Here’s A Much Clearer Look Of The 2020 XUV500’s Cabin
- by Adithya Gopal S
- Dec 2, 2019
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Mahindra is expected to unveil the SUV at the upcoming Auto Expo
- Highlights include a large horizontal floating touchscreen and a flat-bottom steering.
- It also gets an analogue instrument cluster with a central MID.
- The 2020 XUV500 will come with a completely overhauled exterior design.
- The SUV is expected to use BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines.
We surprised you last week with some spy shots of the 2020 XUV500, including a sneak peek of its cabin. What we have now is an even more detailed look of the upcoming SUV’s cabin, middle row seats and exteriors, all thanks to a video uploaded on YouTube.
The 2020 XUV500’s cabin gets a complete overhaul, both in terms of design and layout. The highlight is the horizontally positioned touchscreen infotainment system, which looks like it could be sized around the 10-inch mark. The aircon vents are positioned below the touchscreen, and further below it, you’ll find the aircon controls. The whole layout reminds us of the Kia Seltos and adding to that is the instrument cluster, which is connected to the touchscreen, making it a single unit. The cluster sports two analogue dials serving as the tachometer and the speedometer while there is a central multi-information display. The steering wheel is also novel with a flat bottom and a plethora of controls.
The flush-fitting door handles are one of the biggest changes on the outside while the SUV retains some of its design quirks like the bulge on the C-pillar. Overall, the design has been given a thorough revamp but we need to wait a bit more to figure out how the SUV will look. For instance, the XUV500 in question was running a makeshift headlight and tail lamp setup, limiting our scope for further speculation. What the video also revealed are the second and third row of seats.
The 2020 XUV500 is expected to gain two new BS6 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines. Both mills are are likely to produce more power than the existing 2.2-litre engines. The 2.2-litre diesel mill is capable of 155PS/360Nm and the 2.2 petrol engine pushes out 140PS/320Nm. A 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox with the option of all-wheel-drive can be expected for the new XUV500. We believe the test mule spied here was the automatic variant. Furthermore, an emission testing equipment was also hooked up to the SUV hinting that Mahindra might be testing the SUV for compliance with the upcoming BS6 norms.
The upcoming Auto Expo might witness the debut of the 2020 XUV500 along with other SUVs from the Mahindra stable. As of now, the XUV500 retails from Rs 12.31 lakh to 18.52 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 6/7-seater version of the MG Hector, and the upcoming Tata Gravitas will be the 2020 XUV500’s key rivals.
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