Here’s a new digital rendering of the upcoming 2021 Mahindra XUV500. The all-new SUV is expected to be based on the Funster concept showcased earlier this year at 2020 Auto Expo.
Mahindra & Mahindra has already confirmed plans to introduce the next-gen XUV500 in the Indian market by the first half of next year. Earlier, we’ve seen a few spy images and videos of the upcoming model that have revealed some details of the exterior as well as the interior of the car. Here’s a new rendering of the new-gen XUV500 that is based on the Mahindra Funster concept as well as the Ssangyong Korando SUV. Mahindra Funster concept was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 earlier this year.
As seen in the rendering, the front profile of the SUV is completely revised. It gets a new grille that looks almost identical to one offered with the XUV300. The SUV also features a re-designed headlamp cluster along with new bumper and radiator grille. The bonnet of the car now seems more upright compared to that of the ongoing model. Moreover, the shoulder creases are bolder than before.
The new-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be based on company’s newly developed monocoque platform to ensure better safety and dynamics. The all-new SUV will come loaded with features like six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist. Inside, the car features a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof and an all-new digital instrument cluster. The new Mahindra SUV will get the latest car connectivity technologies and internet features similar to its competitors. Furthermore, the upcoming XUV500 is expected to be more premium and plusher than the outgoing model.
Mechanically, the new-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be powered by a 2.0-litre, four-pot, mStallion turbocharged gasoline engine which was revealed by the automaker at the 2020 Auto Expo. The petrol powerplant puts out 190bhp of power at 5,000 rpm and 380 Nm of twisting force at 1,750- 4,000 rpm. The 2.0-litre mHawk diesel motor will also be on offer. The oil burner churns out power and torque outputs of 185bhp and 400 Nm, respectively. Transmission duties will be done by a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, depending on the variant you choose.