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Mahindra had great expectations from their MPV, Xylo when they launched it in our market way back in 2009. It was supposed to be their answer to the segment leader, Toyota Innova but it failed quite badly here. The boxy shape and bouncy ride were few of the poor characteristics of Xylo which Mahindra now claims have been rectified upto an extent. With the launch of the refreshed Xylo, Mahindra hopes to bring back the attention of the MPV buyers this festive season. Will they be able to do so and are these changes enough for Indians to accept the new Xylo? Let's find out.
Xylo comes with two engines both of which target different audiences. The base variants comes powered by a 2.5L mDI CRDe diesel engine which has a power output of 94bhp which can be achieved at 3600rpm while its utmost torque output of 218Nm starts coming from 1400rpm. This engine will be useful in rural areas and primarily focuses on fleet operators or those looking for an economical yet powerful people commuter. The second diesel engine which also happens to be one of the biggest USPs of Xylo will be its 2.2L mHAWK diesel engine which has been borrowed from its elder sibling, Scorpio with similar specifications. This engine is good for producing a healthy power output of 118bhp@4000rpm with its maximum torque output of 280Nm ranging between 2400rpm-2800rpm.Mahindra has planted a new 5-speed gearbox in Xylo which does not offer perfect gear shifts but comes with well matched gear ratios. There is very punchy low and mid range offering you enough confidence even with full seating on board. Mahindra has also worked on the suspension of Xylo to reduce body rolls around corners particularly at high speeds and it's quite evident in its ride as well. The bouncy nature of the ride quality has reduced upto an extent and there is considerable difference in straight line stability also. The 2.5L engine comes with an ARAI tested fuel efficiency of 13.9 km/ltr while it's 14.02 km/ltr for the 2.2L diesel engine.
The new Xylo is visually not very much different from the outgoing model. The basic design and styling remains the same as changes come in the form of mild exterior tweaks. This includes addition of chrome at front around headlights and at the back just above the number plate. Apart from this, you also get side body decals which add some freshness to this tall boy along with the newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels. Step inside and subtle changes continue, the new dual tone black beige interiors add some freshness to the cabin while the re-designed upholstery adds premium touch to it. There are new and brighter dials in its instrument console while you will also notice the new steering wheel mounted with audio, phone and cruise controls. You will find a new 2-Din audio system integrated in its central console which also features Voice Command technology and Bluetooth connectivity. Other features in Xylo includes Dual A.C, electric wing mirrors, power windows, keyless entry and tilt adjustable steering wheel.
The top variant of new Xylo comes equipped with many safety features such as Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Engine Immobilizer, central locking and Rear Parking Assist which really acts as a boon in daily usage and especially while you park it at tight spaces.