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Old 8th November 2013, 15:00   #5116
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I will be taking delivery of XUV from Chennai on 18th of November.

I know that diesel cars does not have to be 'run in' as religiously as petrol cars. However, it is still recommended in this forum that we follow a 'run in' period for diesel cars too.
I did it for my present Figo Diesel when I bought it three years back.

My question is:
What is the rpm range in which I should drive for the initial 3000 Kms of 'run in' period?

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Keep it around 2000 for most of the time. You also need to make sure you don't keep on a constant rpm for long durations and keep varying it. Most important - please avoid hard braking! This is also very important.

After the first 500 kms, if it were me, I would give short bursts of red line once the engine warms up well.
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Sincere thanks to a friend Shameem Ahmed for sharing the following W4 pics on FB:

The "W4" badge on the hatch door. Please note all new XUVs - including W6 and W8 - are coming with this change in location of the variant badge.
Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-xuv-w4-945465_670578882976148_1383698831_n.jpg

Not very sure if the steel-rims would have wheel-caps or not. From the photo, doesn't look like.
Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-xuv-w4-1452225_670578696309500_310762126_n.jpg

Front fog lamps are gone in W4.
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New visible antena on the roof.
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Inside, the most drastic difference is on the center console.
1. The infotainment screen is gone. Replaced with a digital clock.
2. Shiny wood finish is replaced with matte finish...including the top portion. This would mean lesser reflection on the windshield.
3. The flap on the USB/AUX slot is gone. Also don't see the USB and Aux in that compartment.
4. The silver strips running on both sides of the center console are now colored. This could be a blessing in disguise as the silver-strip used to cause awful reflection on the windshield.
5. The small storage compartment at the top of the center console seems missing.
Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-xuv-w4-537310_670578252976211_1776645851_n.jpg

Steering mounted controls are gone and the silver finish is replaced with a darker color.
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Double barrel dashboard. Again silver-plastic replaced with dark-colored plastic.
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Please note the silver-plastic from the gear-knob, door-open lever and door-grab-handles is replaced with dark-colored plastic.
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Dome light (red) replaced with a simpler unit.
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New material for seats on W4.
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Arm-rest.
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Not very sure if the steel-rims would have wheel-caps or not. From the photo, doesn't look like.
The wheels do have wheel caps, as mentioned here -

http://www.mahindraxuv500.com/produc...v500models.htm

New vehicles come to the dealer with the wheel caps in the boot, to avoid scratching.
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Is it only me or someone else also is liking the interior colour in W4 than other variants. I am really liking the colour combination that they have used in this variant.
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Is it only me or someone else also is liking the interior colour in W4 than other variants. I am really liking the colour combination that they have used in this variant.
i liked the following: -
new centre console
lack of shiny storage box
the removal of the silver plastic from the handbrake

i would prefer: -
silver finish on the steering
silver finish on the armrest
shiny faux wood finish below the gear lever
shiny finish on the twin barrel instrument gauges
(hope the above can be done aftermarket or with the dealer)
AND steering mounted controls which i would sorely miss

as they say, likes/ dislikes are entirely subjective, however, would like to see the black/ plum combination as i think the new scheme would be much better
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It appears that the W4 variant will only have Walnut interiors on both exterior shades (Black & Silver), & the Black ones are not an option. This is based on Motorbash article below, where the silver XUV500 is snapped:

http://motorbash.com/exclusive-inter...-need-to-know/

It also confirm that the wheel-covers are there as n one of the pic the box in which they are supplied is lying in third row seat.

Must say the front console looks boring & sad without the infotainment display.
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It appears that the W4 variant will only have Walnut interiors on both exterior shades (Black & Silver), & the Black ones are not an option. This is based on Motorbash article below, where the silver XUV500 is snapped:

Must say the front console looks boring & sad without the infotainment display.
+1 to the sad and boring. and thanks for the bit about the w4 having only walnut colored interiors. wondering whether the various silver accents can be fitted in an 'a la carte manner' at the dealer's as accessories. asked the nearest dealer (mahindra at marine drive) and he didn't have a clue as to the specs of the w4 variant.
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+1 to the sad and boring. and thanks for the bit about the w4 having only walnut colored interiors. wondering whether the various silver accents can be fitted in an 'a la carte manner' at the dealer's as accessories. asked the nearest dealer (mahindra at marine drive) and he didn't have a clue as to the specs of the w4 variant.
If you cannot get the solver accent, try the decorative thread (some thing of this kind - http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-5...098845231.html) or carbon fiber vinyl.

Also, advice the M&M dealer to refer XUV500 website for details on the W4 variant & pricing, if he is not trying to fool you & push a costlier variant.
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Also, advice the M&M dealer to refer XUV500 website for details on the W4 variant & pricing, if he is not trying to fool you & push a costlier variant.
oh no, they had the price list but were clueless as to the colours, trims and specs. thankfully, i was genned up else they would have had me believe that the only difference was the fabric upholstery and infotainment system. the snaps by SDP earlier were a revelation as there was no display model either. it was just the general car showroom syndrome of the SA being clueless.
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I was hoping they'd make the music system such that an aftermarket system can be installed. If that were the case it would have been very good because one could get a lot of the W8's features with an appropriate system-
Bluetooth connectivity
USB, aux connectivity
Sat Nav
Reverse camera connectabilty
Touch screen
Steering mounted remote.

Looking at the way the central console has been configured, looks difficult now.
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Hi I got mine from Anant. But had heard good reviews for sireesh from few friends. While Anant experience has been good but nothing I think that sets apart from the other. So I think it's all left to the deal process and certain vibes u get...

Try Anant .

Sireesh is there for a long time and have a lot of attitude . Anant is the new one on the block and i have certainly heard good reviews . I have a scorpio VLX and i am not that happy with there service ( Read Sireesh )
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Off topic, Anyone used the coupon to book a stay at Mahindra Holidays as part of Purple Club offer? Whats covered and what isn't?

And what else is the Purple Club useful for apart from the coupons?
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I think the W4 will be potentially less niggle-prone than the more loaded variants. When it comes to M&M, less the electrical components, better the reliability.
With regards to the interiors, I actually find the simplicity more appealing than the W6/8 interiors. Looks less plasticky without the trims and accents. That said, I think they could have done better than the odd dark pink plastic trim. That clock looks woefully out of place. And hopefully we'll see some ICE options in the aftermarket with a HU adaptor unit soon.

Will definitely be a cause for concern for the Duster and Terrano.

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The W4 looks quite interesting to me.

The biggest let down for me in the XUVW8 was the audio system and I would so love the opportunity to rip it out and install a custom double DIN with GPS/better Bluetooth/Rev cam/jacked up speakers.

The W4 looks like it will be easier cutting out that clock (really; just a clock?) and installing a single DIN at-least!

And since its still got the same engine, better brakes (owing to the fact that its the newer one) and all the standard safety features, this is a good modder friendly machine!
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I am extremely proud and happy to inform all of you that I have bought XUV 500 W6 on the auspicious day on Dhanteras (01st of Nov 2013)

Attaching few pictures.

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