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Old 8th March 2016, 02:36   #1111
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I don't know if I missed out on this somewhere but suddenly realized that Mahindra seems to have made some feature changes to redefine the W6, W8 and W10 models. Is this correct?
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Yes, I see Mahindra's website updated with few changes that I have observed
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In fact their website shows W6 doesn't have 2nd row reading lamps, but it is very much there in mine.
Hey guys, with the doubts spooling over the changes made, I just checked the website and made a minor comparison between the OLD vs NEW i.e before feature updation. Not the comparison between Old Age vs New Age XUV 5OO.

Hope it helps all the prospective buyers to get down to choose the variant they need.


W4
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Old vs New
  • What the W4 variant gets after the feature revision is the 6" monochrome touch screen with USB, Handsfree, iPod, CD and Bluetooth whereas pre-revision it was a Single LCD Display.

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  • What the W6 variant gets after the feature revision is upgrade to the 7" touch screen with GPS, USB, Bluetooth, Handsfree, iPod and picture viewer, Audio/Video whereas pre-revision it was 6" monochrome touch screen with USB, Handsfree, iPod, CD and Bluetooth.

  • Mahindra Blue-Sense App seems to be activated for the W6 variant which wasn't the case for pre-revision W6 variant.

  • e-Manual seems to be now loaded in the infotainment system post revision.

  • Power folding ORVM too seems to be added post feature revision.

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Old vs New
  • What the W8 gets post revision is Logo-projection on the ORVM's.

  • Push- start button

  • Passive Keyless entry system

  • Voice messaging system.

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2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift : Official Review-w10.jpg

Old vs New
  • Same as earlier.

PS: Please click on the image to open up in a new window/tab for clear viewing and read-ability.

Mahindra is in the process of updating the XUV's brochure. See below the error I get when I click on the "New-Age XUV 5OO Brochure"

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Congratulations, from my experience so far i can tell i dont regret the decision one bit, its been a month and 3K on ODO with one highway drive Bangalore - Dharwad - Goa)

Looking at the above i would recommend you try the accessories at Mahindra itself. which variant you plan to buy? Also watch out only few dealers have stock without the new price, so take the plunge soon if you have decided you can save up to 50K.

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Thanks Arun, I think I will stick with Mahindra itself if the price and quality is good.
I was to take the W6 at the old prices and have blocked it, but I just saw that with the 50K price increase we also get the infotainment system.

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I don't know if I missed out on this somewhere but suddenly realized that Mahindra seems to have made some feature changes to redefine the W6, W8 and W10 models. Is this correct? Like, W6 now having the same infotainment screen as W8 and W10 along with navigation. Or ABS with EBD in the W6 variant (I think this was not there earlier in the W6). Similarly W8 seems to have got some features from W10 as well.
Thanks Zappo for the update. Now I want to book the new W6 since the new package is worth the price. Have to call up Sireesh asap now and stop my old delivery and ask for the new w6.

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Thanks for confirming guys. Now here is another interesting update. I got the quote for the new cars. Looks like the effect of budget but... and that's the interesting part, Mahindra is giving an equivalent discount to keep the ex showroom prices the same as before budget. So for the same price as earlier you get more features!
I am surprised. I was given a discount only for the old W6. No back to the dealer to see the prices of new w6.
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W4
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  • What the W4 variant gets after the feature revision is the 6" monochrome touch screen with USB, Handsfree, iPod, CD and Bluetooth whereas pre-revision it was a Single LCD Display.
For someone on a tight budget, the W4 with the updated features makes a strong case for itself now. It will no longer feel bare basic and for 11.91 Lacs in Mumbai, it is a very competent 7 seater family vehicle.

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W6
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Old vs New[list][*]What the W6 variant gets after the feature revision is upgrade to the 7" touch screen with GPS, USB, Bluetooth, Handsfree, iPod and picture viewer, Audio/Video whereas pre-revision it was 6" monochrome touch screen with USB, Handsfree, iPod, CD and Bluetooth.
So it does not get Navigation!

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Old vs New
  • What the W8 gets post revision is Logo-projection on the ORVM's.

  • Push- start button

  • Passive Keyless entry system

  • Voice messaging system.
My pick of the lot. The W8 now gets all the goodies from the W10. Keyless entry and go will up the desirability quotient by a fair amount.

What's more, it is also available with the A/T.

I wish there was a W8 AWD A/T, but if you want a AWD + A/T, you will need to pick the W10... That's pardonable, since the product line up is so diverse in the first place!
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For someone on a tight budget, the W4 with the updated features makes a strong case for itself now. It will no longer feel bare basic and for 11.91 Lacs in Mumbai, it is a very competent 7 seater family vehicle.



So it does not get Navigation!

Not sure of the point of GPS without Navigation. Are you sure about this? I plan to visit a couple of dealers again today. Will see if there is additional info on this.
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Has Mahindra already started manufacturing vehicles with the additional features? I had booked a W8 in mid-Feb, but due to delays, the vehicle is expected to leave the plant in the next few days. Wondering if it will be refreshed with the above. If so, it would a small consolation for the poor purchase experience that I have had so far.
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Have you fit the same cam which comes in W10, if yes then why didn't you get the dynamic assist because the ICE of W8 & W10 are exactly similar. A few queries regarding your mod.
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(a) Did you have to cut any metal in the boot door for fitting.
No cut in metal is required. Camera can be installed near number plate by drilling hole similar to bumper.

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(b) Is there any connector present for plug n play or did you have to splice the wiring to connect the cam for power & to the display.
No cutting or splicing of wires are required. Ask technician to follow route taken by pipe of rear wiper to water storage bottle and then extend to IC unit located below glove box. There is provision for connectors on unit. Power will be drawn from reverse parking lights using connector without slicing wires.

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(c) Is the cam IR capable & how good is the clarity at night.
Clarity is acceptable. Attaching snap of building parking taken in night for reference.

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I have 2 months old W8 and also getting similar sound (Tic Tic) near 3rd row seats while driving on rough roads but not able to find the exact spot. suggest
Sound (Tic Tic) was coming from driver seat, but I always felt that it was coming from second row until told by my wife when one day she sat on second row . Issue was finally resolved by service engineer during first service

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WOW!

This is really interesting now, in couple of months of buying W6 they have got the upgraded ICE. I know it might be too early but would any of you know if i can get that upgraded on my existing W6? mine is a Dec 2016 model?

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Thanks rakesht_ripps for all the inputs it was really helpful. Can you please tell the make of the camera is it Chinese or a branded one. I am surprised that mahindra has not provided wiring for the reverse cam as it is a necessity because of the limited rear view available to the driver.
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Thanks rakesht_ripps for all the inputs it was really helpful. Can you please tell the make of the camera is it Chinese or a branded one. I am surprised that mahindra has not provided wiring for the reverse cam as it is a necessity because of the limited rear view available to the driver.
Sorry, I don't know the brand name since dealer installed without showing packing and even I missed to check the brand name; however I have bill and camera is under 6 months warranty.
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Hello Gurus, I need your valuable inputs regarding my purchase of the vehicle.

1) My dealer in Hyderabad(VVC Motors) is offering discounted price of XUV500(old ex-showroom) and also with the impending price hike from April 1st, I see a difference of 1 lakh on the OTR price for the new stock of vehicles.

2) Shall I wait for the HEXA which is supposed to be launched in June and then purchase among the two in December due to discounts that will be offered at that time. I am not in a hurry to purchase the vehicle as our Omni has been serving us well. Also, we do not have a negative perception about TATA service, we can live with the niggles and get them sorted out with TASS.

3) Dealer has two vehicles in stock for W6(color not of my choice but still my family is okay with any color seeing the discount being offered) - what do I need to take care of while purchasing the vehicle from dealer. Mr.Mohan Das-Lead SA has told me, after I make the booking only then he will provide me with VIN & Chassis number. If i find something amiss, can I cancel the booking and expect the whole booking amount to be returned?

Please advise.

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1) My dealer in Hyderabad(VVC Motors) is offering discounted price of XUV500(old ex-showroom) and also with the impending price hike from April 1st, I see a difference of 1 lakh on the OTR price for the new stock of vehicles.
1 lakh difference isn't bad at all.

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2) Shall I wait for the HEXA which is supposed to be launched in June and then purchase among the two in December due to discounts that will be offered at that time. I am not in a hurry to purchase the vehicle as our Omni has been serving us well. Also, we do not have a negative perception about TATA service, we can live with the niggles and get them sorted out with TASS.
Totally depends on you, New Age XUV is a proven product now, But if you still want to wait for the Hexa you can, Mind you XUV had most of its niggles rectified, XEXA being a new product can be more prone to niggles than the XUV.

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3) Dealer has two vehicles in stock for W6(color not of my choice but still my family is okay with any color seeing the discount being offered) - what do I need to take care of while purchasing the vehicle from dealer. Mr.Mohan Das-Lead SA has told me, after I make the booking only then he will provide me with VIN & Chassis number. If i find something amiss, can I cancel the booking and expect the whole booking amount to be returned?
You can always cancel the booking if you find something is wrong with the car, Or ask the dealer to change the car, Run the VIN check and inspect the car properly before giving the total amount of the car to the dealer.
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Any advice on buying DRLs for an XUV 500? I saw several kits available on Amazon, but not sure about the quality. Can they be wired by any car accessories shop, and wired correctly, i.e. stay on during the day and turn off when the headlights are on?
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Any advice on buying DRLs for an XUV 500?
May be you should try Philips DRLs. They are simple to fit. You can directly connect with battery. As soon as you start the engine, the lights come ON and stay like that while it is running. This is not connected to any switches but the DRL unit itself senses the engine ON vibrations and does tricks. Very safe, no warranty issues whatsoever.

If you need something that comes ON as son as engine is started but goes off when headlights come on, this will need rewiring some headlight things as well as some sort of controller that takes inputs from headlight. Not a great option IMHO considering the efforts and risks involved.
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Thanks for confirming guys. Now here is another interesting update. I got the quote for the new cars. Looks like the effect of budget but... and that's the interesting part, Mahindra is giving an equivalent discount to keep the ex showroom prices the same as before budget. So for the same price as earlier you get more features!
This is not true. For me, the dealer is giving the pre- feature car for pre-hike price. So, if you want the recently added features then you have to shell out the extra money in terms of price hike.
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Looks like I'll be joining the owner's club anytime soon! My cheetah is scheduled for a warm welcome at home on October 8th. I booked the w8 model from TVS , Alappuzha(KL). Got massive massive discounts . Since I used to work in service department of Hyundai, I knew how to play hard ball with the dealership management. I was lucky enough to have my uncle join the game. He also booked the same model. I had a TD on 15th. I took me a couple of weeks to make a decision. I managed to squeeze corporate bonus, exchange bonus and almost everything you could possibly extract from them.

If you have connections at the RTO, it is profitable to pay the taxes and registration fee by yourself. I was quoted 98k for my bike including registration and stuff from the showroom. But, when I did the whole thing by myself, it reached only 93k!

I'll update the total cost after I get the cheetah home 😋
Hi Stephen,

Can you please give me the breakdown of prices quoted by dealer and you with your magical skills, how much were you able to extract discounts. Please give both of them in breakdowns
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