Mahindra India is one of the most reputed and highly acclaimed automobile manufacturers in the Indian car market. The company has some of the most scintillating utility vehicles prevalent in the market and is said to be the leader of this segment. This company is also one of the oldest car makers in the country and has been doing incredibly well, since they were established. This multinational car maker has a seven seater MPV, the impressive and rugged Mahindra Xylo. This people mover is being sold in quite a few trims for the customers to choose from. The company has given each variant quite a number of comfort and safety features, which will certainly entice the customers. One such variant in this model series is Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III, which has a balanced number of protective as well as utility based functions, which ensure proper safety and comfort for all the occupants. The company has equipped this impressive MPV, Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III with a performance packed 2.5-litre, mDI, CRDe (common rail diesel engine) mill, which has four cylinders and sixteen valves. This power packed diesel engine has also been bestowed with a common rail direct injection fuel supply system, which helps in enhancing the mileage and is also coupled with a proficient five speed manual transmission gear box as well. Some of the impressive comfort features included in this Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV are a very responsive power steering, a remote fuel lid opener, a low fuel warning light, an accessory power outlet, rear seat head rest, cup holders, a proficient air conditioning unit with heater and rear AC vents for added comfort to the rear seat passengers and many more such practical and convinient aspects. The company has also included some very crucial safety aspects as well such as halogen head lamps, seat belts for all the passengers, front and side impact beams, adjustable seats, an engine immobilizer and a centrally mounted fuel tank as well. All these aspects and functions put together makes this entry level Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV, one of the most reliable and steadfast vehicle in its segment.
The exteriors of this Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV are very rugged yet done up with elegance and has some very elegant curves as well. The front fascia of this MPV has a large radiator grille, which also has been embedded with a prominent emblem of the company. This grille is surrounded with a bright headlight cluster, which has been equipped with high intensity halogen lamps and side turn blinkers as well. The front black colored bumper has a wide air dam, which helps in faster cooling of the massive diesel engine. The side profile has the standard black colored door handles and external rear view mirrors. While the neatly carved out wheel arches have been equipped with a sturdy and reliable set of 15 inch steel rims, which have been further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15 and have a superior road grip on any road. The rear end has a big windscreen along with a bright tail lamp cluster and a tail gate applique. The company is offering this impressive Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV in quite a few vibrant and refreshing exterior paint options. The list of these smooth and lustrous finish options includes a sparkling Diamond White metallic finish, a flamboyant Toreador Red metallic option, a subtle yet elegant Mist Silver finish option, a magnificent Fiery Black metallic finish, a charming Rocky Beige metallic finish and also a modish Java Brown metallic finish option for the customers to choose from.
The overall dimensions of this Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV are rather moderate and can accommodate seven passengers with ease. The total length of this MPV is 4525mm along with an overall width of 1770mm, which also includes the external rear view mirrors. Then the overall height of this MPV is 1880mm along with a roomy wheel base of 2760mm, which is rather moderate and it als has an impressive ground clearence of 186mm, which helps in taking this MPV over any landscape with ease. This Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV has an approximate kerb weight of 1875 Kgs as well.
The company has done up the interiors of this entry level Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV with a lot of modishness and practicality. The seating arrangement is rather comfortable and can easily take in 7 passengers with ease. The seats are comfortable and provide reasonably good legroom along with ample head and shoulder space, which ensures a comfortable driving experience. The seats are covered with premium upholstery and this MPV also has quite a few storage spaces such as a large glove compartment, bottle and cup holders, front seat back pockets, storage in the center console and smaller storage space in the doors as well. The interior color scheme is refreshing and the dashboard along with other surfaces are smooth and is made up of good quality plastic material as well.
Engine and Performance:
This entry level Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV has been bestowed with a powerful diesel engine with a good pickup and acceleration as well. The company has equipped this spacious MPV with a mDI based 2.5-litre common rail diesel engine, which also has 4-cylinders and 16-valves in it. This commanding engine has the capacity to displace 2489cc in combination with an excellent 95bhp at 3600rpm along with a thumping maximum torque of 220Nm at 1400-2600rpm, which is quite good for the Indian road conditions. This 2.5-litre engine has been equipped with a common rail direct injection fuel supply system and has been skilfully mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. The company claims that this Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV can generate a reasonable mileage between 10.3 to 13.6 Kmpl, which is rather moderate.
Braking and Handling:
The company has equipped this Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV with a proficient braking system along with a reliable suspension mechanism. The front wheels of this entry level MPV has been equipped with powerful disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been fitted with solid drum brakes. On the other hand, the front axle of this MPV has been given an independent coil spring type of a mechanism, while the rear axle gets a multi link coil spring type of a mechanism to keep this massive MPV well balanced on any terrain.
The list of these utility based features include a very responsive power steering, a remote fuel lid opener, a low fuel warning light, an internal rear view mirror, an accessory socket front console, driver and front co-passenger sun visor's, a couple of internal courtesy lamps, an accessory power outlet, rear seat head rest, cup holders, a proficient surround cool dual air conditioning unit with heater and rear AC vents for added comfort to the rear seat passengers, half floor console, an illuminated ignition key hole and many more such practical and convinient aspects.
The list of safety features included in this entry level Mahindra Xylo D2 BS III MPV comprises of a set of halogen head lamps, seat belts for all the passengers, an adjustable steering column, a tachometer, a digital clock, front and side impact beams, adjustable seats, an engine immobilizer and a centrally mounted fuel tank as well.
Pros: Comfortable interiors and seats, powerful diesel engine, easy on the pocket.
Cons: Many more features can be added, very bland exteriors, mileage can be made better.