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Old 30th March 2015, 10:45   #7111
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I noticed the sticker on the car which mentions the color dosent say opulent purple. It says purple lake soil. And at times I have felt the new purple xuv's felt more metallic compared to my 3 yr old beast. I know age catches up, but still the purple paint looked a little flat to me right from the initial days.

So all purple XUV owners, what does the sticker on your car say. It is located on the right side third row glass exterior. Is it the same for all or have Mahindra changed the purple color for the later batches.

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Need some feedback on the quality of service at Chrome motors on Hosur road in Bangalore
Hi Balan,

You have put across a nice review, the inputs are helpful for those who are considering innova scorpio and Xuv.
I am not sure about chrome motors; as per one of my friends SKS at Hosur seems to be good, they have a showroom in Bangalore too. As I left Bangalore more than an year back I sent my XUV to TVS Kochi for service.

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Hello All. Been driving a W8 for the last 6 months. Just wanted to pick your brains on the start stop feature. Do you recommend it be used? Does it cause more harm than good? And what is the harm, if any?
As per my knowledge the turbo requires some time for cooling before switching off the engine. Hence I use to keep engine in idle mode for at-least 40 seconds before switching the engine off. This helps the turbo to be healthy.

So if the vehicle is brand new, its better not to use the start-stop feature for at least first 5000KM. See if the start/stop functions gives you enough time for the turbo to be cool.
Not sure if XUV has some additional mechanism / feature to take care of these aspects.

Experts....please throw some light

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Old 30th March 2015, 12:37   #7113
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The invoice value is 16.8 lacs on road after free insurance and corp discount. In addition to that I told them not to give me insurance as I am getting better rates outside and it will save me another 6-7K. PLus its as much as you can bargain on accessory freebies . Its march end.

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Has the XUV price gone up in excess of 50K in last 6 months ? I had bought mine in Oct 2014 for 16.2 lac on road with free insurance and corp discount.
For W8 you hardly need any accessories. So bargain for cash discount.I am sorry, saw your post late, have you got your car delivered already?
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I noticed the sticker on the car which mentions the color dosent say opulent purple. It says purple lake soil. And at times I have felt the new purple xuv's felt more metallic compared to my 3 yr old beast. I know age catches up, but still the purple paint looked a little flat to me right from the initial days.

So all purple XUV owners, what does the sticker on your car say. It is located on the right side third row glass exterior. Is it the same for all or have Mahindra changed the purple color for the later batches.

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funda, M&M calls all XUV colors by 2 names. The brochures specify "Opulent Purple", "Tuscan Red" etc, whereas the vehicles carry stickers with "Purple Lake Soil", "Red road to Mara" etc. Most likely M&M started with names which were Masai Mara inspired and then switched to normal names (may be because some consultants advised against the original names).

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As far as I understand, there is no change in colors. So your purple looking a bit different is most likely a case of aging and sun-damage of the paint. A exterior detailing session should help getting most of the previous glory back.

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I had bought mine in Oct 2014 for 16.2 lac on road with free insurance and corp discount.
Yes. On road price in Bangalore for XUV is hugging 17 lac, depends on your bargaining skills it will be few grands above or below the 17 lack mark.


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As far as I understand, there is no change in colors. So your purple looking a bit different is most likely a case of aging and sun-damage of the paint.
The dual naming may be as you said due to a rethink. However, for Tuscan red there is a difference in shade in current and older models.

The older models I guess had non metallic paint, while the current version is metallic. This can be the case in fundagenie Opulent Purple too.
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The dual naming may be as you said due to a rethink. However, for Tuscan red there is a difference in shade in current and older models.

The older models I guess had non metallic paint, while the current version is metallic. This can be the case in fundagenie Opulent Purple too.
Mine is Tuscan Red from 2012 and the paint is very much metallic. Even Opulent Purple is metallic.

Was any color offered in non-metallic? I am not sure.
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Was any color offered in non-metallic? I am not sure.
Yes. As you mentioned Purple from the start was metallic. However, Tuscan red was earlier either non metallic or atleast the metallic spots in paint was considerably less.

Infact, one of the reason why I was inclined towards Tuscan red while selecting the vehicle was thinking it was still a non - metallic shade (less maintenance cost).

However, when checking a vehicle at the dealer I noticed the metallic shade and on checking with the sales person was informed that apart from initial few months Tuscan red came with metallic shade.

Hence, there can be a chance that even other shades grew more 'metallic' over a period of time.
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So all purple XUV owners, what does the sticker on your car say.
My Nov 2013-make XUV 500's shade is officially known as Purple Lake Soil. I remember asking the sales executive about the difference in the names of the colour, but he told me that both were the same! What's there in the name, as a famous scholar wrote, "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose."

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Hence, there can be a chance that even other shades grew more 'metallic' over a period of time.
One possibility is the quality of paint has been improved over time with the increase in prices. Or maybe more layers. Becos for some reason, I always felt the new purple ones a little more metalic purply compared to mine when it was new. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks or I could be

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Folks, finally the beast is home and with it concludes my three months of search which just began with a whim since few of my friends bought new cars and I got tempted since my Ikon was more than 10 yrs old. I started with no intentions of buying a SUV which completely changed once i test drove the XUV and since then I just couldnt get myself to like sedans like City, Ciaz, Verna or Rapid. Ofcourse it didnt handle like a car but then it more than enough made up with its features, amazing engine, great space and comfort and butch looks, handling was certainly way better than most SUVs that I knew off. Anyways more details and likes/dislikes in my initial ownership review. For now I have loved every bit of owning it over the last 3 days and 120km of city driving. Posting few pics of the car below. Taken with my phone cam, so not so great quality.

Accessories I got were
  • Side step
  • Rear Guard
  • Rear Camera
  • Side Beading
  • Metal Scuff Plates
  • Front Grill top chrome, it looks real cool

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Folks, finally the beast is home ....
Congratulations !! May you clock a million happy miles on your beast.

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Accessories I got were
  • Front Grill top chrome, it looks real cool
I have been thinking of getting this one. How much was that for? I am assuming that you got it from Mahindra genuine accessories and not an outside shop. Please do let me know

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I am assuming that you got it from Mahindra genuine accessories and not an outside shop. Please do let me know
I bought it for 1400 here in Bangalore last month .
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Folks, finally the beast is home
Congratualtions supertinu wishing you happy miles ahead and have a wonderful time with the beast. Expecting your ownership review very soon
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I bought it for 1400 here in Bangalore last month .
Thanks buddy. Going by your profile, looks like you also own a red XUV. This particular design of the front grill chrome definitely looks good on lighter colors like silver. Have seen a few examples. Not very sure how it would look on a dark color like the red that I have. Would you be able to share a couple of pics of your XUV with the chrome grill? Thanks in advance. It would help me finalize whether I want to get it done.
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Congratulations !! May you clock a million happy miles on your beast.


I have been thinking of getting this one. How much was that for? I am assuming that you got it from Mahindra genuine accessories and not an outside shop. Please do let me know
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I bought it for 1400 here in Bangalore last month .
Yes, around the same price for me as well. This is the new design from Mahindra. Apparently earlier one was more wrap around the outline of the entire grill but the new design is just covering the top. It looks the money in my opinion and adds a bit of bling to the front. I am not a big fan of adding too much chrome but this certainly is a welcome addition. My wife was completely sold on it when she saw it on one of the other delivery cars.

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