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Old 3rd September 2011, 00:22   #1321
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Apart from a one liner post Im surprised that there are no comments regarding the pic with the frontal view. Is this a pic thats been seen before ??

The front grille does not seem to do justice to the overall design. Some of the photoshopped renderings in an Auto magazine had a better proportioned front grille. Lets hope the vehicle looks better in the flesh.

Me thinks the naming convention will certainly help M&M's global ambitions with this product.
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Received an email from customer relations leading to an unveiling of the logo at:

Mahindra XUV500 |Mahindra next generation global SUV | Code name W201
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Today, there is a news item on this XUV500 launch [in The Hindu] and its dated for end December 2011 as per M&M GM or VP. So, looks like M&M is waiting for Merlin launch !
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Actually, I would imagine neither M&M nor Tata would like to share too much media space by launching vehicle together. Wouldn't staggering the launch dates be preferred, rather than having to compete for the customer's attention.

Unless they launch at the Auto Expo in January when all auto manufacturers get a lot of free media, especially for launches.
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About the guy who made W201 a reality. Meet Wadhera - the man behind the wheel in Mahindra & Mahindra's global drive with 'world SUV' XUV500 - The Economic Times
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The press note in Hindu says that the pricing would be between 12 L and 20 L. I do not know Any car variation in such a wide pricing range.
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Front decoration looks poor.
If this is the front face of the car to come on the road - I see the design is overloaded, and dumped much. They should have kept something remaining for the next car too. ;-)
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BolerO,ScorpiO, XylO, VeritO and no O for the big SUV? Wait a minute it has two, 5OO
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The press note in Hindu says that the pricing would be between 12 L and 20 L. I do not know Any car variation in such a wide pricing range.
However the article in Economic times have said the price will range from 12 lakhs to 14 lakhs!

It was quite heartening to read that the XUV 5OO(Its not 0 but O as in the alphabet) will match the stringent European safety norms and crash safety tests.The article stressed on the fact that Mahindra has emphasized on safety including the addition of ABS and stability systems in the new car.I hope Mahindra offers them as standard.Hydraulic mounts have been used to reduce NVH levels.
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BolerO,ScorpiO, XylO, VeritO and no O for the big SUV? Wait a minute it has two, 5OO

Seriously hillarious fixation they have for "o". I am sure someone would want to call the new suv XUV 5 "aau" "aau"
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certainly it has great presence
it is like a captiva more or less
the tough aggressive looks will certainly get a lot of the wicked politicos and real estate/ mining monsters drooling.
I would like to see the final production version as Im sure they have ironed it out properly from the proto samples I saw.
check the link to the emailer i got today - http://mahindraxuv500.com/

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@julupani - Few of our members who have seen this vehicle have reported it to have awesome presence and brute looks. Dont go by the picture above - its almost there, but not the final version is what I understood from the discussion in the last few pages. I would anyways expect M&M to know very well about the target customer base and they would compromise on anything, but the exterior looks and presence.

If any, I would expect this to replace the current scorpio's to be the politicos favorite! Lets wait and watch.

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Sorry for being stupid. Is it going to be a 5 seater or 7/8 seater?
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Sorry for being stupid. Is it going to be a 5 seater or 7/8 seater?
Someone posted that this will be a 5+2 seater with the 2 child seats facing each other at the back.
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i expect XUV500 to have seats like Montero, which get folded into the boot floor, unlike fortuner and safari!
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I've seen a test mule in Nasik 15 days ago and i can tell you that it is fairly big. I feel it will be a 5 seater with possibly child seats in the back.

It certainly didnt look as big as the xylo. In fact i may have seen this undisguised in mumbai a year ago. If this is the same car then i think mahindra has a potential winner (provided they dont price it like the aria)
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