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SPIED! Mahindra Xylo/Mini-MPV

2011-03-02 10:59

SPOTTED: Mahindra's set to launch new compact MPV and Pickup version of its Xylo MPV.

Mahindra is set to launch two new models based on its Xylo MPV first launched in South Africa in 2009.

Our spy spotted a new compact MPV along with a new bakkie variant undergoing testing.

The new compact Xylo remains unchanged in terms of looks but will feature a significantly smaller boot and a shorter rear overhang.

It’s doubtful whether the new mini-MPV will retain the original model’s 85kW 2.5-litre turbodiesel. We’ll have to wait for the new model’s official unveiling later in 2011.


The Xylo pickup variants shirks its passenger compartment in favour of a longer wheelbase, leaf springs and more generous loading space.

Mahindra’s Xylo Pickup will most likely feature the MPV's 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine. It is set to be unveiled later in 2011.

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