Mahindra & Mahindra is developing a smaller 5 seater version of their popular MUV Xylo. The car was caught undergoing hot weather testing in Rajasthan.
Mini Xylo Front
The car will be a tad smaller than its sibling Xylo and will be powered by an engine under 1.5L capacity to qualify for the tax redemption given to cars under 4 metres. It will use a smaller platform of the current body on frame construction of the Xylo and will have only two rows of seats which will accommodate 5 adults.
Mini Xylo Photo
The car will be priced very competitively and is expected to hit the showrooms by 2011. This car will be a direct competitor to the only car in this sub 4 metre SUV segment – Premier Rio.