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Old 29th September 2011, 09:16   #1816
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Yuk! was my first reaction when I first saw the front! It is absolutely hideous and I completely second the opinions of all the people who have shared similar reactions on the looks of the XUV500. Mahindra simply went overboard with the aggression on the frontend and overdid it. The cuts in the bumper are disastrous and horrid, along with the floating grill. We had all seen the pics of this White prototype a few weeks back before the launch and all of us were hoping that this would not be the final version, and that they would fix the grill and bumper before the launch. Unfortunately, they went ahead and launched the same design, which quite simply put, is Horrible. It has really put off a lot of buyers and it seems like Mahindra will have to apply a front end redesign very soon with a simpler bumper and Grill. There are also so many other quirks like the weird bulge on rear hatch - completely uncalled for! The taillights - lifted off a Volvo XC90, look somewhat ok. The bulge over the rear wheel arches is also a design blunder and should have been avoided.
Interiors look Ok, but the wood finish and the front AC vents look down market.
Will see the XUV500 in person in few days and then take a call.
We were planning to change our Civic with this, but after seeing the final outcome, I am completely unsure whether it will be a good choice!
Let's hope that Mahindra's get some sense and fix at least some of the design quirks!

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Old 29th September 2011, 09:16   #1817
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Live telecast of press conference on XUV5OO between 9-11AM at:
Mahindra XUV500 | Mahindra XUV site
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From the press-conference
Most ambitious project for Mahindra, 650Cr development cost excluding Engine, Transmission and the plant.
250 Prototypes..
Target Customer for those looking for Power and Wow factor..
For Power they looked at Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Bruce Lee and Cheetah
Hideous Gill is the Jaw of the Cheetah

Monocoque design
AWD
6 Speed transmission
GPS Navigation
Voice Command
Bluetooth
Advanced Driver Info System with voice alert
6 Air bag
Side Impact beams - compliance of European crash norms
ESP
ABS
Roll over mitigation system,
Hydraulic brake Assist
Hill descend/ascent control
Rear wheel Independent Suspension
mHawk 140
All Leather inside
Fuel Efficiency: 15.1 km/Lt
Purple Club-Exclusive membership for XUV 5OO customer with personal relationship manager

2 Version Launch
W6-Manual
W8-AWD

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Guys as per my understanding reading through all the posts is that it was supposed to launch on 28th september.
Is it launched by any chance ,if yes what is the pricing details?
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Guys as per my understanding reading through all the posts is that it was supposed to launch on 28th september.
Is it launched by any chance ,if yes what is the pricing details?
If you have read all the posts, you would have seen the pictures of the launch as well which means it is launched. Moreover, you would also have read that pricing and specs will be revealed today.
Member Dinesha has posted the link to the live webcast of the press release. So everything will be out in some time.
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After a wait for so long, have got mixed feelings after seeing this. Why did they botch up the front fender/grill ? aaargh. Could it be an cooling issue so they used this design to let in more air?
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2 Version Launch
W6-Manual
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Ex-Delhi price
Price of XUV500 W8: Rs. 11.95 Lakhs
Price of XUV500 W6: 10.80 Lakhs

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Benbsb29, an awesome job. Such a simple modification makes the whole vehicle look so much better. Wish M&M could have offered us this instead.

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shocker of a price. long long order list for sure ! Mahindra has a potential HUGE winner on hand ! Expect TATA to be stunned by this price ! Amazing ! Anand Mahindra is one smooth talker too ! TATA motors should just shelve the Merlin project now.

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Overall this is a great effort from M&M.

The design is you love some you hate some type.
My taught:-

1) Excellent Dash, Beautiful, Functional and WOW factor.
2) Side profile, Looks good with the huge wheel arch's and the blackened D Pillar.
3) Good Stance and looks proportionate.
4) Front Tooth not to my licking, and the whole front looks like it require a rethink, i understand why the went for so many variations. As designers might have wanted to hide its bulkiness. But ended up making it weird and wacky ready. (DC and others might have already started working on this, as most of the XUV owners will surely have an additional 1lac to spare.)
5) Back, wooooow what's that... this is a place where nothing can be done. Its totally Wrong, I taught a lot on what can be done, i say............ Nothing. Really Bad.
(though must agree the tail lamps look nice, maybe the Bus Body builders will design their new bus range around these lamps.)
6) the Sloping roof, looks seriously nice.
7) Internal space, good front, excellent second row, third row strictly for children.

Now waiting for Mr. GTO's Official Review.

Feel Sad this will go the Aria way, if price anything above 12lac.
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Two models W6 & W8
W6 ex-showroom price 10.80L
W8 ex-showroom Price 11.95L

Ex showroom Delhi according to the webcast
Cheers!!

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Old 29th September 2011, 09:51   #1827
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You know what Mahindra, push down that front grille (like the pic posted by one of the moderators) and mount the spare wheel at the back. It will look much much better.
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Wow on the price front! considering the feature rich models.... this is one shocker!

the xuv is going to be a winner for sure!!!
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Looks like designers added fake air scoops up front to visually minimize the bulk of the front bumper and messed up the whole look in process.
Also over-designed in places, like Koreans, but couldn't achieve a similar result.

Basic design lines are not really bad. The overall proportions and stance of the car are pretty good. Just need to take care of these things -

- Redesign the front bumper and grille. Clean and simple (GV like) is what we want. Trademark grille has got to go.
- Get rid of the "moon" above rear wheel arches. A straight line needed there.
- Redesign the rear door + tail-lights.

These things could make it a better-seller.

I wonder how do they even approve these designs.
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At this price, am sure this will murder the competition. Sensible guys huh.... Man this is cheaper than the plane Jane Force One..Awesome
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