It has been a few years since I decorated for the holidays. My day job is always so busy this time of year that I just don’t have the time or energy, including this year. I would settle for that absolutely stunning wreath above in this home decorated by British interior designer Hubert Zandberg. I love that aside from the trees the decor is quite subtle. No Santa Claus figurines and tinsel here!
Introduced in 2011, the Mahindra XUV500 opened to rave critiques and constructive revenue with need surpassing provide and has been doing regular figures significantly to the disappointment of its rivals, 3 many years given that start. In a bid to retain the momentum, Mahindra has commenced work on a mid-lifecycle update and the facelifted XUV500 was noticed lately throughout one of its test runs in Chennai. Coated with partial camouflage, the facelift will get refined tweaks to the styling with changes to the bumper and grille at the entrance, even though the rear will see some basic revisions such as an updated tail gate.
Mahindra is also operating to insert an automatic transmission to the XUV500 that will be paired to the current two.2-litre mHawk diesel engine tuned to generate a hundred and forty BHP of electricity and 330 Nm of torque. The computerized transmission nevertheless will only be obtainable on the leading-of-the-line W8 variant with All-Wheel Travel as common. In addition, the Indian automobile giant could carry in the diesel-hybrid model of the XUV500 this year that was 1st showcased at the 2014 Automobile Expo and will be the initial-of-its-sort motor vehicle in the place.
Whilst particulars are scarce on the launch day, we feel that Mahindra will be reserving the facelifted XUV500 for the 2nd 50 percent of the year. Aside from the exterior tweaks, we also expect to see modifications to the mechanicals for improved gasoline efficiency, even though minimal niggles need to be tackled as nicely. The Indian car big marketed 35,088 units very last calendar year and is predicted to do a comparable variety this yr as effectively. Far more particulars are envisioned to comply with as we get nearer to the start.