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Old 7th May 2016, 14:31   #1321
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Hii guys what are the initial 3M car care treatments / packages to be done on the brand new xuv. Basically I assume paint protection and underbody anti rust coating also read about silencer coating. Any others?

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Hii guys what are the initial 3M car care treatments / packages to be done on the brand new xuv. Basically I assume paint protection and underbody anti rust coating also read about silencer coating. Any others?
Paint protection and underbody treatment is what I can think of.

Not sure what this silencer coating is and what is does?!
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Paint protection and underbody treatment is what I can think of.

Not sure what this silencer coating is and what is does?!
Hey anurag I had enquired at the dealership I.e Mahindra after reading about it on one of the many threads and he confirmed it is a separate treatment of the silencer not included in the underbody anti rust and will have to be paid for separately. I don't know if it's a new technology or has been there since long.
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Paint protection and underbody treatment is what I can think of.

Not sure what this silencer coating is and what is does?!
Hi Anurag,

I got this done as complementary along with the other stuff at 3M. This alone costs some INR 1300. The entire silencer along with the full length of the pipes are coated with some silver spray paint. This according to them prevents rusting of the silencer for quite a period of time.
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Spotted this camouflaged XUV 5OO yesterday on my way to Bangalore on NH4 near Tumkur.

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Spotted this camouflaged XUV 5OO yesterday on my way to Bangalore on NH4 near Tumkur.
Thank you for the pictures sir.

I can see a mild change in hood design over the current XUV and also to the lower portion of the doors.

On the I can see three bulges. May be the creases of the 1st gen XUV are coming back.

Front 3-quarters

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Also notice the fuel filler opening has been removed from LHS (changed sides maybe?).

Seems to be a muscularisation/cladding bulge on the bottoms of the doors.

That bulge on the hood seems more like a hood scoop than anything else.
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Also notice the fuel filler opening has been removed from LHS (changed sides maybe?).
Nice eye you have got. I missed the fuel filter lid. There is some code written in that area though.

Hope they don't spoil the looks of the XUV now.

PS: Is there a minor facelift in pipeline?
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I saw a blue XUV today, From a side view, It looked brand new, I could not make it out if it was the New age or the Old one, It zipped past me so i could not even look at the alloys, Anyone knows if they actually deliver the New age in the blue colour on special request? For some reason i liked it, Looks different but surely it was standing out from the crowed.
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I saw a blue XUV today, From a side view, It looked brand new, I could not make it out if it was the New age or the Old one, It zipped past me so i could not even look at the alloys, Anyone knows if they actually deliver the New age in the blue colour on special request? For some reason i liked it, Looks different but surely it was standing out from the crowed.

Spotted the same bluish xuv at the Santacruz flyover on western express hway. Was wondering if it's a new shade introduced by Mahindra bcoz the cheetah looked in a really good condition. Also missed seeing it clearly to make sure if it was a facelift version.
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I spent good amount of quality time with XUV and Mahindra's service personnel this evening in analysing the XUV headlamp beams. Here are some disappointing revelations on the XUV's high beams. I really appreciate Mahindra team's eagerness in trying to understand the issue. Even though I do not own or booked an XUV, they were very patient and co-operative in understanding the issue.

With both low and high beams: You can see that it is lighting the area above the number plate and the walls above the Scorpio. This is bad alignment. Instead of angling down to the road, the beams are going parallel to the ground.
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Update from Mahindra. There is some good news and not-so-good news.

The good news is that the high beams can be adjusted. But the not-so-good news is that it cannot be done while driving, but can be done only by opening the bonnet. What an unfriendly design!

Again, hats-off to the Mahindra and Sireesh Auto team in quickly resolving this issue without requiring even a single follow-up.

After posting my experience in the post quoted above last Wednesday, I gave my feedback to Mr. Amit from Mahindra on Thursday. The same evening, Mr. Amit called me, I was surprised that he already had 2 more people on conference - Mr. Ram, who is the Operations head of Sireesh Auto and another XUV service advisor. Mr. Ram, who manages all of the Sireesh Auto's service centres in Bangalore listened to the problem, which I had explained in my above post with photos and a video. He assured me that will try to resolve it and will get back to me.

This Monday, Mr. Ram called me and gave the good news that the high beams can be adjusted and invited me to visit their Jakkur service centre for a demo and test drive. He assured that the same XUV W10 which I drove earlier will be brought again. Appointment was fixed for Wednesday 6:30 PM.

Wednesday evening, I reached their service centre and Mr Ram himself was there to discuss with me. The floor area was filled with other vehicles. Mr. Ram instructed to clear the area and the W10 was brought it and parked at a good distance from the wall. The aligning board was put in front of it.

Factory alignment of high beams:
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Left high beam in factory alignment. Right high beam moved to the lowest setting.
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Left high beam moved to the highest setting. Right high beam retained at the lowest setting. Note that the beams doesn't move straight up or straight down, but they move at an angle upwards and downwards. These 3 pictures should given an idea of the maximum range of the high beam adjustment. One can set this at the desired level.
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This is the hole which is covered by a rubber cap, that has an hacksaw-blade-edge type adjustment. The XUV electrician used a star screw driver for adjusting. This only moves the high beam reflectors and not the bulbs.
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After the high beams were adjusted to my satisfaction, we went for a test drive, stopped on a dead-end street and fine tuned the adjustment. Finally, I was satisfied with the high beams throw, nicely angling down to the road at a distance that suits me for highway drives.

I wholeheartedly appreciate Mr. Ram's (Sireesh Auto) and Mr. Amit's (Mahindra) efforts on going great lengths to clarify the problem reported by not-even-a-customer. This is how a company should win the trust of the people and build credibility!

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Passed by 3 broken down BMTC Volvo's in today's commute, and the last one was not too good for my XUV. The Volvo broke down on a narrow stretch of Bannerghetta road and was at an angle. Tried squeezing past but my rear, non-driver bumper took a hit.

1. The red paint of the bus can be gotten rid of by? Will a DIY waxing job be sufficient, or does it need polishing etc.

2. I am hoping that the bumper cladding would not be too expensive to replace. Will speak to the SA, but wanted to check if someone had an idea of the costs.
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Spotted the same bluish xuv at the Santacruz flyover on western express hway. Was wondering if it's a new shade introduced by Mahindra bcoz the cheetah looked in a really good condition. Also missed seeing it clearly to make sure if it was a facelift version.
It was bought as a limited edition color for the previous generation XUV, So i doubt it would be a New age model, Not sure if Mahindra takes special request for colours.
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I saw a blue XUV today.
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Spotted the same bluish xuv at the Santacruz flyover on western express hway.
Here are images of the XUV in Arctic Blue shade:

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Here are the links to posts for the same color. Arctic Blue & Opulent Purple were available only in W8 variant of old-gen. Guess the Blue color is discontinued in the New-Age XUV 5OO.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...l#post3126094. (Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review)

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...l#post3329646. (Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review)


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New colour options include Pearl White (replaces Satin White) and Sunset Orange. Old Arctic Blue shade dropped

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Hii guys so finally got delivery of my Silver XUV 500 AWD W8 MT refresh this week. The dealership delayed the delivery because of temporary RTO number otherwise the NBS guys did a good job and entire procedure was quite smooth. The new additions to the refresh W8 version are the push button start, voice messaging system and passive keyless entry among others. These are welcome additions making the only omissions from W10 being sunroof, powered seat adjustment and the regeneration system.
Only downside were the post budget prices.
She's an absolutely powerful beast to drive.

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