A recent spy image of the rear-end of the upcoming 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift has surfaced online. Will probably miss out on any substantial change to the sheet metal
Regulars here would remember our report on the first-ever sighting of the upcoming Mahindra XUV500. Today, we have another spy image of the updated XUV. While the earlier images gave us a look (albeit in a camouflaged state) at the side profile of the soon-to-launch model, the image that you see below shows the rear-end. The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift will most likely launch in the first-half of next year. An Auto Expo 2018 debut looks highly likely. Specifications are expected to see huge improvements owing to introduction of a more powerful engine.
While the test mules in the pics we have seen so far are wearing a rather heavy camouflage, it is pretty evident that the model won’t get any sort of a substantial change to the sheet-metal. So far, the only change we have been able to make out is the new set of stylish multi-spoke alloy wheels that seem to come from the XUV Aero Concept. If you look at the image of the car’s posterior, it can be easily made out that the taillamps have been left untouched.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Specs
Akin to the about-to-launch Mahindra Scorpio facelift, the 2018 XUV500 will get only some minor updates to the exterior design. However, the biggest change will come in the form of an updated motor. So, basically, the Scorpio is about to get the current XUV500’s 140 bhp engine, and the XUV500 facelift will get an even more powerful engine. This will ensure that the XUV remains the most powerful SUV in the company’s line up. Even the upcoming XUV 500 facelift will be available in 2WD and 4WD layouts. Both manual and automatic transmission options will be available.
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Launch Date
Mahindra and Mahindra is yet to let out any sort of official information on the launch of the XUV 500 2018. That said, we won’t be too surprised to find out this SUV on display at the Auto Expo 2018. It may be noted here that the facelift doesn’t look too different from the current model. Hence, Mahindra should be done with the development of the new model in coming months. We expect the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift to launch by May 2018.