Take a look at this neat rendering of Mahindra XUV500 pickup, which looks capable enough to take up the most adventurous drive and look as good as the Isuzu V-Cross
Indian audience loves high-riding SUVs, but the same cannot be said for the pickup trucks. Tata Motors initially started this segment of lifestyle pickup trucks with the Xenon and failed miserably. However, the Isuzu V-Cross did clock some respectable numbers on the sales chart. A lot of credit for its success goes to the time when it was launched. By then, the market had matured a little. Although, Mahindra Scorpio Getaway met a similar fate as the Tata Xenon. But, what if Mahindra plans to launch a posher and premium pickup truck based on the XUV500? What would it look like? We are sure it would look brute, but here’s a rendering of Mahindra XUV500 pickup, and it looks bolder than all the pickups sold in the Indian market to date.
This rendering was made by Abin Designs. We came across it via a social media platform. Talking of the first impressions, the Mahindra XUV500 pickup looks impressive in the rendering. The artist has made a lot of tweaks to the original car to impart a brute character to it. On the front, it now misses out on the bumper. It gets a custom skid plate, instead. An LED light bar is mounted on the skid plate. Furthermore, it features a set of custom turn indicators and LED DRLs.
From the sides, one can notice that it sits a lot higher off the ground than a regular Mahindra XUV500. This lift in the ride height is achieved with the use of custom racing shock absorbers and massive M/T grade tyres, which are shod on a set of off-road racing rims. The most noticeable change here is the rear deck. In the deck, a roll cage has been fixed, which houses a fire extinguisher, spare wheel, and sand tracks.
This Mahindra XUV500 pickup seems inspired by a Baja/trophy truck. These trucks are designed to do high-speed runs in soft terrains. Thus, they only come with a rear-wheel-drive layout with a full spool. As a result, a solid axle for the rear can also be seen on this rendering of Mahindra XUV500 pickup, whereas the front-end gets IFS with no driveline.