With the launch of the latest version of Mahindra’s Xylo SUV/MPV range, the flagship E9 variant boasts a brand new 5-speed transmission – the very latest output of the longstanding and highly successful engineering partnership between Ricardo and one of India’s leading automakers

The design of the new 5MT320 transmission was carried out jointly by Ricardo and Mahindra engineers working in close collaboration. A key aspect of the design was that it must offer exceptional shift quality, comparable with or exceeding that of current sector leading products. The transmission makes its debut in the Indian market matched to the 2.2-litre mHAWK engine delivering peak power and torque respectively of 120 PS and 280 Nm on the E9 variant of the Xylo refresh.

“The new all-new Xylo provides a stylish vehicle choice that will appeal to both existing and new customers looking for product options across the sedan, MPV and SUV sectors,” said Sanjay Gill, senior general manager, driveline, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. “In creating a high quality, technology packed product such as this, we are particularly happy of the way in which we have worked with Ricardo to develop the brand new transmission of the premium E9 variant.”

“The announcement of the Xylo E9 with its new transmission, is a fine example of how Ricardo is able to work with India’s very best automotive brands to deliver exceptional products based on the latest technology,” said Ricardo India president, Mayank Agochiya. “This project involved engineers working in close collaboration in the UK and India, bringing together the most appropriate mix of skills and resources to deliver precisely the product required by Mahindra for the demands of its customers in India. We wish Mahindra every success with the new Xylo and look forward to continuing our engineering partnership with them on future high quality products.”