Our good friends at Motor Vikatan have received a spyshot of the five-seat mini Xylo from one of their readers. Before you think this post is for the less-informed reader, look closely and you'll find something interesting - the front-end is from the updated Xylo.
The acrylic vertical slabs that form the grille and bumper are direct carryovers from the facelifted Xylo's parts store room. This spyshot clarifies doubts posed on the design option Mahindra will take with the compact Xylo. Some believed the older design would live on in the mini Xylo which is codenamed U203.
Mahindra is also reworking the refinement of the three-cylinder diesel engine, a derivative of the 2.2-liter mHawk engine used on the Xylo and Scorpio. As we reported in a previous post, engineers were asked to return with a more refined engine.
We have also seen a seven seat version last year with two tiny jump seats through spyshots. Mahindra will call the mini Xylo as a mini SUV and launch it before the festival season.
[Spyshot sourced from Facebook.com/MotorVikatan]