Monday, 13 August 2012


Mahindra released a new XYLO 7-seat MPV. The vehicle, which competes with the likes of Toyota Innova, is one of the latest additions to the Mahindra Mzansi troupe. Steadily the company is getting under our skins, as evidenced by the Scorpio’s entry into the top 10 best-selling LCVs last month. Of course with such a large farming community, Mahindra should naturally be doing well here.

The XYLO has been refreshed using new headlights, a different front grille, bonnet and rear roof spoiler. A list of 6 exterior colours is available, including something called Fiery Black and Toreador Red. Mahindra is proudly talking about genuine Italian leather for the interior trim, as well as a two-tone dashboard with glossy wood panels. We aren’t sure yet if these are real or fake though.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine, dubbed mHawk by the marketing gurus of Mahindra, makes a good 88kW of power at 4000 rpm and 280Nm of torque between 2400rpm and 2800rpm. A 5-speed manual gearbox is fitted.

For interior comforts, Mahindra included stuff like Bluetooth connectivity, music controls on the steering wheel, cruise control and climate control. There’s also a trip computer that shows how much fuel is being used.

XYLO Pricing
R219 900

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