Launched in January 2009, Mahindra Xylo sold in great numbers despite its unsightly front and quirky styling overall. Three years after the Xylo was launched, Mahindra has given the MPV its first major facelift. The updated Mahindra Xylo will be rolled out on today, February 8, 2012, at a launch event in Delhi. This will be followed by the 5-seater Mini Xylo's launch in April 2012.
Going by some spy photos floating around the web, the new Xylo does look a lot more mature and pleasing to the eye than the outgoing model. It sports several style cues that make it resemble the XUV500. The headlamps have been redesigned with the turn indicators placed differently.
The grille has a more rectangular look - it is thinner but wider and has sleeker slats. The all-black treatment enhances the Xylo's visual appeal. The Mahindra badge now graces the hood, which too has been restyled to give the MPV a broader stance.
Mahindra doesn't seem to have tinkered much with the Xylo's side profile and the only standout change in the rear appears to be the redesigned tail lamps. Interior trim levels, too, could be the same with minor revisions expected.
The biggest change may well be under the hood. There is a possibility that Mahindra may replace the current 2.5-litre mEagle CRDe mill with the lighter, 2.2-litre mHawk engine that powers the Scorpio in the Xylo. The mHawk engine puts out 120PS of power and 290Nm of torque -- considerably better than the CRDe motor that delivers 112PS of power and 260Nm of torque.