The TUV500 is based on the same ladder frame chassis as the TUV300 and the Scorpio. It even looks identical to its sub-four-metre sibling right up to the C-pillar. However past the C pillar, the TUV500 gets an extended tail section to accommodate the third row. The tail lamp design looks similar to the Scorpio, although this might just be a stop gap measure for the prototype. The spare wheel is mounted on the tail gate.
The TUV500 will be powered by a 2.0-litre mHawk diesel engine from the XUV500 and Scorpio, delivering 140bhp and 320Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. We can expect it to be revealed during the 2018 Auto Expo. It will be positioned above the upcoming Mahindra U321 as a rival to the Tata Hexa and the Renault Lodgy.