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Old 13th January 2009, 16:23   #571
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Maybe they started the project when we had the Qualis. So now, its a Rhino beater!
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i dont think it deserves as much bashing as it has received on this thread.

yes, it is ugly when viewed head on, but the rear & sides are pretty decent. the interiors are great except the middle vents. they seem to be spacious and has many practical features. and if the top end sells for 8.5 lakhs, its 3 lakhs cheaper than the top end innova. wish they provide ABS and airbags though.

it has AC vents on all 3 rows, every individual has got his own reading lamp, digital as well as mechanical speedo, trip computer, what else?

even the innova is not entirely handsome. oh, i forgot... its a toyota!

all said and done, i feel scorpio is still better!

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Look, no people-moving van sells on its looks. Reliability, space, pricing & fuel efficiency will be the key elements that it's target market is looking for.
While i agree with what you've mentioned, one needs to also consider the fact that for M&M, they are targetting the sedan customers, and the young crowd to purchse this vehicle. With looks like these, how much it would appeal is the question.

EDIT : Senthil, you're a bad boy.. beat me to it! I shall also try some mods on this.

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It is being claimed that she does 1-60 in less than 6.
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I have a feeling that just like Innova, this car is going to grown on us as well, and this car is going to look way better in real.
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Old 13th January 2009, 16:43   #576
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hey BBS, can we have some of your magic on this newbie???

There we go, she is definitely a looker now!!! Do send this pic to M&M , BBS.

How about some duo tone colors??

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Ram, You took my words out!! I was to ask BBS for some decent photoshop on the front end (Grill especially!)
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Maybe with some little tweaks here and there, the Xylo can be made to look better :

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Wow, that sure was some quick work.
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Steering wheel is exactly similar to Sumo Grande! Xylo design seems to be a melting pot of Tata Sumo Grande, Toyota Innova & Korean Kia Carnival minivan.

However it is the first time in M&M history they launch a product with reasonable features. Given the nose dive of global steel prices, Steel the 75% ingredient of all M&M vehicles, Xylo Prices could have been still lower by at least 5-10% . Traditional M&M's Greed for a 2.5CRDE engine seen again!

Large families i.e Families with two children and living with parents will prefer this type of automobile!

By the way why no dimension details mentioned in M&M's brochure?? Any idea about the rear boot luggage capacity? Fuel tank capacity?

Anyway Tata could seriously think of fixing something on SumoGrande both on prices and interior quality aswell.

Front grill is not very pleasant to eyes which can be revised by M&M in due course.

Good effort by an Indian auto maker. Congrats to M&M
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Looks ugly no doubt. Don't think Innova is threathned a bit by this launch.
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Now Sumo Grande looks like Land Rover to me.
The ugly Bolero tooth is deliberately put for it to look worse in case the head lights and the dash were not enough.
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Sure, the Grande looks good on the outside, but the interiors seem to be a different story altogether.

Sir, give credit to Mahindra- they've at least tried to cover up the "ugly Bolero tooth" with a chrome - finished diaper printed with their logo!
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The interiors look neat i think. the outside, well
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Great job BBS.

I think M&M should have you as a consultant.

I visited the wbsite today, the interiors seemed to be better than Scorpio at least ergonomically, at the price we pay for a VLX i feel cheated seeing the Xylo interiors.
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Maybe they started the project when we had the Qualis. So now, its a Rhino beater!
I wonder that's why it is comparable with a rhinoceros when viewed head- on. And remember, the rhinoceros is a force to reckon with even if it looks are reminiscent of the Jurassic Age.
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- What was that tag line again? The end of sedans is near?
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