The new XUV500 facelift….here it is! These absolutely uncamouflaged spy pics, courtesy a Team-BHP reader, reveal how the 2015 XUV500 facelift will look like. Snapped at possibly some Mahindra stockyard, we see a new color to the palette.
There is a floating diagonal LED strip in the headlamp cluster which divides it into two parts. The headlamp comprises of the two projector lamps, side-bending lights, side blinkers and some chrome. The orange blinkers have given way to whitish units but for some reason they do not appear to get clear lens cover. There is a new grille with chrome ascents and a new air dam with a redesigned bumper carrying all the changes.
The fog lamps get redesigned, move up but that chrome surround is a little too much! Now, since the fog lamps have become a major design element on the XUV, we wonder how will the base W4 variant look like (since Mahindra doesn’t offer them on the current W4).
The sides appear to be very similar but those 10 spoke alloy wheels look real interesting. On the interior front, the basic layout doesn’t appear to have changed much but we do expect better quality and overall finish. We see similar twin-pot instrument cluster, steering wheel, hand brake lever, gear knob etc.
The 2.2 liter motor will continue to do duty but it remains to be seen if there is some power or torque boost. This is the regular manual variant but Mahindra is also expected to launch an automatic XUV500 powered by a 6-speed automatic box sourced from Aisin of Japan and speculations are rife that it may get about 30 horses more than the manual. Launch of the 2015 XUV500 facelift is expected next month.