Mahindra testing advanced electronic features for XUV500

Some of these advanced features may not make it to the production-spec car.

Mahindra is rumoured to be testing advanced electronic features for the XUV500. Some of these features are not expected to make it to the final production version of the car.

Mahindra is said to be testing a radar system to spot potholes, autonomous braking and an eyelid tracking mechanism that will warn the driver with a voice message to take a break from driving if he / she hasn’t blinked in a while. The carmaker is also testing a 3D panoramic vision for the driver to view the car’s immediate surroundings when reversing and a climate control feature that automatically changes the temperature depending on the preference set by a synced smartphone in different parts of the cabin.

The next generation XUV500 is expected to be offered with a 2.0-litre mStallion T-GDi turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel unit. It will also get a 6-speed automatic transmission option. Reports suggest that the new model could be sold alongside the current generation XUV500.

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