Mahindra’s Xylo bridges the price and style divide between its flagship Scorpio and the raw Bolero. Mumbai-based CA Ujjwal Jain (30) found it fit the bill for a steady, spacious and stylish family vehicle.
“I was undecided between (buying) the Xylo and a rival brand, and found Xylo to be (better) value for money,” says Jain. “It is spacious, has good pick-up and the engine is almost as good as the Scorpio’s,” he says.
“Xylo has set a new benchmark in comfortable road travel in India, with its luxurious space and host of features for passenger comfort and convenience,” says Vivek Nayer, senior vice-president-marketing, automotive sector, Mahindra & Mahindra.
“Our customers really love its innovative features – like the flat bed seats, snack trays, digital drive assist system and surround cool dual air-conditioning,” he adds.
The Xylo’s ‘happy legs’ ad, which stresses the space in the car, has also created a buzz.
But Jain feels better plastics should have been used in the cabin and the ride quality should have been improved for greater back-seat comfort at high speeds. He also complains about the cost of after-sale services being higher than he had anticipated.
Gaurav Trehan, a self-employed 36-year-old, is largely happy with his Xylo. “Its driving comfort, spacious and comfortable seating, and air conditioning are better than the competition’s,” the Mumbai resident says. “It’s an ideal car for long drives, and (for) elders.”
He is happy with the after-sale services, too. “Maintenance is free for the first 3,500 km,” he said. “The first maintenance cost me just around Rs 3,000.”