Expert Review of Mahindra Xylo
Mahindra is probably the largest SUV maker in India and it is riding high on the success of its affordable massive SUV model Mahindra Xylo. This particular model has been made available in 11 trim levels. Here D2 and D4 variants in the model series are blessed with 2.5-litre CRDe diesel engine while the H4, H8 and H9 variants are blessed with 2.2-litre mHAWK diesel power plant. Furthermore, the D2 and D4 variants are made available with BS IV and BS III engine options. Here the company is offering the base level variants to the commercial businesses while aiming the top end variants towards the large Indian families and individuals. The H series variants powered by the mHwak diesel engine are incredibly powerful and remarkably fuel efficient in its class. The 2.2-litre mHawk diesel power plant fitted to the H series variants of Mahindra Xylo delivers a great power, commanding torque, which will enable the vehicle to deal with steep inclines. The Indian automobile company is offering this utility vehicle with several best in class features including voice command technology, cruise control system, 2-DIN music system, digital drive assist system and lots more. What really amazing about this model is its incredibly cabin space with best-in-class legroom and headroom that keeps you comfortable.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The Mahindra Xylo D series variants are blessed with 2.5-litre CRDe diesel power plant under the hood. This engine has the ability to return a minimum 10.3 Kmpl of mileage while returning a maximum 13.6 Kmpl, which is not a bad mileage figure. On the other hand, the mHawk, 2.2-litre power train fitted to the H series variants has the ability to return 11 Kmpl of minimum mileage and returns a maximum 14.02 Kmpl of mileage, which is the best in its class.
The company is selling this massive utility vehicle with about seven different body paint options. Those striking exterior paints includes a magnificent looking Toreador Red paint, a decent looking Diamond White exterior paint, a Java Brown color shade, a pleasant looking Mist Silver paint, a sporty looking Fiery Black paint, Rocky Beige and a Gold Shimmer body paint shade.
Acceleration and Pick up
The base level D series variants in the model series are available with 2.5 CRDe diesel power plant, which is perkier and delivers high performance. This engine has the ability to reach a top speed in the range of about 150 to 160 Kmph while breaking the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in around 16 seconds. On the other hand, the most powerful mHawk diesel power train fitted to the H series trims have the ability to breach the 100 Kmph speed mark in just about 15 to 16 seconds and can zoom towards a maximum speed close to 155 to 160 Kmph, which is quite remarkable.
The appearance of the Mahindra Xylo is quite decent with contemporary exterior design and structure. This utility vehicle looks big as it has been designed with great length, width and height. The front facade has a bit of aggressive elements, thanks to the Mahindra's signature radiator grille. The side and rear profiles also got eye-catching cosmetics that will turn your heads. To begin with the front profile, this utility vehicle's front facade is decorated with a very expressive headlight cluster that is surrounding the bolder design radiator grille. The company logo has been garnished in chrome and has been fitted on top of the hood. In the top end variants, you will be able to find that the bumper and the radiator grille has been painted while they remained unpainted in the base level variants. The side profile of this massive utility vehicle gets the expressive wheel arches and they are further complimented by the protective side cladding. These wheel arches of the top end variant is blessed with 15 inch alloy wheels while the base and rest of the mid level trims are fitted with conventional steel wheels. The door handles and the ORVMs in D series variants remained unpainted while they have been painted in body colored in H series variants. The rear profile of this utility vehicle quite trendy with beautiful taillight cluster, expressive boot lid and bumper.
The Mahindra Xylo is perhaps the most affordable utility vehicle in its class, which is available with tons of comforts and convenience features inside. The base level variants gets the features such as sun visors for driver and passenger, roof console for spectacle holder, courtesy lamps, flat bed seats, engine immobilizer system, HVAC with surround cool dual AC vents, power steering system and electric remote fuel lid opener. The top end variants gets all these features along with some of the sophisticated aspects such as cruise control system, voice command technology, audio controls on steering wheel, rear defogger, key less entry, central locking system, power windows with expressive up/down function, 2-DIN music player, intellipark reverse assist system, theatre effect lamp, digital drive assist system, 3-position lumbar support for front seats and numerous others.
This spacious utility vehicle comes with an incredible length of 4520mm and with an impressive width of 1850mm. The height of this utility vehicle is at 1895mm and its minimum ground clearance is about 186mm. On the other hand, this vehicle has been designed with a large wheelbase of 2760mm, which helped the company to create a great legroom space.
The company is offering the base D series variants with 2.5-litre CRDe diesel power train that comes with 4-cylinders, 16 valves and with 2489cc displacement capacity. This engine generates 95bhp of power at 3600rpm while generating 220Nm of maximum torque output in between 1400 to 2600rpm. On the other hand, the H series trims are blessed with 2.2-litre mHawk diesel power plant that that comes with displacement capacity of about 2179cc. This engine has 4-cylinders, 16-valves and a turbocharger that enables it to unleash a maximum 120bhp at 4000rpm while generating 280Nm of peak torque in between 2400 to 2800rpm. The company has fitted both these 2.5-litre and 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engines with a 5-speed manual gearbox that releases the power of engine to the front wheels.
The wheel arches of the Mahindra Xylo trim has been fitted to the 15 inch traditional steel wheels that are covered with wheel caps. In the top end variant the wheel arches have been fitted with the 15 inch alloy wheels, which will add to the elegance of side profile. The company fitted these wheels with high performance tubeless tyres that comes with a size 215/75 R15.
The front axle of this stylish utility vehicle has been fitted with Independent Front Suspension (IFS) with double wishbone type of mechanism. The company has fitted the rear axle of this utility vehicle with multi-link type of suspension loaded with coil spring, which will enhance the drive comforts.
Handling and Control
The Indian automobile company is offering this vehicle with superior braking system. The front wheels are blessed with the disc brakes while the rear wheels are blessed with drum brakes. This proficient braking combination is further enhanced by the anti lock braking system along with electronic brake-force distribution system.
Best-in-class cabin space, very attractive features
Handling is difficult in city traffic, mileage is too low.