Mahindra to discontinue Xylo and long-Bolero

06/06/2019 - 17:45 | ,   | PrashantSingh

Since the new safety and crash norms are inching closer, many automakers will discard poorly selling and/or way too old models for which upgrading to the new standard is not feasible. At Mahindra, the Xylo and the long-Bolero will be discontinued in this process.

Mahindra Bolero
The long version of the Mahindra Bolero exceeds 4,000 mm in length, and so, is taxed higher. As a result, sales aren't promising anymore.

In sync with the older reports, now Mahindra has announced that it will be pulling plugs on the Xylo and long-Bolero since these models will not be worth the upgrade costs. Point to be noted here is that, Mahindra will not discontinue the Bolero Power+ model, but the long-Bolero, which the company says isn’t worthwhile for the upgrade. Mahindra offers the long-Bolero in a wide range of trims comprising ZLX, SLX. SLE, EX, Plus and Ambulance. The long version exceeds 4,000 mm in length, and so, is taxed higher. As a result, sales aren't promising anymore. The sub-4 metre variant called Power+ will be continued.

“From ABS perspective and crash and safety perspective, our old Bolero, not the new Bolero+ (Bolero Power +) which we do 7.5 thousand, and the long Bolero, they will not qualify and it is not worthwhile to spend money for making them BS-VI," said Rajan Wadhera, President, Mahindra and Mahindra, said at this year's Analyst Meet recently. “Xylo, you know, we will discontinue,” he added.

Apart from the long-Bolero, Mahindra will take down the Xylo. The Xylo was originally launched back in 2009, and it has been on sale for almost a decade now in the MUV segment. But growing competition in the segment has pushed back the Xylo sales drastically, leaving no choice for Mahindra but to discontinue it.

Mahindra Xylo refreshed
The Xylo was originally launched back in 2009, and it has been on sale for almost a decade now in the MUV segment.

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