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Old 24th October 2020, 22:02   #271
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Are you sure it's Mahindra, and not the dealer.
Dealers are usually known for this kind of thing.
Just checked their brochure as well.
https://auto.mahindra.com/suv/xuv300...tions-features

Headrest starting from W6 onwards. They have 60:40 split seat and basic music system in W4 diesel variant. Wonder how much they have saved by removing the headrest.

Price difference between W4 and W6 is 1 lakh, which is too much considering the difference in features are not much.
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What comes as a shock is that Mahindra has removed headrest on the backseat of W4 variant.

Not even fixed headsets. Its a flat bench now.
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Are you sure it's Mahindra, and not the dealer.
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Just checked their brochure as well.
This is not done Mahindra. I thought, unlike others Mahindra does not cut corners on safety.

I can see headrests on rear seat of XUV300 used in GNCAP tests. Are not those safety features standard across all variants? Can they remove a safety feature after securing good ratings? I understand, rear seat was tested with child dummies on child seats but I am wondering if an assumption was made that rear seat will be for children only
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Did a test drive on Friday and checked with the SA about the headrest. He claims that 'Adjustable Headrest for All Seats in 2nd Row' as per the brochure means that there is no adjustable headrest for the third / middle passenger. I have asked him to confirm the same and get back to me.
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Have Mahindra announced anything about the Petrol automatic launch yet? There was talk that it would be launched around the end of 2020.
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Did a test drive on Friday and checked with the SA about the headrest. He claims that 'Adjustable Headrest for All Seats in 2nd Row' as per the brochure means that there is no adjustable headrest for the third / middle passenger. I have asked him to confirm the same and get back to me.
There are no adjustable headrest as per brochure and in reality there are no fixed headrest even. I am talking to my dealer to get them from Mahindra part bin and install before the delivery.

He will get back to me on this in couple of days.
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There are no adjustable headrest as per brochure and in reality there are no fixed headrest even. I am talking to my dealer to get them from Mahindra part bin and install before the delivery.

He will get back to me on this in couple of days.
Sorry, was a little caught up so couldn't update this. The dealer I spoke to reaffirmed this bit what i had mentioned earlier. This is at an NBS International dealership (100% subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra). I made him go back and check again, and he has confirmed again. Also, I had a doubt so looked up some walk-around videos of the BS6 W4 petrol variant on YouTube (surprising how many there are), all confirm what the dealer said - the rear seat has 2 adjustable head rests as opposed to 3 for the higher variants(you can actually see them in each and every video). I would seriously recommend speaking to another dealer as well. This could be a case of the dealer trying to sweeten his kitty a little more.

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He claims that 'Adjustable Headrest for All Seats in 2nd Row' as per the brochure means that there is no adjustable headrest for the third / middle passenger.

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Sorry, was a little caught up so couldn't update this. The dealer I spoke to reaffirmed this bit what i had mentioned earlier. This is at an NBS International dealership (100% subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra). I made him go back and check again, and he has confirmed again. Also, I had a doubt so looked up some walk-around videos of the BS6 W4 petrol variant on YouTube (surprising how many there are), all confirm what the dealer said - the rear seat has 2 adjustable head rests as opposed to 3 for the higher variants(you can actually see them in each and every video). I would seriously recommend speaking to another dealer as well. This could be a case of the dealer trying to sweeten his kitty a little more.
Please check for the youtube videos, which are less than a month old.

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Please check for the Youtube videos, which are less than a month old.
This is very strange. I will check again with NBS international. So I actually did see videos less than a month too and they seem to have it. I'm surprised seeing this video.

I have shared one of the videos I saw, below. It's 3 weeks old.

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Did a petrol manual TD yesterday at 6.15 pm. It was dark and got a chance to test the headlights also. I found the rear bench of XUV 300 to be wider than City. On the other hand, the boot is tiny (almost similar to our 2005, 1.1 litre wagon r). Adding a parcel tray would further decrease the boot space of XUV300, though it may marginally increase the AC performance in cabin.

However the brakes were a bit worrisome. Had to almost pump it fully for the brakes to work. And when it finally bites it's very strong. Confirmed by another BHPian owning XUV300. https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-...ml#post4864124 (Mahindra XUV300 AMT Automatic W8 : Initial ownership review) Would have like the braking effect to be a bit more gradual.

Other than the braking issue, no major problems. Has anyone faced similar issues
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^^With an all disk set up, it does take a bit of getting used to and have not faced any problems in my last 10k kms. Nor any one in the xuv 300 ownership group complained about the braking so far.
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I booked an XUV300 Petrol W8 (O), my sales executive just reached out to me sharing a new brochure for vehicles being manufactured from Nov 2020. I am attaching a copy. He also shared a main note from the firm.

Dear All,

You are aware that value optimization is a key activity in the life of a product. Basis customer feedback, product changes are done to ensure we offer maximum value at the most attractive price possible.

In line with the same, middle passenger seatbelt for the 2nd row will change from 3 point to 2 point on W8(O) (VIN cut-off: L2L74873). Website & brochure have been changed to reflect these changes.[ATTACH=XUV300 - Nov 20.pdf]2085317[/ATTACH]
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In line with the same, middle passenger seatbelt for the 2nd row will change from 3 point to 2 point on W8(O) (VIN cut-off: L2L74873).
This is ridiculous. They removed a safety feature that was to unique to their product in its class.
Request the moderators to remove the mention of "All 3 occupants get 3-point seatbelts" from the review page.

On the same day the news of Thar getting 4 stars in GNCAP came out.
What an irony
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In line with the same, middle passenger seatbelt for the 2nd row will change from 3 point to 2 point on W8(O) (VIN cut-off: L2L74873). Website & brochure have been changed to reflect these changes.[ATTACH=XUV300 - Nov 20.pdf]2085317[/ATTACH]
They have also deleted adjustable headrests from the W4. Doesn't even get fixed headrests now.
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My SA also told me that the heated ORVMs are an exclusion now. And only the trim W8 (O) gets the auto dimming rear view mirror.
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In line with the same, middle passenger seatbelt for the 2nd row will change from 3 point to 2 point on W8(O)
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They have also deleted adjustable headrests from the W4. Doesn't even get fixed headrests now.
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My SA also told me that the heated ORVMs are an exclusion now. And only the trim W8 (O) gets the auto dimming rear view mirror.
This is just bullshit from M&M and needs to be highlighted in BOLD. Its not like the XUV300 is setting sales charts on fire and these small deletions only goes to show that OEM is ok with cutting corners, which is never a good message to give to prospective buyers. Couching it in Corprate speak "value optimization" is even worse
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