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Making of Mahindra Xylo

Last updated on: July 30, 2012 08:48 IST

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Who doesn't known Mahindra and Mahindra? It is a well known car manufacturer, which is dominating the SUV segment of the car market in India.

Its portfolio comprises of some amazing models like Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra XUV 500, Mahindra Verito sedan and Mahindra Xylo. Mahindra and Mahindra began leaving its tractor maker image and stepped foot into the passenger car segment in late 90s.

When Mahindra was thinking to enter the passenger car section of the Indian car marker, the company had a choice of selling products licensed from Multinational companies to make ten-seater vehicle or make a new vehicle.

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Making of Mahindra Xylo

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And the firm picked to go with developing a brand new vehicle right from scratch. Initially, Mahindra and Mahindra announced Xylo project with a codename of 'Ingenio' in the year of 2006.

The car was target to give a tough competition MUVs like Chevrolet Tavera and Toyota Innova. Mahindra Xylo was finally launched in 2009 in the Indian car market. Company actually invested a whopping 550 crore (Rs 5.5 billion) in the project.

For M&M, Xylo had been a complete challenge and the main purpose of the project was testing the restrictions of every car manufactured before it.

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Xylo actually meet the needs and requirements of the consumers and the technologies that were used while developing the car impressed one and all.

Mahindra Xylo was developed keeping in mind the consumers first. Mahindra and Mahindra has always put all its heart and soul while developing their cars and same was done with Mahindra Xylo.

About 160 engineers worked very hard and made Xylo what it is today. The company took things very seriously selected best engineers from all over the country.

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These engineers spent a lot of time with the consumers of India and observed their need and requirements regarding cars and vehicles.

The outcome of these efforts was Mahindra Xylo that met all the needs of the car consumers. The interiors were done accordingly and the exteriors were kept striking and attractive.

A massive score of research and development was done for Mahindra Xylo. Each and every manufacturing procedure of Xylo has been done under keen observation of some highly qualified engineers.

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For example the body assembly process of Mahindra Xylo was completely automatic to make sure the implausible altitude of accurateness.

Therefore one thing is perfectly sure that Mahindra and Mahindra has actually worked hard for this MUV and made one of the most exiting products produced by the firm so far.

Mahindra Xylo was launched with six variants, namely D2, E2, E4, E6, E8 and E9 that fall into the price range of Rs 7,12300 to Rs 940,000.

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Mahindra Xylo literally took away the Indian car market by storm as it managed to sell about 3,000 units in March 2009 itself.

Mahindra Xylo was launched with 2 types of diesel engines, one is 2498cc of mEagle CRDe and the other one is 2489cc of mDI CRDe.

Both of them actually manage to deliver good power and torque along with great mileage so that it doesn't get heavy on the pockets of the consumers in India.

The exteriors of the MUV are attractive, while the interiors have so many features.

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Some of the major ones comprise of illuminated spoiler, 9 inches of LCD screen with DVD player, foldable flight tray, glass antenna, intelligent park reverse assist system, ample of legroom, head room and elbow room, decals, airbags, anti lock braking system and so on.

In February 2012, Mahindra and Mahindra launched the facelift version of Mahindra Xylo at a price of Rs 7.37 lakh.

The major changes that the company made in the car were in the exteriors. The new Mahindra Xylo came with restyled wheel arches, smooth and alluring side body moulding, refreshed headlights, sporty roof rails, brand new and fresh illuminated spoiler and new bumpers.

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However, the top trim of Xylo, E9 got some changes in the interiors as well. The face-lifted Mahindra Xylo E9 was blessed with audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, glossy wood finish, authentic Italian upholstery, and new floor consolers, rich walnut brown colors finish and cup holders.

This variant features 2.2 litre of mHawk engine that churns out 120PS of power and 280Nm of torque. The five speed manual transmission mated with the engine ensures a smooth and hassle-free ride.

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Overall, Mahindra and Mahindra has left no room for any errors and made Mahindra Xylo an ideal MUV for a family.

It has all that one would wish to see in their car. Therefore, if you think you would be buying a MUV anytime soon, Mahindra Xylo would be the perfect choice for you.

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