Though several automobile segments evolved over the years and several continue to evolve, the SUV segment undoubtedly has something about it that separates it from the rest. It creates a certain amount of anticipation among the automobile enthusiasts. The segment is probably renowned for its on road as well as off road excellence. Though several automobiles cherish their existence in the Indian automobile market, the youth still tend to incline over the SUVs. Among the SUVs in the market right now, there is clearly a decent distribution for both the domestic manufacturers as well as international manufacturers. Among the national manufacturers, Mahindra does have an edge over the others with its impressive range of vehicles offered to cater the needs of not just performance oriented customers but also the fuel economy focused customers. Among the amazing range by Mahindra, their MPV, Mahindra Xylo truly stands apart in producing an impressive impression with its striking exteriors, comfortable interiors and performance oriented machinery. The Mahindra Xylo is offered in several variants with distinct features in terms of interiors, exteriors and machinery, which differentiate them with varying engine displacement too. Mahindra Xylo H9 is the top end model in terms of price in the entire range. The Mahindra Xylo H9 trim comes with more or less all the features promised in the range. The mHAWK engine churns out an outstanding performance allowing the vehicle to perform flawlessly even on long drives. The vehicle also manages a decent mileage, which coupled with its fuel orientation of diesel offers a promising fuel economy. The company also gives an advantage of domestic heritage, since it can better understand the Indian automobile market compared to its international counterparts.
Mahindra Xylo is a beautiful vehicle however it has an uncanny masculinity in its design. The authoritative design and visual excellence achieved by synchronized framework rendering, the vehicle offers not just a car but a symbol of beauty. Since the Mahindra Xylo is offered particularly as a performance vehicle, it is measured appropriately with an overall length of 4520mm and the width of the vehicle is 1850mm. The height of the vehicle is 1895mm. The exterior front fascia features a well rendered bonnet, headlamp cluster all of which manage to blend in seamlessly with one another. The headlamp cluster is positioned on either sides of the front grille that comes with a robust design. The front bumper comes with a slight rendering to offer better collision resistance. The front bumper too has its share of air intake grille, which complement the bumper with black colored design. The fog lamps are positioned geometrically below the headlamp cluster. The black skirt is available through out the wheel arches and side profile. The vehicle comes with fog lamps in the front and the rear end. The power adjustable exterior rear view mirror comes handy in giving driver a superior control. The rear window washer, wiper and defogger summarizes the rear windscreen section of gadgets. The alloy wheels, rear spoiler and side stepper complete the design elements necessary for the vehicle. The power antenna and alloy wheels are placed in the appropriate positions to give decent controls and design elements.
Mahindra Xylo H9 offers a promising interior arrangement which can be both comfortable as well as productive. The interiors offer decent spacing and thigh support on the seats. The leg room and knee room of the vehicle are also worth notice. The interiors are stuffed with an air conditioner with heater, adjustable steering column, tachometer, leather seats, leather steering wheel, glove compartment and digital clock.
Engine and Performance:
The Mahindra Xylo H9 comes with a powerful mHAWK diesel engine with a capacity of 2.2 litres. The diesel variant allows the vehicle to travel with a maximum output of 120bhp at 4000rpm while the maximum torque generated by the vehicle is 280Nm at 2400rpm to 2800rpm. The common rail fuel supply system ensures a smooth performance from the vehicle. The mileage offered by the vehicle is also promising at 14.02 Kmpl, which is quite reasonable.
Braking and Handling:
The engine makes the vehicle a beast and the braking system very well knows how to control it. Along with a sturdy build, the Mahindra Xylo H9 comes with disc brakes in the front and rear brakes in the rear. The double wishbone type independent front suspension and multi link coil spring rear suspension as a whole manage to create a comfortable and fluidic handling. The vehicle manages to move through the turns and edges with exceptional grace.
This Mahindra Xylo H9 trim undoubtedly has an exceptional comfort quotient. First appearance of the interiors reflect a sense of luxury, elegance and style. But the vehicle also has a decent comfort with ample leg room and head room in the interiors. The vehicle comes with power steering, power windows in the front as well as the rear sections, remote fuel lid opener, low fuel warning light, accessory power outlet, rear seat head rest, cup holders in the front, rear AC vents, seat lumbar support, multi function steering wheel, cruise control, rear parking sensors and foldable rear seat. Of all these, the foldable rear seat does come handy in doing long road trips as it offers enough space to fit in quite a number of bags and other luggage.
Being the top end model in the range, the Mahindra Xylo H9 comes with anti lock braking system, central locking, power door locks, driver and passenger airbags, halogen headlamps, rear seat belts, adjustable seats, keyless entry, engine immobilizer and the centrally mounted fuel tank. All these along with the sturdy build of the Mahindra Xylo help the vehicle in withstanding excessive collision impacts. The vehicle also comes with the mandatory standard seat belts and other such features, which takes care of the basic needs of safety. All these and many more such features makes this variant, one of the best in its segment.
Pros: Striking design, reasonable price, decent mileage.
Cons: No side airbags for passengers.