New Mahindra XUV500 Launch Timeline Confirmed
The next generation Mahindra XUV500 has been in testing for years now. XUV500 was expected to launch earlier but that did not happen. Until now, there was no response as to when this car will be officially launched in India. But now, in an interview, Mahindra Auto CEO, Veejay Nakra has confirmed that the new Mahindra XUV500 will be launched between the Q2 and Q2 calendar year 2021. This statement reveals that the new Mahindra XUV500 could be launched around July-August 2021, during the festive season, before Diwali.
The new Mahindra XUV500 will be expected to come with two engine options – a 2.2-litre mHAwk diesel unit and a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol unit. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The exact specifications of these powertrains are not yet known.
New XUV500 – Exterior and Interior
The second generation Mahindra XUV500 gets a slew of exterior and interior enhancements. In terms of features, the new XUV500 is said to load with the landscape-oriented touchscreen infotainment system and a fully-digital instrument console with connective and radar-based features, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, etc. Other features include sleeker LED headlamps, new LED Daytime Running Lights, vertical chrome grille slats, a restyled bumper section with busier fog lamp housing, and a wider central air inlet. Mahindra has kept some of the signature design traits intact.
The safety kit on the new-gen XUV500 is expected to offer features such as multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, ESP and a tyre pressure monitor. Among other safety features that fall under ADAS functionality, autonomous emergency braking, front collision warning, parking assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control are some of the features that will be on offer.
After XUV500, Mahindra will introduce the new generation Scorpio
Veejay Nakra, Mahindra Auto CEO reveals that Mahindra will launch a new generation Scorpio also. You might be thinking, Scorpio or XUV500 – Which will launch first? Putting rumours to rest, Veejay has confirmed that it will be the new-gen XUV500 that will be launched first. The new Mahindra XUV500 could be launched around July-August 2021, which is mid-2021. The new XUV500 should be in the market well before Diwali. He confirmed, the next launch, is of course the Scorpio. Speaking about the timeline, he confirmed that the launch will take place in the period between Q2 and Q3 calendar year 2021. Though Veejay did not reveal the exact launch timeline, there is a likely possibility that the launch of 2021 Scorpio will take place around Diwali 2021.
The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will become the most important launch of the brand in the mid of this year while the new Scorpio can be expected in the later parts of 2021.