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Car design | 29.05.2014 - 09:25

Mahindra Xylo A Muscular MUV for Indian Roads

Mahindra took care to bring in regular face-lifts of the Xylo.

Mahindra Xylo is one of the most popular SUV cars in India to roll out from the factories of Mahindra and Mahindra. This five-door MUV, designed and manufactured by Mahindra, was launched in the year 2009. The Xylo has been a consistent performer ever since.


Mahindra took care to bring in regular face-lifts of the Xylo. As a result, the vehicle underwent regular changes and the latest version available in the market is the new H-Series Xylo. This all-new Xylo is powered by the mHawk engine and it comes in three trims - the H4 (base model with ABS), H8 (the middle range model with ABS and Airbag) and the H9 version (the top-end model with fully loaded features). The MHawk engine that powers the Xylo produces a maximum power of 120 PS and a torque of 280NM. It is mated with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. Apart from this, the Xylo offers an attractive mileage of 14.02 kmpl (ARAI certified).


What makes Xylo different from the scores of vehicles is its distinct look. The unique styling puts it apart from that of its rivals like Toyota Innova, Maruti Ertiga and Chevrolet Tavera. The Xylo is muscular and stylish to look at and backs it up with steady performance.


The Xylo is a powerful beast measuring 4520 mm in length and 1850 in width. It comes with a remarkable height of 1895 mm and has a wheel-base of 2760 mm. Adding to the appeal of the vehicle are comfort features like bold look, attractive and roomy interiors, safety features like airbags, ABS and rear wiper, which comes as standard. Some of the extra features that are offered in the top-end variant of Xylo are Voice Command Technology (VCT), rear defogger, Cruise Control and Digital Drive Assist System among others. Interestingly, most of these features comes as standard, and hence, the customer does not have to pay more money out of his pocket.


Mahindra Xylo offers two bench seats in the rear rows. However, one can opt for individual captain chairs in the second row, if one desires so. Nevertheless, the width of the cabin and the boxy profile of the car assure that three people can be seated in the third row quite comfortably. Although the legroom is slightly on the lower side in the third row, it is better than what some of the competitors are offering.


As the Xylo scripted a highly successful story in terms of sales and popularity, Mahindra had a new vehicle named Quanto in 2012, as a minuscule version of the Xylo. However, Xylo being an excellent option for a large family, it is preferred by most for a long outing with family.


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