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Old 8th April 2009, 12:54   #16
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Its about 3 and a half Quintals lighter than the VVt safari, so no doubt it's responsive, And yes,probably all the Xenons given to dealerships are the silver coloured 4x2 doublecabs with these cheap plastic add-ons.
Never mind the rear seat, where even our brave Indian army soldier, who's so used to sitting upright in army trucks, would feel a bit uncomfortable. Atleast they could have tried to pass on a little bit features from the safari. The dash is just too blunt. I mean, the most easy way to discribe it is that the interier does not match the exterior, and it falls way below what you expect after you had a good look at the vehicle.
But still, if i fall out of choices(they aint providing me with a Di powered 4x4 Bolero), then this is what i would have to buy, unless i can bear up the courage to use the jonga as my daily driver
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But still, if i fall out of choices(they aint providing me with a Di powered 4x4 Bolero), then this is what i would have to buy, unless i can bear up the courage to use the jonga as my daily driver
Bolero Di 4wd is available in the base varient. But no PS and A/c.

As far as Xenon goes it is a camping vehicle. Good for those who go on expeditions with lot of luggage which a SUV may not have space for. In India this will be used as a lifestyle vehicle and will never be used as a hard core off roading tool. Seeing the dimensions-

1. Only Good for trail driving (jungle safaris, dune bashing etc)
2. Not good for places with short turning radius off road
3. Long wheel base will make it sit on its belly most of the times.

Verdict - A little more than a Soft roader!

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Old 8th April 2009, 16:32   #18
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Yes, but still atleast better than a car, lol. Besides, i am one of these idiots who cannot leave things as they are. So if i do get one,(very few possibilities of that, by the way) its not going to remain an independent suspension softy with plastic bumpers and just 31" tires.
The Mahindra guys first told me its possible to get a top model, but latter they said they only have the base model to offer. Nor were they ready to change things and convert it to a top only, even though i was ready to offer them whatever it cost.
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It is quite sad that a company like Mahindra that has a history of providing 4WD vehicles to Indians including our armed forces have given up on 4WD for the civilian market. I mean how many people are there salivating for a Major or Invadier 4WD? I would have loved to see them put the CRDe engine in the Bolero 4WD rather than the underpowered 68 XD3P. As much much as we complain about Tata motors and their QC atleast they don't ask you to stand on your head to get a 4WD version of the Safari or Xenon.
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My understanding is that 4wd is only available on the dual cab Xenon.
Xenon is available only in dual cab version in India!
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I have seen this SUV on Saturday in Chennai.
I was not able to take Front View Snaps.The area was crowded and unable to overtook in the flyover.
Believe this is TATA Xenon SUV/MUV.
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Hi,

I have seen this SUV on Saturday in Chennai.
I was not able to take Front View Snaps.The area was crowded and unable to overtook in the flyover.
Believe this is TATA Xenon SUV/MUV.
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You are right, this is a Xenon XT Pick Up Truck with Canopy on it

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if you visit the site above and the accessories section, you can see the Canopy is available as an accessory
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Haven't checked this site.
But i am confused,how the canopy fit with the pickup/boot area?

When i saw the car in my rear mirror,i thought of Landcruiser.so i gave way to him.
After that only i realized it's TATA Xenon.
I haven't seen any Xenon with Canopy fixed.
It looks really big and Awesome.
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Old 20th July 2009, 13:26   #24
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Canopy? Very common mod available on trucks all over the world.



More Accessories -
Xenon Xt Images and Xenon Xt Wallpapers at MaxAbout.com - Page 01 of 2 - Bollwyood, Models, Gallery, Wallpapers, Movie

I prefer this -

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If only one could install seats in the covered area. witht he rear bulk head removed for the airconditioning to work there.
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If only one could install seats in the covered area. witht he rear bulk head removed for the airconditioning to work there.
Thats missing the point of this vehicle.. no?
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If you want seats , then you should be getting Sumo Grande
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Thats missing the point of this vehicle.. no?
Is there any point of this vehicle?
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Is there any point of this vehicle?
Why do you think so? I am sure there are many people who would love to own this vehicle and make good use of it.
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Awesome vehicle. I've driven it. I like it without the Canopy. The plastic lining for the loading bay looks cool. I'd choose it over the Safari anyday.
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