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Old 15th November 2015, 15:20   #16
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Alloys and tyres

The rear left wheel
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The front left wheel
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The alloy design it simple, elegant and easy to maintain. Cleaning of brake disc dust from front wheels is very easy
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The company fitted apollo apterras are very good. Road noise is pretty less and the thick side wall gives extra cushioning effect
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The wheel wells look squarish but goes with the character of the car

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Vehicle in front, beware a tank is on your back. When a vehicle in front sees this monster in its RVMs, you are guaranteed the "right of way"

The tank is ready to attack
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Don't mess with me
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Ample ground clearance and a sharp approach angle
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The radiator grille has chrome linings, to enhance the oomph factor
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The honey comb grille looks classy
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The squarish front gives the TUV a commanding stance
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Absolutely flat bonnet, aids front visibility
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The tank raring to go

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The rear of the TUV3OO is like you love it or hate it. The read shield is of medium size and limits the rearward visibility from the IRVM. To top it the spare wheel cover eats some portion of the rear windshield. While travelling straight ahead you get a decent view of the rear, however while reversing you have to be extra cautious if you are dependent on the IRVM to get a rear view. The huge ORVMs are a saving grace though and greatly enhance the story unfolding at the back of the car. Some shots of the car's back.

At this angle the TUV looks the best
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The spare wheel helps break the monotonous rear
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A closer look at the spare wheel and its vinyl housing

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The rear wiper jutting out from the back of spare wheel. This is a must have feature for me (both my earlier cars, Indica and Innova had rear wipers). I had rejected the TUV-T6+, Ertiga-VDi, Scorpio S6, Mobilio SMT and many other lower variants only because they didn't sport a rear wash and wipe feature
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The two jet holes of spray nozzle can be clearly seen
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The rear foot step, feels very sturdy
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The rear right side reflector and reverse sensor(car has 4 reverse sensors in total)
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The rear left side reflector and reverse sensor
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Another view of the rear foot step
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The seats and floor matting

The second row seat is absolutely flat but provides decent underthigh and back support
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Notice the neck pillows for the front and rear seats. These are a straight lift from my erstwhile Innova
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The jump seats give the added flexibility when needed
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The left side jump seat
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The grab handle at the top for 3rd row passengers
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The floor matting of the 3rd row seats (ignore the shadow of my hands holding the camera)
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Leg room for second row seat behind driver for driver's seat adjusted to my convenience
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Floor matting of second row (The red dial is that of the Accurate tyre pressure gauge)
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The floor matting on the driver side
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The well spaced out "ABC" pedals

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The cockpit

The centre console, very simple and elegant design
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The right side AC vent and some controls under it
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The lamp in the glove box illuminates it as soon as it is opened (nice touch)
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Instrument cluster lights up as soon as the ignition key is turned to "ON" position
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Momentarily the indicators on the dash flashing up and the speedo-tacho dial needles giving a salute
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Steering mounted controls with orange backlit
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The 4.5" inch screen (it is not a touch screen)
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Right side indicator stalk
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Left side wiper stalk
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Three slanting lines of the Mahindra logo on steering wheel

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The monogram mania

The slanted "M" Mahindra logo just under the bonnet
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This is where the power comes from, the "mHawk80" engine. I don't understand why 80, because the actual power rating is 84bhp
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This shows, which model it is
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This shows the variant of the model
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And finally the dealer literally piggy-backing the parent company. What a shame, the dealer couldn't stick an equivalent chrome logo, and stuck a shady sticker
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Attaching the door trim pictures below

The left rear door in open position

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The left rear door arm rest. Generous amount of padding on the arm rest makes it a comfortable place to rest your hand. Also note the bottle holder and pocket for nick-knacks
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The huge silver grab handle, necessary to pull the heavy door
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Heavy duty hinges provided to bear the weight of heavy doors

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The boot door has grab handle at centre, centre bottle holder, arm rests for the two passengers (unfortunately they don't get padding) and two big pockets for storing sundry items
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Closer look at the boot door arm rest
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Heavy duty hinges for the boot door as well

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Driver side door (no power window buttons on this as they are near the handbrake). My steel water tumbler and the Meguair micro fibre cloth are an easy fit.
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A closer look at the door pockets. The texture and quality of the plastic seems quite decent.
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The rear right side door trim

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Initial Ownership Section.

Mind-blowing report, many thanks for sharing! This will greatly help thousands of potential TUV300 owners in knowing whether the SUV is right for them or not.

Congrats on the tank & wish you thousands of kms of enjoyable driving. One thing for sure, this Mahindra has character .
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Congrats Once again AutoIndian.

Your review should be posted by Mahindra on their website for prospective customers. It covers everything the good, the not so good and above everything the detailed inputs of every aspect of a car that one can ask for.

Big Thank you and happy Mile crunching.
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Finally. I have been following you from our Ertiga discussion days.

Happy for you and wish you a niggle free ownership.

I am yet to decide on my next buy. TUV, Ertiga or the S-Cross. In this order.
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Lovely incredible involving report! A detailed and well captured through photographs. This would serve as a ready reckoner for many potential buyers.
Wishing you the best with your tank!
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Excellent review Autoindian. Here's wishing you a happy and a troublefree ownership with the TANK! One quick question here and maybe other TANK owners in this forum can throw some light on this. Is the TUV available in custom colors other than the stock ones offered by M&M ? I would like mine in chocolate brown ,similar to the shades offered by Ecosport & S-Cross. If this isn't possible then an olive green shade would be my second choice.

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Congratulations on the new car. Very well written review report. Many thanks for sharing this.
Wishing you many many miles with the tank.
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..Mahindra has surely given a chiller of an AC. This was necessary as there are no rear AC vents for such a huge cabin. Middle row passengers could feel the chilled air flow even on speed "1"..
Fantastic review!

Does the TUV have a AC filter? If yes, do insist & ensure that the ASC folks clean it at every service, even if it's not mentioned in the manual. This will contribute a lot to the effectiveness of the AC.

Many congratulations and wish you a million miles of safe and happy driving!

Cheers,
Vikram
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Hearty Congratulations AutoIndian. Ins and Outs of the car mentioned in a very detailed manner. Will serve as a great tool for prospective buyers. Wishing you safe miles with this beauty. Cheers!
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