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Old 14th December 2009, 11:25   #346
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I hope Mahindra gets it styling cues right this time and repeats the Scorpio feat rather than a GIO or XYLO. Both look equally horrible. Mahindra vehicles may be good but they really need to work hard on styling.
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I hope Mahindra gets it styling cues right this time and repeats the Scorpio feat rather than a GIO or XYLO. Both look equally horrible. Mahindra vehicles may be good but they really need to work hard on styling.
Ideal vehicle would have styling from Tata and Build and Quality from Mahindra. Mahindra typically hires jewellery designers for it's car design division. That is why you see their vehicles look very ornamental and gaudy when compared to a Fortuner/Safar/Endeavour etc...
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Ideal vehicle would have styling from Tata and Build and Quality from Mahindra. Mahindra typically hires jewellery designers for it's car design division. That is why you see their vehicles look very ornamental and gaudy when compared to a Fortuner/Safar/Endeavour etc...
That's a nice idea, though neither would acknowledge it both the companies would do well to tie-up with each other for these essential aspect, the TATA design is leagues ahead of the M&M and the M&M Build quality and reliability and attention to quality in general is higher than that of tata. 4X4 well pointed out.
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if we look at the lines inside the marked area, they are exactly the same for both the SUVs.

New Mahindra SUV for 2011 - Pics on Pg. 109 *UPDATE* XUV500 launched at 10.8 lakhs-02mahindra.jpg

New Mahindra SUV for 2011 - Pics on Pg. 109 *UPDATE* XUV500 launched at 10.8 lakhs-daciasuv2.jpg
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Old 14th December 2009, 13:38   #350
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if we look at the lines inside the marked area, they are exactly the same for both the SUVs.

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Indian manufacturers do lot of camouflaging work on their test vehicles before launch. They add lot of pads (foam or hardboard) on the body panel and then cover it with cloth. Thus never judge the feature lines from the impressions on the cover of the Indian manufactured test vehicles.
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pb10gagan, that indeed is good spotting!
We've speculated on this being the vehicle earlier as well on this thread, i believe.

However, isnt the M&M alliance with Renault limited to the just the Logan? Or does it even extend beyond it?
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Ummm....The M&M test car has twin exhausts compared to the Dacia although if you closely observe the bumper there is a cut out for a second exhaust.

The M&M looks to be painted red under all the covers.

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Ummm....The M&M test car has twin exhausts compared to the Dacia although if you closely observe the bumper there is a cut out for a second exhaust.

The M&M looks to be painted red under all the covers.
+1 to that. Moreover if you notice the shape of the rear hatch and the rear bumper and also the postioning WRT distance from the ground, both look totally different. Now don't tell me they are adding plastic/cardboard to mask the shape of the bumper. At least it doesn't seem so from the picture.

The 2 cutouts on the bumper of the Dacia maybe for LHD/RHD. Don't read too much into that as long as it has only a single exhaust while the Mahindra has clearly got two.

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NO way this is a Duster!
The Duster looks more wider and bulbous compared to the M&M.The curve on the rear bumper/tail-gate shut lines on both the cars are completely different!
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Duster is a much smaller SUV. This Mahindra is bigger, taller , longer and meaner.
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Duster is a much smaller SUV. This Mahindra is bigger, taller , longer and meaner.
well i guess then it will be christened "Mighty, spectacular giant behemoth titanic hulk sedan killer"

just kidding
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Ganesh whatever you say they two2 different vehicles padding or no padding the M&M car is way biigger no matter what
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what ever car we compare with, still this new vehicle from mahindra looks much bigger and longer then its compared one.May be they might have taken its design inspiration, but just see the third row glass area and panel which is quite bigger and longer.
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The rear glass is different on the Dacia, plus the inside the covers we can see tall lights on the top left corner.

Not the same vehicle in any way.
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saw this car testing in NH-4/ ponndamalle high road near chennai . It looks like Fortuner in profile and looks similar in size. Strangely enough the driver was driving it real slow!
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