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Old 12th November 2011, 19:35   #871
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Has anyone tried fitting the optional reverse camera in the XUV? I believe that the wiring and option is already in place? If yes, where has the camera been fitted? Did you have to make a hole in the bumper to accommodate the camera or is there any other option provided? What was the cost of this fitment?

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Yes according to accessories guys reverse camera can be fitted into XUV.He gave an approximate quote of 4500/- for the camera.I am thinking of adding later on.

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I'm quite sure you can. In similar players it will just display a warning message on the screen about the usage of handbrakes, but the audio will play in the background.

If it can recognize the format to be mp3 I dont think we will have this issue even. By the way, does the HU recognize video files from USB too?
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Can anyone confirm Whether the HU of xuv can play divx video files from the usb
The .avi, .divix extension files can played on HU from usb.I tried playing it while driving today and it was not blocked during driving as claimed .

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Dont know about any button dedicated for this on the steering. You can do the same using the voice command. The switch for voice command is on the steering.
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there is no source or channel button on the steering for controlling audio? is it possible to change the FM channel or a track or folder also from your steering mounted audio controls? or is it just the volume? can someone please confirm this please..
Changing of tracks can be done by using phone control buttons on steering wheel.
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The comparison report already available on the autocar website. Following is the link

Mahindra XUV500 vs Tata Aria 4x2 - Feature - Autocar India

Mahindra XUV 500 vs Tata Aria ... Enjoy...

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Software upgrades for the Infotainment System for W8 model have been released. You need to visit the workshop to get these updated.
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Software upgrades for the Infotainment System for W8 model have been released. You need to visit the workshop to get these updated.
I don't know how to interpret and react to this.

Should I worry that not enough upfront testing has gone in for the s/w, because of which an upgrade needed to be released so early after the launch OR should I possibly feel reassured that may be Mahindras have quickly reacted to the feedback from the first set of owners and are trying to correct some issues.

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Yes according to accessories guys reverse camera can be fitted into XUV.He gave an approximate quote of 4500/- for the camera.I am thinking of adding later on.
Thats a very decent price.

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The .avi, .divix extension files can played on HU from usb.I tried playing it while driving today and it was not blocked during driving as claimed .
I am glad it can play videos of the USB. Who the hell wants to keep burning CDs?!

I am happier that it can play videos on the move as well, good for long journeys. For those concerned with safety, buy this for the driver -
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does anyone has any clue on price increase? I have extended my budget from 10 lakh to 12 plus lakh for XUV. If they increase it further, I will have to go back for sedan.
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does anyone has any clue on price increase? I have extended my budget from 10 lakh to 12 plus lakh for XUV. If they increase it further, I will have to go back for sedan.
Heard that the bookings would open only in Feb-2012. The version would have some of the early feedback incorporated and price increase would coincide with the bookings reopening.

Disclaimer - Everything in the 'heard' category. Nothing from horse's mouth.
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I don't know how to interpret and react to this.

Should I worry that not enough upfront testing has gone in for the s/w, because of which an upgrade needed to be released so early after the launch OR should I possibly feel reassured that may be Mahindras have quickly reacted to the feedback from the first set of owners and are trying to correct some issues.
This is definitely a good thing. As I understand, the infotainment system on the XUV is quite complicated with lots of features. Most of the glitches should be fixed by a SW update.
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Software upgrades for the Infotainment System for W8 model have been released. You need to visit the workshop to get these updated.
Wow , a firmware upgrade. that's updated pretty fast. This means we do get future upgrades . This is in line with most of the audio,video systems having upgrade features .hope the hardware is ready for future updates.
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This is definitely a good thing. As I understand, the infotainment system on the XUV is quite complicated with lots of features. Most of the glitches should be fixed by a SW update.
OFF TOPIC TO AN EXTENT



My XUV arrives Feb 26th. Would the initial glitches on software and in the car as a whole be fixed till then?
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Hi guys, found these 2 videos on youtube which explain esp really well. for those of you who plan to get the w6 variant and spend the 1 lakh saved on accessories please dont. the esp available on the w8 variant can be a real life saver for you and your family and also some kid who may suddenly run across the road in front of your xuv



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Referring to more photos won't help. What I am saying is that, 2 white XUVs, one in sun and one in shade can be captured to show the exact same shade of white, if the photographer has set the white-balance setting correct while clicking each of the snaps.

What I meant by my post is, has anybody who has seen the white XUV "in person" (and NOT in photos) mentioned that it looks dramatically different in sun as against shade?

Human eyes are way more sophisticated than cameras.
Cant comment about the authenticity but the XUV fb page has an image showing 8 colors of XUV and not seven as officially shown on the website or the brochures
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I don't know how to interpret and react to this.

Should I worry that not enough upfront testing has gone in for the s/w, because of which an upgrade needed to be released so early after the launch OR should I possibly feel reassured that may be Mahindras have quickly reacted to the feedback from the first set of owners and are trying to correct some issues.
There were no major glitch's in the previous versions but this one seems to have improved the touch response and is faster. And i think all companies make improvements or change parts with initial response. No matter how much the cars are tested its the customer feedback that matters.

I wonder how will you react to know that an ECU firmware upgrade has also been released.

Mahindra has a very good backup support for this vehicle they have eye's on every customer feedback. From SALES to SERVICE to the CAR it self

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Cant comment about the authenticity but the XUV fb page has an image showing 8 colors of XUV and not seven as officially shown on the website or the brochures
Silver,White,Black,Green,Purple,Grey,Red

But W6 has limited colors and White is not available and W8 AWD does not have Silver.
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Silver,White,Black,Green,Purple,Grey,Red

But W6 has limited colors and White is not available and W8 AWD does not have Silver.
My comment was for the two shades of white that's been discussed
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