Sizing up the 2015 Mahindra Xylo

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Mahindra's Xylo sizes up the popular MPV's and AUV's in its segment

MPV's have become a common sight on Philippine roads. Most MPV's in the country evolved from the beloved AUV and seen as the ideal vehicle for family oriented Filipinos.

Wanting a piece of the MPV sales pie, Mahinda has now entered the Philippine market with a host of models, including the Xylo, the company's MPV. Like most of its competition, the Xylo uses a body on frame construction and equipped with a diesel engine. With that in mind, it puts the Xylo smack dab in the middle of the fierce MPV/AUV market. For this size up, we pit the Xylo against the popular models in its segment.

It would appear that passenger comfort was a priority for Mahindra's MPV. The Xylo may not be the longest car in its class but it trumps the competition by being the widest and tallest, a big plus for passenger comfort. It is also tied with the Chevrolet Orlando for the longest wheelbase in the group, a bonus when it comes to legroom.

2009 - present Mahindra Xylo

2012 - present Chevrolet Orlando

2002 - present Isuzu Crosswind Sportivo

1999 - present Mitsubishi Adventure Super Sport

2008 - present Nissan Grand Livina

2005 - present Toyota Innova

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