Mahindra South Africa has launched the Xylo Panel Van. With its spacious dimensions, the Xylo Panel Van offers class-leading cargo-carrying capacity at an affordable price of R164 900. The launch of the Mahindra Xylo Panel Van follows close on the heels of the introduction of the Xylo MPV in South Africa in March 2009, and is the result of encouraging local demand for the vehicle. Based on the Xylo E2 platform, the Xylo Panel Van is powered by the proven 2.5-litre m-Eagle CRDe engine and delivers 83.5kW at 3800rpm and 240Nm between 1800 and 3000 rpm, linked to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The interior of the Xylo is all about space, comfort and convenience, ensuring a roomy and pleasurable ride for all occupants. The cargo area is separated from the driver and passenger by a protective wire mesh with frame – keeping the load safely at bay. The added convenience of air-conditioning keeps the occupants cool and comfortable. The driver’s seat is ergonomically designed with height adjustment control to maximise comfort for tall drivers, and a tiltable steering wheel gives drivers the opportunity to find that perfect driving position.

Utility spaces abound in the Xylo with a well defined centre console with ample space for loose items. The Xylo Panel Van also has a lockable storage tray under the driver’s seat. The Xylo E2 Panel Van also has power steering, HVAC, an electrically-operated fuel lid opener, an immobiliser and electric windows. The dynamic-looking Mahindra Xylo measures 1895 mm in height, 4520mm in length and is 1850mm in width and has a turning radius of 5.4m, making it as easy as a sedan to manoeuvre in and out of parking spaces. The Xylo has a ground clearance of 186 mm, allowing easy entry and exit out of the vehicle.