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Old 4th February 2016, 08:44   #31
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The stall of Stephen King in the Indian automobile industry!

I cannot come to terms with that huge front overhang of the Supro. Its just crazy! Why did they do that? Is it a front wheel drive van? Did they not get space for the axle behind the engine?

I think driving this around is going to be very tricky. People already come into your lane during tight turns on single lane roads here, and I can't imagine what this one is going to do. And many are going to lose that side door or the rear to a wall or a pillar.

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Some day when they run out of names, they will start naming products like "Maaro", "Peeto", "Bhaago", "Looto" etc. Whoever is behind this naming strategy, I feel has gone bonkers.
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To you and me it may sound bonkers, but to the target customers it does make good sense to relate, lot goes into marketing friend!
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Kudos to the beautiful coverage you guys have put to us.
Just now happened to get a glance of Mahindra XUV Aero Coupe
One word Wow!
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To you and me it may sound bonkers, but to the target customers it does make good sense to relate, lot goes into marketing friend!
Now SPIKEARRESTOR may ask how about Thar?
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Modified TUV300
Speaking of modifications, the changes on this TUV really help its otherwise blocky & flat looks:
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Nice pictures Rehaan, especially the all-round view of the TUV Modification.
Considering the TUV is already on the heavier side by about 200 kgs in its present design, How much extra weight will this modified Kit add to the total?

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The rear end has shaped up nicely too:
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The rear step has been sacrificed in this modification, accessing the rear jump seats will be very difficult.Or, I suppose they have eliminated the rear seats in this modification? Can you confirm.
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Sometimes I keep thinking whether the problem is with us or with Mahindra. To people like me, most of their designs look ugly and whacky, but when we look at the sales chart, it sells like hot cake. And as Rehaan mentioned, it might be the ugliest KUV that may set sales records.
Just like the Dzire did for Maruti. People wanted to be associated with the 'Sedan' paradigm for the lowest cost from a brand they could trust.

The 'SUV' is the new Sedan and pseudo SUVs are the new paradigm people want to associate with.

And Mahindra being a 'SUV' company has used that heritage in their marketing.

Renault Kwid has done the same thing. Its just that they weren't able to call their car an 'SUV' or KUV


Emotional hijack is the only way to take market share from Maruti in the segment where Maruti dominates.
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XUV Aero unveiled!
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More pics surface!
Styled by Mahindra and built by Pininfarina!
210 bhp and a claimed 0-100kph of 6 seconds!!!
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Anand Mahindra, if you really want my response, here it is : "Shut up and take my money!!"
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210 bhp and a claimed 0-100kph of 6 seconds!!!
I am in love with this car! And 210 bhp!! Even better. Want! Want! Want one badly.
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Looks like the front is designed by M&M; while the rear is done by Pininfarina(finally, a good rear design on a M&M).
This is one beautiful coupe! I wish that the chrome-ish front grill and bumber grill is replaced with a matte-black version for production. I am impressed by the efforts put-in by an Indian manufacturer; will surely sell like hot cakes!

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210 bhp and a claimed 0-100kph of 6 seconds!!!
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Is Aero being planned for 2016 launch? I guess lot to be changed including the Rolls Royce door. This is just a concept car? Or will it come to reality ?
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More pics surface!
Styled by Mahindra and built by Pininfarina!
Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?

But in all fairness, it does not look bad at all.
Seeing that it is just a different shell on the XUV 5OO, I am sure Mahindra can price it aggressively too.

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Seriously hoping that the XUV AERO comes to becoming a reality. M&M - you have 12 to 15 lakhs of my dough if this is made a reality !!! Please keep it to 2 doors !!

Looks like the Italians will help M&M grow leaps and bounds with this kind of design language.

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My inner voice tells me that XUV Aero is going to be another blockbuster from Mahindra. The crowd confirms it. Perhaps, XUV Aero will be the proper upgrade for XUV 500 owners including me!

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More pics surface!
Styled by Mahindra and built by Pininfarina!
210 bhp and a claimed 0-100kph of 6 seconds!!!
Whaaat !!!!

So it not only looks like BMW X6, arguably one of the best designed SUV ever, but is faster than the Bimmer?

All this at probably like less than half the price of both X6 & Evoque ??

If and when this does come, there will be a stampeded in M&M showrooms for sure.


@Mods - Please update the thread "Link" to include XUV Aero. This is a complete WOW launch for me.

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