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Old 29th September 2011, 12:03   #1921
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Very good pricing by Mahindra. It's sure to dent Safari sales, and might probably cannibalise the Scorpio sales as well. Some families opting for the Innova might be tempted to move to the XUV500. Given the base variant's pricing, some C/C+ segment sedans also need to be worried.

Pricing may indeed be introductory, but it's not as if it would go up by 30-40K after 2-3 months. The price hike may well be 15-20K.

Does the XUV500 have a variants with Innova-like captain seats for the middle-row? If not, they should consider adding it.

Still can't digest the looks, though!

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Old 29th September 2011, 12:04   #1923
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Is this the introductory price? Can someone please confirm.

Although Mahindra has tested the product extensively I still would not be the first one to buy it. With so much gadgetry it is more likely to suffer breakdowns.

On a side note, why would anyone buy the Force one now? Or the Fully loaded Scorpio and Aria for that matter?

One question to the design team. Why the analogy with a Cheetah ?

I can foresee a whole lot of them growling around in Punjab!
In the conference, M&M said that this is indeed the introductory prices and will be valid for 2-3months. However they did not say anything on the expected price rise after 2-3months.
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I know readability is poor, but some might find it useful....

Even W6 comes with dual airbags, abs, all wheel discs.. and much more.. real VFM.

Features- XUV500 W6 W8 / W8-AWD

Technology
Mhawk140 with 5th generation variable geometry turbocharger Y Y
Micro hybrid technology Y Y
6-speed transmission Y Y
Static bending projector head lamps with LED parking lights Y Y
6-inch colour touch screen infotainment display N Y
6-inch monochrome infotainment display Y N
GPS Navigation with touch-screen and audio support N Y
Integrated music system with CD/MP3, iPod & USB connectivity Y Y
4-Door speakers with 2 tweeters on dashboard Y Y
DVD player N Y
DIS in-built in infotainment system Y Y
Tyre-tronics N Y
Intellipark Y Y
Smart rain sensing wipers Y Y
Intelligent light sensing headlamps Y Y
Digital immobiliser Y Y
Digital trip & tachometer Y Y
Glass embedded antenna Y Y

Safety
Dual airbags (Driver + Passenger) Y Y
Side & curtain airbags N Y
ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Y Y
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with rollover mitigation N Y
Hill Hold and Hill Descent control N Y
Side impact beams Y Y
Crumple zones for crash protection Y Y
Tubeless tyres Y Y
Disc brakes on all wheels Y Y

Style
Alloy wheels N Y
Full wheel caps Y N
Racing-styled twin exhaust Y Y
Front and rear fog lamps Y Y
Chrome Scuff plate for 1st and 2nd row Y Y
Streamlined Roof-rails Y Y
Cladding strips Y Y
Sporty dual tone interiors Y Y
Cubic-printed centre console with metal accents Y Y
Twin pod cluster with 3D-dials Y Y

Comfort
Tilt power steering Y Y
Telescopic steering N Y
Fully automatic temperature control (FATC) & dual HVAC Y Y
Premium fabric seats Y N
Leather upholstery N Y
Power-foldable and adjustable ORVMs Y Y
Centre arm rest with cup holders in 2nd row Y Y
8-way adjustable seats including height and lumbar adjust (driver's side) Y Y
Height adjustable seat belts (front row) Y Y

Convenience
Cruise, audio, phone controls & voice command switches on steering Y Y
Power windows with driver side express down Y Y
Remote tail gate opening Y Y
Flip key with remote central locking Y Y
Storage spaces on centre console Y Y
Reading lamps in all 3 rows Y Y
Conversation mirror Y Y
Tinted solar-reflecting glass Y Y
Mobile charging points Y
Y
Rear wash and wipe Y Y
Rear demister Y Y
Follow-me home headlamps Y Y
Lead-me-to vehicle lamps Y Y
Illuminated key rings Y Y
Puddle lamps Y Y
Entry assist lamp Y Y
Door ajar lamps Y Y
Camping lamp Y Y
Remote fuel lid opener (electrically operated) Y
Y
Glove box with laptop holder Y Y
Flexi seat configuration for convenient storage (60:40 fold 2nd row, 50:50 3rd Row) Y Y
Flat fold 2nd and 3rd row seats Y Y
Umbrella holder Y Y
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On a side note, why would anyone buy the Force one now? Or the Fully loaded Scorpio and Aria for that matter?
Can't think of any good reasons to buy an Aria but Force One has a less quirky design which might appeal to many people. It has also has very good space in the second/third rows. Of course M&M has a lot of bells and whistles (and a 4WD) but Force One might still prove to be decent competition.
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The front grill looks a bit like the X-trail!
The side profile looks like the outlander!
Rear profile looks like the Xylo!
Overall = so so..

Pricing = perfect!
Does that let M&M get away with whatever designs they throw at the masses?
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M&M pulled the magic trick with the pricing! This is a great car for the price. Yes, the front still looks hideous, nothing that cannot be fixed aftermarket .

More than anything else, this is a slap in the face of Aria. 4x4 Aria sells at 14.5-16L ex showroom. While I haven't compared specs, I am sure it compares well - and this one is almost 3L cheaper.

Kudos M&M, and Tata - you really missed the bus.
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Any figures with regards to the weight of the vehicle. It looks big and bulky and 140 bhp may be about adequate for it.
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One question to the design team. Why the analogy with a Cheetah ?
Not just analogy, M&M tried to give lot of Cheetah effect as well, look at following images. rear large wheel arch effect going upto c pillar rear window gives a running cheetah effect and front looks like a mustache of cheetah :P lol
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I can see the Aria's sales figure from 204 in August to 10 in October
Mahindra definitely has shaken most of the auto manufacturer with this killer pricing. I hope the price remains as is.
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what would be the best color ,i personally like silver / black / white in that order.
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what would be the best color ,i personally like silver / black / white in that order.
Amazon Green looks refreshing and suits well on this without looking odd. Red looks awful, otherwise Silver and black look good.
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This is what other car makers need to learn from Mahindra especially the Tatas. Price your product well and enjoy huge success.

If the reviews come out well, I don't see any reason of buying any other commuter SUV, period. Even people thinking of sedans will move over to this.

Tatas if you are listening, need to slash Aria prices by a couple of lakhs just to compete.

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Can't think of any good reasons to buy an Aria but Force One has a less quirky design which might appeal to many people. It has also has very good space in the second/third rows. Of course M&M has a lot of bells and whistles (and a 4WD) but Force One might still prove to be decent competition.
On the flip side, Force One are treading in a completely unknown territory. It could be a very nice car but the F badge does not evoke a lot of confidence for the price they are asking. Among the less important tit bits Mahindra has provided great practical features like the hill decent control, multiple airbags, ABS and what not.

In fact even the Gurkha [I have driven one] is fantastic for whatever it does. Seriously! Yet, how many of them do we see on road? Mahindra has that bad boy thing going for it. Trust me, the number of Bolero's I see is mind boggling. I have also seen people cross shopping it for a Manza just because of the butch image!
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At 10.9 lakh it is really awesome pricing. The features the are providing in the base variant are just awesome. They are providing 2 airbags and all disc brakes in the base variant as safety features. Hope the price remains same. And yes Merlin should be also be priced similarly or else I think it will not be a hit.
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