Mahindra Mini-Xylo (Sub-4metres) - SideView

Regular BA readers know we have already posted this spyshots of the upcoming Mahindra Mini-Xylo which was spotted at a high-Altitude in Nilgiris Ghat, Ooty this May. Now we just brush-up, it’s likely to be launched by early 2012 and expected to be priced between Rs. 4-5lakh, this car could give hatchbacks a run for their money. A lot depends on how it’s positioned, though.

The government’s small car excise duty rebate regulations have seriously brought out the creative side of Indian engineers. The Mini-Xylo spotted here is a fine example of this ingenuity. Built on a shortened chassis, the UV gets a redesigned tail with shorter rear overhang to help keep length under the crucial 4-metre mark.

As a result, the Mini-Xylo will almost definitely lose the third row of seats. Elements like the dashboard and interior trim are likely to be carried over from the standard Xylo.

Mahindra Mini-Xylo (Sub-4metres) - RearView

With an engine cap of 1.5-litres for diesel small cars, The Mini-Xylo will use a 3-cylinder version of the larger Xylo’s 2.5-litre engine. Bore and stroke will also be reduced to keep displacement under 1500cc. Four-wheel drive will be an option too on the Mini-Xylo.

As you clearly see in these pictures that it looks like Premier Rio but the Mahindra front carries more promising. Also, the wheels look a tad smaller in the hideously huge rear wheel wells hinting at a shorter stance for the Mini-Xylo. Stay tune for more updates on Mini-Xylo.

Also see – Spied – Mahindra Xylo mini at Ooty

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