The stunning and muscular multipurpose vehicle, Mahindra Xylo is regarded as one of the most popular vehicles in the country. It is manufactured by Mahindra India, which is one of the leading utility vehicle manufacturers in the country. Their admirable fleet of Mahindra Cars includes some of the best vehicles that are prevalent in the Indian car market and are acclaimed for their performance as well as for the driving pleasure. Among these impressive vehicles is this remarkable and striking MPV, Mahindra Xylo as well, which was launched in January, 2009 and has been performing exceptionally well for the company. This MPV is being sold in quite a few variants for the populace to choose from. One such mid level variant in the model lineup is Mahindra Xylo D4 and the the company offers a 3 year or 1 lakh kilometer warranty across all the variants of this MPV, which is one of the most advantageous aspects of this vehicle. The company has equipped this impressive MPV with a performance packed 2.5-litre, mDI, CRDe (common rail diesel engine) mill, which has 4-cylinders and 16-valves . This influential diesel engine has also been equipped with a common rail direct injection fuel supply system, which helps in enhancing the mileage and is also skilfully mated with a efficient 5-speed manual transmission gear box as well. Some of the impressive comfort features included in this MPV are a responsive power steering, a remote fuel lid opener, a low fuel warning light, an accessory power outlet, rear seat head rest, cup holders, a powerful air conditioning unit with heater, ventilation and rear AC vents for added comfort to the rear seat passengers and many more such practical and convineint functions. The company has also included some very importat safety features in this MPV, which include 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.
The exteriors of this Mahindra Xylo D4 trim are very rugged and have some significant aspects. The front facade of this massive vehicle has a broad radiator grille, which also has the prominent logo of the company fitted on it. Then there a luminous headlight cluster, which is fitted with high power halogen lamps with side turn indicator as well. The MPV also has front body colored bumpers with a black colored air dam. The side profile has black colored door handles and external rear view mirrors. While the neatly carved out wheel arches have been equipped with a set of robust 15 inch steel wheels, which have been further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15 and full wheel covers. The sides also has foot steps with mud flaps as well. The rear end has a big windscreen along with a rear wash and wipe function and a luminous tail lamp cluster and a body colored tail gate applique. The company is selling this amazing MPV in a host of vivacious and elegant exterior paint options. The list 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.
The overall dimensions of this MPV are very spacious and can take in 7-passengers withut any difficulty. 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 as well.
The insides of this MPV are lavish and the company has added some very comfortable and practical features to it. The seating arrangement is very comfortable with seats that provide good legroom along with ample head and shoulder space, which gives all the passengers a relaxing driving experience. The seats are covered with top class fabric upholstery with PVC inserts, which brighten up the insides. Then this MPV also has quite a few storage spaces such as a large glove compartment, a theatre effect lamp, bottle and cup holders, a digital or an analog clock , a roof console that has a spectacle holder, four courtesy lamp all around the vehicle, 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 plastics as well.
Engine and Performance:
The Mahindra Xylo D4 MPV has been housed with a performance packed diesel engine, which is a 2.5-litre, mDI, CRDe (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. This 2.5-litre diesel engine has been equipped with a CRDi (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system and has been skilfully coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The company claims that this Mahindra Xylo D4 trim can generate a reasonable mileage between 10.3 to 13.6 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
This Mahindra Xylo D4 variant has been bestowed with a powerful braking system along with a steadfast suspension mechanism . The company has equipped the front wheels of this MPV 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 road.
The list includes a very responsive power steering, power windows , a sophisticated central locking system, 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, four 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 Mahindra Xylo D4 trim comprises of a set of halogen head lamps , a wash and wipe (single wiper) function for the large rear windscreen, seat belts for all the passengers, an adjustable steering column, a tachometer, a digital clock, front and side impact beams, adjustable seats, a transponder based engine immobilizer and a centrally mounted fuel tank.
Pros: A powerful diesel engine, spacious interiors with comfortable seats.
Cons: Mileage can be better, several features can be included.