New Delhi: Indian car maker Mahindra will soon be giving a minor update to its flagship car, the XUV500. The XUV500 has already been updated once in its life cycle and the second update is to add a little extra power to its engine.
The current 2.2-litre oil burner on the XUV500 is good for 140bhp and 330Nm of torque. The engineers at Mahindra are working to increase the power figure to 170bhp while the torque figures of the new engine are still unknown.
The company’s move to update their 2.2-litre diesel engine is because Mahindra has developed a smaller new engine along with Ssangyong that is tuned to produce 130bhp and will be used in Mahindra’s upcoming MPV, codenamed U321. It is not expected that Mahindra will make any cosmetic changes to the XUV500.