Mahindra Xylo

Overview of the car

MUV

Manual

Diesel

11.2 Mileage

55 Litres

N/A

7 Seater

3 Years / 1,00,000 kms

Performance Metrics
161

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
12.97

seconds

0-100 kph
10.8

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
2179 cc
Max Power
118 bhp
Torque
28.5 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2760 mm
Ground Clearance
186 mm
Bootspace
200 ltrs
Turning Circle
10.8 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone Type IFS
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link Coil Springs
Steering Type
Electric Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 215/75 R15
Rear: 215/75 R15
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Wallet-Friendly Price, Unbeatable Space, Comfort, Strong mHawk Engine

What you won’t like?

Interior Fit and Finish, Sloppy Handling.

TorqueX Says

long in the tooth now,replacement expected soon

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Mahindra Xylo Review, Road Test

Mahindra Xylo

The Mahindra Xylo MPV was launched way back in 2009 as an attempt to take on the hugely popular Toyota Innova. While it was a good first effort from a company that traditionally made tough UVs and SUVs, it simply didn’t have the engineering finesse of the Toyota.

In a bid to give it a better chance in the MPV market, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) gave the Xylo a facelift in 2012. It also came with the Scorpio’s 2.2-litre mHawk motor in the top trims and there were cosmetic changes inside and out, but there were also a few minor mechanical updates aimed at improving the ride and handling. The facelifted Xylo’s front anti-roll bar and damper rates were altered in the interests of better body control, but the modifications improved the Xylo’s dynamics only marginally.

Now, M&M has updated the Xylo once again and though there are some exterior and interior changes, there’s an even greater focus on improving the dynamics of this large, unwieldy MPV.

The suspension has been heavily reworked; up front, recalibrated dampers, stiffer suspension bushes, all new controls arms and beefy anti-roll bar are aimed at making the Xylo more responsive to direction changes and controlling body roll. At the rear, stiffer coil springs are used to minimise the pitching and bobbing the previous Xylo was known for. And, to reduce the impact or the harsh thud when the suspension bottoms out on rough roads, polyurethane bump-stops have been used. 

But just how much of an improvement have all these changes made? We drove the new Xylo on the outskirts of Nashik, narrow village roads and the highway as well and found it to be much more pliant and stable at all speeds. The low-speed ride, which was quite comfortable, is now even better and if you have driven the earlier versions of the Xylo, you will notice a sea change in the driving dynamics and handling.

As a result of these modifications, the suspension does not feel too soft at highway speeds and the constant bobbing motion, which was typical of all Xylos in the past is now well contained. High-speed stability is much better, and this improves confidence on highways. The Xylo doesn’t feel as nervous as before under hard braking either. But at the end of the day, you can’t defy physics. The tall Xylo still has a high centre of gravity and can’t compete with the Innova when it comes to stability and handling. It’s still nowhere near as reassuring to drive as the Toyota.

Moving to the inside, the Xylo’s roomy cabin gets a new beige dashboard and a new instrument cluster, but that’s about it. Nothing else has changed but let’s not forget, the Xylo can still pack in more people than the average MPV. Space is still its strongest point but with all seats in place, there’s hardly any room for luggage.

On the exteriors, there is an addition of a chrome bar on top of the grille and one more on the tailgate, and there are new decals running down the sides as well. These minor cosmetic changes don’t do much to enhance the looks.

It’s clear that M&M has concentrated its efforts under the Xylo’s skin, it feels miles ahead of the original model from 2009. However, we feel the mechanical upgrades still fall short of the competition from various newcomers like the Ertiga, Mobilio and even the Evalia, that offer more car-like driving dynamics and comfort.

Mahindra has begun work on an all-new Xylo that will debut in the latter part of 2016, and will feature the Scorpio’s new, lighter and stiffer chassis. Till then, the current Xylo is expected to soldier on in the highly competitive MPV market. The updates do make it a much better car to drive or be driven in; it’s just a question of whether prospective buyers will sit up and take notice of the improvements this late in the vehicle’s life cycle and with the wide choice available in the MPV market today.

AKBAR MERCHANT

 

 

 

Fact File

 

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price (Delhi) 7.93 lacs - 11.64 lacs

Engine

Fuel Diesel
Type 2489 cc, CRDe - 2179 cc, mHAWk Diesel
Power 95 bhp @ 3600 RPM - 120 bhp @ 4000 RPM
Torque 22.4 kgm @ 1400 RPM -28.55 kgm @ 2400 RPM

Transmission

Type 5-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic

Dimensions

Length 4520 mm
Width 1850 mm
Height 1895 mm
Wheel base 2760 mm
 
 
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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