2012 Mahindra Xylo front

The Indian utility vehicle manufacturer, Mahindra launched its MPV, the Xylo years back in competition to the then ruling vehicle, the Toyota Innova. Though, the Xylo couldn’t obliterate the Innova completely from the market with its controversial looks, yet it did manage to grab some market share. Mahindra & Mahindra in an effort to increase its presence in the same segment, will be launching the facelifted version of the Xylo in the Indian market this month, probably on 8th February.

Before the official launch of the vehicle, however a Team BHP reader has managed to snap some close-up shots of the facelifted Mahindra Xylo at some dealer. The car was possibly up for some PDI Inspection or something similar which we anyways don’t care. From the spy shots, the facelifted Xylo does seem to have undergone many significant changes to it. At the front, the facelifted Xylo gets restyled headlamps, front grille and bumpers along with fog lamps. Personally, the odd faced older version has been taken care of and the facelifted Xylo looks better and sportier also.

The side profile however, is almost kept similar to the older version which might be to retain the loads of space it provides on the inside. At the rear, the Xylo also gets some minor modifications. Coming to the interiors, it looks neat and the dashboard well laid out. The roundish center console gets wooden inserts to provide a more upmarket feel to it. Overall, the visual snags in the older version has been mostly taken care of and more will be unraveled of this when we get to see it up, close and personal.

2012 Mahindra Xylo interiors

2012 Mahindra Xylo side

2012 Mahindra Xylo rear

Pictures Source – Team-BHP