Mahindra has launched the updated version of its Xylo MPV. The car gets some exterior changes along with few mechanical changes and better interior, equipment levels. The MPV will be available in five trims D2, D4, H4, H8 and H9. It has been launched at an asking price of Rs-7.24 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
The exterior gets the addition of a chrome strip on the bonnet as well as the tail gate. The side gets new alloy wheel design and decals. The roof rails are new and so are the designs of the tail lights.
The most apparent change to the interior comes in the form of revised upholstery for the seats and a new black and beige theme for the dash. A double-din audio system with Bluetooth connectivity can also be controlled from the multi-function steering wheel; which also gets buttons for cruise control. The instrument panel has been slightly tweaked for better accessibility while the third row seats can now be split 60:40.
The refreshed Xylo gets two engine options. First is a 2.5litre, CDRe engine capable of 93.7bhp, this will be powering the base D2 and D4 trims and will come in two tunes for BS3 and BS4 emission norms. The BS3 engine will be sold only in rural areas. The H4, H8 and H9 variants will be getting power from the more potent 2.2litre mHawk unit and will come only in the BS4 avatar. This diesel mill gives out 118bhp and is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. This particular engine is the same power plant which will be found under the soon-to-be-launched new Scorpio SUV. Mahindra says that it has tuned the suspension and made it softer for better ride comfort.
There are a slew of launches waiting to happen and manufacturers are coming out with updates for almost every model in their lineup. This is done with a view to exploit the potential that the festive season offers. What do you think? Will the updated Xylo be able to bring in the numbers for Mahindra? Share your thoughts below.