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Talking about changes, the XUV500 facelift gets a restyled front fascia with a new bumper, chrome enclosures for the fog lamps, revised grille with a chrome trim and new headlamp enclosures with 'S-shape' LED daytime running lamps. The vehicle has new 10-spoke alloy wheels, while the rear has newly designed chrome garnish enclosure for registration plate. It is expected that the vehicle would get a new top-end W10 variant, which is equipped with various high end features like a DVD-compatible 7-inch infotainment system, reversing camera with a zoom function and an engine start/stop button. Inside the cabin, the SUV features new center console and a revised cowl for the instrument binnacle. Also Read - 2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Spied Testing Alongside U321 MPV & S201 Compact SUV; Likely to Debut at Auto Expo 2018
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The XUV500 facelift will be equipped with a new feature called 'Voice-messaging system'. This system using voice prompts indicates the driver about handbrake engagement, door being open and a seat belt alert.
Under the bonnet of the XUV500 facelift is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that churns out 140bhp of power and 330Nm of peak torque. Power is transmitted to either front wheels or all-4 wheels of the SUV via a six-speed manual transmission. It is expected to deliver an excellent fuel efficiency of about 15.1kmpl. The vehicle is also expected to get new exterior paint jobs including a new Purple and an Orange tone. The crossover will rival against the likes of Tata Safari Storme, Nissan Terrano and Renault Duster.