All new generation of the Mahindra XUV500 has been spied on test for the first time, thanks to YouTube channel TIMVIX. Designed at the Mahindra North American Technical Center in Michigan, USA with inputs from the Pininfarina design house, the new Mahindra XUV500 is slated to launch by the end of 2020.
Ahead of launch, the new generation 2020 XUV500 SUV will make its global debut at the Auto Expo in Delhi next year, which will take place from 7th Feb 2020.
Once launched, the new 2020 Mahindra XUV500 will replace the outgoing model which has seen a number of updates ever since it was launched in 2011; the first being in May 2015 and the other in April 2018. Watch the first ever spy shot video of the new gen 2020 Mahindra XUV500 SUV below.
2020 Mahindra XUV500 SUV is seen in larger dimensions. It looks longer as well as wider as compared to the current XUV500. It will offer more cabin space, especially where second and third row seats are concerned. New gen XUV500 SUV will be positioned on a new monocoque platform, making it lighter, stiffer and more versatile than its outgoing counterpart.
The interiors will also be seen with better quality material and a new design with added emphasis on connectivity and comfort. 2020 Mahindra XUV500 new gen SUV will also be seen with better safety features.
From the leaked spy shot video and photos, you can notice that there are two exhaust pipes at the rear, similar to the current XUV500 setup. Also seen are the flush type door handles, which are seamlessly integrated into the car’s body.
2020 Mahindra XUV500 SUV will also get a new 2 liter diesel engine, which will be BS6 compliant. It will be offered in manual as well as automatic transmission option. Engine output is estimated at 180 hp, making it one of the most powerful SUVs in the segment. This time round Mahindra may also plan to launch a petrol engine option for the new XUV500.
It is also possible that the new gen XUV500 borrows a lot from the recently launched SsangYong Korando. The second generation Mahindra XUV500 could ape styling from the SsangYong Korando, as was also seen on the case of shared styling between the Mahindra XUV300 and SsangYong Tivoli. Mahindra and SsangYong are also co-developing turbo petrol engines for their future cars.
Not much details are available as of now. Once launched, the new Mahindra XUV500 will face competition from the next gen Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass etc. Expect launch price to be in the region of Rs 15 lakhs, ex-sh. Below is the photo gallery of 2020 Mahindra XUV500 spy shots.