Mahindra has, however, made no change in the exterior looks of the XUV500. Though the company has introduced a line of subtle improvements in the SUV, eventually doing away with the issues the earlier variants had.

The tweaks introduced are: re-engineering the braking system, improving build quality and clutch operation.

The XUV500 W4, which is to be launched sometime this festive season, is expected to help the auto manufacturer to regain its foothold in the market after witnessing a slump in demand.

The Mahindra XUV 500 is a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) which was launched in September 2011 and by June 2012 it was available in 19 cities in India.

The SUV features independent suspension featuring McPherson type with anti-roll bar to the front and Multilink type with anti-roll bar to the rear. It sports 17-inch wheels with 235/65 tyres and has a tuning circle radius of 5.6 m.

The XUV500 can accelerate 0-60 KMPH in 5.4 seconds and 0-100 KMPH in 12.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 kmph. Its fuel economy is 15.1 KM per Liter and has a 70 liters fuel tank.