2012 Mahindra Xylo in India – Review

In its humongous appeal, the all-new Mahindra Xylo has more to it than its subtle appearance from its predecessor. With the tried and tested e-Hawk Scorpio engine and never before seen features like Voice Command Technology, the new Xylo promises to keep the sales high as its predecessor which in 3yrs sold over 30,000 units.


At the first glance, it appears like a sleeker and compact cosmetic uplift of its predecessor. Well it’s true on the exterior. It has front grille, which almost extends to the headlamps like in the XUV500. The Mahindra logo is incorporated in the bonnet. Headlamps have been redesigned which also incorporate the indicator lights. The contour lines of bonnet and the airdams give it a more sport sedan appearance. On the sides, we see new footsteps with mud flaps. The blackened pillars, body side molding and body decals again give it a sleek appearance. Also the pronounced wheel arches gives the Xylo a SUV look. On the rear, we have sporty spoilers and redesigned tail lamps. Overall, it has a dynamic and sleek appearance.

2012 Mahindra Xylo in India

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Mahindra has designed the Xylo in a manner where a journey of several hundred miles may feel like a trip round the neighborhood. The interiors of the Xylo are Genuine Italian leather. It has sporty new center console. The glossy two-toned wood finish of walnut brown color gives a feeling you’re in a Spanish beach cottage. In addition, features the steering with voice command switch and audio controls mounted on it, an absolute distinct feature. Just another reason why it has the name, MPV. The door has new redesigned inner door handles and convenient storage places, which include the floor console. The kids will also have their foldable snack trays, which are mounted, behind the front seats. We can also enjoy the individual AC vents and now there is light for all three rows. The flat bed seats are also incorporated which is seen in its predecessor.

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On the technological end:

The most distinct feature of the Mahindra Xylo is the never before seen Voice command technology. There are over 30 commands and 15 security warnings. Just tap the switch on the steering wheel and say “Headlamps on” and the headlamps are switched on. This also gives you control over the wipers, door lock to name a few. Also features intellipark reverse assist to guide you into the parking space without a scratch. In addition to it, some features like Digital drive assist system, ABS with EBD and Cruise control assure that you reach your destination safely. Other safety features like dual SRS airbags and Extra stability technology offer dynamic stability to the Xylo.

2012 Mahindra Xylo in India


This MPV is available under three different powerhouses. The mDI CRDe engine is meant for the commercial purpose with an output of 95bhp and gives 14.95kmpl. The personal segment Xylo is powered by a mEagle engine with max output of 112bhp and gives 13kmpl, while the premium class Xylo is powered by powerful mHawk engine, which gives you an immense output of 120bhp and does 14.02kmpl. To this powerful powerhouse, the Xylo has 5MT transmission. Though initially the Xylo is a 2wheel drive, there are claims that the 4X4 version will be available for the foreign markets. South Africa is one of the markets for the Xylo where the right hand drive will be seen before there are plans for the left hand drive versions.

2012 Mahindra Xylo in India

2012 Mahindra Xylo Revealed

Since its introduction in the year 2009, Mahindra Xylo has gained its first most significant redesign and an all-new avatar of multipurpose vehicle, which was revealed today a while ago at the launch function scheduled in Mumbai. The 2012 Mahindra Xylo features new headlights with incorporated turn indicators, roof spoiler and more rectangular looking grille. The interior gets plenty of features such as cruise control, steering column mounted phone and audio controls and voice controls. One of the largest changes in 2012 Xylo is beneath the hood and gets a mHawk lighter 2.2 litre powerplant, which at present powers Mahindra Scorpio.

The 2012 Mahindra Xylo is available in five different variants, which include D4, D2, E8, E9 and E4.

The E8 and E4 variants are designed for family, while D4 and D2 variants are for tourist and Fleet owners.

2012 Mahindra Xylo Revealed

The base variants, D4 and D2 will be powered by 2.5 litre engine, which will generate 95PS of power with 220 newton meters of torque.

Motivation for the E8 and E4 variants will come from a 2.5 litre engine that will churn out 112PS of power with 260 newton meters of torque.

The range topping E9 variant will be equipped with mHawk 2.2 litre engine, which will be pumping out 120PS of power with 280 newton meters of torque.

2012 Mahindra Xylo Revealed

The top-of-the-line E9 adds dual zone AC and cruise control, while dual airbags, flatbed seats, individual AC vents and more will be available on standard variants.

Prices for Mahindra Xylo variants are as follows:

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2012 Mahindra Xylo to be unveiled day after tomorrow

Come 8th February, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd will be lifting the covers off the all new Mahindra Xylo 2012 whose release has been highly anticipated owing to the fact that its predecessor model received Best MPV of the year. There is a fierce rivalry amongst automobile companies in India since it is now slowly turning out to be one of the most thriving markets for automobiles in the world. And 2012 has been prospective for almost all the car-makers as they have al kick-started the year and have started rolling out their latest pepped-up models which have been upgraded with latest ergonomics and looks.

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, with the launch of the new Mahindra Xylo MPV 2012 plans to escalate its sales rate by a huge percentage over this year and establish a stronghold in the MPV car segment in India. Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd have been in the Indian market for more than a decade now and have rolled out one of the best range of SUVs and MPVs on the Indian roads. They started with a humble Thar/Jeep that met with huge demands and following which Mahindra and Mahindra aimed to expand more in the Indian market. Thus they introduced Scorpio which became a trendsetter and took the SUV market in India by a wave.

2012 Mahindra Xylo to be unveiled day after tomorrow

Scorpio owing to its popularity is still considered as one of the most sold SUVs in the Indian SUV market. Xylo is not far behind and follows up leaving a small difference with the sales of Scorpio. But now with the launch of the new Xylo, Mahindra and Mahindra plans to increase and make their presence even more active on the Indian roads.

The designers of the new Xylo have upgraded the car both in terms of its looks and ergonomics and thus the new Xylo comes with advanced ergonomic features. The interiors as well as the exteriors of the car have also been revved up to a great extent and thus the new Xylo promises optimum performance along with optimum style and comfort to its potential buyers in India.

The front bumper of the car has been redesigned and so have been the bonnet and the headlamps. The grille has also been modified and the new grille that the designers have come up with is much more stylish than that of the previous one. Ergonomically there are two versions of engines the new 2012 Mahindra Xylo will be available in. There will be 2.2 L mEagle Turbo Diesel Common Rail engine which will promise a power of 112 bhp and the second engine will also be of 22 L but will give peak power of 95 bhp.

Thus there won’t be any delay from Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd in launching the new Xylo and the anticipation building regarding the launch of the car is now widening. Thus Mahindra Xylo 2012 can become a strong contender for the best MPV of the year 2012.