New Mahindra XUV500 to hit market in 2020: Expected price, features and more

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Mahindra vehicle(Representational image)
Mahindra vehicle(Representational image)

New Delhi : The automobile market in India will soon witness the next gen Mahindra. The leading car maker has started its work on the second generation of its blockbuster SUV, the XUV500. Similar to the first-gen model, the new Mahindra XUV500 will be monocoque-bodied but the platform will be absolutely new. The new XUV500 will replace the outgoing model, which has been revamped multiple times since its introduction in 2011.

Mahindra new models will feature a clean-sheet design with fresh styling cues blended with a more evolved look. The company is likely to use its in-house expertise from North American Technical Centre, located in Michigan, USA as well as from the Pininfarina design house.

A source close to the development shares that the new XUV500 is likely to be larger on the outside, and have more cabin room, too. Third-row space is understood to be the biggest beneficiary of the upcoming car's larger dimensions.

In terms of engine, the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will be powered with 2 litre diesel engine. This new motor will be BS-VI-compliant and is expected to develop a whopping 180hp, a big 25hp jump up in power, as compared to the current XUV500’s 2.2-litre diesel engine.

With the new XUV500 is likely to make debut by the end of 2020. However, it will face stiff competition from the likes of the next-gen Hyundai Creta, which will get a seven-seat version as well. Additionally, it will see competition with five-seat SUVs like the Kia SP-concept-based SUV, MG Motor’s SUV, the Volkswagen T-Cross and Skoda’s Vision-X-based SUV.

In March 2018, Mahindra and Ford formed an alliance to co-develop new SUVs. This alliance will bring a new SUV for Ford, also based on the next-gen XUV500.

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