Mahindra seems to be moving hastily in order to launch the Mahindra Xylo Mini this Diwali. Recently, a test mule of the Mini Xylo was spotted in Bangalore by Indian Autos Blog reader Pappu Hatela. The Xylo Mini based on the big MPV Mahindra Xylo is in the making and is expected to be launched this Diwali along with Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton SUV and Mahindra Reva NXR. The Xylo Mini SUV is among the most awaited of the three being an under four meter avatar and following its expected price which is Rs 5 lakh onwards.
A close view at the camouflaged pictures of the Mahindra Xylo Mini suggests that the Mini Xylo launch could be sooner than expected. The spy shots reveal that the Xylo Mini is completely ready with the fit and finish and Mahindra could launch it anytime. Thus experts believe that Xylo Mini launch could be soon. Some reports even suggest that it will be launched in May-June this year. However, official communication by Mahindra lately proposes a launch this Diwali.
The Xylo junior SUV is also making much abuzz following its SUV qualities at expectedly incredible price. The engine in the Xylo Mini is expected to be a diesel one with 70bhp with 160Nm of torque. Though it will have constrained length still Mahindra could manage to adjust two jump seats at the third row increasing the seating to seven in this car. The front facia of the new Xylo based SUV will be more or less the same with a redesigned rear and a hanging spare wheel on the rear door. The interiors remain the same and one can expect the same proportions as well as the distinct comfort of the big Xylo inside this Mahindra’s small SUV.
Once in the Mahindra Xylo Mini could create its own segment but will have to strongly compete with existing Premier Rio SUV and upcoming Maruti XA Alpha besides others.
Source – Indian Autos Blog