Mahindra Xylo, the people mover from home grown SUV specialist Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd has undergone a heart transplantation. The company has replaced the 2.5ltr m-Eagle engine with a 2.2ltr m-Hawk engine. The engine is a familiar one – doing duty in Mahindra Scorpio for the past few years. While the new engine is smaller compared to the outgoing engine, it is powerful yet fuel efficient.
The engine develops 120PS of power and 280Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a five speed manual gear box. Mahindra Xylo comes with an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 14.02 kpl.
The current Mahindra Xylo variants are named as E4, E8 and E9, the new variants are labelled as H4, H8 and H9. Mahindra has not altered the pricing of Xylo. The Mahindra H4 variant comes with ABS, while the H8 variant has Air Bags in addition to the ABS. The top end variant has Voice Command Technology (VCT) as extra compared to H9 variant. Other features in the top end variant include Cruise Control and Digital Drive Assist System. The new Mahindra Xylo comes in a new shade - Dolphin Grey – as well.
“The Xylo has since its introduction in 2009 carved a unique identity for itself in the area of class leading space and comfort. The addition of the world class mHawk engine will further boost its performance and take it a notch higher in its segment. Equipped with higher power and better efficiency, we are sure that the new Xylo H-series will be a popular choice amongst the discerning personal buyers,” said Mr. Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.
The ex-showroom (Pune) price of of new Mahindra Xylo variants are as follows -
- H4 BS IV – 8,10,407
- H4 ABS BS IV – 8,34,254
- H8 ABS BS IV – 9,11,468
- H8 ABS Air Bag BS IV – 9,49,005
- H9 BS IV – 10,42,047
Mahindra Xylo was launched in 2009 and had a good start. But Xylo could not maintain the initial momentum and sales are facing resistance due to launch of new products in it’s segment. We need to wait and see the market response to the new Mahindra Xylo with new heart.