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Mahindra Xylo Detailed Expert Review - February 14, 2010

9.38 - 12 lakhs
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Feb 14, 2010 : Expert Review By

Mahindra had launched its brand new compact MUV model Mahindra Xylo last year in January. The new Mahindra Xylo made quite an impact and was an instant success story. It not only ramped up sales figures for the company but also received rave reviews from the critics and customers equivocally, and allowed the company to tap into a segment different from the earlier Scorpio and Bolero buyers.

Mahindra Xylo Celebration Edition - CarTrade
To celebrate the Xylo’s first birthday, Mahindra has now made available 1000 special edition models of Mahindra Xylo to celebrate the occasion. This MUV now comes laden with more reasons to lure the Indian customers.

So, if you had been thinking of a good multi-utility vehicle (MUV) but had put off your decision, is this a new occasion to reconsider?


The exterior of the Celebration edition has some changes compared to the ‘normal’ model. The car comes in a special pearl white paint with additional graphics. Moreover, the Xylo Celebration has a ski rack and black out on the B and C pillars.

Of course, the overall shape and look of the car have not been changed. Mahindra maintains the Xylo in sleek and compact look. SUV lovers with more inclination towards robust styling cues may however find the model to have a masculine styling.

The front is impressive with a decent grille giving it quite a sporty look and the head lights add to its overall appeal, though it also has a somewhat box like shape with a tall stance – it seems the company has tried to compromise between its rugged, masculine cars, and a more sleek model!

Of course, looks are extremely subjective and in general the model has been quite well received! 


Mahindra is giving some impressive add-ons in the interiors of the Xylo Celebration edition. It comes with a standard DVD player and TV screens with 2DIN music system.

The interior is fully in leather, including the Xylo’s gear knob and steering wheel. Arm rest and digital drive assist are also included in the Xylo Celebration edition.

The Xylo’s Interiors remain something to reckon with. They are definitely spacious and no complaints here. Seating is comfortable and the front and second row of seats come with lumbar support as well. The leg room and the head space are very spacious too. The car is an 8-seater.

Rear passengers may welcome the foldable flight trays as a thoughtful proposition from the company. The air-conditioning of the car also ensures that there is uniform cooling in the car. There are also two mobile charging points in the car – one for the front row and one for middle row passengers.

All in all, the car has a very comfortable interior, and the Celebration edition further increases that. 


Mahindra Xylo Celebration edition features a 4-cylinder, 2498 CC mEagle diesel engine that has been developed on the NEF CRDe platform. The engine is mated to 5-gears manual transmission and delivers a maximum output of 112bhp @ 3800 rpm and a torque of 24 kgm @ 1800-3000 rpm. The car accelerates from zero to 60 km/h in just 5.8 seconds, which is quite impressive for a car of its size and weight. 


Mahindra vehicles are known for their drivability and Xylo is not lacking either. We found the car to be extremely comfortable during the long journey with passengers not complaining about the bumpy potholes and even some off-roading patches of the journey. The suspension is quite good and the car absorbed all the uncomfortable bounces of the journey.

But most impressive was the acceleration of the car which allowed us to keep ahead of the traffic! We got a mileage varying between 10 (city) and 12 (highway) on the Xylo.


Technical Specifications
 Make Mahindra
 Model Xylo
Variant E6
Cubic capacity (cc) 2498
Power 83.2KW@3800
Torque 260NM@3000rpm
Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Drum
Ground clearance (mm) 186
Fuel Tank Capacity (mm) 55
Tubeless tyres Yes
Flat bed seat Yes
Engine Immobiliser Yes
Power steering Yes
Central locking Yes
Power windows Yes
Mileage (KMPL) 41194
Mahindra Xylo Competitors
Competition Specifications
Tata Motors
Sumo Grande MKII
Variant E6 E6 Celebration GX GX
Cubic capacity 2498 2498 2179 2494
Power 83.2KW @3800 RPM 83.2KW @3800 RPM 120KW @4000 RPM 75KW @3600 RPM
Torque 260NM@ 3000rpm 260NM@ 3000rpm 250NM@ 3000RPM 200NM@ 3400RPM
Front Brake Disc Disc Drum Disc
Rear Brake Drum Drum Drum Drum
Ground clearance 186 186 180 176
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 55 65 55
Seating 7 seater 7 seater 8 Seater 8 Seater
Mileage (KMPL) 41194 41194 41194 41163
Tubeless tyres Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ski rack Yes Yes No No
Rear Wash and wiper Yes Yes Yes No
Digital Drive Assist system Yes Yes No No
Mobile charging point Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flat bed seat Yes Yes No No
Arm rest for driver and co driver Yes Yes Yes No
Height adjustable driver seat Yes Yes Yes No
Intellipark reverse assist Yes Yes No No
Engine Immobiliser Yes Yes Yes Yes
Surround cool dual AC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless entry Yes Yes No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Defogger Yes Yes Yes No
Pearl White colour No Yes Yes Yes
Designer body graphics No Yes No No
Black outs on B&C pillers No Yes No No
Stylish Celebrationedition badge No Yes No No
Genuine Italian Leather seats No Yes No No
Leather wrapped steering wheel No Yes No No
New attractive door trims No Yes No No
DVD player with 9"screen No Yes No No
2-DIN Audio system No Yes Yes No
ABS No No No No
Airbag No No No No
Ex showroom Mumbai (lakhs) 7.31 8.18 8.86 9.8

Mahindra Xylo has already received multiple awards and the Celebration Edition model is a good catch if you are planning to buy an MUV. The Exterior looks are truly impressive and the Celebration badge, pearl white colour, and graphics just add to the car’s charisma. Interior comfort, LCD Screen, 2-DIN Audio does make it maximum value for the money invested. Moreover, in terms of raw engine power, the Xylo’s impressive torque ensures that it accelerates faster than its peers, adding another feather in its cap.

For those people who were thinking of getting a new MPV, this may be the chance to do it – as long as the look appeals! 

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