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Old 5th January 2022, 01:39   #4006
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Did a back to back drive of the diesel auto and manual AX7 L variant:
- Although the auto gear box was effortless, couldn't personally connect with the automatic, couldn't just get a feel of all that power and torque while on the automatic.
- The engine stop and start while on traffic signals is a rather irritating feature. Thats the first thing I'd disable in the car.
- The manual felt far better with the feather light clutch, use in bumper to bumper traffic shouldn't be any problem. Also got a real feel of the power and torque while working through the manual slush box and it was quite engaging to drive. Felt Mahindra should have offered AWD with manual gearbox too.
- Three adults sitting side by side in the second row is comfortable and should not be a problem.
- Had to slouch while trying the third row as my head was touching the roof. The third row is alright for people upto 5' 7" for city/short drives.
- Bonnet is not that heavy as mentioned in multiple reviews, it felt on the lighter side for its size.
- The car had 360° camera and blind spot monitoring views on the console while using the indicator, felt this is not of much use in the real world, the ORVMs do a good job and felt sufficient.
- Due to the sun roof, there is very little room above the head for the driver and front occupant. Even with the driver seat height at its lowest position, the headroom is less than optimal. The front passenger sits pretty high, found the head room to be rather less. Due to limited headroom at the front, the driver seat automatically going back while embarking is rather a necessity.

Overall liked the manual variant. There is already 1 lakh bookings in waiting and apparently production is to be stepped up from 6K to 9K units a month. The waiting time of over a year is quite high. A very good offering from Mahindra indeed.

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Old 5th January 2022, 07:36   #4007
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Yes, while the engine and handling is excellent, there are few niggles (including the software related) which I noticed during my last long drive. Have documented some of them below. I am not sure if this is specific to my car, but hoping that these will get fixed in future software updates.
1) Adrenox is very unreliable - It is as good as the Vodafone network. Outside major cities, the network is not connected even on major highways.

2) GPS Lock is not accurate or buggy. See some screenshots below where you can see below inconsistencies
  • The distance between 2 same locations are different towards and return
  • Trip Meter shows that I covered 400 Kms in 5 hours
  • Location of the car still shows a place where I was back in Bangalore more than 24 hours
3) I feel the gear changes are not optimal in Automatic. You need to be over 75 KPH to slot to 5th Gear and over 90 KPH to slot into 6th gear.
Yes, Mahindra shouldn't have chosen Vodaphone and should have chosen a sim supplier which has connectivity everywhere.
The adrenox app is still in the beginning so maybe future updates will make it better.

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Spotted a few updates to pre-installed Apps in the system, under Download Manager. Only one App can be updated at a time, no option to update All Apps, as we usually do in phones.
After the updates, do the apps work now?

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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Hey folks! Planning to take delivery of our XUV soon. Has anyone got the BH registration for their XUV yet? I don't think it has rolled out in Haryana yet. Is their any way to get the BH registration from another state like UP? Will there be any complications?
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Hey folks! Planning to take delivery of our XUV soon. Has anyone got the BH registration for their XUV yet? I don't think it has rolled out in Haryana yet. Is their any way to get the BH registration from another state like UP? Will there be any complications?
I don't think there would be a problem because the main purpose of the BH registation is for people to use their cars in other states without facing any problems.
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Old 5th January 2022, 09:42   #4010
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Thanks to Muhammed Badushah for sending this in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP share page!

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Hi Team-BHP,

I am Badushah and I have been following Team-BHP since 2014. Thanks to the folks at Team-BHP we have bought a Skoda Kodiaq and also thanks to your valuable opinions, I am currently waiting for an XUV700 and I am seriously following the XUV700 review thread.

I am writing this email to inform you guys about the video by Sony on the XUV700 audio system.

In this video, the head of the project, Mr Goro Shiriashi talks about developing the audio system, its tuning etc., very clearly and talks about the technology used in it.

During the last stage of development, Mr Goro cannot travel to Chennai due to Covid-19, so the team at Mahindra & Mahindra air-shipped the XUV700 to Sony in Japan, how cool is that.

I would like to share it with the people of Team-BHP who all got the car and to those waiting for them.

Here's the link to the page. Sorry, I can't find the link specifically to the video and this video is not available on Youtube as far I searched.
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Old 5th January 2022, 09:46   #4011
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Is it petrol or diesel AT? On a diesel AT car, the drive modes would make a difference ('Zip' should see early upshifts and 'Zoom', holding on to the gears for longer).
It is Petrol, i wish there was a eco mode atleast here
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Old 5th January 2022, 10:15   #4012
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Hey folks! Planning to take delivery of our XUV soon. Has anyone got the BH registration for their XUV yet? I don't think it has rolled out in Haryana yet. Is their any way to get the BH registration from another state like UP? Will there be any complications?
I have read a post somewhere (may be here on TBHP) by a person who could get the BH registration. You could search the search the forum /online for exact details. There are certain requirements such as your employer (if pvt) should have offices in multiple states and need to provide some forms/certificates for registration. Dealer should also be willing to help as well.

It is worth exploring in my opinion if things work out in your favor.

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^^^ A screenshot from the Learn more section

Mahindra XUV700 Review-img_20220105_100935.jpg

The video on this page Link is interesting , It would be very well worth stretching for the top spec L variant.
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Hi All,

Question for forum members:

I had gone to my dealer yesterday to pick up the RC and get few accessories installed. Since My car is AX5 with R17 rims, I was approached by another XUV owner there who had XUV700 AX7 with R18 rims.

He mentioned that since he is fond of driving offroad, he would like to exchange his rims/tyres for the R17 version, and wanted to check if I would be interested in exchanging.

Since I don't have anyway of telling if the tyres/rims might be damaged in any way, I refused his offer. However I wanted to check if there are any other considerations to getting the tyres exchanged like this.

Is there a way to get the rims checked and make sure it isn't damaged? Also, are there any potential issues with R18 rims vs R17, considering I wont be doing offroading?
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It is Petrol, i wish there was a eco mode atleast here
Look at this from the 7OO and Thar Petrol engine reviews,
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Driving the Mahindra XUV700 2.0L Turbo-Petrol AT


Within the city, you’ll observe the Petrol AT being more downshift-friendly than you’d expect. We reckon Mahindra has done this to prevent the rpm needle from dropping too low and to improve driveability / engine responsiveness. We personally prefer this as it leads to superior throttle response, although the FE-loving customer won’t. The AT does have manual mode...still, most owners will just let the electronics decide all the shifting in such a big SUV. Enthusiasts will miss paddle-shifters though.
I am no expert, this says its downshift friendly, does that explain it holding on to gears longer ? May be someone more knowledgable can comment
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I had gone to my dealer yesterday to pick up the RC and get few accessories installed. Since My car is AX5 with R17 rims, I was approached by another XUV owner there who had XUV700 AX7 with R18 rims.
He is a kind man but the real limitation of R18 is finding an HT \ AT tyre easily. You can still do trails on R18\60 profile with a lot of care and maintaining a bit higher air pressure.

From a cost perspective you are looking at 12-14K per tyre with R17 and 13 - 16K per tyre on R18. Premium R18 tyres are very expensive though while choices are less.
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He is a kind man but the real limitation of R18 is finding an HT \ AT tyre easily. You can still do trails on R18\60 profile with a lot of care and maintaining a bit higher air pressure.

From a cost perspective you are looking at 12-14K per tyre with R17 and 13 - 16K per tyre on R18. Premium R18 tyres are very expensive though while choices are less.
I guess another thing is ride quality may degrade with 18" vs 17" tyres (due to more sidewall thickness available on 17"). If one encounters bad roads very often then it is better to stick to 17" size for better ride over potholes.

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3) I feel the gear changes are not optimal in Automatic. You need to be over 75 KPH to slot to 5th Gear and over 90 KPH to slot into 6th gear.
I talked to my contact in the Mahindra dealership (I am one those in the waiting list) about this and he told me the shifting pattern will change after 5000 kms.

Engine run-in managed by the ECU or just ?
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I talked to my contact in the Mahindra dealership (I am one those in the waiting list) about this and he told me the shifting pattern will change after 5000 kms.

Engine run-in managed by the ECU or just ?
They need to come up with some theory insetad of simply admitting that they have no clue. Holding on to a gear could be simply a case of taller gearing.
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...I am no expert, this says its downshift friendly, does that explain it holding on to gears longer ? May be someone more knowledgable can comment
They probably meant that the gearbox is programmed to respond to slightly heavy dabs on the A-pedal with a quick downshift, thereby ensuring quick & brisk progress in speed, instead of holding to a higher gear & prioritising fuel economy over brisk acceleration.

It may choose to hold higher gear if you're already cruising at desired speed, but a command to push harder to go faster & it'll not remain a slouch for 1½-2 seconds by lugging the engine.
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