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Old 9th January 2012, 10:24   #31
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Awesome coverage. In my opinion, one of the best stalls to visit. I had hoped M&M showcased AT version of XUV 500 too, though. The cutouts of engines, body of XUV is pretty innovative. Thumbs up to M&M and to you. RATED 5 stars!
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Old 9th January 2012, 10:40   #32
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Opened this thread with minimum expectations. Surprisingly delighted with what I see! The XUV 500 cutaway is such a unique idea and well executed too.

I was hoping they'd showcase an AT XUV but I guess there's still time for that to launch. The matte grey shade is to DIE for!
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Rehaan,

Super report and pictures!

Where is the Xylo? M&M has ignored it except for the pickup version? No news about Xylo 'CS' ?
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Excellent thread Rehaan! Loved the cut away of XUV5OO Kudos to the Mahindra team. The matte finish failed to entice me, maybe in person it would look good.

I thought they might showcase the Ssangyong vehicles.
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Torque split clutch details?
Tried, but could not get any.

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The cutouts will instill confidence in the technology Mahindra is employing in their vehicles.
In a strange way this is true!
The average viewer looks at a XUV500 drivetrain cut-away and a Mercedes drive-train cut-away, and behold - they look virtually the same

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BTW the Genio somehow looks funny with those puny looking tires and the rear overhang or maybe is it the angle of the picture ?
I think the pictures represent it well enough. They probably focussed on UTILITY for the Genio rather than trying to make it look proportioned.

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Loved the matt colours, hope to see them in real life soon.
Really unlikely if you ask me. Matte paint jobs are a NIGHTMARE to maintain. A visitor at the Mahindra stall reached over the barrier and touched the black/grey XUV - and it left a smudge!

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While Mahindra deserves all due credit for developing the marvelously designed & engineered XUV5OO I am wondering about where the design direction will go in the future.
Drawing a parallel to what J Mays (VP for global design - Ford) said to us about the design direction future :

He said that Ford has been using "kinetic" design for a while now, and a lot of others are using similar design too. Though in future Fords we can expect a more minimal and mature design cue (which is in fact harder to do), as the "kinetic" style has become quite common.

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Things like these usually run in circles, rather than completely linear progression. I'd imagine the same would happen for Mahindra. I don't expect the next Mahindra to be as show-y as the XUV.

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Much needed please : Interior shots of the Mahindra Navistar MN25 / MN31 trucks.
I did actually get some, but when the person manning the trucks saw me taking photos he said "actually you aren't even allowed to be in the cabin, i only let you in because you're from Team-BHP"

So i have not posted the photos.

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Where is the Xylo? M&M has ignored it except for the pickup version? No news about Xylo 'CS' ?
Nope, no news. See my reply on the 2nd page regarding "diluting press coverage". Also, that aside, no idea on how close those vehicles are to completion.

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I thought they might showcase the Ssangyong vehicles.
There was a sub-stall for Ssangyong. It will be put up in a separate thread. Same for Reva.

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Old 9th January 2012, 13:28   #36
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WooW, that's one heck of a detailed presentation by Mahindra ! Kudos to them, they really are aggressive and the result of that - Quality product and a LoOong waiting period
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Thank You, Rehaan for the excellent photographs and the report. I just absolutely loved going through the cutaway pictures. What I am very very pleasantly surprised with, is the finish on the cutaway parts and the vehicle itself.

Kudos to Mahindra and thanks to you guys again.
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Awesome coverage Rehaan. great pics. The cut sections of M&M and the demo were a real treat to see.
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Fantastic job by Mahindra. The XUV cutaway was very interesting.

Thanks for the detailed pics and supporting descriptions.
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Really liked the way XUV500 was presented the cutouts caught my eye, spent a good 10mins sifting through them.
1 question though when Bolero is said to be the highest selling MUV
Which models are we specifically talking about?
Zlx,slx,sle or DI,Plus?
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I would rate this is the best show among all, very well informed and display of internals engine and parts just awesome.

Thanks for sharing.
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Torque split clutch details?
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Tried, but could not get any.
Does not seem to have any external controls. Looks like a viscous coupling. Any manufacturers name on the housing? Does the owners manual say anything about its working fluid?

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Old 9th January 2012, 22:58   #43
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The cheetah would hang out on the roof of the XUV, and it would jump onto the hood if someone was standing there.
Here's a video via Mahindra :

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Notice the shadow of the cheetah too!

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^^ so that's how the front bumper of the XUV got mauled!!
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Thanks you Rehaan, lovely pictures and detailed description.

The cut sections of XUV were very interesting as mentioned by you plus your pictures explain them very nicely.
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