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Old 23rd July 2015, 17:51   #7501
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^^ There is small niggle in getting second row sliders.

In the default configuration (without sliders) if you have front passenger seat pushed back, you will find difficulty in folding the second row left side (single seat) for third row passenger to get it.

This is since the headrest of second row seat will hit against the front passenger seats backside.

So, if you are having rails installed, you will have to keep the front passenger seat pushed ahead.
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If you read the list of features available from the first link shared by Tushar, it says the house/builiding number is available in premium map. So I am sensing Mahindra has provided us with the basic version of maps and hence the new update is not giving that option.

Can you confirm with Mahindra if they are offering Premium maps to XUV or the basic one?
How do i check the version of maps? What is the version in yours? since you bought few months from mine we should be having the same.

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Experts,

I have some questions, Appreciate your response on the same
  • I want to make the middle row seats slidable. Has anyone done it in Bangalore? Where can i get it done?
  • Navigation menu sucks big time. Its not user friendly. Can i transfer a google map route to XUV navigation? What other optiosn to setup a route with different Via points?
  • LED's on the headlight assembly are not Daytime Running Lights (DRL's)?
As much as the value it will offer I am not sure if after market mod is a good idea to make middle rows slidable. In addition to quality of workman ship I have my doubts about safety. Imagine the stress the seat will undergo with 3 adults seated during heavy braking or some worse situations. How will the mod ensure its properly stress and crash tested. hence i would not recommend trying this out.

Transferring googlemaps to ICE is virtually impossible. You will need to port over android on the HU to get googlemaps working. Secondly googlemaps work with real time network connection. There is lot of S/W dev work required to make this happen.

I am sure after market mod would be possible to make the LEDs always running at the expense of electrical wiring change. But given there brightness I dont think its useful in day time at all.

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Old 23rd July 2015, 19:53   #7503
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How do i check the version of maps? What is the version in yours? since you bought few months from mine we should be having the same.
Yes supertinu, ideally you should also have the same version of maps which is version 8.1. Go to the navigator, click on Menu and select Settings which will give you 3 options Map, Maps POI, Language. Select Map and it will show the version of the maps as shown below

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Also I noticed that the navigation software is very old and it is a 2013 edition

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Also you can check the Products, Hardware and Software versions by pressing "Mute" and "Seek>>" button simultaneously to get into this screen

Options to check the products such as speaker, mic, Display and options to update Bluetooth software. I am not sure what exactly Read DTC means in the list.

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Have any of you upgraded your maps version and faced similar issues?
I think you have got your maps upgraded but looks like the software version is very old. Can you please confirm which year car you have? And is it not supposed to have the latest software for the infotainment system? See the pictures above for my software version.

Also can you please post a pic of the maps version similar to the one posted by me.

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2nd gear in my vehicle is very notchy. especially at slow speeds while changing from 3rd to 2nd it takes some adjustment and effort.

Is it the case with all the vehicle?
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2nd gear in my vehicle is very notchy. especially at slow speeds while changing from 3rd to 2nd it takes some adjustment and effort.

Is it the case with all the vehicle?
In general 1st and 2nd gears are notchy compared to others in that order. however in my case I haven't really come across too much of issue with either. Probably needs some adjustment on your car. its nothing surprising since majority have the same feedback.
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Old 25th July 2015, 15:32   #7506
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If you read the list of features available from the first link shared by Tushar, it says the house/builiding number is available in premium map. So I am sensing Mahindra has provided us with the basic version of maps and hence the new update is not giving that option.



Can you confirm with Mahindra if they are offering Premium maps to XUV or the basic one?

fusionbang, have confirmed with MMI that the maps are Premium Version. However, what they also said is that the hardware (ICE) of the old XUV can only do so much and hence we cannot get the same user experience as what we get on their Navigatior units or for that matter even the new XUV. The new ICE definitely is more interactive and brings out some superior features.
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Been driving a Scorpio (2004) for a while and looking to change to an XUV or maybe another Scorpio. In the process been through and tracking this thread closely; thank you to so many of you here for the excellent feedback and comments.

Was checking out the a new XUV W10 at the local dealership yesterday and found my left foot (sports shoe) getting 'stuck' between the clutch and the siding when removing it from the dead pedal! It felt uncomfortable to not have the foot come back smoothly onto the clutch pedal. Just checking if this could be possible misalignment of the clutch or it is just so in the XUV.
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Is it possible to put the infotainment display in sleep mode. During night journeys I would like to switch off the display, whereas the music should be playing in the background. I would not like to strain my eyes too much. Any help is appreciated!
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Is it possible to put the infotainment display in sleep mode. During night journeys I would like to switch off the display, whereas the music should be playing in the background. I would not like to strain my eyes too much. Any help is appreciated!
Unfortunately can't be done.
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Is it possible to put the infotainment display in sleep mode. During night journeys I would like to switch off the display, whereas the music should be playing in the background. I would not like to strain my eyes too much. Any help is appreciated!
I saw an option in the new facelift version to put the display to "Auto Display", which used to put the display to go off while music is playing. Tapping on the infotainment screen wakes up the display. Not sure if this feature was there in pre-facelift infotainment system.
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Is it possible to put the infotainment display in sleep mode. During night journeys I would like to switch off the display, whereas the music should be playing in the background. I would not like to strain my eyes too much. Any help is appreciated!
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Unfortunately can't be done.
There is no screen time out option on the earlier version of XUV. Few things you can try that might help mitigate this could be
  • Minimize screen brightness manually during night drives. I am sure you already thought of this one
  • Alternately you could set your maps to night mode and turn Nav screen on. I find maps night mode fairly dark and less intrusive. Whenever you need you can switch to music screen to change etc.
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Is it possible to put the infotainment display in sleep mode. During night journeys I would like to switch off the display, whereas the music should be playing in the background. I would not like to strain my eyes too much. Any help is appreciated!
I am not sure on W8 but on W6 there is a brightness control that pretty much nearly blanks out the monochrome screen.
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I saw an option in the new facelift version to put the display to "Auto Display", which used to put the display to go off while music is playing. Tapping on the infotainment screen wakes up the display. Not sure if this feature was there in pre-facelift infotainment system.
Thanks for the response guys, but it is really sad to know that the option is not provided in a 1.7 million rupee car

On the other hand, I am still thinking why Mahindra did not provide auto dimming IRVM at least in the facelift version. Most premium hatchbacks provide these days.

Mahindra if you are listening at least provide it as an accessory, also kindly work on the pre-facelift infotainment system to make it a better one

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There is no screen time out option on the earlier version of XUV. Few things you can try that might help mitigate this could be
  • Minimize screen brightness manually during night drives. I am sure you already thought of this one
  • Alternately you could set your maps to night mode and turn Nav screen on. I find maps night mode fairly dark and less intrusive. Whenever you need you can switch to music screen to change etc.
I have tried reducing the screen brightness but it does not help either. And yes the navigation thing sounds good as an alternative, let me try this and see how effective it will be.

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I am not sure on W8 but on W6 there is a brightness control that pretty much nearly blanks out the monochrome screen.
There is an option to minimize the brightness in W8, but it is no where close to blanking out the screen. Only option is to switch it off.
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Congrats MantriG. You certainly got a great deal and in my view the right decision by getting W6 on the older model vs stripped down W4 on latest one. I kind of did the same by stretching and getting W8 on the older model rather than waiting and spending more with no discounts.
Thanks Super Tinu - It certainly helped going in for the older W6, as some features are extremely helpful and completely practical.

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Congrats Gaurav and happy motoring! I own a Dolphin Grey one too so great choice on the color.
Thanks Adu - Since I was going for an older version, choice of colors was pretty limited. Grey has always been closer to my heart (with previous 3 cars being similar color), had wine red been available that would have been my 1st preference.

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Have completed 1500 kms over last two weeks and below are my observations/feedback :-

  • Getting avg. of roughly 13kmpl with 50:50 ratio between city & highway. I'm happy with this as wasn't expecting anything more than 12kmpl during the run-in. This will anyways go down as I start crossing 2k rpms post 1st service.
  • Cruise Control is a breeze to use and extremely helpful. Am avoiding extensive use within the run-in period.
  • Low beam is slightly ineffective, however using the fogs does help to some extent. One disappointment though, have to manually switch on fogs every time through the stalk unlike the provision on my earlier Xylo.
  • Steering controls could have been better with some damping, the clicks create some reluctance during use or rather not very confidence inspiring.
  • Good amount of torque provided across all ranges which make this beast a breeze to drive.
  • Suspension is a bit on the stiffer side and every time you negotiate bumps at lower speeds you are reminded about the same.
  • Turning radius is pretty good and a lot better than what was expected.
  • I keep the rear seats slightly reclined to have better visibility through the IRVM and trust me, it is extremely helpful. Anyways, it's me or me & wife at most times so that solves the problem of limited rear visibility to a large extent.


An issue was discovered a few days back, front passenger door starts rattling when glass is rolled down mid-way so cannot drive with partially open window. Shall get it rectified during 1st service (hopefully in August) or might give a casual visit to service center to address the same.
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An issue was discovered a few days back, front passenger door starts rattling when glass is rolled down mid-way so cannot drive with partially open window. Shall get it rectified during 1st service (hopefully in August) or might give a casual visit to service center to address the same.
Gaurav, I had a similar issue and it is a simple fix. They open up the door panel and tighten a couple of screws/ nuts inside. took about 30 minutes in total for the whole fix. This solved my rattle problem and there was not need to change the motor, etc. as many other owners have mentioned. Hope it is the same for you.
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