While the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 was absent at the Auto Expo 2020, the Funster concept on display there did reveal a bit about the aesthetics of the new model
The 2020 Mahindra XUV500 (codename- W601) was expected to make its debut at the Auto Expo 2020 but instead, what we had on display was the Funster, a somewhat outlandish roofless EV sportscar concept that will give the design direction to the aesthetics of the next-gen XUV500. Other than taking some styling elements from the Funster, the all-new model is also likely to borrow some cues from the latest Ssangyong Korando. Based on the design of the two models, here's a digital illustration that visualizes the next-gen Mahindra XUV500.
As can be seen in the images we have on this page, in spite of being a completely new model, the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will retain the stance of the current version. Moreover, akin to the ongoing model, it will have bold creases all around and a DLO similar to that of the present-day model. The familiar look will immediately help one form a connection between the original SUV and its next iteration, while the fresher design will give the SUV a contemporary look.
The highlight of the entire design package could be its front fascia, that will hold sleeker LED headlamps with LED DRLs and a slimmer grille without the traditional slats, a la, XUV300. The side profile will likely hold bigger allloy wheels, plastic cladding in the lower section of the body and a more sophisticated set of roof rails. Also, the door handles would be different from the rather unconventional units of the current model, while the door mirrors will be a tad sleeker.
All New Mahindra XUV500 Previewed by an open-top electric sportscar | Auto Expo 2020 | Hindi
Details of the interior are scarce at the moment but earlier spy media has revealed that the SUV will have an all-new dashboard that will hold a floating-type touchscreen infotainment unit. Positioned below the touch display will be horizontally-oriented aircon vents, while the steering wheel will be a flat-bottom unit.
Underpinning the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be an all-new monocoque platform that will be shared with the first-ever C-SUV to be co-developed by Mahindra and Ford. The new XUV500 will be powered by an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will output a maximum power of 180 PS.