Mahindra has been upgrading its fleet to comply with the BS-VI norms ahead of the 1 April 2020 deadline. The BS-VI compliant XUV300 was spied on test sometime back and this time around, the BS-VI compliant XUV500 was spotted testing in India. As for the changes, the BS-VI version is likely to be a new 2.0-litre engine.
As per the BS6 emission standards, the diesel engine of light-duty vehicles weighing less than 3,500kgs is required to reduce NOx emissions by 68 per cent as compared to the BS-IV standards. Moreover, the updated engine is expected to be lighter, offer better power and fuel efficiency figures over its predecessor.
The BS-VI compliant Mahindra XUV500 will be priced higher than the current model. More details about the vehicle will be known in the days to come.