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Old 16th December 2014, 10:22   #16
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Would it be too much to ask if we want that hideously overstyled face toned down?
Mahindrs seems to have taken the 7 vertical slats as their grill code, the way BMW has the Kidney grill.
So they may reduce overstyling elsewhere, but the grill will not be a plain one.

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Old 16th December 2014, 10:42   #17
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I hope they change door handles this time at least. IMHO, they need redesign.
You I think must be the first one to NOT want the paw handles on the outside! They are liked by everyone and are said to be a pleasure to use with perfect ergonomics.

Or you are referring to the inside door handles? I found them to be very good too...
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I am referring external door handles, I somehow don't like it.. may be it's only me :-(
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I will seriously consider an XUV if they:

1. tone down their front design
2. improve the plastic quality of their interiors - especially dash board and doors etc
3. Increase the length by at least 10 cm to give some sort of storage space - not sure if they will be able to achieve that otherwise, without seriously compromising legroom.

I know most of these may not happen in the upcoming refresh, but then one can always hope!! :-)
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Check out what BHPian Tassem came up with here (Photoshop/Digital Art thread).
True that. If not the whole face atleast those hideous whiskers at front.

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i spotted this car earlier this month near chennai dd station. As discussed here the alloywheels were covered but if im not mistaken it was a left hand drive. And the place where i saw it, was very close to port. may be it was on the way to India Garage mount road. i just got a glimpse of the dashboard and it was similar to what we have. unfortunately i couldn't take pictures of it. and forgive me if im wrong.
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Or is it for the export market? M&M is entering the Philippines market with the XUV and the new scorpio. Will this be for that purpose?
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i spotted this car earlier this month near chennai dd station. As discussed here the alloywheels were covered but if im not mistaken it was a left hand drive. And the place where i saw it, was very close to port. may be it was on the way to India Garage mount road. i just got a glimpse of the dashboard and it was similar to what we have. unfortunately i couldn't take pictures of it. and forgive me if im wrong.
Alloy wheels on the one I saw were not covered, but LHD is a possibility as I was too keen to look at exterior changes. Thanks for the inputs
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Its always a mystery.....the design dept of M&M. For starters the hippo/rhino sized XUV is touted as a cheetah A fully wasted inspiration drawing trip to africa to see cheetas in the wild...happy they didnt run over some cheetas in the bargain. Even the customization dept is rage in itself
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From the talks I have seen, VIN 15 XUV's might have a change in alloy wheel design, might and for sure they are skipping the 5th wheel as alloy. It will be a steel wheel.
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Hoping for a sliding second row and for captain seats too. I am pitching it to my sister as a replacement for their 7 year old Innova. Only constraint is the less space in the third row as it will be used as occasionaly 7 seater for long trips.
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Could this be the 2015 XUV 5OO, code named W 213
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Would it be too much to ask if we want that hideously overstyled face toned down? Check out what BHPian Tassem came up with
A Mahindra will not be the same without the slatted signature Jeep(ish) grill. Hoping for some toned down front and less of the theatre like lighting inside.
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I will seriously consider an XUV if they:

1. tone down their front design
2. improve the plastic quality of their interiors - especially dash board and doors etc
3. Increase the length by at least 10 cm to give some sort of storage space - not sure if they will be able to achieve that otherwise, without seriously compromising legroom.

I know most of these may not happen in the upcoming refresh, but then one can always hope!! :-)
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Completey agree with the points you have listed, though in my opinion, black color manages to hide those whiskers and faux air vents to a great extent.
Plastic quality is pathetic to say the least, I dont understand why Mahindra is trying to save a few bucks here. Being in the auto industry, I know its not that big a deal for an auto major to pressurize a vendor into improving his part quality.
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Old 19th December 2014, 10:19   #30
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Hope they have improved the driver footwell & dashboard crash performance. This had been adversly commented upon by the Australian NCAP. This is the only NCAP test on the XUV 500.

Had tweeted re this to Anand mahindra & sent a couple of emails to their customer relationship desk. No information on whether they planned any improvements.
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