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Old 29th September 2011, 19:34   #2071
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Silhouette of the XUV. In this favourable angle it looks like a panther
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Old 29th September 2011, 19:40   #2072
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Thanks for the comparison. But Id like to say that it would be unfair to compare the two. They are meant for different set of consumers.
I think they are targeted at the same set of customers. Both these vehicles are softroaders and would appeal to urban users looking for a SUV like high seating position and GC but sedan like driving. I know that XUV has a monocoque construction as opposed to Aria body on frames construction but of them would appeal to the crossover segment.
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yes I might just do that.
and yes i am particularly interested in its proportions because I actually want a slightly more compact SUV.
else I might just wait for the XUV AWD AT and buy that when it comes.
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Oh dear....

Man, I don't care if the Aria cost 2 lakhs more than the XUV, or even 3. It looks so much classier, give me the understated, elegant Aria any which day. It is once again proven that the Tata design team rocks, and Mahindra's design team sucks.
I did that comparison for people who may not like to go around in XUV kind of vehicle with that in your face styling.Also the seating is suitable for 5 because with 7 on board there is no place for luggage.ARIA has got so much negative publicity for not being macho enough but its styling is more global than local.

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Photos of the XUV500's production.
SOURCE: Anand Mahindra via Twitter
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yes i quite agree that we are a "price vs value equation led" market.

and yes I would buy any of these fancy SUV's had they been priced fairly in our country, the way they are abroad.
I just cannot bring myself to pay almost a 100% premium for these here, in comparison to what they cost on the road outside of India.

this XUV pricing certainly bears out my oft repeated views that the top end Scorpio is ridiculously overpriced given what it offers in terms of handling and the fit finish etc.

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Woah that's such a turnaround from the initial reaction.Show's how much we Indians are suckers' for price and features.This clearly shows we are not a mature car market. Inspite of the price IMHO its still ugly.As far as people comparing the T fort and the Endy to this car,please people they are imported as CKD.Imagine their prices without the import duty,how many of us would buy this over a T fort which cost 15 lakhs? Not many I guess.
A little more by the Montero I would think. When I saw it in May that was the first comparison that sprung to mind.


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Does anyone think that the XUV500 is a bit inspired by the Outlander?
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very good info
the spec looks a bit longer than the Scorp and possibly a tad wider.
but the big thing is that the height is reduced significantly.
wonder if it has a luggage bay roller retractable parcel tray/ shelf like the Koleos and the International SUVs.

the silver, gray and green look the best in my opinion, in that order.

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Mahindra XUV500 the most awaited launch has created Apple like buzz in the market. Caught some pictures (Source Mahindra XUV500 | Price, Review, Videos, Test Drive, Photos and Specifications | Latest SUV in India)


XUV500 Ex-showroom prices (Delhi)

W6 : 10.8L
W8 2WD : 11.95L
W8 AWD : 12.88L

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As much as that front end is ugly it can be remedied. For now people will be looking for aftermarket grille and bumpers and hopefully by the next facelift Mahindra will have a more classier front, fingers crossed.
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Sigh! I am bored with the "jhakaas" (rhymes with jackass no? ) styling that our Indian auto cos bring up. I think the reason why the looks of this new car lack cohesion (and most other Indian designed cars) is that the companies don't deem it fit to hire graduates in arts and design to do the styling and then let the engineers fine tune the lines for aerodynamics.

Does anyone know if M&M has job positions for arts students in its design team?


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Awesome pricing by MM. By the way, found out one more Cheetah in the XUV with its two eyes and jaw. Or is it just me
good observation. but it looks more like the character from the cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles than a cheetah
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My views about xuv design is not as extreme as other. The "thing" on the rear tailgate, and the fake grills below the headlight are hideous. The grill not great. But the overall design and proportion is ok. Probably the reason that I dont have extreme view is because I did not expect anything good from mahindra design team. So, this comes as a surprise, that this is better that what they have given us till now.

Btw, comparing with Aria, I love the Aria design way more than this.
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Guys, I have made a small comparo here, have a look.
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The Army has been chasing TATA_JLR and M&M, very badly begging almost 2 years for a new vehicle to replace the Gypsy. They have as a last resort started to induct the Scorpio, Safari and the SX4 in non-combat roles.

The rumored vehicles are doing the rounds and the basic requirements of 'single chassis+moving parts (differential+axles etc) and options of diesel and petrol engines' somewhat akin to the Nissan Patrol that did service some 40 years ago.

The stuck on headlights are from the firt gen Scorpio, and are excusable, so the info that you got on the street could well be right.

And like with things about the Army, I could be wrong, terribly so.

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Just this one launch has had me thinking of the sheer premium some companies have been charging for their products ! Just bring in something which looks like a box, call it an SUV & then charge anything above 10L ! Man, that's plain rip off ! Anyone can shed some light on how much profit will XUV 500 have on the base variant with this price? Or have they launched it with near zero profit and really wanted to capture the market?

Also could anyone tell the difference between

1. "Follow me home" lamps,
2. "lead me to the car lights" and
3. "puddle lamps"?

Is it

1. Head light that glows for some time after the car is switched off
2. lamps on the under side of the OVRM
3. Lamps on the bottom part of the door

I seriously love the mood lighting. Can we change the colors? Or is it going to be red always ? The interiors of this car is something that swept me away since its almost exactly what I wanted in my car - quite some BLING stuff !! Hope I can put down my cash on one in another 6 months time ! Feel bad that Kerala [neither Trivandrum nor Cochin ] is not a part of Tier 1 launch as of now ! And I hope they retain the price for some time after the launch in Tier II cities.
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yes I might just do that.
and yes i am particularly interested in its proportions because I actually want a slightly more compact SUV.
else I might just wait for the XUV AWD AT and buy that when it comes.
But then it will obviously be more pricey. "Invitation prices" will not inviting anymore.
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Also could anyone tell the difference between

1. "Follow me home" lamps,
2. "lead me to the car lights" and
3. "puddle lamps"?

Is it

1. Head light that glows for some time after the car is switched off
2. lamps on the under side of the OVRM
3. Lamps on the bottom part of the door
1) You are right.

2) I think it works like this - when you press a certain button on your car's remote, the headlight glows to show you the path towards your car.

3) XUV has puddle lamps as well as entry assist lamp. One is the lamp on the lower side of the ORVM to show you the surface below while entering the car (this comes on when you unlock the car with the remote from outside) & the other is the light inside the cabin, on the door pad (like in safari). this is to show you the surface when you are exiting from the car.
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