The ageing Mahindra XUV500’s successor has been spotted testing yet again in the country. The set of images showed here shows the frontal changes the premium SUV will have upon its arrival, as Mahindra has given a comprehensive update in terms of design.
The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 features the brand’s new lighting signature which was debuted by the XUV300. The rectangular headlamps run down to form a boomerang shaped DRLs. The full LED cluster has a prominent say in the premium crossover’s road presence.
The bonnet structure is also new and it appears to have sporty creases and character lines to further enhance the exterior of the upcoming SUV. The restyled front bumper has wider central air inlet and the fog lamps as well as the housing are hidden under wraps.
You could also see newly designed alloy wheels, a prominent kick at the rear, flush-fitting door handles that pop out, larger greenhouse with bigger rear quarter glass area, new set of LED tail lamps, revamped bumper and new tailgate among other updates.
The interior is a major overhaul as the layered dashboard, appealing centre console, bucket seats, flat-bottom steering wheel, etc will be new. The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will also boast electronic parking brake, electric sunroof, large front centre armrest, chromed AC vents, dual-tone theme, twin display, radar assisted Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with possible features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, frontal collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, and so on.
The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 is reported to be equipped with a brand new set of petrol and diesel engines. The entry-level models may continue to use the existing BS6-compliant 2.2-liter diesel motor but the higher variants are expected to benefit from an all-new 2.0-liter turbo diesel motor producing around 180 hp and the 2.0-liter mStallion turbocharged petrol motor that debuted in the Thar (in a higher state of tune).