2021 New Mahindra XUV500 Price in India, Launch Date, Engine Options, Interior

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Mahindra XUV500 has been one of the most popular SUV in India since its launch in 2011. XUV500 is a three row SUV with a seating capacity of 7. Also the company’s first monocoque chassis based vehicle was XUV500 only and now after a couple of facelift, it will get a generation update.

New Mahindra XUV500 front view
New Mahindra XUV500 spied upfront

Mahindra XUV500 Timeline

  • September 29, 2011 – Mahindra XUV500 launched in India
  • May 25, 2015 – 1st facelift of Mahindra XUV500 launched
  • October 2, 2015 – Mahindra XUV500 crosses 1.5 lakh overall sales
  • April 18, 2018 – 2nd facelift of Mahindra XUV500 launched
  • February 2021 – 2nd generation Mahindra XUV500 launch and price announcement scheduled to take place

What are the Dimensions of New XUV500 2021?

With the generation update, the overall dimensions are going to increase to accommodate more space in the cabin as well as for the boot. Height of XUV500 at 1,785 will continue to remain the same while the overall weight will be reduced by around 150 kg thanks to lighter and more rigid platform.

Also, the length, width, wheelbase as well as boot carrying capacity of the 7-seater SUV is going to be more than the outgoing generation of the XUV500. 

Old vs New XUV500 Dimensions Comparison

Old Mahindra XUV500New Mahindra XUV500
Length4585 mm4610 mm
Width1890 mm1900 mm
Height1785 mm1785 mm
Wheelbase2700 mm2730 mm
Boot space93 L120 L
Ground clearance200 mm200 mm
Turning radius5.6 m5.7 m
Gross vehicle weight2510 kg2350 kg

Redesigned Exteriors

A completely revamped look will be seen on the new XUV500. Upfront, it will get LED Projector headlamps and Marazzo like front grille but much bigger and wider in size. Also like the XUV300, the elder brother will have connected headlamps and fog lamps in golf stick shape. Bonnet will be longer than before.

Whats really more interesting is the flush type outside door handles which will also make it to the production version and is a feature that if offered in luxury cars.

Alloy wheels will be redesigned albeit the one spied was without the wheel cover. Tail lights will be derived from Ssangyong Korando which contains LED elements and will be connected by a chrome bar. Rear bumpers is quite big in size which accentuates its SUV looks.

New Mahindra XUV500 tail lamps
New Mahindra XUV500 Tail lamps

Completely New Interiors

The cabin of Mahindra XUV500 will be all new in 2021. Steering wheel is now flat bottomed and the instrument cluster looks similar to Marazzo and won’t be an all digital unit. The main highlight here is the dual screen setup like we have seen in Kia Seltos. 

Waterfall type dashboard design is now gone and the 10.25-inch infotainment system comes in with ac controls placed under it. Buttons and controls for various operations likely to be carry forwarded from Marazzo to avoid the additional cost.

Also inside door handles, seats will be all new to provide completely different experience. The centre tunnel will have drive modes, electric parking and twin cup holders. It is likely to be available in captain / bench seat option for the second row.

New Mahindra XUV500 interior spied
Mahindra XUV500 interior spied

What engine options will New XUV500 get?

Presently available 2.2 litre mHawk Diesel engine of Mahindra XUV500 will be removed and it will get 2.0 L petrol engine (showcased at the auto expo 2020) and the new 2.0 L diesel unit as well.

Old vs New Mahindra XUV500 Engine Specs Comparison

New XUV500 EngineOld XUV500 Engine
Engine2.0 T-GDI 4 Cylinder Petrol2.0 L Turbo 4 Cylinder Diesel2.2 L mHawk 155 4 Cylinder Diesel
DrivetrainFWDFWD / AWDFWD
Power187 BHP185 BHP155 BHP
Torque380 NM380 NM360 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT
Fuel Efficiency13 kmpl16.7 kmpl15.1 kmpl
Mild Hybrid TechnologyYesYesYes
  • As compared to the earlier 2.2 litre diesel engine, the new diesel mill available with 4WD for the higher trims with option of 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic makes 30 BHP more power and 20 NM more torque with better mileage.
  • While the all new 2.0-litre petrol engine is also really powerful with figures of 187 BHP and 380 NM. Transmission options includes both manual and automatic with expected average of 13 kmpl.
New Mahindra XUV500 side view
New Mahindra XUV500 will be longer and wider than before

What are the features of New XUV500?

With the entry of many new rivals in the segment, Mahindra XUV500 is surely lagging behind in terms of features on offer and with this update, it will be better equipped to take on the present and the upcoming 7-seater SUVs under 20 lakh. Top features of present generation XUV500 are:

  1. Power foldable ORVMs
  2. Push button start with keyless entry
  3. 7-inch infotainment system
  4. Ambient Lighting 
  5. Electric Sunroof
  6. Powered Driver seat
  7. Leather Seat Upholstery 
  8. TPMS
  9. Reverse Parking Camera
  10. Rain Sensing Wipers
  11. Hill Start Assist
  12. Traction Control
  13. ESP
  14. 6 airbags
  15. Auto Dimming IRVM

Oh yes, the current spec XUV500 is pretty feature rich but with the transition to the new generation, the list will also include some of the high tech features which the cars of this segment and price tags have started to provide. Here are the new features that the upcoming XUV500 gets:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360 degree camera 
  • 7 airbags
  • LED Projector headlamps
  • LED tail lights
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Hands free tailgate
  • Connected car technology
  • Electric parking brake 
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 10.25-inch Infotainment System

What will be the estimated price of New XUV500 in India?

2020 Mahindra XUV500 is priced between Rs. 13.2 Lakhs and Rs. 17.7 Lakhs for the 2.2 L Diesel engine with front wheel drive system and with the introduction of petrol engine in the SUV, the introductory price will go down by Rs. 1 Lakh to Rs. 1 Lakhs and also the 2.0 L diesel variants of new XUV500 will be cheaper than the outgoing variants.

2021 New Mahindra XUV500 is expected to start from Rs. 12 Lakhs for the base petrol manual variant and go upto Rs. 18.5 Lakhs for the top end diesel trim with all wheel drive system.

Old vs New Mahindra XUV500 Price Comparison

New XUV500 PriceOld XUV500 Price
2.0 Petrol2.0 Diesel2.2 Diesel
Price (Ex Showroom)12 Lakhs - 16.8 Lakhs13 Lakhs - 18.5 Lakhs13.2 Lakhs - 17.7 Lakhs

Tough Competitors?

XUV500 has always ruled this segment but the entry of MG Hector Plus and Tata Gravitas will make 3-row SUV class very competitive. Also Hyundai India will bring a XUV500 rival in the form of Creta 7 seater by the end of next year.

When will Mahindra launch the New XUV500?

Mahindra and Mahindra will launch the second generation XUV500 in India in February 2021, earlier planned for the month of January but got delayed like the other cars due to coronavirus pandemic.

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