The Mahindra XUV500 was a compact crossover SUV produced by the Indian automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra. Mahindra launched the SUV in 2011, giving it two significant mid-cycle updates along the way. The XUV500 featured a powered driver’s seat, a single-pane sunroof, and up to six airbags. At one time, it had a set of 2.2-litre petrol and diesel engines, along with an optional AWD with the top-spec diesel. Mahindra’s popular midsize SUV, the XUV500, was discontinued soon after the launch of its spiritual successor, the XUV700.