Mahindra Xylo Review
Refeshed and ImprovedWednesday, June 5, 2013
Code-named Ingenio, this utility vehicle from Mahindra made a lot of news before and after its launch. It was launched in 2008 as 'Xylo'. The platform project of Mahindra Xylo costed Rs. 550 crore for the utility vehicles market leader. Mahindra has tried its best to improve the overall build quality, fit & finish of its products with the launch of new Xylo. New Xylo features clear lens head-lights with integrated orange turn indicators, all-new front grille, all-new bonnet, all-new clear lens tail lights with clear lens turn indicators, blacked-out pillars, rear roof spoiler, new design for alloy wheels, steering mounted controls, dual airbags, reverse parking assist, cruise control and voice commands. With the launch of new model, Mahindra has also introduced a new variant - H9. The new variant is top-of-the-line, which will sits above the H8 variant. Xylo H9 also features an all-new voice command system that allows you to switch on the headlights, wipers and even change the radio station via voice commands.
New Mahindra Xylo - What’s New
- New front grille, sleek chrome accent, stylish new headlamps
- New front bumper with air dams, new bonnet with integrated Mahindra Logo
- Sporty roof rails and spoiler, pronounced wheel arches
- Sophisticated body and roof decals, blacked pillars
- Chrome tipped body side moulding, new footstep with mud flaps for easy entry and exit
- Genuine Italian leather interiors, stylish new center console
- Glossy wood finish, Exciting new 2 tone dashboard, Sleek DDAS
- New inner door handles, convenient storage places
- Addition of top-of-the-line H9 variant which is powered by 2.2 litre mHawk engine
Fast Facts about Mahindra Xylo
- Available in seven variants: D2, D4, H4, H4 ABS, H8 ABS, H8 ABS+Airbags and top-of-the-line H9
- Available in six attractive shades: Diamond White, Toreador Red, Java Brown, Mist Silver, Black and silver, Beige
- Top variant H9 features cruise control, reverse parking assist, voice commands, dual airbags, ABS, dual air-conditioning and steering mounted controls
- Available with choice of two diesel engines: 2.5 litre mDI and 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine
New Mahindra Xylo is available in seven variants: D2, D4, H4, H4 ABS, H8 ABS, H8 ABS+Airbags and H9 (NEW Variant).
Mahindra Xylo Exterior
The exterior design of any product plays a very great role in its marketability. The look of the product is as important as its performance, because the customers are always attracted towards the cars which look beautiful in external appearance. The dynamic look of this car is sure to steal the hearts of the car lovers. The front grill is so striking that one can’t fail noticing its sleeker and thinner nature. It’s fairly rectangular in shape. The bumper of the car is designed in new style with air dams. The turning indicator lights and headlights of the car are positioned a little differently, which also catch the attention of the customers. The outdoor mirrors, along with giving a rear view, also provide an elegant look to the car.
Mahindra Xylo Interior
The interior of the car is also designed in such a way that it provides all the comforts as well as peace of mind that a traveller sitting inside it would expect. The seats are fixed in such a way that one can sit relaxed and comfortably on them. An adjustable steering wheel allows the driver to drive the car comfortably under different road and weather conditions. The arm rests offer a lot of comfort while driving. The flatbed front seats allow the passengers to stretch themselves comfortably on the seat while travelling. There is a huge boot space where one can put the luggage while travelling long distances. Mobile charging points are also available inside the car, which allows the passenger to charge his mobile while travelling.
Engine and Gearbox
The D2 and D4 variants are powered by same 2489cc, mDI diesel engine which generates maximum power of 95 bhp with maximum torque of 220 nm. The H4, H8 and H9 variants are powered by 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine which generates maximum power of 120 bhp with maximum torque of 280 nm. All the engines are mated to five speed manual gearbox.
Mahindra Xylo Mileage
All variants of Mahindra Xylo return respectable mileage figures - D2 and D4 - 14.95kmpl, H4, H8 - 13kmpl and H9 - 14.02kmpl.
Acceleration and Performance
Among the two types of engines available: mDI CRDe diesel gives a better mileage and it helps to jump from 0 to 100 km/h in just 14.7 seconds, a much greater acceleration than the previous one. The mHawk engine is also very impressive in performance. The top speed is 156 km/h and can jump from 0 to 100 km/h in just 15.6 seconds.
As with any advanced cars, this car also has own safety features. The Anti-Lock Braking System, which works with disc brakes, avoids any type of wheel lock while the brakes are put abruptly. The EST (Extra Stability Technology) is used to enhance the overall stability of the car. Both drivers and passengers are provided with air bags. The front fog lights allow the driver to drive the car comfortably under foggy conditions also. Other safety features include seat belts, front headrest and three rear headrests.
Mahindra Xylo is available in seven attractive shades: Dolphin Grey (available only in H8 and H9 variant), Diamond White, Toreador Red, Java Brown, Mist Silver, Black/Silver and Beige.
Comfort and Safety Features
The main comfort and safety features of Mahindra Axylo are Voice command technology (VCT), Blue drive system, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Surround cool dual AC, Dual SRS Airbags, ABS with EBD, Extra stability technology (EST), Intellipark reverse assist, 2 Din audio system, Digital drive assist system, Individual AC vents & lights for all 3 rows, Flatbed seats and Fold-able snack trays.
Considering all the facts about different varieties of MUVs available in the market today, it’s clear that all the varieties are good in performance and all other specifications of the MUVs are also user friendly. One can easily observe that all three different types of engines used in the Xylo to perform ultimately. Thus with an attractive and smart look, a user friendly performance, affordable price and outstanding safety measures, Mahindra Xylo is indeed a very smart choice of MUV for purchasing.