Some key specifics of the latest Mahindra XUV500 ‘s cabin, which is a complete departure from that of the first-gen XUV500, are what the new images prove. A flat-bottom steering wheel is clearly visible in these images, and an electronic parking brake (with auto-hold).
A dial that may be a controller for the infotainment device or a drive mode slider is mounted on the centre console and the dial is flanked by the buttons for House, Call and Favourites. A wide middle armrest up front, chrome-lined AC vents, a beige-and-black paint scheme and a twin-screen system integrated into the dash panel are also seen in these photos, which are built to look like a single, seamless device.
Engine and Gearbox
It is expected that the 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will have both petrol and diesel engine options at sale. The 2.0-litre mStallion model, which recently debuted on the second-gen Mahindra Thar, will be the petrol engine, but in a higher state of tune, producing 190hp. Meanwhile, the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel will be upgraded and a substantial 180hp is scheduled to be announced.
A 6-speed manual (which is noticeable in the recent spy shots), as well as a 6-speed automatic torque converter, is supposed to have Gearbox options for both engines, and an all-wheel-drive setup with higher-spec models is also likely to be offered.
The upcoming Mahindra XUV500, initially scheduled for a 2020 launch, is now only likely to arrive by March 2021.