Twin-turbocharged mini-Xylo in the works? We have our doubts
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- 03:21 pm, August 06, 2012
The tiny 1.5-litre unit is said to produce over 240Nm of torque, thanks to the twin-turbo set up.
We have lost count of the number of times we have reported on the Mahindra’s much-awaited mini-Xylo. With spy pictures and fresh details of production-ready test mules coming in every other day, it appears to be that Mahindra really is wrapping up any loose ends before they let the mini Xylo out in the hands of anyone outside of the company.
Now, if we go by the latest bits of details that have emerged, the mini-Xylo will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 1.5-litre, 3 cylinder engine. In spite of cc deficit, the engine is rumored to put out over 100PS of power and a healthy 240Nm of torque, all thanks to the twin-turbo set up.
However, we still have our doubts. Given that Mahindra is looking to cut down on costs in every possible measure to give the mini-Xylo a competitive edge on the market, putting on a twin-turbo setup in a budget mass-market model does seem like a bold move to us since it will not only add to the complexity of the build, but also drive up the production costs significantly. After all, rarely does a mass-market model come along to go beyond its class by offering technology found only in cars costing twice or thrice as much. Mahindra though might just pull out a game changer with the debut of the mini-Xylo. Do watch this space for more updates!
First Published on 03:21 pm, August 06, 2012
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how about putting same engine in bolero.