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Mahindra Xylo (pronounced Zy-lo), the multi utility vehicle that is being readied by Mahindra and Mahindra will debut on January 13, 2009. "We have started production of t he Xylo at our Nashik facility on schedule, after extensive road tests and will launch the vehicle on January 13, 2009. The Xylo would be available in a phased manner across our dealerships from day one and we will open for customer bookings on January 14," said Dr. Pawan Goenka, President – Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd.

The company's Nashik facility will build the Xylo and will be introduced simultaneously in several overseas markets. The Mahindra Xylo is tipped as Mahindra and Mahindra's most ambitious project after its hugely successful Scorpio. To be positioned in the same plane as the company's current bestsellers such as the Bolero and the Scorpio, the Mahindra Xylo MUV will come in multiple variants and will initially have a diesel engine (2.5 litre CRDi) followed by a petrol engine (co-developed by AVL) and an automatic transmission variant, M&M has said.


Mahindra Xylo spotted during a road test (Photo courtesy: DHD)

The Mahindra Xylo, which was earlier codenamed Ingenio, is an in-house production having been developed completely by Mahindras' talent and research after the success of the Scorpio. M&M is hoping to produce at least 25,000 units of the Xylo.
The company has said that the much awaited Mahindra Xylo has been co-created with customers for developing a vehicle around the lifestyle and luxury aspirations of its end customer. Xylo has been developed by a team consisting of 160 experts with added focus on new benchmarks in styling, technology and performance, it added.

The MUV is likely to have a price tag of around Rs 6 to 8 lakh and is a direct competition to Toyota Innova.

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Dipendre said... @ December 28, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Nice pics you've got there. I was looking at their site www.mahindraxylo.co.in but they don;t have any pics.

I've booked my test drive. Hopefully, the car will live up to its expectation !

Amit Tekale said... @ December 29, 2008 at 12:42 PM

Thanks Dipendre for your feedback. Keep reading Hot Launches for more.
Hope you will have a fantastic test drive. Please share your test drive experience here.

Amit

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