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Aditya Chatterjee  | Published: May 30, 2018, 09:31 PM IST

Mahindra has updated the XUV500 with a design and features update. However, unlike a typical facelift update, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has got an important update under the hood. Thanks to the sixth get eVGT, the 2.2-litre diesel unit in the updated offering makes more power and torque. It now makes 155PS at 3,750rpm and generates 360 Nm from 1,750 to 2,800rpm, an improvement of 15PS and 30Nm. Is there any difference in the performance of the new offering? We have answered that in our 2018 Mahindra XUV500 road test reviewThe 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is priced between Rs 12.32 lakhs and Rs 18.98 lakh for the diesel models and Rs 15.43 lakh for the lone petrol automatic model, all prices ex-showroom Mumbai. The cosmetic changes have given the XUV500 a much-needed refresh, but that does not look too distinct when compared to the previous update. However, there is a reason why Mahindra has made subtle changes in the SUV and not gone for a full makeover. And the reason for that is in our road test review. Scroll below to find out what all has changed in the 2018 Mahindra XUV500.

The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 continues to look as menacing as always

Notice the larger grille with chrome surround? That's the new update on the front profile of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500

The LED DRLs are now placed on the top of the headlight unit and not flowing through it, like the previous model

Electrically folding ORVMs are offered as standard across all variants of the XUV500

The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 retains its original dimensions as this one is a facelift

The rear quarter view of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 does look interesting with the new light design

The larger tail lights might not look good in images but do go well with the design

That's another update. The larger 18-inch wheels with diamond cut finish. It does make the side look smarter than usual

The rear profile of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has been completely revised. And it does look distinct compared to the previous model

The rear quarter view of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is one my of favourites as the new design offers a refreshed character

The cabin design of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 remains unchanged and that is one of the negatives of the SUV

The central panel has done away with the plastic-y finish and gone for a piano black finish, which is the new trend among automobile manufacturers

The dash, glove box and the air-con vent have three different shades of material.

The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is all about generous as well as smart storage options

The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 gets tan leather quilted seats

The headroom and legroom is always in abundance in the Mahindra XUV500

The second row seat too has generous headroom and legroom. However, lacks on the comfort bit

That smile on my face vanished after I was made to sit in the third row for a longer duration

That's the Aisin sourced automatic transmission in the 2018 Mahindra XUV500

The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 gets newer apps in its infotainment system

As a part of the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 update, the infotainment screen has received newer applications

Mahindra XUV500's generous bootspace will take in almost everything possible.

The increase in power and the torque rating has resulted in an improved performance compared to the previous offering

Open highways are where the XUV500's engine breathes freely and offers its full wealth.

The Mahindra XUV500 continues to be offered in two drivetrains, the 2WD and the Borg Warner-developed AWD.

The 18-inch wheels on the top-spec variant we tested have helped in improving the ride quality a wee bit better over potholes and speed breakers.

The minimal changes to the new XUV500 ensure it competes with its rivals strongly

Images by: Anis Shaikh

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.23 Lakhs
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