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Old 4th June 2010, 18:25   #61
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I too like the design -- will give a 3/5 star rating! I think the move is really appreciable. And they could make the looks better if they load the rear with a nice tyre ! a cool Mini SUV look! and a good engine option shud set the stage for Mahindra. If RIO is doing decent numbers, no doubt these guys can take over those sales if they price it well !
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What if this vehicle isn't headed for Indian market?
If specs. to be believed i.e Length = 4mtrs and a 1.5ltr Diesel engine, looks like it is tailored for Indian market keeping excise benefits in mind.
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It will surely come in direct competition with WagonR due to its styling and i am sure in the pricing too.
M&M is surely entering in all segments with serious thoughts.
Very very unlikely, the Mini UV is unlikely to be sold between 3-4 lac rupee bracket. The minimum we can expect is 5 Lac ex showroom price tag. The similarities end at the boxy looks.
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I like this idea from M&M. I have a Fusion TDCi which has run about 90K. I have been looking for a replacement, but as most Fusion owners would agree, i cannot think of any other car which is as rugged and practical as the Fusion in that price range. Fusion is really a fusion of space, comfort, economy and ride quality, not to forget the advantages of having high ground clearance in India.

This new one from M&M seems to be getting there. It looks spacious, rugged with good ground clearance. If they can bless it with a refined diesel heart with loads of low end torque + (a major plus) carryout a plastic surgery to the face (not the same old boring bunny tooth) + price is sensibly, the new car should sell well.
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When I initially read about a compact SUV from Mahindra, that got me excited. If this is that SUV, I will be disappointed. Having said that, I think this vehicle is going to work as long as it doesnot have competition. Tata may come up with a compact SUV under 4 meters length from the Nano platform. This Xylo will have a good market scope until Nano based SUV is launched.
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When I initially read about a compact SUV from Mahindra, that got me excited. If this is that SUV, I will be disappointed. Having said that, I think this vehicle is going to work as long as it doesnot have competition. Tata may come up with a compact SUV under 4 meters length from the Nano platform. This Xylo will have a good market scope until Nano based SUV is launched.
Tata have already produced a cars like Estate, Sierra they all were 5 seaters with provision for carrying extra luggage. But, they were not compact, donot forget Marina. Tata's have already done that with a slight higher price tag. Now, Mahindra.
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There were reports that Mahindra was thinking of redesigning the front end of the Xylo. Looking at the Xylo piglet , it doesn't seem so!
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There were reports that Mahindra was thinking of redesigning the front end of the Xylo. Looking at the Xylo piglet , it doesn't seem so!
I am sure you meant rumors.
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Side profile looks good , however they could have removed the boxy rear , front grille design to beehive grille design (M & M I hope ur listening), reduce the vehicle height to few mm's , Mount stepney tire to back to maintain the Mini SUV look.
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I feel they are trying to create a virtually non-existent segment of small SUVs, a la Premier Rio. Gypsy & Thar are more function oriented. This one may be more comfort oriented.

... still can't digest the looks.
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Is this an attempt by M&M to beat Toyota in pricing before the Avanza launch??
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Avanza will be a 7 seater, the M&M short xylo is a 5 seater so they would NOT be targetting the same space.
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I think its pre-mature to decide under what segment is this gonna be placed. From the looks of it M&M might be pondering on entering the hatchback market, no idea though. uugghhh speculations can go on all day, someone please break the ice.

Spikey what do you think ?
Can't comment as it is too early now. For time being let me gauge the comments. One thing I can confirm as Ive driven it, it is really peppy and fun to drive!

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spotted a regular wheel base xylo today on the expressway with a modified bumper and MH 15 TC plates. seems ther is another xylo model on the way.. and that guy was really flooring it.. i was in another stock xylo m eagle at about 140 and this prototype seemd to be going easily above 160
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Can't comment as it is too early now. For time being let me gauge the comments. One thing I can confirm as Ive driven it, it is really peppy and fun to drive!

Spike
Some more questions if you dont mind

1) Is it a triple like we are all thinking ?

2) Any time line for launch?
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