Mahindra is planning to launch the Xylo Celebration Edition as part of the MPV’s 2nd anniversary celebrations. The limited-edition Xylo will sport a special logo with the Roman letter II, implying the car’s 2nd anniversary.
Logo apart, what really would be special about this “much-celebrated” model? The Mahindra Xylo Celebration Edition will feature imported leather seats brought in from Italy and well, loads of sticker work! That’s as far as we can tell you for now.
This is not the first time Mahindra has attempted to make the Xylo appear attractive. In December 2010, Mahindra had introduced the Xylo Body Kit, which came with stylish front and rear skirting, side body cladding, a spoiler and a tail gate appliqué. You may also want to read about Mahindra’s upcoming SUVs and cars
The Mahindra Xylo, which was launched on January 13, 2009, has so far evoked mixed reactions from the public, and especially for its grille. In our opinion, the walrus-inspired tooth grille doesn’t quite fit the mundane duties of an MPV.
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 engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gear box.
The E4, E6, E8 and Celebration Edition are all 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.
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.
With regards to sales, the Xylo is second only to the Toyota Innova and is better than the Tata Sumo Grande. The company sold 2,733 units in January 2011 and 2,720 units in December 2010.
Recently, Mahindra launched Genio, the 1.2 ton pickup truck based on the Xylo platform. The name is derived from what was the Xylo’s earlier code name – the Ingenio. The Genio comes with a 2.5-litre CRDe diesel engine that develops 75 bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque. The BS3 variant of the Genio is available for Rs. 4.99 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai while the BS4 variant of the vehicle is priced at Rs. 15,000 more than the BS3 variant in cities where BS4 norms are in place. Read more about the Mahindra Genio.
The most-awaited launch from Mahindra is the mini-Xylo, a 5-seater, small SUV.