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Old 7th February 2014, 01:46   #1
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The Mahindra Pavilion:
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A race car with no exhausts . This is the Mahindra Formula-E Car, which will participate in the FIA sponsored Formula-E Championship starting in September 2014:
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0 - 100 in 3 seconds, top speed of 220 kph:
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Weight with driver = 800 kilos (of which 200 is the battery):
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200 kW power rating (~270 BHP):
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XUV500 Hybrid takes pride of place at the entrance:
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Mahindra claims the XUV500 Hybrid has 18% higher fuel efficiency & lower emissions:
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Uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor & Lithium Ion battery:
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Hybrid uses both, the diesel engine & electric motor:
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Electric motor assists the diesel engine at low engine speeds and while accelerating. It also uses regenerative braking to generate electricity while braking:
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This is the first manual diesel hybrid in the world:
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The Quanto AutoShift:
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5-speed Automated Manual Transmission:
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The first <10 lakh SUV (MUV??) without a clutch pedal. I'm really looking forward to driving & experiencing an AMT:
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This isn't your everyday XUV500 AWD; it has 195 horses & 553 Nm torque on tap, with performance brakes to match!
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Top speed well over 200 kph. Kerb weight = 1785 kilos:
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Mahindra Customisation's Stinger:
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Nearly every custom job @ the Expo wore matte finish paint:
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Doesn't have the "go" to match the show though. Merely 62 BHP & 195 Nm torque from the 2.5L m2DiCR motor:
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Simple yet aggressive lamps:
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XUV500 with a unique matte paint job. Got to say that the paint finish was impeccable:
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Mahindra-Reva's concept 2-seater Sports car, the Halo:
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The basic body shell might look like it's a decade too old, yet the finer design touches are stunning. The Halo is built in India and designed at Mahindra Reva's studio:
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Mahindra says the Halo will do 0 - 100 in 8 seconds and top out at 160 km/h. Battery range = 200 kms:
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Stylish ORVMs:
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Definitely the most appealing angle to view the Halo in:
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LED strips in the tail-lamps:
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Funky looking universal charging port has been showcased as a design element:
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Notice the sculpting on the roof, much like European Sports cars:
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Door opening control smartly hidden behind the actual door:
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Frameless doors:
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Flat-bottom steering with integrated controls (e.g. audio) that are touch-sensitive:
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Boost button on the steering wheel itself. Boost gives you more power, but uses up more of the battery too:
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Twin air-vents on either side of the dash:
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Simple digital meter console:
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The indicator stalk:
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Gearshift....umm, buttons with the only 4 modes you'll ever need:
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Multi-purpose Touchscreen takes buttons away from the dash:
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Speaker mounted right above:
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That spoon-shaped device replaces the door handle. Press the circular button to open the door, or slide the rectangular knob to lock/unlock:
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Mahindra's electric corner was aptly coloured in Blue. Notice how the roof styling is on the lines of the E2O's solar charging panels:
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The electric Verito:
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Mahindra already has a name for it, but no pan-India EV subsidies:
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80 kms range with a top speed of 85 kph. The battery has a charging time of 7 hours. The 'quick charge' option gives you 80% in 1 hour:
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Not only an electric Verito, but also an Automatic one!
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A look at the E2O's quick charge socket, available only on the top-end variant:
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The SsangYong Rexton receives a new 2.0L diesel with 153 BHP & 360 Nm torque. The engine has a variable geometry turbo:
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The Liv-1 full-size SUV concept makes its debut in India:
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It's great looking. Big, butch & clean:
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No handles on the rear door:
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The plain jane, boring Rodius. Claim to fame? 4 seat rows:
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Rear looks like someone was having fun with photoshop:
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Much too ungainly:
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4 seat rows for a total of 11 onboard:
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Legroom at the rear is tight. The seats do have fore & aft adjustment though:
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No boot space with the 4th row up:
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The seat rails. The middle seat has been folded down here:
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The Maxximo School Van. 0.9L twin-cylinder CRDe engine with 25 horses & 55 Nm torque. Seating capacity of 8:
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Notice the horizontal grilles on the windows for safety. Someone's done their homework well. The cabin area even has hooks for those water bottles:
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This school van offers GPS tracking, video recording (of the cabin) and real-time video streaming:
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The Genio Ambulance. Has a full-time rear view camera and an externally accessible oxygen tank:
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230 volt AC sockets. Air-conditioner available as an option:
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The Gio Compact Car is targeted at in-campus users (private roads of hotels, factories etc.)
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No doors means quickly hop in / out:
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Mahindra & Tata, both, showed off their design department's style of working to the aam junta:
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Clay modelling of the wheel cap & ORVM:
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One of the earliest design concepts of what finally became the XUV500:
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Creativity at work. Wacom tablet, touchscreen & photoshop:
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How designs are described & thought of. Nice to see my ol' girl on this chart:
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The 'Dune Bug' concept:
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The 'My Way' concept:
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Mahindra (and Tata) had a merchandise shop at the Expo:
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Nice LED torch:
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A solar torch for XUV fans:
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Orange hammer = To break a window in an emergency:
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Decent pricing:
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A very boring display from Mahindra. Lot of displays, lots of space.

BUT - As a customer, there is nothing really in there to look forward to! I wonder why they didn't utilize this occasion to unveil the Scorpio facelift atleast!
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Not many breathtakingly new concepts displayed.
The only saviors are electric concepts.
Good that Mahindra is investing hugely in developing electric vehicle technology. Kudos.
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A very boring display from Mahindra. Lot of displays, lots of space.

BUT - As a customer, there is nothing really in there to look forward to! I wonder why they didn't utilize this occasion to unveil the Scorpio facelift atleast!
Exactly my thoughts, what a lost opportunity to display the new scorpio.

Would love to know more about the modified XUV ? A remap from Red Rooster cannot give a bump of 55 BHP , please let us know the details on modified internals ?

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Mahindra-Reva's concept 2-seater Sports car, the Halo:

Mahindra says the Halo does 0 - 100 in 8 seconds and has a top speed of 160. Battery range is 200 kms
Great concept.
The car looks good with 0 - 100 in 8 seconds.
But with a 200KM range, I wonder what segment is Mahindra targeting with this car? If & when converted to production, what will be the launch price? Any guesses?
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BUT - As a customer, there is nothing really in there to look forward to I wonder why they didn't utilize this occasion to unveil the Scorpio facelift atleast!
I disagree. Hybrid XUV would be great if the claim of 18% more efficiency is true. Also e-Verito and automatic Quanto is something that customers will immediately benefit from.

I am also looking forward to Scorpio facelift as my Scorp Automatic has completed 4 years and I might end up with replacing it with another Scorp Automatic as there is no other Auto option in 15L bracket. That said, just because they didn't show what I was looking for, doesn't mean that there is nothing to look forward to. I am very impressed with the leadership Mahindra is showing in electric vehicles.
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