Mahindra has launched the Celebration edition of Xylo to mark the vehicle’s second anniversary in India. The special edition will be available only for 1000 lucky buyers and is priced at Rs. 9.06 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Mahindra Xylo, which was launched on January 13, 2009 and the vehicle stands in the second place (with respect to sales and popularity) next to Toyota Innova, the No.1 MPV in India.
This is no surprise as we had already reported about the Xylo special edition launch last month.
Mahindra Senior Vice President (Marketing, Automotive Division) Vivek Nayer has been quoted saying, “I am sure that the Xylo Celebration Edition will be an instant hit with the customer. An unmitigated success in the MPV segment since its launch, the Xylo has kept up the momentum even in its 2nd year and today we are toasting this success with the Celebration edition.”
Celebration Edition Specials – Exterior
Mahindra Xylo Celebration Edition is available only in one color, Walnut Brown with special body graphics on the sides. A crest emblem can also be found only on the special edition to distinguish it from regular variants available now. A blue vision headlamp and ski rack on the Xylo roof is other specials on the Celebration edition
Celebration Edition Specials -Interior
The specials inside the cabin includes center bezel finished in high gloss, upgraded arm rests, gear stick, door trims and leather upholstery that are saddle stitched for durability and boasts perforated finish. With respect to convenience, the special edition of Xylo has additional 3-pin plug that can be used to charge laptops, mobile phones and other small electronic appliances.
The Celebration Edition is powered by the mEagle CRDe, common-rail, 2,498 cc diesel engine that produces 112 bhp of maximum power at 3,800 rpm and 260 Nm of maximum torque at 1,800-2,200 rpm.
In December 2010, Mahindra introduced new Xylo Body Kits that had stylish front and rear skirting, side body cladding, a spoiler and a tail age appliqué. In our opinion, the walrus-inspired tooth grille doesn’t quite fit the mundane duties of an MPV. With the new body kit, the Xylo looked better.
Mahindra Xylo engines, variants and mileage
The Mahindra Xylo is available in four trim levels: the D2, E4, E6 and E8 and two engine options. The D2 variant is powered by a 2,489 cc, mDI, CRDe engine that produces 95 bhp of maximum power and 22 kgm of maximum torque. The E4, E6, E8 (Celebration Edition included) are all powered by the mEagle CRDe powermill. The engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gear box.
The Xylo returns a decent 12 kmpl mileage and can hit a top speed of 161 kmph. Acceleration from 0-100 kmpl is achieved in around 15 seconds.
Mahindra Xylo vs competition
Mahindra Xylo is second only to the Toyota Innova with regard to sales. Xylo has proven itself as a better product than the Tata Sumo Grande. Mahindra sold 2,287 units in February 2011, 2,733 units in January 2011, 2,720 units in December 2010 while the segment topper Innova sells at an average of 3,700 units every month.
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