It is now old news that Mahindra will be launching the Scorpio facelift very soon. The Scorpio facelift has been spotted testing multiple times across the length and breadth of the country which makes it very obvious that the launch date is fast approaching, but it is a lesser known fact that Mahindra is not revamping just the Scorpio, but also their entire product line-up.
Mahindra Xylo rendered picture (image used as an illustration)
Various Mahindra cars have been spotted testing so far including the next gen Bolero as well as the next gen Quanto. Mahindra has also extensively been testing its upcoming compact SUV, codenamed S101 and now we are getting reports that Mahindra will be launching a refresh to the Xylo as well.
The Xylo has been around for more than 5 years now and Mahindra gave it a slight facelift once to keep the design modern, and now, the boffins at Mahindra have decided that the Xylo needs yet another refresh to keep the sales going and to keep the design of the car in line with the Mahindra family design language.
On the refreshed Xylo, the basic design will remain the same on the exterior, except maybe for a few decals and the front end might get redesigned headlamps. The major changes though will be inside the car, Mahindra will introduce 60/40 split seat configurations with the Xylo refresh which will make the MUV more practical as well comfortable, as the users always have the option of folding down a part of the middle row of seats in order to make more room whenever required.
Mahindra Xylo Customized at 2010 Auto Expo (image used as an illustration)
The Xylo already had 2 seating configuration options, one was the 8-seater option and the other was the 7-seater option which came with comfortable captain seats instead of the middle row and now, with the refresh, Mahindra will be enhancing this comfort factor.
It seems as if, with the new Xylo refresh, Mahindra has made passenger comfort as their number one priority. In addition to the 60/40 split seating, Mahindra has also provided additional cushioning in the seats and has also changed the fabric or the material used on the seats.
Not just this, but Mahindra has also reworked the suspension components like the springs and dampers on the Xylo facelift in order to reduce bodyroll and pitch and to induce better ride quality and increase comfort levels for the passengers.
Mechanically, there will not be any major change with the refreshed Xylo and it will still be powered by the same 2.5-liter turbo-diesel from the Bolero CRDe, but tuned up to produce 112 PS and 240 NM.
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Source – AutoCarIndia