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Old 10th August 2015, 13:06   #256
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Looks like Mahindra is trying to keep the design simple yet elegant, just like Range Rover. Sincerely hope that they keep the interior quality at par with competition.

And if Mahindra says the design is inspired from Tanks, pray tell me where did you see tanks so tall ? Can't make out from the images, but I feel Mahindra has messed up the proportions of width and height yet again.
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The looks don't seem appealing honestly - especially the front bumper integration, looks like an inflated Wagon R and yes the other car that comes to my mind is the Sumo.

That being said, looks is not everything (which is very subjective) and things may look much better on the vehicle when launched. Hope the drive and interiors are also good and contemporary with the many features that are in vogue today.
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Old 10th August 2015, 13:57   #258
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Very Sumo Grande, without the over-curved edges of that vehicle.

In an earlier pic I thought the rear 3/4th looked very yeti-like, but now that the camouflage has come off it does look very much like a Sumo Grande.

The target market (Bolero crowd) will like it.

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Why so much of an issue if it's a monocoque? Ain't XUV a monocoque too?

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Looking at some early negative responses on it being a Monocoque I was bit skeptical too about the future of this vehicle. But after going through one of GTO's 2012 post on the pros and cons of Monocoque vs Body on frame and learning from there that fuel efficiency will be better, Mahindra will definitely be a happy camper for the urban drivers if they use monocoque! FE must have been a major point of consideration for this vehicle. This theory is bolstered by the fact that one of the pictures above is an AMT variant!

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TUV 300 taking on the Duster/Ecosport. Please.

This looks like the Quanto in the rear and don't know what like in the front with a Corrugated Sheet box in the middle.

It will purely sell in the taxi segment. I feel the decade old Sumo looks much better.

Apart from the XUV, what has Mahindra made that looks good?
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TUV 300 taking on the Duster/Ecosport. Please.

This looks like the Quanto in the rear and don't know what like in the front with a Corrugated Sheet box in the middle.

It will purely sell in the taxi segment. I feel the decade old Sumo looks much better.

Apart from the XUV, what has Mahindra made that looks good?
Looks are again entirely subjective. Please name one vehicle which looks as distinct and masculine as the Thar. It looks good after a wash and looks great all muddied up!
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TUV 300 taking on the Duster/Ecosport.



It will purely sell in the taxi segment. I feel the decade old Sumo looks much better.



Apart from the XUV, what has Mahindra made that looks good?

Some of their vehicles do looks far better than the rest; especially the Thar even the Vibe stands out. It is a subjective matter. Some people see a car feminine where as the same car is named masculine by others e.g look at the Creta Preview thread.

I guess not a good idea to try and find out sex of the baby before being released.

For my previous quote on the differences between monocoque and BoF here is the relevant post:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showth...errerid=262501 (Monocoque SUVs : Advantages and Disadvantages)

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Apart from the XUV, what has Mahindra made that looks good?
The Bolero and the Thar is one of the best designs from the Mahindra stable.

As someone said, looks are subjective.

I like brawny designs with straight lines and rectangles instead of curves and ovals! Only based on looks, I will still pick a Bolero with nice tyres and good alloys over a XUV.

The THAR is in a different league altogether.

Finally, looks is just one aspect when you are out to buy a vehicle. If you are saying the Scorpio does not look good, how come it is selling so well even after 13 years of existence in our market? What about the Bolero?

Different people have different priorities! I still think that the top variant TUV300 will look decent, especially with nice alloys.
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TUV 300 taking on the Duster/Ecosport. Please.
This looks like the Quanto in the rear and don't know what like in the front with a Corrugated Sheet box in the middle.
It will purely sell in the taxi segment. I feel the decade old Sumo looks much better.
Apart from the XUV, what has Mahindra made that looks good?

Hello gauravdgr8,

Just curious - tell me, are you usually as vitriolic as this, or is the M&M brand like the proverbial red rag to you?
One might be tempted to conclude that you've had an unfortunate experience or two with a Mahindra product !
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The last few pages have been an interesting read. This is one model which has evoked a distinct "I Like it" or "Its bad" kind of response. Like a few members have mentioned earlier, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

I am currently in the market for a car/suv/muv and I am unable to get what I want in a decent price range for a new vehicle. Better half is against a used vehicle but she is definitely clear that she wants a Storm.

I for one would love to buy the TUV provided the following are met:

1. Top end to feature all the creature comforts and safety features.
2. AWD / 4x4 in the offering.
3. Good handling.
4. Price below 11 L OTR Chennai which should not be difficult keeping in mind that this would have a lot of excise benefits.

Lets keep in mind that the Quanto which is a similar offering is around 9.5 L OTR.

The pricing for the Creta and the S-Cross have been disappointing. Lets wait and watch for the reviews and the pricing.
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I for one would love to buy the TUV provided the following are met:

1. Top end to feature all the creature comforts and safety features.
2. AWD / 4x4 in the offering.
3. Good handling.
4. Price below 11 L OTR Chennai which should not be difficult keeping in mind that this would have a lot of excise benefits.

Lets keep in mind that the Quanto which is a similar offering is around 9.5 L OTR.

The pricing for the Creta and the S-Cross have been disappointing. Lets wait and watch for the reviews and the pricing.
1. At max, you can expect 2 Airbags and ABS for safety. It should have all the creature comforts which other UVs have in this segment since Mahindra has never skimped on creature comforts.
2. Very unlikely that this will be offered at the launch.
3. Again very unlikely, at best it would handle like the Scorpio/Bolero.
4. Price at 11 Lacs is very much possible.
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Though boxy, it does look interesting to me. This one is like a younger sibling to the macho Bolero. Not sure how the urban customer will respond to it but I'd say that the semi-urban and rural audience will appreciate this vehicle. It has got the cost advantage (3OO badging suggests so), a robust built, GC to tackle their roads and not forget the Mahindra trust factor. May be this was the reason they redesigned (if they did) the Quanto on lines of the Bolero.

They are planning a pre-diwali Launch is what I heard from the paintshop people and are making 50-60 vehicles per day.
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Looks good and pretty much inspired by Jeep Rubicaon.

Holding on all the buying decisions till the launch.

http://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur...n-guise/22734/
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Overall the SUV looks similar to the Tata Sumo Grande when viewed from front 3/4 angle.
Images will do rest of the talking
(ignore the wheel arches and the 3rd quarter glass )
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