The car will feature a more powerful diesel engine, along with a 2.2-litre petrol motor.

The updated XUV500 will go on sale in the coming months, and will feature new-design alloy wheels and cosmetic tweaks to the grille, and front and rear bumpers.

The current 2.2-litre diesel motor will be upgraded and will make more power for the XUV500, most likely around 170hp. The company plans to launch an updated XUV500 G9 petrol AT variant before the 2018 XUV500. The G9 will be powered by a new 2.2-litre motor, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The Mahindra XUV500 got its first major refresh in 2015. Now, with a more powerful engine and updated appearance, Mahindra will aim to compete with the Renault Captur, the Jeep Compass and the Tata Hexa.

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