The prototype of the second generation Mahindra XUV500 was spied on test for the first time in India. The heavily camouflaged test mule was spotted with dummy headlights and turn signals, dummy taillights and a tweaked large grille. It is believed that new XUV500 will get cosmetic updates and a new BS-VI compliant diesel engine.
Based on what can be seen, the new Mahindra XUV500 is expected to get a sloping roof line and a familiar seven slat grille. The new model is expected to retain the kink in the window line. The SUV is expected to get a revised tailgate for freshness. Interestingly, the test mule features the flush-fitting door handles as seen in the Range Rover Velar.
The XUV500 will be available in a seven seat layout and will get all the bells and whistles in the form of dual-zone climate control, powered tailgate, panoramic sunroof and a fully digital instrument console. Additionally, the production model is expected to offer ventilated seats and memory function for the driver's seat.
Mechanically, the new XUV500 is expected to be powered by a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine option that produces 155bhp of power. The new model is expected to be offered in both six-speed manual and CVT options.