Scoop! Mahindra XUV500 Facelift caught completely undisguised

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The upcoming Mahindra XUV500 facelift has been spotted without any camouflage, ahead of its rumoured launch in the month of April this year.

The latest spy images reveal the XUV500 facelift's exterior design changes. The front end features a new chrome grille with a mesh design and chrome strips flanked by new twin-pod headlamps with projectors and LED DRLs. The split air dam at the bottom seen on the outgoing model is now a part of the grille itself. The fog lamps are placed below the headlamps like the current model. Although, the fog lamps do not have the excessive chrome surrounding them, instead they get vertical chrome strips. The ORVMs with integrated turn signals have been carried over from the outgoing model.

Moving to the rear, the XUV500 facelift features a new tail gate design and tail lamp clusters. The vertically stacked tail lights have been replaced with triangular units with reflectors placed lower down. It gets a new chrome number plate garnish, roof spoiler with an integrated HMSL and a redesigned rear bumper. The spotted XUV500 is the W11 variant and has a rear wiper and defogger. On the inside, the SUV is expected to receive an updated infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Media reports suggest that the XUV500 facelift will likely be offered with an updated 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine with 168 BHP and 350 Nm of torque on tap. Mahindra might also introduce a G9 petrol AT variant equipped with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Complete list of specifications will be revealed at the official launch next month.

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