Small is beautiful, seems to be the new mantra for India’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra. M&M is all set to launch a mini version of its popular car — Xylo. Sources told EconomicTimes NOW that the trial production has already begun. The car will be launched in the next two months and is likely to be rolled out of company’s new plant at Chakan.
A diesel mini-Xylo is expected to be priced around Rs 5 lakh, making it an attractive option for customers buying premium hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai’s i20 or mid-segment sedans like Tata Motors Indigo. The mini Xylo is certainly be a volumes car for Mahindra and will a good to customers who want a mix of an SUV and a hatchback.
The mini Xylo will get a 1.5 litre diesel engine which could be the same as used in the Verito or complete new engine. Experts also believe that a more fuel efficient diesel sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be much in demand at a time when petrol price hikes are burning a hole in a car owner’s pocket.
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