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- 12:11 am, May 20, 2012
The Mahindra Xylo has undergone the most significant change in the design department as compared to the Innova. The front end was subject to criticism right from the day the Xylo was launched and therefore the new one gets a complete redesign. The headlights have the same outer shape as that of the earlier Xylo, however the new one now gets chrome lining and revised detailing which aid in making the front look wider and more aggressive. The bunny-tooth grill too has been modified and is now slimmer than the earlier model. The Mahindra logo now sits independently on the redesigned, flatter bonnet and lends the front end a cleaner look. The front bumpers add to the aggression of the new design with gloss-black extensions at the bottom.
The side profile gets minor changes too. Mahindra has blackened out the B, C and D pillar to give the Xylo a ‘floating roof’ design. The doors get flat, chunky and straight-ish rub rails that make the Xylo appear like a conventional SUV. The sporty roof-rails add to that effect. The tailgate has minimal changes – the taillight cluster has a clear-lens treatment and the turn-blinkers are now transparent unlike the amber shade on the earlier model. There is a new variant too – the E9 – and this badge could get more common on the road, considering the advancements that this variant provides over the earlier line-up.
First Published on 12:11 am, May 20, 2012
Rohit (Rash) Paradkar
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