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Pratap Bose teases the upcoming Mahindra XUV500! Grand Vitara, Creta, Kia Seltos rival to unveil at Auto Expo?

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Chief Design Officer, Pratap Bose, revealed the first teaser for the impending new Mahindra SUV. The model’s silhouette is depicted in the teaser with prominent wheel arches, a straight roofline, an upright windscreen, and a hunchback rear end. It resembles August 15, 2022, the unveiling of the Mahindra BE.05 EV concept. The electric SUV design has dimensions of 4370mm in length, 1900mm in width, 1635mm in height, and a 2775mm wheelbase.

The Mahindra BE., 05 EV concept has C-shaped headlamps that are angular, noticeable air dams, side cladding that is glossy black, wheel arches that are squared off, flush door handles, a sloping roofline, and C-shaped taillamps that are also angular. The rumoured new Mahindra SUV might compete with the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara in the near future. The automaker stated that the Creta rival Mahindra XUV500’s new generation will be unveiled.

The brand-new Mahindra XUV500 (codenamed S301) will be positioned above the XUV300 and below the XUV700 in the company’s product portfolio. It was created by the Mahindra Automotive Design Europe (M.A.D.E.) team under the direction of Pratap Bose and will share a platform with the XUV700. A 1.2L turbo-petrol and a 1.5L diesel engine from the Mahindra XUV300 subcompact SUV may be used in the SUV’s engine configuration. The automaker plans to outfit the new XUV500 with cutting-edge technologies, including an expansive touchscreen infotainment system, ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), premium audio system, electric sunroof, several airbags, and more.

The automaker has yet to disclose the new SUV’s debut date or any other specifics. In the second part of 2023, it is anticipated to be made public. The base model of the new Mahindra SUV is expected to cost Rs 10 lakh, with the top-end variation costing Rs 17 lakh. The current price ranges for the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Grand Vitara are Rs. 10.44 lakh to Rs. 18.24 lakh and Rs. 10.45 lakh to Rs. 19.49 lakh, respectively.

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