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Old 23rd May 2015, 10:13   #7306
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Does Xuv come with a spare alloy wheel as well?
My XUV 500 has the spare alloy wheel. Looks like Mahindra has resorted to cost-cutting including removal of camp light on the rear hatch-door earlier.

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Also have you got the tool to lower the spare wheel?
You have to use the wheel nut spanner to lower the sprare wheel.
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My XUV 500 has the spare alloy wheel. Looks like Mahindra has resorted to cost-cutting including removal of camp light on the rear hatch-door earlier.

You have to use the wheel nut spanner to lower the sprare wheel.
Thanks for the quick reply sir. But camp light is available in my car.

And what do you use to remove the cap of spare. My executive told me to use a coin
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But camp light is available in my car.
That's nice. Somewhere I read that camp light was discontinued.

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Yes, any one/two rupee coin will do that job!
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That's nice. Somewhere I read that camp light was discontinued.

Yes, any one/two rupee coin will do that job!
Yes I have to keep a coin always. And the sales executive said that the new batches from Jan 2015 have stopped receiving alloy wheels in spare.
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New Age XUV launch live webcast http://www.mahindraxuv500.com/webcast/

Lot of new features
1. Sun roof
2. 6 way Power adjustable driver seat
3. Keyless entry
4. Push start
5. Improved suspension
6. New 7 inch infotainment
7. New rear camera with dynamic assist

W10 AWD with all the new above features comes at 14.99Lac ex-showroom

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What about changes in w6 and w8?
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Old 25th May 2015, 14:30   #7312
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I want to increase the illumination of my XUV's head lights. Its too low. Please suggest a good bulb for that. I want to go to maximum light output with only bulb replacement (and no electrical intervention).
Please send online shop link if there is any.
Thanks!

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Some snaps of the new age XUV..
1. Blue color interior lights (dint feel as impressive as the red)
2. Better quality reverse camera with zoom option
3. More options for music like equaliser, balancing, fading etc
4. Option to set background wallpaper (looked cool)
5. No CD/DVD player option for W10.. not sure about W8
6. Interiors is Black/beige.. gives it a BMW feel
7. Seats are very light beige... will get dirty easily
8. Key fob of W10 is of pretty good quality in comparison to the current ones. Even the buttons are of better plastic
9. Key fob sensors in all the rows, means owner can keep the key fob in his pocket and sit anywhere in the car and driver can still start the car.
10. XUV logo projection on opening the door, after shutting down the engine. Will remain ON for a 10-15 secs before switching off. This is in addition to the puddle lamps.
11. Driver side windows are auto up/down with pinch feature. Same for sun roof

Overall a good set of features and Mahindra seems to have taken most of our inputs and improved on it. But for some reason I have to say the current bonnet looks far far better than the new one. Parked side by side, the current one has a more aggressive look while the new one looks a little sober. As one of the sales man noted its like a rough and tough boy XUV vs a beautiful girl XUV..

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My view on Refreshed XUV -

Likes-

1) New Grill and head lamp
2) Rear larger number plate scuff
3) New Alloys
4) Pearl White exterior (always wanted it rather than Satin White)
5) No change in price of W4 and W6. Minor price increase of Rs. 11000/- on W8. Addition of W10 variant. Bang-on pricing.
6) Sunroof
7) Across the exterior shades same interior colour scheme is good than limiting choices. I never liked Satin white and could not maintain a black car but needed biege interiors since I find them easier to maintain than black. Hence compromised for Satin white.
8) Bigger and better infotainment system.
9) Reverse Parking Camera
10) Keyless entry and Push Button start
11) Hydraulic Bonnet release.
12) Power seats

Dislikes -

1) Bonnet design
2) Excessive chrome on Fog lamps
3) Ice Blue lounge lighting
4) Power seats without memory is of little use.

Unanswered & confused about -

1) Regenerative Braking. To the best of my knowledge, it is helpful in producing electricity from energy generated from braking. How will it help in increasing FE as claimed by Mahindra? Is it really needed in XUV? Does it mean addition of an expensive part to be maintained?

2) Ride and Handling + Suspension. Looking forward for official T-bhp review to get real idea of it.

3) ESP9? - How & what changed?

4) Availability of AT transmission?
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3) ESP9? - How & what changed?
I was exploring the same and found this on the ESP 9 from Bosch.

http://www.bosch-mobility-solutions....ration9_de.pdf
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Had got a chance to test drive the all new XUV 500 today at VVC showroom at Kondapur, Hyderabad. My friend already owns a XUV 500 and his views as compared to the old vs new one are

1. Ride quality is smooth and comfortable as compared to his car
2. Better transmission
3. The quality of the products has improved espicially the interiors and dash board
4. The look of the new one with DRLs is much better than the previous one.
5. 7" inch screen looks better than the old one
6. The touch responce and interface is far better than the old one
7. Even navigation, is very much interactive and quite easy to use

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1) Regenerative Braking. To the best of my knowledge, it is helpful in producing electricity from energy generated from braking. How will it help in increasing FE as claimed by Mahindra? Is it really needed in XUV? Does it mean addition of an expensive part to be maintained??
The sales executive has said that the FE increase is because of the slight changes in the shape made as compared to the previous model.

He may be right or wrong, but that is what he has claimed. He said that the electricity is put to better use while driving in eco mode

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2) Ride and Handling + Suspension. Looking forward for official T-bhp review to get real idea of it.
I have done a back to back test drive of the old one as compared to the new one and the handling, ride quality and suspension felt better in the new XUV 500.

This may also be comparing red apples to green apples because the new one had just 25 kms to odo and the old one had 25k kms to odo

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3) ESP9? - How & what changed?

4) Availability of AT transmission?
Again as claimed by the sales representative, auto transmission as of now isnt on their list and no idea abt the ESP9
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3) ESP9? - How & what changed?
A bit of info about it on this link ESP 9

ESP seems to have gotten a major upgrade.
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With the launch of the refreshed XUV 500, M & M 's CEO Mr Pravin Shah made some statements to the media regarding its new product line-up and the optimism to regain its foothold in the market.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/b...9.cms?from=mdr

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Mr Pravin Shah, CEO says "We have not seen much traction in the market due to absence of new products from our line-up, especially in the fast-growing compact SUV category. The new products will change the situation," Shah said, after introducing an updated version of the XUV500 — priced between Rs 11.21 lakh and Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
True, new products from the M & M line-up are missing since a long time. The Quanto and Verito don't sell and the Xylo sales are at a nadir. Added to their woes is the diesel pricing mechanism, wherein market driven prices have been made applicable after the removal of subsidies. The competing brands are launching smaller and more modern SUV's with engines that are frugal on the fuel consumption front.

And the TOI correspondent added his lines to the press briefing thus:

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The company has lost out to products such as Renault Duster, Ford Eco Sport and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which are perceived as contemporary and relatively-refined when compared to vehicles from M&M's portfolio.
The correspondent appears to be clubbing the trio Duster, Ecosport and Ertiga as competitors with Mahindra SUV's. This statement has some truth in our Indian market context and he has used his wisdom to label these as competitors.

The DNA's of the M&M SUV's are in a league of their own, with their tough build quality and capabilities for traversing through poor quality roads, though these lack refinement and finesse.

None of the three listed competitors here come anywhere near the Scorpio or the XUV 500, DNA, but nevertheless buyers are attracted to the trio for their finer qualities and contemporary features and looks. The Duster has lost its market share in the past few months. The Bolero is in the Top Ten saleswise, since some years and is the "darling on four wheels" for rural India.

M & M needs to cut its deadwood and make its model range more oriented towards market demand to remain in the third spot as the thrid largest car/ SUV/ MUV maker.

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Guys, couple of questions/doubts on the XUV Infotainment system.

1. How to exit or stop navigation in between?
2. How to set the home address in navigation?
3. How to add a personalised welcome message in the infotainment system?

Thanks in Advance!!
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1. How to exit or stop navigation in between?
Press 'Menu' button on the central panel and select 'Home'.

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2. How to set the home address in navigation?
At home, switch on to the navigator. Press the arrow mark indicating your XUV 500's location and select 'Set as home' from the trip planning menu that gets popped up.

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3. How to add a personalised welcome message in the infotainment system?
You can't do that. Please visit the dealer. They will connect their laptop and do the needful.
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