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Old 26th February 2009, 12:35   #121
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Guys! As promised, here is the detailed pictorial for the Xylo E6.

Lets start with the Luguage areas around the vehicle:

Sorry for the plastics as the area is a bit sandy and did not get time to get the seat covers. Will be added asa it reaches Delhi. Even the floor mats are not present so I put our Mahindra Pickup's mats in the front and white plastic sheets (POP materiel form our Ice cream business) as mats at the back for the time being.

Luggage kept at the boot area.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4491.jpg

A standard size suitcase under the front passenger seat.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4493.jpg

An airbag and a suitcase under the third row and still there is space for more.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4494.jpg

Legroom for the third row
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4496.jpg

Cup holders for the third row.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4497.jpg

Third row folded and luggage kept in that area.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4529.jpg

The purple inner side of the door pocket.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4501.jpg

Same color for the glove box in the dash. A bit odd.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4504.jpg

The center console with the cub holders and cubby area that can be shut for front and middle row passengers. (note now perfectly the Mahindra Pickup Floor mats have fit)
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4522.jpg

The depression in the front dash that can store the hand bag of the lady of the house (it fit perfectly for me). It also acts as the grab handle for the front passenger.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4524.jpg


To be continued....

Next: The DDAS Screenshots, engine bay and more...

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Old 26th February 2009, 12:55   #122
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Luggage space is almost the same as Innova, right!

Dont you think while the Gear is in reverse mode, it will touch the handbrake lever? Looks little bit inconvinent!

Why the Purple background for the glove boxes and other? Makin it a disco car or what. Add spotlights and it will rock!

How was the cooling overall in the front and back on a desert roads...
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Luggage space is almost the same as Innova, right!

Dont you think while the Gear is in reverse mode, it will touch the handbrake lever? Looks little bit inconvinent!

Why the Purple background for the glove boxes and other? Makin it a disco car or what. Add spotlights and it will rock!

How was the cooling overall in the front and back on a desert roads...
Yes, for the boot area, its almost the same. But you cant store luggage like that under the seats in an Innova.

Surprisingly, the gear looks like it will touch but doesn't.

The Purple colour is something none in the family liked but no choice we had.

Cooling was enough even with just the front AC on and chilling with both. But the outside temperature is still not desert like to test it so cant say for sure. However, from what it felt, it looked like it will do the duty quite well.
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Old 26th February 2009, 13:26   #124
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Vinay Bhai, Xylo posts from you are certainly the most awaited ones.
Let coming in more pictures and text. Happy driving.

Cheers,
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Good pictures, Vinay.

Seems like you like to keep all things stock... still having the plastic seat covers?
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Vinay Bhai, Xylo posts from you are certainly the most awaited ones.
Let coming in more pictures and text. Happy driving.

Cheers,
Deepak
Thanks Deepak! loads coming your way...

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Good pictures, Vinay.

Seems like you like to keep all things stock... still having the plastic seat covers?
Its more of that I have to keep them on. As I have mentioned, being sandy, I did not want them to absorb dust as I plan to get covers on them asa the car is in Delhi so thought, for the time being let them serve the purpose.
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:17   #127
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Hi Guys!

Here is the next part of the pictorial...

Continuing from where we left yesterday.

The moulded roof with all the fittings look really great. The dual AC and the lightings give it quite practical look. You have a spot light for each passenger plus the normal cabin light.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4525.jpg
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4527.jpg

Near the front cabin light, you get a Goggle holder for your shades. Last seen in an Indigo.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4520.jpg

The reverse parking sensor display in the RVM. A direct import from the Scorpio.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4521.jpg

The Nippon 2Din audio system is quite sufficient for the cabin with 6 Speakers. It supports USB, SD card apart from MP3 CD and Aux.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4502.jpg

The AC controls are quite smooth and do not feel cheap to operate. Notice the small storage area and the 12 Volt power outlet. The vehicle has 2 of them.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4503.jpg

The Gear lever, though a bit odd to look at, once you are used to it, it's really comfortable to hold.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4505.jpg

The instrument cluster is a simple three unit. Notice the ODO shows distance done with the AC on saperatly.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4514.jpg
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4515.jpg

The side panel with Electric Fuel lid opener, Head light adjuster and the Electric ORVM adjuster.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4516.jpg

And now the various modes of DDAS:

The default screen when you turn the key on to accessory mode
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4506.jpg

This is when you turn the power on. This boots up the DDAS. During the boot process, this Mahindra Logo is shown for 10 secs
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4507.jpg

followed by this "Welcome to Xylo" message. A quite similar to what Scorpio does. But in voice mode.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4508.jpg

Once booted, the DDAS shows to the last mode selected. In this case, it was the Speed and Gear in display. The gear selected is shown asa the clutch pedal is released fully.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4509.jpg

Press the up or down key to scroll to the next mode. This is a normal Date Time clock that also has a alarm feature.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4510.jpg

Next is the Programable picture which in E6 is just this Xylo Logo but in E8 you can set a religious symbol here.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4511.jpg

Next is the Average speed since the last boot and the FE for an average of last two Kms. Its not accurate in city driving though. But on Highway, its very accurate.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4512.jpg

Last one is the Distance travelled since last reset which you can do by going in the setup menu (press the enter key for 2 seconds to enter setup) where you can also setup the Overspeed warning alert.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4513.jpg

The steering wheel is also a bit unconventional. Note its not a single round unit. The feel is nothing less then the competition.
I got home the Xylo E6! UPDATE: Pics & 3000kms report (post #106 onwards)-dscf4517.jpg

To be continued....

Next: Engine compartment...
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:36   #128
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Man, Vinay you are putting a whole lot of Automags and journos to shame.

Simply beautiful write-ups and reviews, each day I make it a point to visit this thread at least once, its much more than exhaustive...

Do keep it up!
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:46   #129
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Very good report. The drive thru Kaccha road and the pics were good.
Amazed to see Zylo could handle that..

Keep it coming..

The fuel efficiency seems low..

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Vinay

Very good report. The drive thru Kaccha road and the pics were good.
Amazed to see Zylo could handle that..

Keep it coming..

The fuel efficiency seems low..

Cheers
Thanks Druva!

The FE shown in the DDAS was based on a second gear crawl due to a market trip just before I shot the pics. It changes after every Km its driven. It messures the amount of fuel fed viz a viz the distance traveled therefore its not that accurate. Highway readings are accurate though. The overall tank full to tank full FE currently is around 14-15 with 50% AC on.

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Yesterday saw one xylo on my way back home from office. Tried tailgating it. Points which I noted were
1. The accelaration was terrific. Really amazed by the pick up. He was simply zooming past from every traffic stops. I was trying hard to catch up with him in my bullet.
2. The vehicle's sound is acceptable from the outside even when highly revved.
3.. Found that there is some dancing stuff on uneven roads
4. The rubber seems too small for such a big vehicle
5. At times smoke was coming out. The guy was really pushing the vehicle hard. Seems like some person from the dealership was driving it, because he was revving the brand new vehicle really hard.
6. Lots of water was oozing down from under the bonnet at times. It happened 2 times during the 10 km stretch.
7. There seems to be very little space above the top of rear seat. So the driver will be seeing the rear seat mostly through the centre rear view mirror. (haven't ridden a xylo yet, so cannot confirm this)
8. This vehicle definitely has a good road presence.
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Yesterday saw one xylo on my way back home from office. Tried tailgating it. Points which I noted were
1. The accelaration was terrific. Really amazed by the pick up. He was simply zooming past from every traffic stops. I was trying hard to catch up with him in my bullet.
2. The vehicle's sound is acceptable from the outside even when highly revved.
3.. Found that there is some dancing stuff on uneven roads
4. The rubber seems too small for such a big vehicle
5. At times smoke was coming out. The guy was really pushing the vehicle hard. Seems like some person from the dealership was driving it, because he was revving the brand new vehicle really hard.
6. Lots of water was oozing down from under the bonnet at times. It happened 2 times during the 10 km stretch.
7. There seems to be very little space above the top of rear seat. So the driver will be seeing the rear seat mostly through the centre rear view mirror. (haven't ridden a xylo yet, so cannot confirm this)
8. This vehicle definitely has a good road presence.
Yes sps! You seem to have a very keen eye man!

1. Its definitely amazing. I don't miss the acceleration of my Accent Viva CRDI while driving the Xylo. Its almost the same drivability. Driving a brand new vehicle like that was a torture though. I feel pity for whom the vehicle will landup with.

2. Sound is best in class. In cabin sound is amazingly low.

3. But you dont feel lack of stability at all though.

4. Yes, even I feel that 16" wheels would have looked better. But the stock 275/70 R15 Bridgestones grip well on the road.

5. It was perhaps coz the engine was not properly runin. I have'nt noticed that even while following dad once. No smoke for mine.

6. The AC was on and the condensed water was flowing out from the cooling coil chamber.

7. Yes, the view from the center RVM cannot be termed spectacular. Its just the opposite for the ORVMs. They really server well.

8. I do see quite a head turns while driving. Feels great!

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4. Yes, even I feel that 16" wheels would have looked better. But the stock 275/70 R15 Bridgestones grip well on the road.
Vinay Bhai, it is a typo or have you got stock tires replaced with 275/70?
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Oops!! Its 235/75 R15

Sorry
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Vinay

Thanks for such a good thread, I have been following this vehicle for close to a year bieng a Scorpio fan. I have still not TDed the vehicle maybe because I am not in a hurry to buy a new one. Just reading your posts on the Xylomake me feels that I have already TDed it.

Keep it up.
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