A test new mule of the next-generation Mahindra XUV500 has been spotted again, and this time around, we get a detailed look at the cabin of the upcoming SUV. Previous spy photos have already revealed to us that the new-gen model will come with a new and more upmarket interior with smarter and more premium features. This includes the new Mercedes-Benz-style single-unit display with split screens for infotainment and instrument cluster, and the former is likely to have touchscreen capability. Additionally, the SUV will also get dual-tone beige and black interior and a multi-functional flat-bottom steering wheel.
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The latest images, on the other hand, show us that the new-gen Mahindra XUV500 will also come with optional faux leather beige upholstery, panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents, and what appears to a couple of USB charging ports. The third row will get 50:50 split seats can be fully folded to create a flat luggage space, and also feature 3-point seatbelts. The SUV also comes with a new centre console with large cup holders, a rotary dial, which appears to be for the infotainment system. Also, while we do see a regular lever for the hand brake here, one of the older test mules was seen with electronic parking brake. So, the latter could be offered as an option.
The new images also give us a glimpse of the front section of the SUV, which will come with a new grille, and sharper looking LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Previous spy photos have also hinted at the fact that the SUV will get new flush-fitting door handles, and new alloy wheels which are also visible in these latest images. Additionally, the new-gen Mahindra XUV500 SUV is also expected to come with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Mahindra has also said that it aims to get 5-star safety rating for the new-gen XUV500 and Scorpio, so we expect to see a host of standard safety features as well.
Powertrain wise, the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 will come with a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that the carmaker has been working on, along with Mahindra's new 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged petrol engine that offers 187 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. This will make the new XUV500 the most powerful one yet. The new engines are likely to be offered in both manual and automatic transmission choices.