The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift is going to get a more powerful engine in comparison to the model it will replace. This engine is the same 2.2-litre mHawak diesel motor. However, Mahindra has re-tuned the engine to produce marginally more power and torque outputs.
In the current spec version, the 2.2-litre engine produces 140 BHP and 330 Nm of peak torque. In the Facelift, the same engine is said to produce 155 BHP along with 360 Nm of peak torque. Hence, an increase of 15 BHP and 30 Nm of torque over the current model. In the Delhi-NCR region, the XUv500 comes with a 1.99-litre diesel engine. Whether this version is also going to get re-tunned is yet to be known.
2018 Mahindra XUV 500 Facelift Launch Date
The Mahindra XUV500 Facelift will launch in India soon. Mahindra dealerships have already started receiving the updated versions. Expect the SUV to make its debut in India sometime during the last week of April or the first week of May this year.
|Launch Date||First Half 2018 (April-May)|
2018 Mahindra XUV 500 Expected Price
The prices of the XUV500 Facelift is likely to remain the same as before. That said, due to the company providing new features to the vehicle, expect a minor increase in the cost of certain variants. Consequently, the base variant is likely to retail at a price of INR 14 lakh. While the top-spec version will retail around the mark of INR 18 lakh. These prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
|Expected Price||INR 14 Lakh to INR 18 Lakh|
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Exterior Changes
The updated version comes with an altered exterior profile. While the cabin of the SUV also features some minor updates. Since this is a mid-life facelift, we do not expect the SUV to come with major alterations. Recently, a couple of spy shots of the Mahindra XUV 500 facelift were revealed on the internet. Consequently giving us an insight into what this product is going to look like.
From the front, the Mahindra XUV500 Facelift looks almost identical to the model that it will replace. That said, it does come with a new grille and a slightly altered front bumper. The side profile of the side profile of the XUV500 Facelift remains identical to the current spec version. However, it will get new alloy wheels. From the rear, the updated version comes with a completely redesigned fascia. The tail-lamps feature a new look. They are now compact and look stylish in comparison to the current spec version.
2018 Mahindra XUV 500 Facelift Interior Changes
In contrast to the exterior profile, the interior of the XUV500 facelift remains exactly identical in terms of its aesthetics. However, it will get new features and improved ergonomics. The updated version of this vehicle is going to come with a soft-touch dashboard. In addition to this, it will also get leather upholstery. The facelift will also get a jump in terms of onboard features as well.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Engine Specifications
As mentioned before, the updated version of the XUV500 is going to get a re-tuned version of the same 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. In its new spec, this oil-burner will produce 155 BHP along with 360 Nm of peak torque. The engine is going to come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. In addition to this, the automaker is also going to introduce a new automatic transmission to the XUV’s line-up as well. We are still not sure if the 1.99-litre engine, sold in the Delhi-NCR region will also receive an update or not. Furthermore, it is likely that the lower variants will continue to come with the older spec, 140 BHP engine.
|Engine||2.2-litre mHAWk||2.2-litre mHAWk|
|Power||155 BHP||140 BHP|
|Torque||360 Nm||330 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual/AT||6-Speed Manual|
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Mileage
The engine os the new XUV500 remains identical to the current spec version. However, its power and torque outputs are slightly altered. In the current spec version. this 2.2-litre oil-burner gives a fuel-efficiency figure of 16 km/l. Expect the figure to remain close to this number only.
|Engine||2.2-litre mHAWk||2.2-litre mHAWk|
|Mileage||~16 km/l||16 km/l|
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Variants
The 2018 XUV500 will sell in a total of five different variants. These are:
- W11 AWD
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Features
The biggest highlight of this new iteration of Mahindra XUV500 facelift is the addition of new features. Being the automaker’s flagship product in India, the XUV500 is currently receiving a lot of stiff competition from the rivals. With this update, the SUV is going to come with features like:
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- 18-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
- Dual-tone leather Seats with Quilted Stitching
- Leather Finish on Dashboard and Door Pads
- Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Puddle Lamps
- Piano Black Trim on Centre Console
- Telescopic Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Reverse Parking Camera With Guidelines
- Dual Mobile Charging Sockets
- Touchscreen Infotainment System with Blue Sense and Android Auto
- Automatic Climate Control
- Cruise Control
- Steering Mounted Audio Controls
- Remote Tailgate opener
- Rear wash/wiper with Defogger
- Follow Me Home Headlamps
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Competition
With this price point, the Mahindra XUV500 is going to compete against the likes of Tata Hexa and the Jeep Compass. It will also go against some of the variants of the Hyundai Tucson as well.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Spy Images
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