Mahindra’s Four(ce) is ready for rash – Xylo 4×4
Xylo MPV from Mahindra is known for its 4 wheel drive and the car is now fo(u)rced with 4 wheels on all sides. The car underwent a recent test drive of R&D and joined the Mahindra Great Escape troupe in Rajasthan. The new Xylo will be under the 4wd system with the advanced Borg&Warmer support, resembling Honda CR-V. thus there will be concentration on road grip and force to reckon the tough and rough roads. All these features are to be displayed only when the car comes out of the production facility.
Though it is certain to be the first of its kind as the 4wheel MPV in India, the market of this concept is still under the clouds. The car is slated for export to South Africa and other major countries. In addition there will be three SUVs from M7M, along with Scorpio. Of these, one will be a sub 4-m car with a sub 1500cc diesel engine which will fetch reduction in the excise duty. The lone counterpart is Premier Rio in this segment but M&M is confident of meeting the challenge.
The Xylo MPV of M&M from its Chakan facility will come off in 2011 @Rs 16-18 lakhs. The features of this SUV will be a powerful diesel engine, automatic gearbox, automatic climate control, cruise and ESP. the car will be alike Chevrolet Captiva and the Toyota Fortuner and the major force for the export market.
The domestic market will be aplenty for M&M with this MPV and the expansion will be in the US and other countries. The company is mooting the large scale market in pick up trucks for this year end. The new Scorpio is to be on the design of body-on-ladder with a new petrol engine fit under the bonnet and the world SUV.