 is going to come with Range Rover Velar-inspired flush-fitting door handles instead of the original “cheetah claw” ones in the previous-gen model. It is still unclear that if these handles will have the same electrically-operated pop-out function as seen in the latest Range Rover and Tesla cars or feature a lever-type arrangement found on the Aston Martin models. Regardless, these flush-type door handles will certainly add to the uniqueness of Mahindra’s next-gen SUV.
The next-gen Mahindra XUV500 has been spotted with flush door handles which will come take up place of "cheetah claw" units.
The spy shots of the upcoming XUV500 tell us that the SUV will sport an evolutionary change in its design as compared to the predecessor. The next-gen car will more likely to feature a more upright nose, a larger grille, LED headlamps and tail lamps along with the vertically-placed daytime running lamps as debuted in the Mahindra XUV300, thereby giving the new SUV an unmistakable appearance.
The XUV500’s front fender also gets a fresh styling design. The window line is rather identical to that of the outgoing model barring a kink on the rear door as same as the one on the XUV300 and Alturas G4. This feature is expected to be found on the next-gen Mahindra Scorpio as well. An updated infotainment system and a higher-resolution display are expected on the XUV500’s interior.
The new-gen Mahindra XUV500 is expected to be launched in mid-2020.
Like the current-gen XUV500, the new-gen model will come with a monocoque body construction but in the form of a newly-built platform. The second-gen SUV will continue to draw the juice from a 180 PS 2.2-litre diesel engine option which will be upgraded to the BSVI compliance. This mill is likely to feature DPF and SCR as well. Transmission options include a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed automatic torque converter as in the outgoing version. Further details of the new-gen XUV500 will be revealed prior to its launch in mid-2020.