Xenon XT EX 4X4 Review
Tata Motor group has some of the most reliable and steadfast automobile manufacturers in the country. They have a wide variety of vehicles prevalent in the car market, which are renowned to be dependable and easy on the pocket as well. One of their most impressive and formidable off roader is the Tata Xenon XT EX , which is equipped with quite a number of safety and comfort features that will certainly amaze the customers. The company has also fitted this massive vehicle with a 2.2-litre DICOR engine, which has a DOHC and also a variable turbine technology (VTT). This is one off roader that can be customized in many different ways as per the whims and fancies of its owner’s such as a front guard can be added for added protection of the massive engine as well as the frontage, then the roof lights can be added for enhanced visibility in any weather and terrain conditions in the dark, heavy rainfall, mist and fog or any other such adverse weather conditions as well. Some of the most impressive comfort features included in this off roader are key less entry and central locking, completely folding second row seats for adding more luggage, illuminated ignition key slot and power window winding buttons, puddle lamps for added comfort and many more such things.
The company has done up the outsides of the exteriors of this Tata Xenon XT EX 4X4 off roader with style. The front fascia has a very bold and aggressive radiator grille with a large emblem of the company. This grille has been flanked by a headlight cluster, which is powered with high intensity adjustable clear lens lamps with multi focal reflectors that give a clear vision to the driver. The body colored front bumper has been integrated with a pair of clear lens fog lamps. The side profile has body colored pull type door handles along with external rear view mirrors, which have been integrated with side turn blinkers. The pronounced wheel arches have been fitted with a set robust 16 inch light alloy wheels with tubeless radials of size 235/70 R16 105 S. The rear end has a bright high mounted stop lamp, while the huge tail gate gets a large badge of the company embossed on it. The tail lamp cluster is radiant and is visible from a distance, which makes it easier for the other drivers.
The overall measurements of this Tata Xenon XT 4x4 are very spacious. The total length is 5125mm along with an overall width of 1860mm, which includes the external rear view mirrors as well. The total height of Tata Xenon XT 4x4 is about 1833mm and it has a wheelbase of 3150mm along with a remarkable ground clearance of 200mm. The minimum turning radius of this muscular off roader, Tata Xenon XT 4x4 is 6 meters and this powerfully built vehicle has a kerb weight between 1900 – 1990 kgs with a load carrying capacity of close to 220 kgs. The Tata Xenon XT 4x4 can comfortably accommodate five passengers in it and has a big fuel tank of 65 litres.
The insides of this off roader have been done up luxuriantly. The seating arrangement is plush and the seats are covered with dual tone high quality fabric upholstery. The driver seat is adjustable and has an impressive back and thigh hold up with pertinent lumbar support. The interiors are done up in an attractive dual tone beige combination with smooth and very neatly done up internal surfaces. The central console is brilliant and very stylish with a graceful faux wood finish along with a graphic instrument cluster, which is quite vivid and has a white back light. The floor has been carpeted with rich dark beige colored carpeting that adds to the elegance of this off roader and makes it look classy. The instrument cluster has quite a few notification lamps and helps the driver with all the updated information and also has an adjustable light intensity that can be changed according to the requirement of the driver. Some of these important notifications are a fuel gauge with low fuel warning, door open indicator, seat belt warning and many more such important notifications. The power steering is wrapped in leather and is very chunky as well as responsive with a collapsible steering column. The Tata Xenon XT 4x4 also has an internal anti glare day and night internal rear view mirror, which is flanked by the sun visor’s that also has an inbuilt mirror. There are quite a few storage spaces in the cabin such as a bottle holder as well as a magazine holder in the door trims, a pair of cup holders in the central console and a few other such storage areas along with a large glove box.
Engine and Performance:
The Tata Xenon XT EX 4X4 has been fitted with a direct injection common rail fuel supply system based 2.2-litre diesel engine. This power packed engine has been equipped with 4-cylinders and 16-valves. It also has a dual overhead cam shaft and VTT (variable turbine technology) as well, which helps in better fuel efficiency. This power packed engine can displace 2179cc along with a formidable 138.1bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a pounding 320Nm of torque at 1750 – 2700rpm. This diesel engine has been mated with an efficient 5-speed manual transmission gear box and has an all wheel drive mode as well. The company claims that this massive Tata Xenon XT EX 4X4 has the ability to generate a mileage in the range of 10.24 to 13.49 Kmpl, which is reasonably good and it has a fuel tank capacity of 65 litres as well.
Braking and Handling:
This front axle of this gigantic off roader has been fitted with a Independent Double Wishbone type of a mechanism, while the rear axle gets Parabolic Leaf Springs, which help in keeping this Tata Xenon XT EX 4X4 well balanced and stable on any terrain. The company has fitted the front wheels of this vehicle with a ventilated disc brake with twin pot caliper, whereas the rear wheels are equipped with auto adjusting type drum brakes for proficient braking.
The list includes a rear window defogger, completely foldable second row seats to accommodate extra luggage or other material, adjustable lumbar support seats, remote operated fuel tank lid opener, an illuminated ignition key slot along with power window switches , an analog clock and also an ash tray. This well built off roader, Tata Xenon XT 4X4 is already being said to be one of the most marvelously done up vehicle from the reputed stable of Tata Motors.
The list comprises of a door intrusion beam, a highly advanced engine immobilizer, a door open alarm, a limited slip differential system, child locks for rear doors, adjustable three point seat and lap belts with seat belt unfasten warning, motorized head lamps adjustment, door open warning lamp, fuel gauge with low fuel warning indicator, an internal anti-glare rear view mirror, a high mount stop lamp and many more such safety aspects as well.
Pros: Impressive exteriors and interiors, powerful engine.
Cons: Mileage can be improved, Engine NVH can be decreased.