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Old 7th October 2015, 11:42   #1051
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I believe TUV is a different class all together. If you are looking for those smooth edges, and less of inside space, then it should be Ecosport. TUV gives you a strong road presence, SUV feel and more over it is very comfortable to drive!
I totally agree to both being leagues apart, however my daily run is 100 kms and plan to keep the vehicle till about 1.25 lakh kms. i dont want a frequent visitor to the service station. Just hope that Mahindra has made TUV niggle free.
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For me it's also coming down to how much one can enhance rear seat comfort over and above what the stock TUV 300 option has to offer. It's a pity that they don't have reclining seats and apparently the under thigh support is not much to write home about.

I wonder if team bhp has any tips on improving rear seats in general including under thigh seat size, padding, adding arm rests, coffee/mug slots etc?

I looked up the modifications and accessories thread here.

Closest I could fine is a Stanley and other leather seat brands thread, but it's not exactly all that I'm looking for. Will keep searching. Perhaps I'll have to look at each rear seat modification separately to get the full picture,
I also had these apprehensions, but upon checking in Delhi market i found that the solution to Recline and adding under-thigh support is an expense of only 5k. You can even install bucket seats for around 10k.
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Folks really need your suggestions :

I have booked TUV 300 T8 Black to be delivered on 18th Oct. Today Ford has announced Ecosport refesh with a lot of features in the Trend+ and Titanium variant, Now i am really confused.

Please help me decide
I am not sure why you are getting confused.
Though media project TUV300 as a competition to Ecosport, both cars are at the end of the spectrum.
TUV300 is a properly built SUV, with body on frame design. You can compare it to the likes of Bolero, Scorpio, Sumo, Safari, though TUV300 has better equipment than all of these and is a sub 4m car to keep the prices low. This is suitable for people who want to drive a real SUV. This is sure a tough vehicle, but it will not attract any attention on the road, due to its standard boxy nature.
Ecosport, on the other hand, is a high raised car, with monocoque construction. It is a big hatchback, with dimensions & Ground clearance similar to a small SUV. Ecosport definitely has a higher level of equipment because it main customers are urban office goers. One who buys Ecosport can definitely show it off among his colleagues when it is new and get some wows.
Since you have booked the TUV300, I suspect you like the straight lines in the design. Getting wows among your peers is not one of your top concerns. If so, you would have booked the Ecosport already. Honestly, the Ecosport currently on sale, and the facelift does not have a lot of difference to speak of.
So, no need to get confused, take delivery of your TUV300 and enjoy the long drives!
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Folks really need your suggestions :

I have booked TUV 300 T8 Black to be delivered on 18th Oct. Today Ford has announced Ecosport refesh with a lot of features in the Trend+ and Titanium variant, Now i am really confused.

Please help me decide
Ecosport is similar to a hatchback that's raised high. It is refined etc, but it is sill like a hatch. If you want something more rugged, then you are right with TUV
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Spotted the Molten Orange shade at VVC Motors, Kondapur-Hyderabad showroom today while on my way to office.

The shade is the same as in XUV500. Looks good on TUV300 and wears it well.

I asked the advisor to call me if they receive any Blue/Black TUV300 for deliveries and if anyone orders the Green. Black might be the best color on this machine.

Pardon the picture quality.

Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-img_20151007_131713.jpg
Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-img_20151007_131726.jpg
Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-img_20151007_131831.jpg
Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-img_20151007_131842.jpg
Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-img_20151007_131845.jpg
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Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-img_20151007_132432.jpg


I had seen one TUV300 (white) on road couple of days ago near driven by a young owner.
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I also had these apprehensions, but upon checking in Delhi market i found that the solution to Recline and adding under-thigh support is an expense of only 5k. You can even install bucket seats for around 10k.
Great to know! If you I may know, what is the solution?

Team BHP: Really need the review. As the song has it: Intaah ho gayi intazaar ki; ayi na khabar 'TUV' ki!

Thank you (for putting up with the limerick).
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There are many people bashing the straight lines on TUV300. Well today I have seen the car first time on road. It was a short glimpse of TUV300 with XUV 500 behind it. Well photographs didn't do justice to the car. IMO this car has mature looks with something different to offer in this fluidic world. My two cents- one must see it in person before striking it out.
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Note that the rear number plate is unscrewed from one end. Someone should have noticed. Quality always becomes a concern when you see something like this--not just of the vehicle, but the dealership people, and ASS.
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SA called me today and informed me that the prices are going to increase by 15K next week. Seems introductory pricing is over
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SA called me today and informed me that the prices are going to increase by 15K next week. Seems introductory pricing is over
Prices of all M&M vehicles have been increased by 15k. This is not specific to TUV, I guess introductory pricing of TUV is still ON, and anytime it could change!!
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By replacing the fixed hinges with adjustable hinges you can get the reclining function for the back seat.

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Test Drove the T8 AMT yesterday.

It was a very short & slow drive, due to peak office hours. The car looks better in flesh than pics suggest. Though the front do looks a bit too flashy, and a more mature design would have helped. Fit & Finish is on par with Scorpio & Xuv, except those ill fitting headlights. The showroom had Tuv, Xuv & Scorpio all parked in a row, and I can surely say the TUV looks more butch & tough than the other two, helped by that massively high bonnet. IMO, the TUV's bonnet looks as high as a Fortuner.

I was very careful while getting inside the car due to those curved front doors. Door closed with a satisfying thunk, much better than the new Scorpio which feels very tinny & hollow in comparison. The interior look & feel is unlike any Mahindra Car and appears to be much better quality than even the XUV. But, the steering wheel without leather even on the T8 appears very plasticky. Front Seats are comfortable & more spacious than the Scorpio, but the Seat Height felt low, and the outside visibility isnt as good. The integrated armrests are very welcome. Getting in the rear is very easy, and the first thing that hit me was the space offered. It definitely doesnt feel like a 4m car, and would be great if Mahindra gives an option of removing the last pair of seats, and a slider mechanism like a Scorpio. The back rest does feel a bit upright, but not uncomfortable, and nothing a slight aftermarket modification can't solve. Also missed the presence of an centre armrest. Coming to the last pair of seats, they are meant only for kids, and should be used only for short city drives. If I decide to buy this car, these seats will be the first one to be kicked out of the car.

Now comes the drive, the engine never ever felt like a 3Cylinder engine. The NVH impressed, especially after all those conflicting reviews here. Definitely feels much more refined than a Rapid/Vento. There were no unwanted vibrations anywhere. The startup shake is quite alright for a ladder frame chassis. We were 3 persons in the car, and the pickup was good & appeared lag free. Tried both the Auto & Manual modes of the AMT gearbox, and the short 3-4kms drive was stress free in the peak hour traffic. Given the height & width of the vehicle, it never feels like a small car & takes as much effort as a Scorpio. The Steering felt unusually heavy, infact heavier than my 8yr Old Scorpio.

Could not get a chance to check the brakes due to heavy traffic, though the Suspension felt better than my Scorpio. I have narrowed down my choice to this & the new updated Ecosport. As of now, I am tilting more towards ES. Rest will decide only after a detailed TBHP review.
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Presenting the TUV300 Crazy Colour Edition. IMO it looks quite cool Comments?

Next-generation Mahindra Bolero? NAMED: Mahindra TUV300!  EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 6.90 lakhs-tuv-crazy-color.jpg

P.S. This is just a photoshopped image done by an amateur
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Presenting the TUV300 Crazy Colour Edition. IMO it looks quite cool Comments?
Still better looking than the nail polish pink Estilo!

Jokes apart, they really should have included the Rocky Beige colour that was available in the previous gen Scorpio - would have looked good on the TUV 300.

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The frontal elements are just not gelling with each other. The grill design is a poor attempt at wannabe cherokee.
The squarish fog lamps are looking out of place. I like brute but not brute and ugly. Just my opinion. Dashboard looks good however.
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