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Old 27th October 2021, 23:34   #2626
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6. Mahindra expects to have a niggle free and fully matured XUV700 in the market by July next year.
The single point which irks me to the core.

When I spend 27L, I expect the product to be fully baked and niggle free. On one hand, we have the Kushaq with all the marketing hype still plagued by EPC errors and now we have the XUV 7OO on the other hand about to follow the same suit?

When will the manufacturers learn about the last minute precision? They happily impose RSA charges on us since they know that their cars are designed to break down in the middle of nowhere?

One question to Mahinrdra:

If you're damn good at marketing, why not be damn good at quality offerings right from the beginning?
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9. Poor engine mounts? Vibrations are more pronounced in the rear bench when the car is idling
10. Noticed rough edges in the engine bay. Places where you find in usual cars are seam welded, here they are spot welded, grinded and concealed with a kind of paste. Awkward
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Old 27th October 2021, 23:41   #2627
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First batch of Mahindra XUV700 deliveries to start on 30th October.

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Mahindra plans to deliver 14,000 XUV700's by 14th January 2022.

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Thanks @ram87pune

If these are the list of issues that are being talked about (in hushed tones) & the AWD (in-)capabilities what was the tearing hurry M&M had. It cot have been better if they had launched the niggle free products. I fear they are hiding more dirt under the carpet.

Somehow there are idiots in Indian Autocos' Boardrooms who are more interested in sales numbers than meaningful after sales support.

Yes they would have left the market for Tata for few more months, but problem free experience would manage much more traction than now (for pent up demand & expectations).

These stupid tactics bring bad name to Indian companies I feel (recall TeamBHP standard note on Tata & Mahindra 1 batch of new launches).
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And finally at the End of the Day, Mahindra posts a Tweet :
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Just to make sure to be in records that "they have announced something related to the Deliveries"
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Update from the XUV 7OO Twitter handle.
Does this mean that even the first 25k customers shall also have to wait till March or April'22
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2. My sources have reiterated that roughly 5500 XUVs produced from the first lot and mainly petrol are likely to face suspension and brake pad noise. So owners should keep a lookout for the same.

3. A new issue which is plaguing the XUV700 is driver side mirror noise when folding and unfolding. So this is another thing to be aware of.

6. Mahindra expects to have a niggle free and fully matured XUV700 in the market by July next year. This is because from around March/April next year they are expecting to have a stabilized supply of matured parts from the suppliers which will enable Mahindra to achieve their target.
Why in the name of God are they beginning deliveries knowing that these cars are already facing these issues right off the bat? Absolutely risky business, IMHO. How do I plan a road trip with the entire family knowing that the suspension and brake pad issue might prove to be a risk during the journey? For a car costing almost 25 lakh, this is a ridiculous way to forcefully push these niggles onto customers. Does the company expect us to keep running to service centres immediately after accepting delivery? What are the honchos at Mahindra thinking; sole focus on sales and revenue figures, zero attention to dedicated resolution of these niggles before starting actual deliveries! Also, what was the company doing for all these months/years during the testing period, if they still haven't been able to correct this? Raises serious QC concerns. Needless to say, this is leading to doubts creeping back in my mind again about Mahindra; the very doubts I had dispelled hoping that the company had finally turned over a new leaf and gone ahead with investing my trust.

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And finally at the End of the Day, Mahindra posts a Tweet :
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Just to make sure to be in records that "they have announced something related to the Deliveries"
And even the tweet gives out abstract and random announcement as has been their trend. The gimmicks are never-ending. No concrete information, just more and more marketing. This is getting on my nerves really!
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While I appreciate all the juicy insider info that ram87pune is providing, we should keep in mind that this info is privileged and lacks any in-depth data. We do not know what % of initial lot is expected to face this issue. Or whether Mahindra will offer free fixes for them or not. When v1.0 of any product launches it will never be perfect. A small % will always have minor defects, no amount of testing will be enough; every production cycle improves with iteration.

Every single manufacturer knows the defects they ship v1 in, the product passes QC as long as those defects are within acceptable range. As long as Mahindra acknowledges them and offers free fixes it should be fine.

About the delivery fiasco, Mahindra has messed up big time. Lack of clarity, cryptic announcements, no transparency has left a bitter taste in many buyers. I expect a lot more people to cancel their bookings out of frustration.

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