Image gallery: 2018 Mahindra XUV500 road test review
Mahindra has updated the XUV500 with a design and features update. However, unlike a typical facelift update, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has got an important update under the hood. Thanks to the sixth get eVGT, the 2.2-litre diesel unit in the updated offering makes more power and torque. It now makes 155PS at 3,750rpm and generates 360 Nm from 1,750 to 2,800rpm, an improvement of 15PS and 30Nm. Is there any difference in the performance of the new offering? We have answered that in our 2018 Mahindra XUV500 road test review. The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is priced between Rs 12.32 lakhs and Rs 18.98 lakh for the diesel models and Rs 15.43 lakh for the lone petrol automatic model, all prices ex-showroom Mumbai. The cosmetic changes have given the XUV500 a much-needed refresh, but that does not look too distinct when compared to the previous update. However, there is a reason why Mahindra has made subtle changes in the SUV and not gone for a full makeover. And the reason for that is in our road test review. Scroll below to find out what all has changed in the 2018 Mahindra XUV500.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 continues to look as menacing as always
Notice the larger grille with chrome surround? That's the new update on the front profile of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500
The LED DRLs are now placed on the top of the headlight unit and not flowing through it, like the previous model
Electrically folding ORVMs are offered as standard across all variants of the XUV500
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 retains its original dimensions as this one is a facelift
The rear quarter view of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 does look interesting with the new light design
The larger tail lights might not look good in images but do go well with the design
That's another update. The larger 18-inch wheels with diamond cut finish. It does make the side look smarter than usual
The rear profile of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has been completely revised. And it does look distinct compared to the previous model
The rear quarter view of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is one my of favourites as the new design offers a refreshed character
The cabin design of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 remains unchanged and that is one of the negatives of the SUV
The central panel has done away with the plastic-y finish and gone for a piano black finish, which is the new trend among automobile manufacturers
The dash, glove box and the air-con vent have three different shades of material.
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is all about generous as well as smart storage options
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 gets tan leather quilted seats
The headroom and legroom is always in abundance in the Mahindra XUV500
The second row seat too has generous headroom and legroom. However, lacks on the comfort bit
That smile on my face vanished after I was made to sit in the third row for a longer duration
That's the Aisin sourced automatic transmission in the 2018 Mahindra XUV500
The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 gets newer apps in its infotainment system
As a part of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 update, the infotainment screen has received newer applications
Mahindra XUV500's generous bootspace will take in almost everything possible.
The increase in power and the torque rating has resulted in an improved performance compared to the previous offering
Open highways are where the XUV500's engine breathes freely and offers its full wealth.
The Mahindra XUV500 continues to be offered in two drivetrains, the 2WD and the Borg Warner-developed AWD.
The 18-inch wheels on the top-spec variant we tested have helped in improving the ride quality a wee bit better over potholes and speed breakers.
The minimal changes to the new XUV500 ensure it competes with its rivals strongly
Images by: Anis Shaikh
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