2020 Mahindra XUV500 Expected To Get New 2.0-litre Turbo Engines

  • Feb 23, 2019

The generation change of the Mahindra XUV500 is around the corner. Mahindra is expected to increase the power of the mid-size SUV and for that new engines are likely to be in place, the 2.0-litre petrol as well as diesel. Currently, the first-gen Mahindra XUV500 comes with a 2.2-litre engine (petrol and diesel). Though the displacement is lower than before we expect the power output to be increased in the new XUV500. Like the first-gen XUV500, the new model will also get a turbocharger, accompanying both, petrol and diesel engines.

Having introduced in 2011, the Mahindra XUV500 received several cosmetic updates to date, but this is the first time that the company is bringing a comprehensive change. Currently, the 2.2-litre petrol turbocharged engine equipped on the outgoing XUV500 produces a max power of 140 PS, while its diesel counterpart pumps out 155 PS. We expect these figures to see a new high with the 2020 Mahindra XUV500.

2020 Mahindra XUV500 is expected to be based on the SsangYong Korando. The latter will be showcased at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, to be held from 7th to 17th March 2019. The new Korando will come with 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and 1.6-litre diesel engine, which makes one thing clear that it will not share the engine options with the second-gen XUV500, just like in the case of XUV300 and Tivoli. They share the platform and design but not the engines.

The highlighting thing here is that the SsangYong Korando will be offered in an electric version too. Hence, we can expect Mahindra to introduce an electric variant of the upcoming XUV500 especially with the new stringent BSVI emissions norms coming into effect. The introduction of electric XUV500 could be a jackpot move for Mahindra.

The dimensions are likely to be revised as well considering that its prime rival Tata Harrier is 4mm wider and 13mm longer than the current XUV500. Though that’s not a big difference we expect the company to take necessary steps in order to be just as wide and long as the competition.

With the expectation of the XUV500 arrival around 2020, the mid-size segment will be set for a competent rivalry. By then, the MG Hector will be launched that also gets a 7-seat configuration. We also expect the price of the second-gen XUV500 to increase. Currently, the XUV500 retails in the price bracket of Rs 12.72 to Rs 18.38 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).


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