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Old 4th March 2011, 13:10   #166
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Last year in September I came across the Genio under cover on Nashik highway somewhere near shahapur.

Yesterday saw 2 white genio with temp number plates at Katai naka Toll on Sheel-kalyan road. Could have taken snaps but I was driving and thought that its actually an old story.
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Possibly exporting the same for testing purpose?
No idea! My parents were in the car else i would have taken a u-turn & taken a few pics. Sometime last year i had also spotted an suv near the terminal which i believe was the new Safari.
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New scoop shots at 2011 Mahindra Mini Xylo MPV Scooped: First on ICB! | Indian Cars & Motorcycles Blog

From one of the images it is clear that the vehicle is having quarter glass on rear sides. Wheels seem to be disproprtionately small to vehicle size.
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I may be mistaken but I seem to remember there was some talk about making a slightly smaller size Scorpio? maybe a pure 5 seater plus luggage with smaller proportions? any news?
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The latest I heard from a Senior Technician at the A$$ is that the mini-Xylo, the W201 and a new version of Reva are all in final stages of testing - should be out by May 2011. Nothing on a mini-Scorpio - have never heard that before.
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check this link - some info on a possible mini scorpio
Report – Mahindra to build a compact SUV based on Scorpio | Indian Autos blog

plus sometime ago i think I read a comment in an interview with some newspaper or magazine by Dr Goenka about how they intend to leverage the Scorpio platform and build a smaller version - but I am not completely sure where or when this was.

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Caught in Manali: 25th Feb

Last I caught them turning towards SolangValley
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Mahindra is trying to do a Wagon-r but with a xylo face and a tall boy design together with those small tyres the entire car will look disproportionate.
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In the original pic, is it me or is the rear right tyre actually smaller than the front right!?


If 'tyred' right, this could actually look good!
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Mahindra is trying to do a Wagon-r but with a xylo face and a tall boy design together with those small tyres the entire car will look disproportionate.
Is Mahindra planning to build the best "boat" ?? I am way too skeptical about the handling of this car - If they retail the height with shorter wheelbase / body, I have no idea how this will fare with respect to the handling!!

Edit: @Ashutoshb, Now that adds some character to the car !! Good One ! Add a rear spoiler + roof rails, am sure it will have the killer looks from rear atleast - not sure of the front though, should not make much difference to my [the most common] current opinions.

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Doesn't it look like mini pajero? obviously with a gaudy grill!
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Honestly, in the last couple of snaps, the mini-Xylo doen't really look as tall as the regular Xylo. I feel they have lowered the suspension enough and that should also do a world of good to its cg and stability. If you see the tires they seem to fill the well adequately - not like it is in the photo where the mini-Xylo is on the truck
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Few things I observed

1. The tire config looks good, but whats the suspension setup
2. Taking the 5th tyre out will provide quite a bit of space, but what about little tyre hump jutting out in your rearview
3. Rear hatch is sideways opening rather than pull-up
4. With a roof rack, rear can fit 2 5-6 yr olds
5. While I couldn't click a pic it handled fairly well on the way up with snow on ground
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If the spare wheel is fitted at the back, wouldn't it increase the "on paper" length of the car? AFAIK, it is mandatory for all passenger vehicles to provide a spare wheel, and not just a provision for it.
If M&M tries to keep the whole length (including the spare wheel) below 4 meters to get into lesser tax bracket (engine is less than 1500 cc anyway), we probably can expect a cramped backseat.
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If the spare wheel is fitted at the back, wouldn't it increase the "on paper" length of the car? AFAIK, it is mandatory for all passenger vehicles to provide a spare wheel, and not just a provision for it.
I don't think that is the case. A lot of high end cars do not have spare wheels or smaller wheels

OT: A lot of 2 wheelers who earlier used to have 3 wheels (2 normal and 1 stepney), now have only 2 wheels. Eg: Scooters!
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