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Mahindra & Mahindra is gearing up to launch three new SUVs in India that will challenge Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.Reuters

While it has been confirmed that popular UV maker Mahindra will be launching the new generation Bolero and a compact SUV S101 by next year in India, new spy shots have emerged online in what appears to be the facelift of XUV500.

The new image of the alleged facelift of XUV500 first appeared on the Facebook page of, and from the spy shot the partially-camouflaged taillight of the vehicle is quite apparent. At this point of time, other details of the facelift of XUV500 are insufficient.

Going by the words of the original publisher of the spy shots, the upcoming XUV500 is likely to accommodate a new alloy wheel design and a reworked front fascia. The dashboard of the vehicle is also expected to get changes as it was seen heavily camouflaged while testing.

Underneath the skin, the XUV500 facelift is likely to carry the same 2.2-litre four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine which currently generates a power of 140 bhp at 3,750 rpm and a peak torque of 330 Nm at 1,600-2,800 rpm, maybe with a minor tweak to deliver better fuel efficiency.

A report of IndianAutosBlog notes that the launch is likely to take place in 2015. Mahindra XUV500 competes against the likes of Tata Safari Storme and Renault Duster.

In 2015, Mahindra is also expected to launch its new generation Bolero and a compact SUV S101 in the domestic market. From what we know, the new generation Bolero will be riding on a hydroformed ladder-frame chassis and is likely to accommodate features like a larger screen infotainment system, newly-styled dashboard with a central console, a three-spoke steering wheel, and rectangular AC vents.

On the other hand, Mahindra S101, a sub-four metre vehicle is expected to get features like anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, four airbags, and an electronic stability programme.