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Old 2nd April 2009, 14:03   #91
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I like the looks of this vehicle a lot. Especially with that lights on top, the one parked inside the Kulathunkal Showroom is quite a looker.
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Lol this is fantastic review, Kaushik.
When will Tatas and Mahindras of great India get things right at first go???
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Does your owners manual say LSD for 4x2? If so, then its LSD.
What I meant is that you should go by what owners manual says, because thats the rulebook when it comes to maintenance.
The owner's manual is vague, it's does not mention anything about the 4x2 vehicle having LSD or not, The axial oil used on both vehicle is same 85w140, 2.2 Liter rear and 1.2 L front [no mention of 2wd not having front diff]. As i said too vague to be sure, TATA wants us to find out for ourselves.If not let the dealer charger unsuspecting customers for front diff oil even to 2wd owner.I know most of the owners of this vehicle will have knowledge of this but, same goes to other vehicles.

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I would like to differ on that one. With some serious back ground in marketing in the Automobile Industry, I can tell you that the TATA wouldn't commit that kind of blunder in its product brochure which is the first point of product information for the customer.

The same cannot be said about the owners manual, where in a single standard version is printed. So small additions don't exactly get incorporated.

Also considering the number of Xenons TATA would be selling, they might have decided to go with single differential type.

Will contact TATA fellows and confirm
Not necessary buddy, thats why there is a small line that says 'colour and specification are subjective and can change without notice'

Comapnies sale a car worth lacs of rupees but can't give a model specific manual worth couple of hunders even at retials price.
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LOL Hilarious review!

The xenon is a new concept I guess in India. An upmarket pickup truck.
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LOL Hilarious review!

The xenon is a new concept I guess in India. An upmarket pickup truck.
Buddy this not a new concept there are vehicles[TL from TATA,getaway from M&M] in the market in this segment only thing is they are so Upmarket that no one can see them.

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Lol this is fantastic review, Kaushik.
When will Tatas and Mahindras of great India get things right at first go???
These guys are on their learning curve and have been making cars only for the last 10 years whereas others have been on it for a much longer time, some even for 100 years. But one thing is surely appreciable is that both M&M and TATA have "mostly" never shied away from coming up with V2 if V1 was not right.

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Buddy this not a new concept there are vehicles[TL from TATA,getaway from M&M] in the market in this segment only thing is they are so Upmarket that no one can see them.
I guess pricepoint as well as consumer perceptions need to change in order for these vehicles to gain some traction in the market
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Here is the Xenon Brochure which clearly states that LSD is available on the 4x2 as well.
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Here is the Xenon Brochure which clearly states that LSD is available on the 4x2 as well.
Which page has that info?
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Which page has that info?
Last Page which has the check list.
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Oh ok, got it. I guess an inspection of the diff can tell in case of 4x2 whether its LSD or normal
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The xenon is a new concept I guess in India. An upmarket pickup truck.
The bread-and-butter for the Xenon production will come from exports. Any additional sales in India will be welcome 'dressing'.
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These guys are on their learning curve and have been making cars only for the last 10 years whereas others have been on it for a much longer time, some even for 100 years. But one thing is surely appreciable is that both M&M and TATA have "mostly" never shied away from coming up with V2 if V1 was not right.
Sorry for OT.
I think both of these reputed companies have been making vehicles for longer than you mentioned. Tata started making trucks around 1950s or something. While I agree that was a truck, I expect everyone to understand the improvements that could have been done and technologies mastered.
About coming up with newer/updated/solved version of vehicles. Well correct me if I am wrong but wont they be out of business OR the (famous) brand image get a royal beating if they did not get a V2 or whatever they want to call it out. See overall I would like to benifite from what is being done by these houses just like everyone wants to. Instead what we get after spending a million rupee?? We feel its a half baked stuff or half effort by maker. Not good for Indian scene, I think.
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I checked out the Xenon at Cargo Motors yesterday. I plan to play truant from office today and terrorise the denizens of SG Highway, will post a review.
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Xenon is one butch truck but as you said a little more cabin space and top notch interiors would have turned its fortune the other way.
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how does this compare with TL 4X4?
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