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Old 4th November 2017, 12:52   #196
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Looks aside, this is, at least from what the leaked specifications suggests, a more mature and complete vehicle compared to the TUV 3OO. Four cylinder mhawkD120 will definitely be much more refined and punchy than the mhawk100. The 6 speed gearbox is a boon and will make cruising much more relaxing both for car and driver. With the elongated rear(added weight), the teething issues of wheel-spin will also probably vanish.
The top end trim with all the bells and whistles of the TUV T10 would be a very desirable and robust vehicle in my opinion. With the face-lifted Scorpio rumored to get a generous bump in power, and thus presumably price, the TUV300PLUS will sit in perfectly in the 9-12 lakh price bracket. A fully loaded P8 variant will be a better buy than the bare-bones Scorpio S4 any day. The TUV3OO in it's current form already has an upper edge in terms of cabin design/fit/finish and better handling/ride quality over the Scorpio.

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Old 4th November 2017, 13:10   #197
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The rear design execution from the side profile looks really awkward and ugly, to say the least.

Look at the picture here.
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This makes me wonder, which was the most good looking handsome car other than the xuv and thar, mahindra ever made? Mahindras have always been that one douchey kid in the class. Unfortunately or fortunately they never appealed to me. At this rate, they never will.
The original Scorpio and the facelift. The Amrada, the original Bolero, and the Getaway.
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The rear design execution from the side profile looks really awkward and ugly, to say the least.

Look at the picture here.
I think, after a long visual inspection, what makes this car look ugly. To be honest the TUV 300, is funny, but not really ugly in the beauty sweepstakes. This extended design is however quite ugly. I guess its because of how the lines flow. The A/B pillars and the doors are funnily slanted, however from the C pillar the design is straight and an opposite slant is added to the D pillar. This makes the design look like a pillared house with each pillar slanted away from each other. This is what causes us to perceive this design as ugly. If someone can photoshop all the pillars to be straight, then the car may even look decent like a Bolero.

Secondly the weirdness is enhanced by the triangle shaped being formed by the extra large wrap around tail lamp and the upward slanting rear bumper. Squaring off this design will help the asthetics, to match with the squared off wheel arches.
Lastly, the running board (between the wheels) has a funny upsloping kink at both ends. This unnecessary curvy section looks disproportionate in conjunction with the square wheel arches.

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The rear design execution from the side profile looks really awkward and ugly, to say the least.

Look at the picture here.
Am i the only one seeing as Rear Half looks like the Reva
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The rear end is hideous to put it mildly. Hope for a day when M&M will hire designers who have a knack for aesthetics.They should really take a leaf (or maybe a bunch) from Hyundai's book
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Honestly, (I think) most Mahindra designs are done by people with LOUD (read cheap) taste.

Their designers need to understand the difference between styling and "overstyling".

If this was a Chinese manufacturer we would have laughed our heads off.

Because we are a loyal bunch we try and look for the positives.

Tata and Maruti have much better designs.

Mahindra however understands the Market very well and almost every model they launch is a HIT.
As opposed to TATA that makes a string of good looking but flop/loss making vehicles.

This makes me wonder if the Indian car buying public actually LOVES Mahindra designs, if that is the case then I need to get my "tasteometer" recaliberated.
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Mahindra however understands the Market very well and almost every model they launch is a HIT.
As opposed to TATA that makes a string of good looking but flop/loss making vehicles.
Actually not almost every model of Mahindra is a hit. Their share of flop/failure models, JVs, acquisitions, business ventures etc. is quite tough to match.

Since TATA is brought into the discussion, all I can see is that the new age TATA cars look worthy enough to be displayed in an international auto show. Mahindra can do so, but it's better to have their stall next to Chinese automakers.
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Honestly i haven't liked anything from the Mahindra stable after 2006 Bolero. (Mine is a 2007 model when they started meddling with it's looks.) Sorry, i'm a sucker for no-nonsense straight line designs. Mahindra seems to be in a race for the ugliest design. :(
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Source: https://indianautosblog.com/2017/12/...ed-test-293161

New pics - completely undisguised.

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Source: https://indianautosblog.com/2017/12/...ed-test-293161

New pics - completely undisguised.
Adding pics here - removing the door-mounted spare wheel, it should essentially replace the ugly Xylo.
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The original Scorpio and the facelift. The Amrada, the original Bolero, and the Getaway.
The Bolero Storm continues to be a favourite of mine. There are a couple near my residence with wide tyres and chunky alloys, and they look great!

Engines are quite good too although ride quality must be basic like the original Scorpio.

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I have seen one of them in Bangalore Hosur road. It did not had any cover. It was a white color vehicle with PLUS tag. So this must be upcoming vehicle.
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Engines of M& M since the advent of the DI had been good.

Not so about other parts....Electrical, doors, interiors and the like.

Not sure about the ride quality, though.

I had maintained a Mahindra ( Bolero Camper) for two months short of 9 years and just a little over than 12 lakh km.

Never touched gear box ( the 4 speed one).

Rebored the engine at about 9.8 lakh km.

Would I buy a new gen Mahindra????

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Wow 1.2 lakh or 12 Lakh Kilometers?
If it is indeed 12 lakh, that could be an Indian record. Wow, congratulations.
On a side note to run 1 lakh Kms per year in a Bolero would be a surefire way to ruin your back.
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