The Indian-built Mahindra XUV500 quietly went on sale at Galadari Automobiles in the UAE this month. Billed as a 2018 model, it is actually a 2017, but offered with a petrol engine for the first time.
The 7-seater SUV is currently being advertised in a local newspaper with a 140 hp 2.2-litre petrol engine and a 6-speed automatic, with features such as 6 airbags, a 7-inch infotainment system and cruise control. It is priced at Dhs 74,900. No other information is available, and the phone number listed on the ad is invalid (Update: The dealer call-centre is now operational).
The actual 2018 Mahindra XUV500 is getting a facelift, its second one since the diesel-only model was first launched in late 2011. It is due to be launched in India next month.