The upcoming crash test regulations will make Mahindra discontinue the Xylo and long Bolero.
Many manufacturers are parting away with low selling products due to the upcoming BNVSAP crash test norms and the more stringent BS6 emission regulations. For many companies, upgrading all the products will not be feasible and hence they have to cut down on some of them. Mahindra has now discontinued the Xylo along with long Bolero in this process.
The Xylo has been on sale in the Indian market since 2009, but the recent launches have seen the demand for the car slow down. Mahindra has not discontinued the sub 4-metre Bolero model, but the long version of the Bolero, which the company thinks 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 Bolero Power+ model is a sub-4-metre vehicle and hence get taxed at a lower rate than the long-Bolero that stretches more than 4-metres in length.
Mahindra has also discontinued the Thar in India due to the upcoming safety and emission norms. However, the company is working to get a new-gen Thar that will be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo along with the 2020 Scorpio. Mahindra’s replacement for the Xylo is the Marazzo that has already crossed over 20,000 sales mark and is battling successfully with the Ertiga and Innova Crysta.
Mahindra Xylo Discontinued
– Investment in Xylo and the long-Bolero will not be fruitful for Mahindra and hence the discontinuation of the models
– Mahindra has already discontinued the Thar and is in works to get an updated version
– Xylo has seen a drop in sales as the new competition has been offering better features