Still wondering, how would the new-gen Mahindra XUV500 look like? Take a look at this rendering of the front facet of the all-new Mahindra XUV500 here.
Mahindra is testing the new-gen model of the XUV500 at full pace as it is planned to hit the showroom floors by sometime next year. The camouflaged test mules of the all-new XUV500 have been snapped numerous times by now. But, recently a test mule was spotted with the production-ready front facet that featured modern looking headlamps. Sadly, this prototype was camouflaged as well. Since we could not hold on to our excitement, we asked our in-house rendering specialist – Shoeb R. Kalania to come up with a digitally rendered example of the all-new Mahindra XUV500. With his expertise put to use, here’s a life-like rendering of the front facet of the all-new Mahindra XUV500.
In the rendering, it can be seen that new-gen example of the Mahindra XUV500 sports a matured version of the smaller XUV300’s LED DRLs. These DRL units get twin lighting elements, whereas the XUV300 gets a single strip. Also, the radiator grille on the rendered version of the new-gen XUV500 features a toothed design in comparison to the multi-slat grilles seen on other Mahindra cars. Interestingly, the bumper here looks clean and is free from sharp cuts and creases. On the lowermost part of the face, a subtle air dam can be seen, which give the overall face a posher appeal. On the whole, the new-gen iteration of the Mahindra XUV500 will be a highly-evolved version of the outgoing model.
The bonnet here gets a couple of sharp lines that lend the front face with much-needed aggression. Moreover, under the bonnet, the new-gen XUV500 is expected to come with a new petrol power plant as well. It will be a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged motor that was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. This motor is capable of putting out a peak power output of 190 Hp and 380 Nm of max torque. The oil burner, on the other hand, will be the outgoing 2.2L mHawk unit that produces 152 Hp against 360 Nm. The gearbox options will include a 6-speed stick shift unit and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The latter is likely to be sourced from Aisin.