Spied - Mahindra Xylo double cab pickup export edition

20/01/2012 - 07:31 | ,  ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

Mahindra Xylo pickup export modelMahindra continues to diversify using its existing portfolio. First there was Scorpio and then came the Scorpio Getaway. The Bolero also went through the operation to make the Bolero pick up.

There are two versions of the Xylo pickup, one for the domestic market and another for the export markets. Our pals at Motorbeam spied a double cab pickup version of the Mahindra Xylo testing on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. It has a much better road presence thanks to a more uniform construction, chrome inserts, load bay accentuated with a stroke over the wheel arch and what we'd call designer tail lamps considering this vehicle is used to haul cement bags and water cans.

The domestic Genios have a flat load bay and a sober rear profile. They prefer function over form and to cut costs, it misses out on panache. There is no point in introducing it as a lifestyle product in India because the Scorpio Getaway already has that part of the market covered. As a commercial carrier the Genio and the Bolero are doing exceptionally well for Mahindra.

The double cab variant is being tested for the export markets. There is a huge demand for such vehicles in Asian and African markets. If powered by the same 2.2-liter mHawk motor from the Scorpio, the Xylo double cab variant will produce 120 bhp of power and 290 Nm of torque.

[Source - MotorBeam.com]

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