Mahindra Xylo 5 seater – the new mini SUV from Mahindra

     Some time ago we had mentioned about Mahindra developing a sub 4 meter SUV for the Indian Markets. Now the secret is out and the sub 4 meter SUV is none other than the Xylo 5 seater with chopped off rear section.


     The spy picture provided by AutocarIndia shows the Xylo with chopped rear end undergoing hot weather testing in Rajasthan. The mini Xylo will be less than 4 meters in length and will come with a 1.5L diesel engine. This makes it to qualify for the ‘small car’ norm in India and hence can avail a substantial 12 percent saving in excise duty.

     The mini Xylo is built on the same Xylo’s body-on-frame chassis, chopping it at the rear. The engine capacity has been reduced from 2.5L to 1.5 litre by reducing the bore and stroke and eliminating one cylinder. Hence mini Xylo will come with a 3 cylinder diesel engine. Expect this engine to give the best of the mileage in its segment.

     The mini Xylo will have only two rows of seats and hence the seating capacity will be for only 5 persons. It will go on sale next year and is likely to be priced Rs 5 lakh. The mini Xylo will compete with the lone mini SUV Premier Rio in the segment.
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