Mahindra’s thoroughly updated XUV500 is now on sale in the Indian market. Although mechanically identical to its predecessor, the 2011 model gets a host of cosmetic updates and better equipped cabin, thus enhancing its overall appeal.
For 2011, Mahindra has made extensive changes to the exterior design. As a result, the front-end features a new chrome grille and projector headlamps. The fog lamps, too, have been updated with chrome bezels and LED strips. The latter treatment is similar to the one seen in the new Scorpio.
The hood gets creases which give it a muscular look while the side profile of the vehicle displays the new 17-inch alloy wheels. Concluding the updates, the windows now get chrome linings for a more luxurious appearance.
The new XUV500 gets a multifunction steering wheel, aluminium pedals, new ambient lighting and new illuminated scuff plates. As for the dual-tone dashboard, it houses a 7-inch touchscreen with Mahindra’s BlueSense App. The new XUV500 also comes with leather upholstery and a smart key.