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Old 8th November 2023, 10:05   #9271
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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I contacted them on WhatApp and they offered sets of 6 or 7 pieces (the 7th is meant for the rear glass). Is it advisable to have sunshade for the rear as well? Does it affect night time visibility?

Most high end sedans used to have a retractable rear curtain - atleast my Fiat Linea had this. This actually provides some respite from the high beam of cars driving behind you.

The rear door of the XUV does not have any metal and there is no question of a magnetic shade here. The problem is that the shade falls-off if the rear door is closed hard.
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Old 8th November 2023, 11:31   #9272
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I contacted them on WhatApp and they offered sets of 6 or 7 pieces (the 7th is meant for the rear glass). Is it advisable to have sunshade for the rear as well? Does it affect night time visibility?
I got the 7 pieces variant. And fit it on the rear glass, I have used it for 10,000+km over a year now and have not faced any issues. The magnets are strong and work very well.

The only problem is when you want to remove the curtains, you need to stop the car and open the door. It is a small issue but can get annoying when you come across nice landscapes and want a better vew but cannot stop due to traffic.
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Old 8th November 2023, 11:32   #9273
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Hello BHPians, I have been following this thread since I decided to upgrade my car and all the discussions here helped me make up my mind and book XUV 700 AXL P AT in July. I was convinced that by the time my delivery turn comes, there would be a facelift available as the rumors have been there for quite some time. And more choices now in the segment and Tata twinís facelift meant Mahindra has to be on their feet to bring in their updates at the earliest. Now I got a call from SA that there is a car of my color choice available in yard as someone postponed their delivery. A part of me is excited but now I am in dilemma to make a decision Ė Weather to wait for a couple of months with the hope that a facelift is round the corner or take a plunge right away and take delivery of the car being offered. Personally, I donít have any immediate requirement for the car and I can wait a couple of months, but is that wait worth it. My SA is telling there is no inside news about facelift and its mostly a rumor. Does anyone have any more concrete update on the facelift? Also, does year of manufacture have any impact in any sense in the longer run as waiting a couple of months would also mean getting a 2024 manufacture irrespective of facelift?
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Personally, I donít have any immediate requirement for the car and I can wait a couple of months, but is that wait worth it. My SA is telling there is no inside news about facelift and its mostly a rumor. Does anyone have any more concrete update on the facelift? Also, does year of manufacture have any impact in any sense in the longer run as waiting a couple of months would also mean getting a 2024 manufacture irrespective of facelift?
I am in the same situation, I decided to wait till Jan to book a 2024 model with or without facelift.

My SA also says they don't foresee or don't have any info on facelift. He was pushing me to buy now saying there could be waiting period when I book in Jan, he also said I can get 2024 manufactured models only in Feb/Mar, which is ok for me.

I am hoping M&M must be working on adding some missing bits (like Cruise Control, Push Button Start, Retractable OVRMs, Rearview Cam, Auto Climate Control etc) to AX5 to tackle onslaught of TATA twins.

Defogger missing in TATA Harrier in Pure Plus AT is a bummer for me, so in all probabilities I will go with AX5 Diesel AT even without above features. A 2024 model would fetch better resale value later, it's a matter of just couple of more months, its ok for me.
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Old 8th November 2023, 15:27   #9275
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He was pushing me to buy now saying there could be waiting period when I book in Jan
My guess is that the waiting times are not that bad now (supply chain is better and demand after 2+ years has naturally eased out) unless a facelift/update generates a lot of interest and crazy booking. The other thing SA quoted (not sure if its genuine or an agenda to push a sale) was that even if there is a facelift coming, our existing booking may have to be redone and we will lose out on the position in their priority list.
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My SA is telling there is no inside news about facelift
I also don't think that the facelift is being planned in near future (AKA 1 year). The complete focus is on XUV3oo facelift, 5 door Thar and TUV+ (Bolero Neo+?). So just go-ahead.
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wait for a couple of months with the hope that a facelift is round the corner or take a plunge right away and take delivery of the car being offered.
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I am in the same situation, I decided to wait till Jan to book a 2024 model with or without facelift.
Going by 'rumours', AX9, AX9L are in the offing & expected to add the missing features over and above the current AX7 variants. But this will probably happen only in 2024. If you can wait till then, you will get the new features, but that comes along with the price rise due to those feature additions as well as other increases for no specific reasons (like cess, GST etc.,). For instance, there was an increase in ex-showroom of ~50K in the last one month.

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For my AX7L-P AT, which was billed this week, I went with Acko. Their bumper-to-bumper plan with an IDV of 24.5L and all the add-ons (zero dep, engine protect, return to invoice, consumables, extra car protect and 30k of accessories) cost me 55k (incl. tax).

I did check with Tata-AIG as well (62k), but they don't offer return to invoice cover (they are good in other covers though). Whereas ICICI Lombard's offer was 72k, which included return to invoice cover but with lower IDV of 22L.
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I had the exact same experience as @jampot here. I went with Acko. Their bumper-to-bumper plan with an IDV of 23.5 ended up costing me 55.7k with all the bells and whistles of every single add-on provided (Zero Dep, Engine Protect, Return to Invoice Cover, PA Cover, Consumables).
Surprisingly, for me, Acko quoted price is on the higher side - IDV of 25.4, with all addons, it is at 74K (incl tax of 18%). TataAIG is also at 75K but includes few other covers including Tyre Secure!

I wonder how you both could get it at 55k incl tax!! Any thoughts?

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I wonder how you both could get it at 55k incl tax!! Any thoughts?
Not sure if it plays a major role, but I did have my other 2 vehicles (1 car and 1 bike) in my policy list when I was checking out the quote for the new car. I have a hunch that might have played a major role.

I also switched my health care provider to Acko right after the car purchase and I got a flat out 25% off on the premium on account of insuring my new car with them.
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Not sure if it plays a major role, but I did have my other 2 vehicles (1 car and 1 bike) in my policy list when I was checking out the quote for the new car. I have a hunch that might have played a major role.

I also switched my health care provider to Acko right after the car purchase and I got a flat out 25% off on the premium on account of insuring my new car with them.
I dont think that plays a role, as I too have my other cars' insurance with Acko

I also realized that premium for Diesel variants would be higher than Petrol. I dont see any other reason though.
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I wonder how you both could get it at 55k incl tax!! Any thoughts?
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Not sure if it plays a major role, but I did have my other 2 vehicles (1 car and 1 bike) in my policy list when I was checking out the quote for the new car. I have a hunch that might have played a major role.

I also switched my health care provider to Acko right after the car purchase and I got a flat out 25% off on the premium on account of insuring my new car with them.
I took insurance from Acko for my XUV700 AXL, for 47819+GST in June 2023, which was roughly 56K for an IDV of 23.13L (the highest IDV I could choose). I had no existing policies with Acko.
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I dont think that plays a role, as I too have my other cars' insurance with Acko

I also realized that premium for Diesel variants would be higher than Petrol. I dont see any other reason though.
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I took insurance from Acko for my XUV700 AXL, for 47819+GST in June 2023, which was roughly 56K for an IDV of 23.13L (the highest IDV I could choose). I had no existing policies with Acko.
Is yours Petrol @alamodein? Mine is Petrol. Like @blackdiesel said, it could purely be the difference in quote for the fuel type.
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Is yours Petrol @alamodein? Mine is Petrol. Like @blackdiesel said, it could purely be the difference in quote for the fuel type.
As it turns out, insurance price goes up for Diesel variants and even further for AWD.

And OD & TP premiums make up the most of the overall premium.

Better to choose the covers based on practical requirements

I think I will finalize Tata AIG.
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Old 9th November 2023, 03:40   #9283
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Took Delivery of My XUV 700 - AX5 D AT 7 str

I made a lateral Upgrade from Harrier XZA to XUV 700 AX 5 D AT. At the offset I would like to thank bhpians sbm and tp_dominator for their inputs and constant support. It was a difficult decision for me to make as my Harrier was just an year old but there were some issues that became bit of a deal breaker for me to continue with the car.

I was fortunate enough to get the car of my choice within a week.

Coming to my new acquisition

I will post a detailed comparison of Harrier with XUV 700 once I put few kilometers on XUV which should hopefully happen soon as I have few long trips lined up.

Initial observations :

I will start with the biggest upgrade for me - the steering wheel. Oh man ! What a relief it is. It's feather light in the city yet you know where the car is going and it weighs up well on high speed which makes you feel confident and not nervous. This was my biggest gripe with harrier. The steering behaviour.

Harrier has this rugged vibe to it. You can confidently put that car in rough trail and you know it will take it on without breaking a sweat. Tata has its ride quality sorted and it shows. However, on slower speeds harrier would become unsettled on sharp bumps which I haven't observed for XUV so far. However a longer run with XUV is needed to further comment on suspension setup and it's capabilities.

The extra 100 nm torque and 18 bhp make their presence felt and how ! Every tap of the A pedal is bringing a big grin to my face and zap mode itself is sufficient to make you smile like an idiot.

Harrier is wider but somehow XUV feels more spacious than Harrier.

The tank is 10 ltrs bigger than harrier and it's reflecting in the expected range. I think I will need less refueling breaks with XUV.

My legs are thanking me due to lots of space available in footwell and I finally have decent under thigh support.

The MID and Infotainment are huge upgrade for me over the ones I had in Harrier. I spent good 30 mins or so fidgeting around with it.

The stock music system is just sad in XUV 700 regardless of the variant. Harrier had a much better sounding speaker setup. I am going to upgrade the audio system asap.

My wife observed that rear seat space and comfort was better in Harrier when compared to XUV.

XUV has a bigger boot when compared to Harrier.

XUV does miss out on 2 basic features which should have been a part of AX5. Folding mirrors and auto dimming irvm. I don't need cruise control or auto headlamps or rain sensing wipers but folding mirrors are a must on a car this size.

Rear camera provided by Mahindra is smooth and I didn't observe any slow frame rates. The quality is acceptable at best.

XUV 700 has a better braking performance compared to my Harrier. It's more sure footed and stops confidently.

The paint quality on XUV feels better than that of Harrier. I also have not encountered any fit and finish issues so far on XUV however the plastic quality is okayish I feel. My harrier had soft touch material in most places.

I drove the car for 100 kms today and so far wireless apple car play seems to be working flawlessly. Time will tell how stable the connection would be.

I still have no idea what to do with a sunroof. Ideas please ?
Mahindra can offer variants with and without sunroof which will enable buyers who aren't interested in sunroof to trade it off with a better feature set.


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Old 9th November 2023, 09:43   #9284
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I contacted them on WhatApp and they offered sets of 6 or 7 pieces (the 7th is meant for the rear glass). Is it advisable to have sunshade for the rear as well? Does it affect night time visibility?
I have 7th piece for the rear glass. Visibility is reduced quite a bit especially at night time due to netted pattern. You can see car headlights from the rear traffic though.
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[b]...... the steering wheel.
In the XUV700, after holding the steering wheel, the driver sitting position is way too forward closer to the windshield with less available headroom.

That is why they have given this auto driver seat slide forward mechanism to mask this limitation and calling it a luxury feature (instead of a bug).

Do you get a feeling that you're sitting a bit forward closer to the roof, A-pillar and windshield ?
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