Mahindra and Mahindra is an Indian automobile brand, which stood tall against the times and are creating a lasting brand image to itself among the other major players such as Maruti India,Tata Motors and others. Over the years, with repeated innovative vehicles launched in the market, the company managed to become a major force in the Indian automobile industry. With the increasing urban demand for a sports utility vehicle, Mahindra took the stand in launching a true performer and a real charmer with Mahindra Xylo. Marketed for its well designed exteriors and highly spacious interiors, Mahindra Xylo sure managed to define the Indian automobile market at least for the SUV segment. Though the international manufacturers continue to make their mark in the Indian automobile market, the domestic players like Mahindra still manage to give a sense of pride to the automobile enthusiasts. The Mahindra Xylo is exceptional due to the performance it managed to create with the diesel engines. All the variants are offered as diesel variants guaranteed to perform with tremendous mileage. All the variants are priced more or less reasonably and are easy on the pocket in terms of maintenance and repairs as well. The models are offered with several modifications in terms of security, internal features and the engine modifications. The front fascia of the vehicle comes with a set of authoritative aesthetics and visually appealing details. Mahindra Xylo was repeatedly considered as one of the most impressive vehicles available in the market. The vehicle comes with a 2.2 litre mHawk, common rail diesel engine mill with four cylinders. These vehicles come with enough capacity to handle a maximum output of 120bhp at 4000rpm. The vehicle has a displacement of 2179cc and is offered with manual transmission and the engine as a whole manages to offer a mileage of 14.02 Kmpl. The vehicle also manages to offer exceptional handling with its innovation technical excellence. The vehicle is offered with innovative features, which sets it apart, along with its impressive height and wheelbase.
Exteriors are undoubtedly a major force behind the Mahindra Xylo’s success. Though heavy performance was needed, the vehicle was designed stylishly, but it still does have a sense of elegance and class in it, which completely sets it apart from the existing competitors. The vehicle offers a simple design yet has a detailed sophistication to it. The front fascia, for instance, gives one of the best SUV designs in recent times with a look of authority, stature as well as beauty in it. The frontage houses a sturdy looking front grille, which joins the headlamp cluster positioned on either side of the fascia along the corner of the front. The headlamps too offer a distinct design in themselves that offer an exceptional lightning even from a distance. The front bumper protrudes slightly in the right amount so as to ensure a body weight distribution along with a decent style offering. The front bumper comes with air intakes valves and a black skirt follows through the entire design from the front section to the rear along the side profile. The interiors of the vehicle come with manually adjustable rear view mirror, rear window wiper and washer, wheel covers and side stepper. The side stepper comes in handy because of the high ground clearance offered by this MPV. The side profile of the Mahindra Xylo H4 features a subtle design statement with black border along the window surfaces. The rear design offers a static design with the headlamps embedded inside the framework instead of the boot door. The overall length of the Mahindra Xylo H4 is 4520mm making the vehicle a comfortable ride for family commuting. The width of the vehicle is also conveniently designed at 1850mm, so that the passengers can have a superior interior comfort. The ground clearance of the vehicle is 186mm offering a decent off road capability.
Being a utility vehicle, the Mahindra Xylo H4 manages to offer a comfortable interior arrangement. The interiors of the vehicles offer a comfortable seating arrangement. The front row seats two ergonomically designed vehicles while the mid row offers similar seating with adjustable features. The rear row features a single row which can comfortably seat three passengers. The leg room and knee room is provided amply in the vehicle. The interiors also features an air conditioner with heater, an adjustable steering column, a tachometer, premium fabric upholstery on the seats, a large glove compartment, a digital clock and also a digital odometer.
Engine and Performance:
This Mahindra Xylo H4 variant features a 2.2 litre mHAWK diesel engine, which manages to find the perfect balance between fuel efficiency and performance. The 2179cc engine is capable of churning out a maximum output power of 120bhp at 4000rpm while the maximum torque it can generate reaches an impressive 280Nm at 2400rpm to 2800rpm. The engine comes with common rail fuel supply system. The mileage of the vehicle comes to a decent 14.02 Kmpl in highways and about 11.6 Kmpl on the city roads.
Braking and Handling:
This entry level trim comes with disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. The vehicle manages to offer an exceptional braking system for the performance it offers. The vehicle has double wishbone type independent front suspension and multi link coil spring rear suspension.
The company has bestowed this MPV trim with a proficient air conditioning unit with vents in front and rear, power steering, power windows in the front and rear, a remote fuel lid opener, a low fuel warning light, an accessory power outlet, rear seat headrests, cup holders in front and rear and a foldable rear seat as well.
The list includes central locking system, power door locks, day and night internal rear view mirror, halogen lamps, rear seat belts, adjustable seats, engine immobilizer and a centrally mounted fuel tank. The braking system and the strong built itself however acts a strong factor in avoiding most of the collision impacts.
Pros: Powerful engine, impressive mileage
Cons: Price, heavy design.