Over 1 lakh people have bought a Mahindra Xylo claims Mahindra, a feat it has achieved in four years. The Xylo holds a a 25% market share in the UV2 category (MPVs), with the Toyota Innova being the undisputed leader.
“Having set new benchmarks in luxurious space and with a host of features for passenger comfort, the Xylo has been an unmitigated success since its launch. The 1 lakh plus vehicle further reaffirms Xylo’s popularity and reflects high customer satisfaction with the product,” Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra told a news agency.
The new Xylo was launched in February 2012 with cosmetic changes such as new front grille that has blacked out vertical slats unlike the Walrus-tooth grille of the earlier model. The front bumper also got a design makeover. At the rear, the taillamp cluster got clear lens treatment.
Mahindra also launched a new top-end E9 variant in the new Xylo. This variant is powered by the 2.2-litre mHawk engine (from Scorpio) that churns out 120 Bhp of power and 290 Nm of torque. The top-end variant also gets features such as dual airbags, ABS, cruise control, voice activated commands, Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted audio controls. Also read: Xylo E9 features
The E4 and E8 variants are powered by a 112 Bhp, 2.5-litre mEagle diesel engine while the base variants D2 and D4 are powered by a 95 Bhp, 2.5-litre mDI engine, that are intended for the commercial segment. The Xylo is priced between Rs. 7.47 lakh and Rs. 10.47 lakh.
The Xylo is known for its spacious interiors and the third row has adequate legroom and headroom even for tall passengers. And the fact that it’s significantly cheaper than the Toyota Innova makes it a good value for money MPV. Also read: Xylo E9 road test