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Old 20th October 2021, 11:23   #2386
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I am ready for 6 months but beyond not sure about my patience level
Well, the first 25K will finish delivering only in Feb 2022 or thereabouts and the next 50K should take 3 more months if we make the assumption that Mahindra ramps up its production to 9K per month from the present 5K per month.

So, anyone who booked after the morning of 8th October is not going to get the car before mid 2022 unless there is a tsunami of cancellations.
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However, it was also revealed that dealer has made a fresh booking in my name with right variant on Oct 15 (without cancelling the original one done on 8th Oct). I am not sure that how dealer is planning to manage this mistake made at his end?
You were extremely lucky! I told mine to change the color to white and he told me he would do it, then he cancelled my booking (on 8th) and then “Tried” to book again. He gave me no intimation he had to cancel the booking, and now turns out he lied that he could only book again if he cancelled it first! You are very lucky to have a choice, because of the dealer now I'm kicked out of the initial 50k and have no price protection and have no clue when delivery will be done!
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Great crisp review as always.

For the models with pricing announced, they are really good but I'm still skeptical about what the top-end could come for. If you add 7-seating + Automatic + AWD to the mix, I believe the on-road might be around 24L-27L (in Hyderabad) for Diesel AT? This might still be competitive but not radical pricing. But for people who don't need all these, the current pricing is bang on!
As of today the AX7's pricing for Diesel AT ranges from Rs.24.45 - Rs.27.78 Lakhs on-road in Hyderabad. The AWD version is at Rs.26L and Rs.27.78L for the normal and luxury pack versions respectively., The prices are as per Carwale website. I believe the petrol AX7 versions are really well-priced but the diesel + AWD versions are taking the prices slightly higher than VFM.
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Hello bhpians

Here is some more juicy info on the XUV700

2. Customers are preferring the manual variants the least and the diesel manual in general is the lowest preferred one. The AX3 variants are only accounting for around 15% of the bookings so far.
Thanks for the useful update - the preference towards Petrol is indeed surprising! My guess is there are many first timers moving to the SUV segment from compact sedan/hatchback territory that is dominated by Maruti Petrol's and do not fully understand that the FE penalty for Petrol's, in the heavier SUV segment, will be much more than what they are used to.

Any break-up of % of bookings for the MX variant? Since it was attractively priced, I am assuming it would have taken up a good % of bookings?

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Which Bangalore dealer is this? I believe all of them have quoted similar figures. I haven't had the chance to sit down with my SA to discuss the price break-up yet and I expect this to be a major sticking point, especially if the difference is 70k!
Price break-up of India Garage Mahadevapura has around 1.1L for insurance of AX7 Petrol AT while Acko comes around 50K with tax. When I was referring to a 70K difference, I was referring to a 1.2L quote from another dealer, which I couldn't find now. Still a 60K difference.
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5. An updated version of the XUV700 with more features such as auto dimming IRVM, powered tailgate and ventilated seats etc will be launched by the end of next year. We can also expect some variant rejig in this timeframe with Mahindra discontinuing some slow selling variants.
I believe most of the initial customers will be really happy if Mahindra should have already planned and gave provision to upgrade these initial models with all three feature as an additional pack when they arrive.

If not initial owners are really gonna miss them
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I believe most of the initial customers will be really happy if Mahindra should have already planned and gave provision to upgrade these initial models with all three feature as an additional pack when they arrive.

If not initial owners are really gonna miss them
Well Initial owners get the latest product in the market, and all companies add new features as time progress (Except Maruti maybe). The problem is the novelty factor of XUV will also be short lived, seeing that they have been booked by the dozen.

Powered tailgate, Ventilated seats will be extremely tough or maybe impossible to retrofit, though I guess auto dimming IVRM should be doable.
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Hello bhpians.

Latest info on the XUV700.

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8. Mahindra has recently built a fully electric prototype of the XUV700 and its powered by a 54 KWh battery pack. But it's just a prototype and not a roadworthy one. A fully electric XUV700 will only be available with the next generation's arrival which is slated for around 2029/30.

Keep watching this space for more info.
While everyone is anxious about when the current variants are going to be delivered, am anxious about when the fully electric version would be announced and will it really take up to 2029?. I hope Mahindra fits it with a battery pack above 95kWh along with a dual motor setup.
The word "roadworthy", does it mean the vehicle is not even ready to be driven in Mahindra's test tracks?

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Hello bhpians

Here is some more juicy info on the XUV700

9. If we take into account the ex showroom price of all the variants booked so far for the Thar and the XUV700 combined then Mahindra is hypothetically sitting on a cash reserve of around 20k crore rupees.

10. By 2026 Mahindra wants to have the title of the manufacturer with the most number of variants on sale in the Indian car market. This will include variant combinations like Manual/Automatic, FWD/AWD, Soft top/ Hard top etc.
That's a great amount of "(promised/potential) unearned revenue" to have in hand. Congratulations to them.

However the next point makes me nervous. Is that a worthwhile goal to pursue? It is likely to leave the buyers confused about the variants and unless they get their operations in top shape, it is going to be a headache for the ops guys. It will be a case study for operations management students by 2025... Whether it is one of those "how to do" cases or "how not to do" cases, only time will tell
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Very good 3D rendering of XUV700 I came across in Instagram. Enhancement I could notice - matte paint, tinted windows and lowered ride height. Link : https://https://instagram.com/amgstop?utm_medium=copy_link
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Just got a call from an M2ALL representative (official Mahindra accessories store), congratulating me on my XUV 700 booking and enquiring about my interest/preference in accessories that I would like for the car. Politely told him that boss, there's no indication of car delivery yet, what will I do with accessories!!!

Anyway, told him that I had gone through the accessories' list already and will select some basic stuff once car delivery dates are intimated.
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Very good 3D rendering of XUV700 I came across in Instagram.
There are not really 3D renderings but photoshop edits.
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Here's a list of some of the not well known/hidden/simple yet important features that I found on the AX7 L variant.

1.When you turn off the ESP, Automatic Emergency Braking System is also turned off automatically.
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2. Average Fuel Economy reading can be reset automatically with either of the following options.
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3. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System reads out pressure readings of each tyre.
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4. Tyre Temperature Readings, again shows readings for each Tyre.
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5. 2GB of Internal Storage. The images captured from the 360degree cameras are stored in this storage space. For the continuous digital video recordings, an additional SD card has to be mounted.
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6. 'Uniquely Yours' feature in the Navigation screen. You can add your favorite/frequently visited Hotels, Restaurants, Fuel stations, parking spots in this list for convenience.
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7. Exclusive list for nearest PUC centre's
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8. All Mahindra Sales and Service outlets are also mapped in.
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9. Navigational compass with GPS positioning.
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10. You can set navigational preferences, similar to the gmaps.
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11. Navigation screen in DAY MODE on the Driver's Display.
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12. Navigation screen in NIGHT MODE on the Driver's Display.
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13. Navigational directions are said out in Hindi (Jaya) and in English(Bethany)
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14. You can report any of the following traffic problems and its updated in real time.
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15. The utmost important feature if there are multiple people driving the car - USER PROFILES!! Yes, you get 2 User Profiles and a Guest Profile to configure.
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Addl Info: The best part is that the user profile can be linked to the key fob aswell.

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15. The utmost important feature if there are multiple people driving the car - USER PROFILES!! Yes, you get 2 User Profiles and a Guest Profile to configure.
Yes!! I just talked about this a page back, so happy that Mahindra included this. Have to say the entire infotainment package and software feature development has been done marvellously well. No wonder since Mahindra partnered with Bosch to work on all this.

Some update on the portal. My Bookings now show a Track My Booking button. Although it doesn't seem to do anything yet I'm optimistic.
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You were extremely lucky!
Not at all. If a go with booking done on 8th Oct, i wont get my variant and if i go with 15th Oct booking, i am out of initial 50K quota anyway
I have escalated this matter to almost everyone in M&M automotive but basically i have been left on my fate/dealers mercy as " nothing can be done now" as per them.
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