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Old 11th August 2020, 09:59   #241
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I always thought the blackened A-Pillar in the XUV300 is painted/wrapped until I saw this.
Is this a cost-cutting exercise by Mahindra or is this a norm with other cars as well, that come with a blacked out A-Pillar?
Like @ashis89 said below - a separate plastic panel is far costlier to design, make & install on cars compared to a black wrap that almost all other cars have. So certainly not cost cutting. (A missed opportunity in fact. )
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I wouldn't call it cost cutting by Mahindra as having a separate piece should be more expensive than wrapping (probably even painting it).
Just thinking out loud, from an engineering/design point of view - isn't this implementation lesser efficient when it comes to crash safety? The A Pillar afterall is one of the most important parts of the car in case of frontal crash / toppling over incidents. Makes the difference in life & death of occupants. Punching so many holes into it, surely makes it lesser in strength compared to a uniform piece. Of course - the car already scored highest in GNCAP so credentials are proven. But I feel this could have been avoided. There's just too many holes there!
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Old 11th August 2020, 15:12   #242
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Punching so many holes into it, surely makes it lesser in strength compared to a uniform piece. But I feel this could have been avoided. There's just too many holes there!
I bed to differ here. A single piece of metal is much more prone to bending when subjected to stress. Much like the holed gussets, it aids in stiffening the chassis for better performance and stiffens the cage for better roll-over protection. Thats why you also see roofs of some cars are ribbed for better shock absorption.
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I have seen multiple posts online about the clutch plate of this car burning off frequently and even as early as some thousand kilometres.
Is there any truth to this? Has any owner faced this issue?
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Old 14th August 2020, 15:10   #244
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Hey BHPíians, hope youíre all doing well.

Does anyone have any information on when the Torque Converter AT diesel will be launched? When Mahindra launched the AMT, there was also news that a proper TC AT will be released later on. However, I havenít heard any update. Mahindra is launching a Thar diesel TC AT, any news on when the XUV might get one?

Iím planning on upgrading my MS Baleno 1.3, as the lower height is giving my father lower back pain, to a compact SUV for city use and weekend highway use to the farm. First priority is safety rating for me(XUV tops the list) and the second being a proper diesel automatic. One might say go for the Kia Sonet, however, thereís no news yet on the safety rating of the car. Thereís the Nexon as well, which is a great car, but Iím not a fan of the exterior look. The Ecosport is a big No No as the rear seats are very cramped and itís been on sale since ever. This leaves me with only the XUV300. I test drove the MT back when it released and came out impressed with the space offered and the dynamics of the car. So, if anyone has any information regarding a facelift or when the TC AT will be released, please let me know. Thank you!!
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XUV3OO gets 5* rating in GNCAP for adult and 4* rating for child occupant protection. Video Link. https://www.facebook.com/36293057705...9169917102161/

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Punching so many holes into it, surely makes it lesser in strength compared to a uniform piece.

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A single piece of metal is much more prone to bending when subjected to stress.
Dimple dies are not new, rally cars and choppers use them extensively. You use thinner sheet metals to make vehicles light and then by adding dimples you further strengthen it and add a great deal of rigidity to the panels.

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Hi All,

Need a small info on XUV 300 Diesel Manual mileage. I am not a spirited driver. In Kerala roads, I am seeing mileage between 12-13 KMPL on a new XUV 300 (Only ran 1000 KM on the odo). These are the roads where I see Fiesta (Classic ) 1.4 TDCi gives around 19-20 and WagonR Petrol (1.1 Litre ) gives around 16-17 (My driving style is same for all three cars). Are these numbers for a XUV 300 normal ?
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I too used to get around 11-12 for the first 1500 kms. Post that the mileage improved slowly and I regularly get around 20+ on the highways, 15+ in Kolkata and around 18+ in Gurgaon. All these are T2T numbers. Mileage on the MID shows around 0.5-1 KMPL higher
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Mahindra seems to have silently deleted the ESP with rollover mitigation and Hill-start assist functions from its W8 Manual variant.
Just when you think that at least one of the Indian manufacturers won't delete features, they give you this!

This could have been aimed at creating differentiation between W8 and W8(O) variant but the price difference doesn't say so.

Why Mahindra, why?!
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In Kerala roads, I am seeing mileage between 12-13 KMPL on a new XUV 300 (Only ran 1000 KM on the odo).

Hey anumod, on recent TCR to TVM drive, in my XUV 300 AMT, I got around 19kmpl.
However, in city drives I get same 12-13kmpl. My odo reads around 4.5 k.
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The reviews for the Kia Sonet are out and the car seems to be even better than the Venue, although they are similar is most aspects.
I wonder how the XUV 300 will fare, with the competition in the CSUV category becoming even more intense.
XUV 300 being the most expensive will obviously take a hit and the volumes are sure to go down.

This is one of those few cars that deserved to sell more and it would be a pity if people just criticize it solely on its 'premium pricing', forgetting that it's a car loaded with features..
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One of my friend owns a XUV300 W8(o) diesel Variant- March,2019 purchased. While driving in the rains the windshield remain unclear even though the wipers are operational. Water droplets remain in wipe area of the windshield. This happens even in moderate rainfall.

Any pointers to what could be the issue? The stock wiperblades look ok. Car has run about 30k Kms.
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Old 12th September 2020, 20:44   #253
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My BIL has booked a Petrol W4 model in Mumbai, he's looking for a good HU with speakers, budget is around 40k. He's not an audiophile so average speakers will work for him, what he wants is a good HU, any suggestions? Or any shops in Mumbai which you recommend?
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Dear all,

I am in a serious confusion about buying my first car. Though I have never owned a car before I had my fair share of driving experience in almost all segments (except the 4WD SUVs) .

Here are my usage criteria:
- Monthly max 900 kms of travel
- Just two in family as of now and a small puppy.
- I am an enthusiast driver and I look for a balance of good engine performance and refinement.
- I am have a hide personality and hence have ruled out Venue, Sonet and similar cars because of space crunch behind me when I am in the driver seat.
- Occasionally there will be 3 people sitting in the second row.
- Not more than 11.2 lakhs

Here are the vehicles I short-listed:
- Mahindra XUV300 W8 Petrol
- Hyundai Creta EX Petrol
- Skoda Rapid Ambition
- Skoda Rapid Ambition(AT)
- New Maruti S-Cross Petrol( yet to test drive)

As you can see I have put XUV300 on top of my list. XUV 300 and Rapid/Vento are the ones the liked the most with respect to performance and handling. Rapid and Vento went to third position only because of the rear seating and huge centre tunnel. Hyundai Creta and S-Cross I feel are more practical with respect to space and re-sale value.

The only reason I am confused about XUV 300 is, reliability. I am not sure about how reliable the vehicle would be for the next 10 years(worst case). I am seeing quite a few people complaining on some of the websites like carwale and cardekho about some of the core features of the car failing after an year on XUV300. Would appreciate if folks here could help me provide more info on this. That will make my life easier to decide on the car options I have.

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Mahindra teamed up with Save life India for the Safer Drives Safer Lives initiative featuring Mahindra XUV300. Starts September 15th 2020.

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