Mahindra XUV500's interior was slightly revealed via the latest spy shots. Check out the newest images of the upcoming Mahindra XUV500.
Mahindra is about to launch a few new models in 2021. One of these upcoming models is the new-gen Mahindra XUV500. The new SUV has been spotted for a few times ahead of launch. The hottest topic about the new XUV500 is the new interior of the SUV. Reports suggest that the upcoming model will offer Level 2 autonomous driving technology. Spy shots also suggested that the new XUV500 would get a large floating touchscreen infotainment system that resembles the ones used on Mercedes cars. A recent spy picture offers a closer look at this premium feature in use.
Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be launched next month
As per the spy image, to the right of the dashboard, there is a digital screen for the instrument cluster. As mentioned above, this model is also seen with a large infotainment screen. In the previous images, Mahindra XUV500 was seen with swivel wheel with mounted controls, presumably for the infotainment system. Apart from these features, it is expected that the new model will embrace a huge upgrade regarding interior styling. It will come with a dual-tone black-beige interior scheme. However, it should be noted that these premium touches will be limited to the high-end variants only.
However, the most-talked-about feature of the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 must be the Level-1 autonomous driving technology. It will be the first model in the segment to get this feature which is usually available on luxury cars only. It also means that Mahindra XUV500 will be the most affordable vehicle supporting this cutting-edge technology in India. Before Mahindra XUV500, MG Motors has also offered this exclusive feature on one of its mass-market model, MG Gloster.
For those not in the know, Level 1 autonomous driving level can offer a highly convenient and effortless driving experience for the users. This system will come with smart functions like autonomous braking, adaptive cruise control, parallel park assist, forward collision warning and so on.
Under the hood, Mahindra XUV500 will share a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with the recently-launched Mahindra Thar. However, these engines will come with a higher state of tunes than the existing units employed on the Thar. This engine will come with either a manual or an automatic gearbox. The all-wheel-drive system will also available for the top-spec models.
The exact launch date of Mahindra XUV500 is not yet confirmed. However, it is likely that Mahindra will roll out this model around mid-2021. It will fare against the likes of MG Hector Plus, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, and Tata Gravitas.