It has been expected that the inauguration of the new Mahindra XUV 500 in India by early 2021, though it is still under the testing phase. The car was initially revealed at the time of the Auto Expo 2020 in February. By witnessing some of the images and teaser, the new Mahindra is confirmed to offer both the petrol and diesel alternatives with the capacity of 2-litre tank. The front of the new model features an L-shaped LED DRLs and the seven-salt grille are in the progression of analysis that is expected to be featured in the new model in addition to a massive bumper.
The novel specifications of the SUV
The new features of the upcoming model include the pioneering style of alloy wheels and flush-fitting door handles. Besides this, the new vehicle will be containing four-cylinder petrol mechanism that would produce 187bhp at 5000rpm and 380Nm between 1750-4000rpm. The variant is available in 6 gear system in manual as well as automatic transmission. Some new features which the Mahindra XUV 500 also holds are the panoramic sunroof facility and the double-zone weather control. The new model would be in more detailed structure in terms of its grille shape and headlamp design. It is also considered that the new design would comprise of a better spacing provision, flat-bottom steering wheel, updated dashboard and centralised air conditioning ventilators underneath a define and utmost and worthy infotainment feature.
How stiff the competition would be
The new Mahindra can generate a tremendous bang in the market as it would be diverse from all other Mahindra products and may give a tough competition to its rivals, especially- Tata harrier, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, MG Hector, Kia Seltos and Ford Ecosport. The price range is more likely to be between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, which is a fair value of buying a 5-seater SUV.