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Old 23rd July 2009, 19:22   #196
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Jury is out on the new 540 developement in the latest Autocar issue. Its slated to have a Scorpio engine & gearbox. Suspension bits would be from Bolero/Scorp.
Can you post the link please if possible ?
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yep,
The news is true. 3 weeks back a little birdie informed me that jeeps are being churned out of their zaheerabad plant. Exports start end of august or early sept.
Price ? with a scorpio heart and a bolero bones, its not coming cheap.
This might be released in india as well. Probably they wanted to position it alongside the xenon in the niche "Lifestyle vehicle" segment.

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the niche "Lifestyle vehicle" segment.
That tag lets the manufacturer price the vehicle out of the enthusiasts reach.

If priced at around the cost of a Bolero SLX Di Turbo. It would make sense. Anything more and it was not meant for our shores anyways.
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The niche "Lifestyle vehicle" segment already has the gawky Scorpio Getaway. What we need is a true blood 4x4 at an affordable price.
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Just give us the stock MM540,
Exactly what we need. Then we can customise it.
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yep,
The news is true. 3 weeks back a little birdie informed me that jeeps are being churned out of their zaheerabad plant. Exports start end of august or early sept.
Price ? with a scorpio heart and a bolero bones, its not coming cheap.
This might be released in india as well. Probably they wanted to position it alongside the xenon in the niche "Lifestyle vehicle" segment.

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Krishna.
Krishna,
I dont think M&M will price it in Xenons territory! Xenon is too big vehicle and probabaly new MM550 will have half the metal used on Xenon. Also whats the point in pricing it in Getaway category?

It will be significantly cheaper...if and only if made for India.
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i think these NEW 4x4 jeeps being launched in india by MM are Thars which they couldnt manage to export or sell abroad!

thats my take!
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So where are the jeep/s !? Something to celebrate for this Diwali at least !?
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Dear Parm - ref your comment in your post no 202 above,

QUOTE - "i think these NEW 4x4 jeeps being launched in india by MM are Thars which they couldnt manage to export or sell abroad! thats my take!" - UNQUOTE

We Indians are second to none in this world and we shall always get the best there is. Let there be no doubt on this.

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Old 11th August 2009, 19:24   #205
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We Indians are second to none in this world and we shall always get the best there is. Let there be no doubt on this.
So Mr. Dhabhar

Can we take that as a confirmation from that we are getting Mahindra Thar/Goa or at least equivalent here.

any idea about the launch ?

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Dear Parm - ref your comment in your post no 202 above,

QUOTE - "i think these NEW 4x4 jeeps being launched in india by MM are Thars which they couldnt manage to export or sell abroad! thats my take!" - UNQUOTE

Behram Dhabhar
Behram Sir we saw one 540 in Coorg event with something change in it, I guess it's in testing process.
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Behram Sir we saw one 540 in Coorg event with something change in it, I guess it's in testing process.
Please tell me you took a photograph.
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Please tell me you took a photograph.
I did not take Photo it was total dark in parking lot and we had no camera and mobile phone was no use. I do not own Jeep but my friends who are specialist in Jeep and driving 540 they found few difference one was Front and Back Differential was Wide like Invader.
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We Indians are second to none in this world and we shall always get the best there is. Let there be no doubt on this.
A +10 to that one sir!
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I did not take Photo it was total dark in parking lot and we had no camera and mobile phone was no use. I do not own Jeep but my friends who are specialist in Jeep and driving 540 they found few difference one was Front and Back Differential was Wide like Invader.
Sounds like the '09 NGCS 550. Saw one of these beauties in all White Military Police colors. It had a 09 Army registration. Stands differently from the older Army 550s.

I should have stopped for a pic.
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