First Look: The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift

After numerous sightings and speculations, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has finally been rolled out officially. The Indian car maker took the wraps off its flagship SUV earlier today, presenting a distinctly noticeable facelift along with upgrades to multiple elements about the car. The new XUV500 falls in a hotly contested segment of SUVs that have the likes of the Jeep Compass and Tata Hexa, as well as more compact offerings like the Ford EcoSport and the Hyundai Creta eating into market shares of full-size SUVs. In such a market scenario, the Mahindra XUV500 will have its work cut out to hold its ground and keep buyers excited, and here’s what Mahindra’s thrown at it to continue its presence in the market.

On the inside

Inside, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 gets a 7-inch touchscreen display. The display appeared slightly dim on default settings, but does have brightness adjustment for tuning it to your preference. However, it seems to be set a little bit too deep inside. While that helps prevent glares and direct sunlight incidence, reach out to the display from the driver’s position can be a bit of a bother.

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