The homegrown-car manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has today launched the Xylo D2 MAXX with 9-seater option, which makes it the first 9-seater Xylo model. The Xylo D2 MAXX dumps the front-facing in third row, instead gets two rows of side facing seats. With this, the company hopes to redefine the tour and travel segment for passenger movement in semi-urban towns. This MPV is only available in BSIII version for now, priced at Rs. 7.12 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
The Xylo D2 MAXX has been targeted at hotel shuttles, taxi services, tour operators, BPO outfits, inter-city and intra-city travel. Also you can register this MPV for personal use if you wish too, though Mahindra is looking to target fleet users. And compared to Toyota Innova and the Nissan Evalia, the Xylo D2 MAXX will be priced less targeting the cab operators.
Cosmetically, the Xylo D2 MAXX variant can be distinguished from other variants through the black front and rear bumper, black door handles, black grille, black wing mirrors and steel wheels. Evidently, Mahindra has chosen to give body coloured parts a miss considering the positioning of the D2 MAXX variant as a cut-price people mover.
Like its D4 sibling, the Xylo D2 MAXX comes powered by a 2.5-litre mDI CRDe turbo diesel engine that outputs 93.7 Bhp of peak power and 220 Nm of peak torque with an ARAI rated 14.95 Kmpl. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that drives the rear wheels of this people mover. A BSIV option is not on offer as of now, but as the engine is compatible, we can expect a BSIV variant launch later.
Commenting on the launch of the Mahindra Xylo D2 Maxx, Vivek Nayer, chief marketing officer, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said –
“The Xylo D2 MAXX with the mDI CRDe engine is a variant of the Xylo, which delivers great mileage, low maintenance and maximum space, making it a popular choice with the tour and travel segment. Today, we are delighted to offer our customers the nine seats option with side-facing rear seats – a feature preferred by the tour and travel sector.”
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