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Old 4th February 2021, 10:30   #376
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The wait is fine, if they come with crash test results as soon as it is launched, like in the case of Thar. Launch these twins with 5-star safety and Mahindra is probably set for another decade till electric cars become the norm. Compared to Tata, Mahindra may not have trouble getting the 5 star safety because the engines are in-house and they may be already designed with right-hand drive 5 star safety in mind. It is a race now. If Harrier-Safari gets 5-star safety earlier than M&M twins, they get the first mover advantage.

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If I was Mahindra I will stage a spy pic to steal some thunder from new Safari launch and put the initial buyers in two minds.
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New spy shots of the XUV5OO:

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New spy shots of the XUV5OO:

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This is quite exciting! Spy shots driving on Ice We can be sure of an AWD version. Like someone said earlier, Mahindra needs to keep the buyer on the edge with some juicy peek here and there..
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New spy shots of the XUV5OO:

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Thank you for the spy shots!

Is it the camera angle or my eyes are playing a trick, but there seems to be just one single wiper?

Stance of the car is not very clear from the pics but seems it might loose the current generation's aggressive look.
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New spy shots of the XUV5OO:

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In the second pic, the side profile reminds me of the Maruti Suzuki XL6. The facelift seems to lose the SUV stance and transforms into a slightly flat van-like stance.

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Thank you for the spy shots!

Is it the camera angle or my eyes are playing a trick, but there seems to be just one single wiper?
Look carefully and you will see two arcs at the top of the windscreen where both the wipers have cleaned the screen.

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Stance of the car is not very clear from the pics but seems it might loose the current generation's aggressive look.
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Mahindra is known for its SUVs and the XUV500 is a popular choice. The new 2021 Mahindra XUV500 has been already spotted testing a couple of times and may launch soon. The new Mahindra XUV500 will be more than a facelift of the car. The exteriors of the car will come with all modern equipments that current-generation cars are famous for. The new Mahindra XUV500 will come with exterior features like LED headlights, DRLs, new front grille and bumper, redesigned hood and overall structure. It is expected to launch by the end of Q1 2021. The tough competition in the similar price range has made it compulsory for the company to provide something unique and attractive to the consumers.
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Old 5th February 2021, 13:34   #383
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There are also reports of the new XUV 500 coming with a mild hybrid option but at later date (after a year of it's launch?)
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Old 10th February 2021, 00:44   #384
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Mahindra has been testing the 2nd Gen XUV since eternity. The only thing they are testing now is our patience. I guess they are going to start making moves after the pricing of the Safari is out.
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In the second pic, the side profile reminds me of the Maruti Suzuki XL6. The facelift seems to lose the SUV stance and transforms into a slightly flat van-like stance.
Pictures can sometimes be deceiving. From the above pictures, the car does seem to be quite low to the ground. But again, this is only a test mule and there are chances that it is loaded with a ton of testing equipment, which I feel is what is bringing down the stance of the car.

Here are some latest pics of the XUV alongside the Maruti Suzuki XL6 and a Nexon. This looks like it could be close to the final ride height and the stance looks pretty good.
The 2nd-gen Mahindra XUV500, coming in Q3-2021-screenshot_202102092157592.jpg
The 2nd-gen Mahindra XUV500, coming in Q3-2021-screenshot_202102092159552.jpg

But yes, the car has lost quite a bit of muscle from the sides. The current gen, IMO, has a very plain side profile and its those bulging wheel arches and muscular shoulders that give it character. But it is a bit extreme and is not everyone's cup of tea. Now, even though the 2nd Gen looses this muscle, it seems more mature now and I feel it will please a wider range of people.
The 2nd-gen Mahindra XUV500, coming in Q3-2021-img_mjl_976365039sharpnatural127808_20210204_125953800__01.jpg

IMO, the XUV is not a photogenic vehicle. One thing that the original 2011 XUV thread has taught me is to never judge the looks and stance of a car from the pictures. I remember not liking the looks of the car when it was unveiled and the pics were out on that thread. But one visit to the showroom and my mind instantly changed.
Can't wait to see how Mahindra have designed the car this time around.

On a side note, someone clearly likes what he is seeing
The 2nd-gen Mahindra XUV500, coming in Q3-2021-screenshot_20210206023831__01.jpg
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Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 spied testing revealing LED Taillights

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It's good to see Mahindra sticking with independent multilink rear suspension instead of going the cheaper route by using torsion beam for the rear.
Makes me believe they might offer AWD on some higher variants.
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It's good to see Mahindra sticking with independent multilink rear suspension instead of going the cheaper route by using torsion beam for the rear.
Makes me believe they might offer AWD on some higher variants.
AWD should definitely be there as some of the earlier spy shots have shown a button which looked like a 'differential lock' control. IMO, the kind of aspirational/ambitious product Mahindra is trying to build (with all kind of gizmos/tech including the ADAS...), I don't think they will skip the AWD irrespective of the actual demand.
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The flush door handles seem to be a problem area. So many test mules have these popping out instead of being flush with the door. I wouldn't be surprised if these become one of the first niggles reported after the new launch.
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Old 12th February 2021, 17:10   #389
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The flush door handles seem to be a problem area. So many test mules have these popping out instead of being flush with the door. I wouldn't be surprised if these become one of the first niggles reported after the new launch.
They should really evaluate the 'gain vs. the complexity/chances of failure' when it comes to these kind of innovations. Hope they can easily switch to the conventional handle if this is already proving to be problematic during the test run.
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Some new spy pics. The seats look quite comfortable, though the side bolstering appears to be slightly excessive.
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