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Which is better? The new Xylo or Tata Storme

Last updated on: March 7, 2012 18:13 IST

Which is better? The new Xylo or Tata Storme

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While the 2012 Auto Expo saw the unveiling of Tata Safari Storme with lot of fanfare, launch of another sports utility vehicle -- the 2012 version of Mahindra Xylo -- went almost unnoticed.

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While Mahindra Xylo has already hit the showrooms, Storme is likely to be available by March end or early April.

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While Tata Safari Storme displays an all new face of the 'Safari' brigade, Xylo now sports a bold look that can take on any SUV or MUV in the segment.

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The headlights are new in both the vehicles with Tata choosing to tag the Range Rover line, while Mahindra opted to go by its hot-selling Mahindra XUV 500.

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There are new styling cues on the bonnet along with new front and rear bumper.

The Storme has got more of chrome inserts on the fascia.

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As far as the doors are concerned, Storme's look a bit 'congested'. Xylo on the other hand has bigger doors which are convenient for the passengers.

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The cabin ambience of the Tata Safari has improved by leaps and bounds, while there is a touch of luxury in Xylo.

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The instrument cluster is more refined and much advanced in Tata Safari Storme compared to the 2012 Xylo.

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The seating positions and comfort level as far as space is concerned is much more in Xylo in keeping with its slogan, 'every occupant is a king'.

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Some of the other handy features include cubby holes, arm rest and many other are almost similar to both, though the Storme scores some brownie points.

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The AC vents for individual cooling gives better performance in the 2012 Xylo compared to the next generation Safari.

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The safety features will no doubt be more in Tata Safari Storme as Tata promotes it as true off-roader with adequate  measures, while the New Mahindra Xylo is generally focused on urban commuting and long highway runs.

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The Storme will be powered by a refined 2179cc, DiCOR; on the other hand New Xylo comes with two powerful engines namely mEagle and new entrant Scorpio fame 2.2L mHawk.

The 2.2 DiCOR will generate around 140bhp and 320Nm and is expected to come in a single variant.

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While the older 2.5L mEagle that is at hand with different power tunes of 95bhp and 112bhp, now comes teamed up with mHawk 2.2L, 120bhp and 280Nm.

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Though available in a single variant, Storme, may later be also available in 4X4 and 4X2 mechanisms along with Automatic Transmission (AT).

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On mileage part with three engine trims New Xylo delivers some amazing ARAI certified figures that range between 13-14.95 kmpl, meanwhile 2.21 DiCOR of Safari might not stay in competition as far as fuel economy is concerned.

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