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Old 8th June 2013, 21:09   #4456
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Guys, is it true that the XUV's service interval has now changed to 20000 kms after the first 3 services, that is - 5000, 10000, 20000, 40000, 60000, 80000 and so on?
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Was sitting in a jam yesterday and was wishing for live traffic information to be part of mmi! are they proactively upgrading the software or do we need to specifically ask for it?
For live traffic update, system need to connect to some server and get the data. How XUV ICE will connect to server? Is there any SIM slot in current ICE?
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For live traffic update, system need to connect to some server and get the data. How XUV ICE will connect to server? Is there any SIM slot in current ICE?
If I recollect correctly, Traffic Announcements (TA) feature in XUV is built over RDS (radio data system) and does not need a connection to a server over GPRS/internet etc.

Its the infrastructure that needs to catch up.
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Guys check this out

Mahindra to launch lower variant of XUV 500 this fiscal

http://www.business-standard.com/art...0900118_1.html
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Guys check this out

Mahindra to launch lower variant of XUV 500 this fiscal

http://www.business-standard.com/art...0900118_1.html
Yes, there are contradictory reports about this since quite some time. At least 2-3 newspapers mentioned a lower variant, whereas top-management in a few tweets (a few months back) have denied that possibility. A lot has changed since then and Duster has clearly stolen XUV's thunder. So most likely they are working on lower variants to take on Duster.

My RM also mentioned about a chopped XUV which is a separate model ..other than the lower variant (W4) and is possibly farther on the timeline.
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M & M made a huge blunder by making Xylo looking like an XUV from some angles and diluted the brand value of XUV. This will surely affect the sales figures of XUV, I guess.
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M & M made a huge blunder by making Xylo looking like an XUV from some angles and diluted the brand value of XUV. This will surely affect the sales figures of XUV, I guess.
From which angle does the XUV look like the Xylo? From the front or the rear or the side or the 3/4th? Care to elaborate? Side-by-side photos would also help to explain the point.
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From which angle does the XUV look like the Xylo? From the front or the rear or the side or the 3/4th? Care to elaborate? Side-by-side photos would also help to explain the point.
It's the rear 3 quarter angles for me. After the blackening of D-pillar of Xylo, they look similar for me, except the 'second' wheel arch of XUV.
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Guys, is it true that the XUV's service interval has now changed to 20000 kms after the first 3 services, that is - 5000, 10000, 20000, 40000, 60000, 80000 and so on?
Raj as far as I know there is NO CHANGE. The same schedule is present in the first owner's manual issued in Oct 2011. The second edition issued in Nov 2012
has the exact same.
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I'm also curious why they had to change the hardware for the map update. Did you notice any improvements in touch response after the upgrade ?
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I'm also curious why they had to change the hardware for the map update. Did you notice any improvements in touch response after the upgrade ?
I have no idea why they had to change the hardware. In fact I was stumped myself. I speculate that in the new XUVs on the production line they are installing Version 8, so they sent one of those. MMI probably has worked out the sw required to upgrade from 7.1 to 8.0 in the older XUVs but it's stalled with M&M probably due to cost factors.

Nothing very tangible in terms of touch response. More or less the same.
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Has anybody explored removing the 3rd row seats completely to liberate more luggage space? I am talking about 'removing' and not 'folding'.
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I saw an advertisement by M&M that XUV500 has been rated well in terms of customer satisfaction and I also see a lot of mails here about the issues in XUV500. That made me think about getting a feedback from Team BHP members owning XUV500 about how satisfied are they with the product and would they recommend it for others. Please post you views...
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Mahindra has just given its flagship product, the XUV500, a small upgrade in the form of a trip meter that is now capable of reading out 4 digits. The older trip meter was able to read out only 3 digits, limiting its range to 999 Kms. With the new trip meter, Mahindra XUV500 owners can now log up to 9,999 kms before the trip meter returns to zero. For incorporating this change, all existing owners of the Mahindra XUV500 need to head to the nearest Mahindra dealer. The trip meter read out upgrade is offered free of cost to the customer as a part of Mahindra's product improvement strategy based on customer feedback.

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A while ago, Mahindra recalled the XUV500 crossover in order to replace faulty parts. Though the XUV500 comes loaded with features and creature comforts, many of them hitherto unseen on an SUV priced under 20 lakh rupees, niggles have plagued many of the fancy features offered on the crossover. Apart from the trip meter reset, Mahindra would do well to revamp the niggle prone infotainment package on the XUV500. In the coming months, Mahindra is coming up with a cut price W4 version of the XUV500, aimed at taking on the top end variants of the Renault Duster, a product that is one of the top selling SUVs in the Indian car market.

Mahindra sells the XUV500 in India with a single turbo diesel engine option in the form of the 2.2 Liter mHawk turbo diesel engine. This engine outputs 140 Bhp-330 Nm and is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. Both front wheel drive and all wheel drive versions of the XUV500 are on sale in the Indian car market. Mahindra is developing a petrol powered XUV500 for launch in export markets. The Mahindra XUV500 is the first indigenous monocoque product from the Indian car and utility vehicle brand and the competitively priced crossover has been a big success for the brand right from word go.

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^^^ Besides team-BHP, even motoroids have reported this. So looks like this was shared formally by M&M. This is interesting.

Even my 9 year old Alto has trip meter which goes to 9999kms. So the gentleman from M&M who originally came up with the idea of 3 digit trip-meter, should be awarded with "Most innovative design idea of the year".

When the odomoeter has enough digits and the trip-meter would be using the same display-hardware as the odometer, putting a software restriction on the trip-meter to limit it to 999.9 was a stroke of genius.

More than 1.5 years after the launch, solving such a simple software issue, apparently "based on customer feedback" and then showcasing it as an "upgrade", that too "free for existing owners", now that's a marketting master stroke! Well done Mahindras!

Since this major upgrade is already behind you, how about spending some energy and effort to resolve minor issues like the falling siren that cuts the accessories belt, each vehicle pulling to the left, outside smell entering the cabin even in recirculation mode and the steering rod that rips your costly shoes ?

EDIT: Sorry, this post came out with an edge sharper than I intended.

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