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Old 6th September 2011, 17:51   #1366
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Seriously hillarious fixation they have for "o". I am sure someone would want to call the new suv XUV 5 "aau" "aau"
Instead of "aau" 'aau', They are calling it "eks-yoo-vee-fahyv-dubh-uh'l-oh"
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Whats this new Mahindra fixation of sounding like a southern red neck. May as well launch an 'Alabama' edition with blue cross and stars on the bonnet with 'I hate Obama stickers' all over!!
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think about the international phenomenon - toyota launched Lexus. Nissan launched Infiniti , Honda launched Acura and so on and so forth. this was to build a separate brand with different aspirational cues and was also to dis associate the baggage that the earlier brands carried with them.
perhaps M&M and Tata could have taken that route with a complete and parallel setup. that may have been smarter. right now they are carrying plenty of baggage and this could be a hurdle to the success that they could otherwise achieve on the strength of their newer products!

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The Brand perception phenomenon is truly interesting. k one of the two approaches - id pick M&Ms. However, the story has to be coupled with differentiation in the customer experience at the touch points like dealerships, A.S.S - for a foot hold into the higher rungs of the SUV segment. A better class of vehicle sold and serviced by dealerships dealing with mass products will certainly take away some of the aspirational sheen.
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I read on the net somewhere that the launch is stated for Sept 28.
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I read on the net somewhere that the launch is stated for Sept 28.
yeah me too read that in a newspaper
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Am I too late to join the name-bashing brigade?

Frankly W201 sounded way more aspirational than XUV500. This sounds like what you'd call a home robot or something.

Any word on pricing?
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Though the car looks promising, Mahindra could have done a better job in naming the car appropriately. Sounds like a name of a white good.
BTW is Mahindra deviating from it's tradition of naming their cars with words with letter "o".
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think about the international phenomenon - toyota launched Lexus. Nissan launched Infiniti , Honda launched Acura and so on and so forth. this was to build a separate brand with different aspirational cues and was also to dis associate the baggage that the earlier brands carried with them.
perhaps M&M and Tata could have taken that route with a complete and parallel setup. that may have been smarter. right now they are carrying plenty of baggage and this could be a hurdle to the success that they could otherwise achieve on the strength of their newer products!
That would be a great initiative by Mahindra. A parallel brand that takes the plus points of the parent brand, and looks to improve on the weakness and avoid carrying the baggage that the parent would have. It would create a niche for itself and maybe even be successful.

For the criteria to be met, Mahindra should induce quality and probably employ a professional design house to give it a distinction from their products. Also, these cars must be a step ahead, in terms of quality, features and luxury.

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. This sounds like what you'd call a home robot or something.

Any word on pricing?
Judgement day shouldn't be too far away!
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the name confirms it to be a crossover like Aria. guys please dont expect it to be a SUV.

yes, crossover means a sissy vehicle in comparison to a SUV/4x4!

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I was just thinking loudly on what you mentioned. I am just taking a wild guess that the vehicle might be just like the Tata Xenon, targetted mainly at the International consumers and at thier price point.
It might have an indian soft launch, just to make sure its available as option but never targetted to us at all.
Indian vehicles like XUV 500 and even ARIA for that matter will find it harder in the bigger foreign markets like Europe, USA, etc. This is not just due to brand and quality but also margins and costs. For example, Honda CRV starts around 21k pounds and if XUV costs Rs. 15 lakhs, it would be around the same amount.I find it tough for M&M to break into major foreign markets with XUV at this pricepoint.

IMO the best bet is to keep improving in India until they come up with world class products and look to export.
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BTW is Mahindra deviating from it's tradition of naming their cars with words with letter "o".
XUV 500 = XUV 5oo?

Their latest 4 x 4 was named as "Thar".
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The vehicle has the potential to be a looker, but going by Mahindra's past history and their overt attempts to be 'cool' I wouldnt be surprised if it came out with a truly hideous and DC-fied grille, bumper and plastic claddings.

Hopes of a clean, mature vehicle have diminished with that utterly juvenile website that they were apparently so pleased about that they went around mass-mailing people about it.
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Maybe the more expensive variants could be called XUV600, XUV700 and so on...

After all this effort that car deserves a better name.

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the name confirms it to be a crossover like Aria. guys please dont expect it to be a SUV.

yes, crossover means a sissy vehicle in comparison to a SUV/4x4!
But then for me the true blooded SUV/4x4 character ends when its a Monocoque and not a Body on Frame , when its a Front Wheel Drive and not a Rear Wheel Drive ( For what its worth , XUV-5 oh oh may be a All Wheel Drive)

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Maybe the more expensive variants could be called XUV600, XUV700 and so on...

After all this effort that car deserves a better name.
Your comment has just made my day. I'm rolling all over the floor. Oh wait, there's a emoticon for that hehe.

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Hi All,

Can anyone please confirm that actual date and place of the launch of this vehicle? As per my information 26th Sept is not the date for sure.
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