Mahindra plans to relaunch the New XUV500 in 2024 as a new 5-seater crossover to compete with the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The New Mahindra XUV500 was phased out in 2021 to make room for the larger and more luxurious XUV700, but Mahindra has not abandoned the popular badge. Here are some of the important features and characteristics that the new XUV500 will have.
New Mahindra XUV500 Dimensions, Ground Clearance, Boot Space, Tyre Size
The new XUV500 will most likely be built on an expanded version of the XUV300 platform, which is based on the SsangYong Tivoli. However, in order to compete in the segment, Mahindra will need to cut the platform’s weight and cost. The new XUV500 is likely to be somewhat shorter than the present XUV500 (4.6 metres) but longer than the XUV300 (3.99 metres). The new XUV500’s width and height could be similar to the XUV300’s, which are 1.82 metres and 1.62 metres, respectively.
All new XUV500’s ground clearance could be around 180 mm, which is suitable for Indian road conditions. The boot size could be around 400 litres, which would be more than the XUV300 (257 litres) but smaller than the present XUV500 (702 litres). Depending on the version, the tyre size could be 17 inches or 18 inches.
Dimensions, Ground Clearance and Boot Space
The table below summarizes the expected dimensions, ground clearance, boot space and tyre size of the new XUV500:
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Boot Space||400 litres|
|Tyre Size||17-inch or 18-inch|
New Mahindra XUV500 Engine, Performance
The new XUV500 is expected to be powered by the same engines as the Thar, which are a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel. Both engines are estimated to generate 150 PS and 300 Nm of torque. For both engines, gearbox options could include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. The new XUV500 could come in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
The new XUV500’s performance could be comparable to the Thar, which can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in roughly 12 seconds and has a top speed of around 160 km/h. The fuel economy of the petrol engine might be around 15 km/l and the diesel engine could be around 18 km/l.
Mahindra XUV500 Expected Launch Date and Price in India
The new XUV500 is scheduled to be unveiled in India in early 2024, as Mahindra is still working on the crossover’s platform and design. Depending on the version and features, the new XUV500 might cost between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom). Other mid-size SUVs that will compete with the new XUV500 include the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, and Skoda Kushaq.
The new XUV500 will be a critical product for Mahindra, filling the SUV gap between the XUV300 and the XUV700. The new XUV500 will also attempt to resurrect the popularity of the badge established by the first-generation vehicle in 2011.
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