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22 August, 2012: Auto sites were abuzz with news and test drives of thethe Mini Xylo or Xylo Mini for quite a while now. The compact version of Xylo however will now be called Mahindra Mini Xylo rather the sleeker version is christened as,’ Mahindra Quanto’ as the new pictures that are being wired of this utility vehicle wears the ‘Quanto' nameplate. The other thing that has emerged is that Quanto will come with an additional third row of seats, so it becomes a 7-seater, but leaves no boot space in that case, however the last row of seats can be folded as per requirement to be used as a boot-lid. The looks of the car suggests that it will be somewhere between a hatchback and a crossover, we would call it an extended hatchback. The spare wheel mounted on the rear gate gives it a muscular, SUV-like look. The fotchcoming Mahindra Quanto, will be a sub-4 meter UV and will be powered by a 1.5-litre CRDi engine.
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Mahindra & Mahindra, Indian automobile giant want to add a new feather in their cap by entering in 4-meter cars segment with its grand hatchback MUV Mahindra Xylo Mini. This new compact variant of Mahindra's popular SUV is expected to imbibe all the qualities of the parent model Mahindra Xylo Mini. Recent reports states that Indian automobile giant Mahindra Auto will release Mahindra Xylo Mini in Auto Expo 2012 where all car makers vouch to unveil new cars and concepts. This new compact version of Mahindra's popular SUV is expected to bear all the specifications of its parent version “Mahindra Xylo SUV”. As per speculations, Mahindra mini Xylo price is expected to touch the mark of Rs. 5 lakh for base variant and the costing can go to Rs 6 lakh also.
The car is expected to be crafted with same robust and an aggressive looks that are brand image of Mahindra Xylo standard. However, Mahindra Auto’s compact car “Mahindra Xylo Mini” will shed some of the high-end luxurious features to make the Mahindra Xylo Mini price adjustable to Rs. 5 lakh in comparison with its standard Mahindra Xylo price which is Rs. 7 lakh plus. Body Color Bumpers, Tachometer, Trip Meter, Rear Seat Belts, A/C without climate control feature, Power windows, Central Locking, Remote Fuel Filler, Rear Wiper, Manual Driver Seat Adjustment, Optional Music System, Rear A/C Vent and much more is expected of Mahindra Xylo Mini. It is expected that Mahindra Xylo mini will come with the punch line “Small happy legs”.
The B+ segment Mahindra Xylo mini will be powered by 1.5 liter turbocharged CRDi engine inspired from Mahindra 2.2 Liter M-Hawk CRDI diesel engine range ensuring free flow of oil and excellent on-road performance. The engine will be available with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission gearbox but information regarding the Mahindra Xylo Mini variants is still under the wrap. Just like the interior and exterior designs of Standard Mahindra Xylo, the aesthetic interiors and stupendous exteriors of Mahindra Xylo Mini are going to create a “charismatic experience” for buyers. This 5-seater and 5-door small car of Mahindra is expected to hold all the comfort and safety attributes which made the parent Mahindra Xylo – one of the most popular MUV in India. With major Mahindra Xylo mini specs still to be disclosed by Mahindra Auto, the speculations suggests that car will be added with impressive and high quality fabric upholstery, delivering the sense of high-class style and elegance of the car.
With safety of occupants at priority for Mahindra Auto, the Mahindra Xylo mini is most likely to come fitted with all the safety features that make your journey not only pleasurable but safe and sound also. Mahindra Xylo mini features are expected to incorporate ABS, Airbags, Foldable stretch seats, etc. Further as per reports, Mahindra Xylo mini specs might come added with Body Color Bumpers, Tachometer, Trip Meter, Rear Seat Belts, A/C without climate control feature, Power windows, Central Locking, Remote Fuel Filler, Rear Wiper, Manual Driver Seat Adjustment, Optional Music System, Rear A/C Vent and much more. It is worth mentioning that just like Standard Mahindra Xylo, the mini version will also gain good amount of share on Indian roads.
Just like for any MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle), the exterior appearance of Mahindra Xylo mini is something which will appeal to the on-lookers in the first sight. And even after it is being compact shaped, Mahindra mini Xylo is most likely to be crafted with perfect blend of style, comfort and sophistication. The Mahindra Xylo mini is going to exhibits not only valiant and energetic looks but will also deliver a sense of power which is surely going to strike the mind and soul of the car enthusiastic.
The rear part of the Mahindra mini Xylo delivers sturdy looks and the straight lines moves through the tail lights and goes further with an elegantly rounded but shows nonetheless powerful rear. The exhaust nozzle is expected to come with an impressive ski rack. However, Mahindra Auto is also planning to affix alloy wheels in Mahindra Mini Xylo, so as to keep the robust and aggressive look of the car alive.
As far as reports are concerned Mahindra Xylo mini is expected to incorporate most of the high-end interior features which are part of current standard Mahindra Xylo. The 5-seater car is most likely going to be miniature version of the current Xylo in terms of interior appearance. However, with Mahindra Auto planning to make Mahindra mini Xylo price down to Rs. 5lakh, it is possible that car comes with absence of some high-end features. It is worth mentioning that Mahindra Xylo mini is expected to arrive on roads with stylish features like door pads with leather interiors, chromed inner door handles, sporty cockpit, Leather wrapped Gear, drive selection and parking brake levers, wood print panels, multimeter, dual tone leather upholstery.
As per reports, the comprehensive details of Mahindra Xylo mini specifications are still to be declared by the company but it is speculated that this 4-meter car will have a 1.5 liter turbocharged CRDi engine under the hood. This engine is supposed to be taken from Mahindra 2.2 Liter M-Hawk CRDI diesel engine range. Other variants are yet to be disclosed by the company but sources commented that engine will have displacement of 1498cc with 3 Cylinder. Also, just like Standard Mahindra Xylo, the mini version will encompass a 5-Speed Manual Transmission that offers soft and quick shifting of gears. The high powered engine of Mahindra Xylo Mini is expected to deliver a mileage of 10+ kmpl in the city and 15+ kmpl on the highways.
The information regarding Mahindra Xylo mini engine is still being speculated but sources commented that Mahindra Auto would like to keep the power standard just like Standard Mahindra Xylo version or near to it. It is being said that Mahindra Xylo will be packed with an engine capacity of 1498cc and a 5 Speed Manual Transmission for smooth gear shifting experience. The in-line type engine with 3 Cylinders is expected to be packed with CRDi fuel supply system. Mahindra Xylo Mini specifications like Mahindra Xylo mini power generation and torque distribution are yet to be known, but it is guaranteed that Mahindra Auto is going to work up to the reputation and will deliver perfect all-terrain hatchback vehicle.
Mahindra Xylo mini stereo and other accessories are not yet known officially, but the car is expected to keep the journey full of excitement with MP3 turner CD player and speaker that offer a very good sound system. Mahindra mini Xylo is also expected to be equipped with number of accessories like speaker, Leather upholstery, USB Connector. Etc.
With Safety being a major concern these days with increased number of vehicles on the road, Mahindra mini Xylo is definitely come with the right blend of passive and active safeguards. Mahindra Xylo mini is expected to come equipped with an array of advanced safeguards to make the drive comfortable and hassle free. The ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) will ensure the prevention of wheel lock in case of abrupt braking and keeps the car steer able. The availability of Driver’s Airbag and Passenger airbag in the car is the most important safety measure which offers a cushioning effect to the passenger in case of collision and jerk and also helps in reducing the impact of collision.
As per sources, the Mahindra Xylo mini will be packed with front fog lights that help to drive the car in any weather conditions and offer clear vision. With the presence of fog lamps the car will offer easy and safe riding even in bad weather conditions. The Mahindra mini Xylo is also expected to come added with Engine Immobilizer which will protect the car from the unwelcomed guests. The crumple zones present in the car protects the passenger from collision. Other safety features which are most like to be the part of this 5-seater compact Mahindra Mini Xylo are front axels with anti roll bars on the suspension, Front headrest, 3 rear headrest, and Powerful fog lamps for clear vision in any weather condition. Furthermore, the car will also be fitted with seat belt warning system with adjustable seat belts in front.
Mahindra mini Xylo is definitely going to very elegant luxurious MUV that is most likely to combine functionality and style. The car is expected to be equipped with 15 inch alloy wheels just like the standard Mahindra Xylo.
Mahindra Xylo is most like to come packed with puncture resistant tubeless tyres which are capable of delivering hassle free journey experience. Since this compact hatchback car is being crafted for more off-road tracks, so it is going to encompass big sized tyres which are very efficient in controlling this car in the event of off-road. Also, the big sized tyres are also helpful on slippery road and assists in reducing the chances of skidding.
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The investment will be made at Mahindra’s Nasik and Igatpuri plants!
Mahindra is gearing up to launch its compact SUV, codenamed S101, and the production ready version was spied in Chennai. The car was seen in its final stages of testing under the peak summer heat of Chennai road, but still completely covered. The Mahindra S101 will be a sub-four-metre SUV and will be launched this year along with the new Bolero and XUV500 facelift.
We have been constantly reporting about the upcoming Mahindra Mini Xylo and the stories surrounding it, the car has been doing test runs across India for quite some time now. Team-BHP has today brought a new set of pictures that has revealed two very crucial informations, first that the Mini Xylo or Xylo Mini will be called as Mahindra Quanto as the new pictures wear the ‘Quanto' nameplate.
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