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Old 3rd February 2016, 12:34   #1
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Big shout-out to Anshuman & Eddy for their coverage and photographs.


Welcome to Mahindra's sprawling Auto Expo stall!

The regular suspects on display:
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The "Modified" section contained some eye-candy, as well as some questionable aesthetics:
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A few electric vehicles on display at the Mahindra Electric pavilion:
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2-Wheelers got their own section within the Mahindra stall, and you can see a covered surprise in the background:
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And finally, a racing-zone with some simulators:
Mahindra @ Auto Expo 2016-aaa_1824.jpg

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XUV Aero Coupe

Before the unveil:
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Looks sleek, and has a bit of that X6 vibe towards the rear:
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And here it is!
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Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli

This compact SUV was yet to be "unveiled" at the Mahindra stall:
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And here it is uncovered:
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The Tivoli is SsangYong’s first new model developed since it was acquired by Mahindra:
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Unfortunately, the interiors were locked:
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Not Your Average Thar

This monster is sure to draw a lot of eyeballs:
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The red pin-stripe carries around the car, and even the accessories like the high-lift jack share the colour scheme:
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Some really tasteful details, like the red outline on the snorkel opening:
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Ginormous Maxxis Trepador tyres (37x12.50r16lt):
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The interior too has the red highlights. There's forward-facing rear seats at the back:
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LED taillight clusters. Note the rear bumper as well:
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A parting shot of this excellently done modification:
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Modified TUV300 & KUV100

Speaking of modifications, the changes on this TUV really help its otherwise blocky & flat looks:
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The flat and bulky stock front-end has been nicely diffused by the modified bumper:
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However, the protruding grille slats, while certainly unique, are a bit weird:
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The rear end has shaped up nicely too:
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Accents with a brushed metal look on the tail-lamps match nicely with the matte paint job:
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Body-cladding and alloys too:
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The spare tyre cover is neat. Minimal, yet rugged looking:
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On the other hand, the team has managed quite a feat with the KUV100...

...they've managed to make a rather ugly car, uglier
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Who knows though, it might still be a hit in urban India. Gotta say that Mahindra usually knows their customers very well!
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Some people might wonder why there is another door handle on the tail-light :
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Mahindra Electric

We've been hearing of the Electric Verito for quite a while now. Mahindra is inching towards the launch. There's talk of an electric KUV100 too:
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Also on display was the Electric Supro (Mahindra's 8-seater van, usually diesel):
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Specs of the Supro (30 kW & 90 Nm):
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One more car at the Mahindra Electric pavilion was under wraps. It's the Mahindra Reva e2o Sport:
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And here it is...
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Don't miss the spec sheet! 0-100 = 8 secs, with a max speed of 120 km/h
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Given how fun the e2o was to drive, I can only imagine this being a complete hoot!
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Note the cross-drilled discs and red calipers:
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It has support for wireless charging too:
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Commercial Vehicles

The imposing Imperio:
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Of course, it has been dressed up for the expo:
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A view of the loading bay:
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Here's the regular Supro (diesel):
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Don't miss the length of the front overhang!
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The SmartShift app allows cargo owners and transporters to connect. Think of it like an 'Uber' for the commercial segment:
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Racing Zone

Don't forget about Mahindra's racing involvement!

They participate in the FIA Formula-E (electric) and Moto3 World Championships.

That was probably an inspiration for the racing-zone in their stall:
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The Usual Suspects:

Nothing much for the average BHPian to see here, but this display of stock & currently on-sale Mahindra cars will be a big hit on the days when the general public comes in to touch, feel, sit and selfie with everything:

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Interestingly, Eddy & .anshuman noticed that a lot of visitors from other auto companies were checking out the KUV -- in particular, the implementation of the center-front seat!
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Wow!

These might be the first photographs of the Mahindra stable released anywhere today. Great work Eddy and Anshuman!

Its strange that Mahindra chose Day2 for unveiling the XUV Aero concept, especially when there were no important launches from them scheduled today.
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Thanks for the update

What a pathetic show by them. Looks like XUV aero concept is the only saving grace, that too just a concept.
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A very disappointing exhibit from Mahindra, with only the SsangYong Tivoli having any real significance. Waiting for the unveil. Tivoli has decent reviews in Europe.

The XUV 5OO Aero concept might remain just that, a concept.

PS - What about the two - wheelers from Mahindra? Mojo and the scooters given a miss?

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Not commenting anything on the products they have displayed. But every time I hear the names of their new products, I feel like crying . 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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Very nice coverage of the stall. Eager to see XUV Aero.

I was rather stunned with the comparison of KUV100 with Grand i10. I didnt realize they were the same league. All of the Mahindra cars have the *UV look, with the exception of the Verito. I think Mahindra should try a little more on the regular-car, the one you dont have to look rugged.

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XUV Aero Coupe

The Aero concept will be unveiled tomorrow, but here's a sneak peak:
The body design looks similar to the Komodo concept:
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While the design is nothing close to reality, but marrying XUV design to this body frame might actually drawn some attention.

Related discussion:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ncept-suv.html (The Mahindra KOMODO concept SUV!)

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