Whenever we see the Xylo, it puzzles us if it is the same company which has designed the XUV500! The MPV (or MUV as Mahindra calls it as) has been a dud seller for the company and in a bid to bring it to headlines again, they have given the MPV a makeover, which appears to be a minor niptuck job.
The single biggest change seems to be the rather weird usage of chrome. They seemed to have started using chrome while outlining the head lamps but then they forgot all about it. Yes I am personally not a big fan of chrome and a half done job like this is really not going to get Mahindra any brownie points. The rear section also gets its fair share of chrome but it still manages to look decent enough when compared…
The body decals on the sides..well, looks rather unimpressive. What did the designers expect? A few stickers will help the Xylo sell! Fat chance!
The company claims that they have incorporated a new Comfort Drive Technology which will help in attacking high-speed corners with much more confidence. It also claims to have negated the presence of body roll, making the car feel very stable! The suspension setup has also been changed. The company tells that the comfort setup helps in attaining higher levels of flexibility and greater shock absorption.
New refreshed Xylo gets fresh upholstery, which sadly does not seem any different from the previous version. The third row of seats get 60:40 flexibility, however, it is limited to only the top of the line trim. Mechanically though, the car remains the same and continues to be powered by the choice of 2.5L MDI CRDE 95PS/218Nm engine and 2.2L 120PS 280Nm mHawk motor.
It continues to be offered in 5 variants with the D2 and D4 getting power from the 2.5L MDI CRDE engine and the higher trims H4, H8 and H9 trims getting the more powerful 2.2L MHAWK engine.
New Xylo Prices:
The new Xylo has been priced in the range of Rs 7.53 lakhs to Rs 10.93 lakhs (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
New Xylo Pics: