The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 price starts from Rs. 12.32 lakhs, gets a more powerful diesel engine.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 Front
The facelifted XUV500 is available in 2 new colours – Crimson Red and Mystic Copper

The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has been launched in India with prices starting from Rs. 12.32 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The facelifted XUV500 gets cosmetic as well as mechanical changes and is available in seven colour choices – Crimson Red (new), Pearl White, Opulent Purple, Volcano Black, Mystic Copper (new), Moondust Silver and Lakeside Brown.

On the exteriors, the SUV gets a fresh front fascia thanks to the new bold and imposing grille and the revised headlight cluster. Projector headlights continue to feature but a horizontal LED strip has replaced the S-shaped LED DRL. The side profile remains identical save for the 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (only on the W11 (O) trim), other lower grades get 17-inch alloy wheels. The rear gets new wedge-shaped split tail-lights instead of the long vertically stacked units and also a completely redesigned tailgate.

The cabin of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 also gets minor tweaks. While the dashboard layout and the 4-spoke steering wheel remain unchanged, the centre console gets a piano-black finishing and the centre console surrounds, steering wheel, gear lever and the handbrake lever get silver inlays. The facelifted SUV now comes with soft-touch leather trims on the dashboard and door trims. The updated 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system is Android Auto compatible but misses out on Apple CarPlay. Mahindra is also offering quilted tan leather seats, an ARKAMYS Sound system and first in industry SmartWatch app connectivity through BlueSense.

The vehicle comes powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk petrol and diesel engines. However, the 2.2-litre diesel is now tuned to produce 155 HP of power (15 HP more) and 360 Nm (30 Nm more) of torque while the 2.2-litre petrol makes the same 140 HP of power and 320 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox for the diesel powertrain while the petrol is available in a sole 6-speed automatic gearbox variant only.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 Price

– Diesel MT

* W5 – Rs. 12.32 lakhs
* W7 – Rs. 13.58 lakhs
* W9 – Rs. 15.23 lakhs
* W11 – Rs. 16.43 lakhs
* W11 (O) – Rs. 16.68 lakhs

– Diesel AT

* W7 AT – Rs. 14.78 lakhs
* W9 AT – Rs. 16.43 lakhs
* W11 AT – 17.63 lakhs
* W11 (O) AT – Rs. 17.88 lakhs

– Petrol

* G AT – Rs. 15.43 lakhs

(all prices, ex-showroom, Mumbai)

2018 Mahindra XUV500 Interior
The cabin has become luxurious courtesy the leather trim on the dashboard and door trims
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Side Profile
18-inch diamond-cut alloys are offered only on the W11 (O) grade
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Rear
The overall dimensions of the 2018 XUV500 remain identical to the previous model