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Old 6th March 2008, 18:40   #16
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Congrats lingadalli. thanks for posting the 5k report.

it is obviously zippier than the current scorpio & the ride quality has improved a lot. Body roll still exists & as you rightly suggested that you need to get used to this vehicle. I still wonder why mahindras increased the price with some useless frills. detuning that 140 bhp powerplant was the saddest part of the package and i too feel like JKdas that they should come up with a new gear box to take this extra power.

I expected bit more FE form that new engine as i used to get 10 - 12 from my Turbo 2. slx

Looking forward to your reports as this is a rare sight in this forum.
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They have already updated the VLX, just 3 months after its launch?

What are the changes?

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Old 6th March 2008, 23:05   #18
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They have already updated the VLX, just 3 months after its launch?

What are the changes?

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nope... i've read this report in the past and he is definately talking about the same car that is on sale at the moment...
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Ok, Thanks.

What confused me was the reference to the new AC vents.

The VLX I test drove had the ineffectual round vents with a radial axis of control.

The review seems to suggest conventional vents with two discrete axes of control.
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possibly a one off or a sensible re-evaluation...

it is just far too early to launch a fresh variant - they'd get lynched by customers who have just plonked 10 lakh+ for a NEW car!!!
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possibly a one off or a sensible re-evaluation...

it is just far too early to launch a fresh variant - they'd get lynched by customers who have just plonked 10 lakh+ for a NEW car!!!
Nah its indeed a new model, I saw the black plastic shroud above the inside rear view mirror which housed some sensor. The general quality of plastics was also better, especially the glovebox. I was invited by a research agency hired by mahindra to get the feedback on the newer improved version and the invitation was for the people who have test drievn the 'older' vlx. Although the differences are very minute and not noticeable unless you have a keen eye... the differences are there indeed.
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my mistake then, but i still feel that bringing out improvements this close after launch is in really poor taste - and the thing is i am a sucker for sods law..

having just plonked for a "NEW" safari - i have the sneaky suspicion, a revision in specs and/or interiors is due round the corner.

back to topic now that my rant is over - as long as mahindra offers free upgrades to the improvements here to old "new" owners - it's going to cheese off a lot of people.
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The 'older' VLX i testdrove had the sensors housed near the rearview mirror. But it had the round AC vents.

Were the new vents rectangular, like the older Scorpio?

Any other changes that you noticed?

Any idea when the update version will be launched?

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The 'older' VLX i testdrove had the sensors housed near the rearview mirror. But it had the round AC vents.

Were the new vents rectangular, like the older Scorpio?

Any other changes that you noticed?

Any idea when the update version will be launched?

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The changes are not drastic.... the vents are still oval in shape but now normal fin type instead of the earlier contraptions. Gearshift was a tad better and so was the overall quality.
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Today's Brand Equity supplement has an article about the Brand Equity Corporate Quiz.

The article says that winners will get Scorpio V6s. They mention this in two places and even include a file picture of a Scorpio.

Could this be the improved version extreme_torque saw?


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congrats! for your new suv
i have booked mhawk awaiting delivery
how is its suspension ?
bcos old scorpios makes you dizzy when you sit in middle row seat
i have owned one for 5 years
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congrats! for your new suv
i have booked mhawk awaiting delivery
how is its suspension ?
bcos old scorpios makes you dizzy when you sit in middle row seat
i have owned one for 5 years
You will still get a bit bumped around but much less, as some suspension sorting has been done. We have to understand that the Scorpio is a tall vehicle with a very high centre of gravity. Body roll is expected. But the M&M guys have got the suspension worked, and reviews say that the tuning has worked well.
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