The aesthetic design of the XUV500 is inspired by the Cheetah. The XUV500 gets the Mahindra signature front grille of seven slats and it also gets the day-time running LEDs.
The plastic quality and the overall fit and finish of the interiors are decent, except for a few bits where work needs to be done. The XUV500 sports an in-dash music system and a touch-screen on the centre console that includes satellite navigation and Bluetooth telephonic connectivity. The armrest gets a chiller box and the steering wheel can be adjusted for rake and reach. The XUV500 is a 7-seater which comforts seats five in the first two rows without any squeeze. The third row however is a bit tight on headroom.
The XUV500 gets the mHawk140 engine with twin-exhausts and it comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The top-of-the-line variant gets the 17-inch alloy wheels. The safety features of the car include ABS, airbags and ESP.
Watch out this space for more details, as we will get you live updates tomorrow, when the car will be launched with specifications and prices.