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Old 21st January 2024, 02:23   #9631
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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17 months of painful waiting



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Can I in anyway get the new XUV 2024 as its very unfair to get an older model and I obviously cannot wait another 18 months to find a new 2026 model come up. My cycle will never end

Any advise, suggestions on how to get the new XUV 2024. I am from Pune
I am on the same boat. Booked XUV 700 AX7L on Nov'22. I had an XUV allotted to me for delivery in Oct'23, but I wanted to wait for the newer 2024 version, so I rejected that.
When I spoke to my sales person on 15th Jan (after the XUV 2024 news), he said I would surely get a 2024 XUV with all the new features if I want to take delivery after 25th Jan (date the delivery starts for 2024 XUVs) and with increased prices (and I've acknowledged for that). I've asked him that I want the dual tone exterior now just to be sure that I get the 2024 model.
So ideally, you should get the updated 2024 XUV and not 2023 XUV.

Few points to keep in mind:
  • Make sure to NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENT for 2023 XUV. No matter how much your sales person pressurizes you. Ask for the VIN and confirm that it is 2024 version and not 2023.
  • Yes, the Mahindra factories were closed from 15th Dec'23 to 15th Jan'24. Thus, no XUV was billed in that period.
  • I believe if you get your XUV with the normal flow, you should get the 2024 XUV. Unless the dealer tries to sell a 2023 XUV to you (by hook or crook). You can ask for additional discount for 2023 XUV if you want to go that way.
  • So, just be aware. Take your strong stance. Worst case scenario, you'll have to do a new booking and wait for another 12 weeks ( max ). Yes, Mahindra has increased the production of XUV and reduced the delivery time to 12 weeks max for AX7L. For AX3 and AX5, it is even lesser.

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Does installing ambient lights voids warranty in XUV700 and if anyone has done the same please let me know. As I asked the dealership sales person, he advised against it. Also please suggest dashcam options and how do I install the same.

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As far as I know, most good Ambient lights come with plug and play. So, installing them should not void warranty. Just make sure you the installation person does not cut any wire.
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Old 21st January 2024, 09:44   #9632
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Re: XUV700 Ambient Lights & Dashcam

IMO, Anything which is not plug n play from the standard power outlets given in the vehicle and which needs workup at wiring level would result in voiding warranty. It definitely would end up as an object subject to discretion from manufacture and thus should be avoided if you want peace of mind as far as warranty is concerned ( unless fitted by dealer itself )
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Does installing ambient lights voids warranty in XUV700 and if anyone has done the same please let me know. As I asked the dealership sales person, he advised against it. Also please suggest dashcam options and how do I install the same.

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Old 21st January 2024, 09:52   #9633
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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Take your strong stance. Worst case scenario, you'll have to do a new booking and wait for another 12 weeks ( max ). Yes, Mahindra has increased the production of XUV and reduced the delivery time to 12 weeks max for AX7L. For AX3 and AX5, it is even lesser.
That's right. Waiting has reduced quite significantly and there is no reason to accept a model if you don't want. Please insist on VIN number to verify manufacturing month/year before making any payment.
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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Sorry but could you provide the contact details of M&M helpdesk. I have blindly followed the showroom persons info and it seems that he is taking me for a toss.
CUSTOMERCARE@mahindra.com
BOOKINGSUPPORT@mahindra.com

Don't take the showroom guy's word at face value. The wait times have drastically decreased, if they're still acting all pricey, check out another dealer in a nearby city/suburb.
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Sorry but could you provide the contact details of M&M helpdesk. I have blindly followed the showroom persons info and it seems that he is taking me for a toss.
If the vehicle is not yet billed or in the dealer yard, you most likely will only get the latest version. You can insist on seeing the vehicle and then making the payment or do 50% and do the rest after seeing the car in person.
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Addition of reverse camera and ACC is welcomed in 2024 AX5, but cutting the auto-booster function in 2024 AX5 LED headlamps is a big disappointment, is it confirmed? Can it is retrofitted?
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

First trip in our XUV700 (AX7L)


Took our newly acquired XUV700 for the first road trip to Chikkamagaluru. We started early, around 7, and made our first MTR stop in about two hours. Pockets of empty stretches and diversion-free NH75 made me appreciate the adaptive cruise control. I had to manually take over a handful of times, mostly to overtake, except it mostly works on highways. There’s a thrill in hitting the pedal and making the vehicle go zip-zap-zoom, but the cruise control is turning out to be a welcome convenience.

We took a slight diversion to Hoysalareshwara Temple and were blown away by the immaculate architecture and the fact that this was possible more than 800 years ago.

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It took another hour to get to the Taj Gateway Chikmagalur — our stay for the next two nights. We bothered not to step out for the rest of the day and had an amazing buffet for dinner at the property.

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The next day, we’d had breakfast (part of our package) and just relaxed in our cottage. In the afternoon, we took a short one-hour drive to The Estate cafe. The views and the filter coffee were great.

Another 15 minutes of driving through some narrow lanes took us to Mallandur Sunrise & Sunset Point. I found myself taking photos of the XUV700 from various angles — it’s hard not to take it when it looked “if beautiful and powerful were a car.”

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The return journey on Monday morning was straightforward - NH75 most of the way and low traffic. I think there's just one diversion, and the work seemed to be in full swing.

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The total trip was 600 km, and we extracted an average of 13.1 km/L with most of the way on cruise control.

The total odometer read 875km, and a scheduled service maintenance notification has already popped up. We plan to drive it to 1000km before handing it over for the first service.

A noob climate control-related question:
The climate control fan never seems to stop in auto mode. It keeps on spinning, and the lowest it goes is speed 3. Sometimes, I felt the car was already at 23° C, yet it felt like the climate control was working hard.
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Old 23rd January 2024, 11:22   #9638
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

Does anyone have an update on "Football in the boot noise"?

I own XUV 700 AX7L D AT, purachased on March 2023 with 8000km on ODO.

I had sent an email to Mahindra Customer Care regarding this issue on December 15. They asked me to get it checked at the Service Center. I got it checked at the CBC Mahindra service Center, Trivandrum, on January 9, 2024. The Server Engineer mentioned that "it exists in all XUV700s, and is probably due to DEF and not because of Diesel tank". TBH, they did not do any investigation on my vehicle for this issue, even though I made it clear that it is not due to DEF.

The GM, Service Center - responded over email,
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Regarding this feedback , the noise from fuel tank the sound observed is comparable with other XUV 7 OO similar variant and no repairs need to be carried out for the same.
We have done detailed inspection for underbody & suspension for ensuring all other parameters are functioning as per design
On the Same Email thread, Area Manager, Cochin responded as below,
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The sound observed from the fuel tank is a normal phenomenon and not attributed as a design flaw as it doesn’t hamper the operation or performance of the vehicle.

Since the vehicle is functioning as designed this sound cannot be eliminated. We value your feedback and will be considered in design of future products.

Request your understanding on the same.
I was very surprised he used the terms "normal phenomenon" and "functioning as designed this sound cannot be eliminated".

To which I responded as below,
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While I acknowledge that the fuel tank sound reported does not affect the vehicle's performance or operation, I must respectfully disagree with the characterization of it as a "normal phenomenon". It is not typical for a vehicle to produce such a sound when the fuel level is above half.

In contrast, the initial batch of XUVs had a similar issue with the front suspension, which caused a loud bang on rough roads. Although it did not affect the vehicle's operation or performance, it was eventually resolved through a part replacement.

I understand that a fix may not be feasible for all manufactured vehicles, but labeling this issue as "normal" is not acceptable for a car priced at 32 Lakhs, and it falls short of the quality I expect from Mahindra.

I would be very interested to hear the Product Design team's perspective on this matter and whether they also consider it to be a "normal phenomenon".

There has been no reply in the email thread after this, and wanted thoughts of fellow XUV owners to get this resolved or atleast acknowledged by Mahindra.
I find this issue very bothering and mostly avoid filling the fuel tank above half to avoid this noise.
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Re: Mahindra XUV700 Review

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A noob climate control-related question:
The climate control fan never seems to stop in auto mode. It keeps on spinning, and the lowest it goes is speed 3. Sometimes, I felt the car was already at 23° C, yet it felt like the climate control was working hard.[/quote]

I have noticed this in my car too.
The fan speed always seems higher than required. So i manualy reduce the fan speed most of the times which ultimately makes the climate control useless.

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Does anyone have an update on "Football in the boot noise"?
What I understand from my multiple discussions with CoTek & SA is that the fuel tank does not have a baffle plate, resulting in fuel sloshing inside the tank during breaking.
May be Mahindra engineers did not think about this while designing a new tank while accommodating space for a DEF tank or they intentionally removed the baffle plates to accommodate more fuel in tank. Ref: 70ltr in 5OO vs 60 ltr in 7OO
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What I understand from my multiple discussions with CoTek & SA is that the fuel tank does not have a baffle plate, resulting in fuel sloshing inside the tank during breaking.
May be Mahindra engineers did not think about this while designing a new tank while accommodating space for a DEF tank or they intentionally removed the baffle plates to accommodate more fuel in tank. Ref: 70ltr in 5OO vs 60 ltr in 7OO
This football in the back noise is present in my Petrol AX7 AT and is irritating above 3/4th filling level of fuel.

I got similar answers that this is present as design and further email on the subject to Mahindra remains unanswered till date.

Installing baffles to much of my Process Engineering acumen shouldn’t have compromised more than 5-10% of tank gross volume but Mahindra chose to bless us with the reminder ,fuel is costly and you are abusing your privilege 😅.
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The Server Engineer mentioned that "it exists in all XUV700s, and is probably due to DEF and not because of Diesel tank".
I have the same observation as the statement above. I filled up my DEF tank during my 2nd service and the noise since then has been more pronounced.
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I have the same observation as the statement above. I filled up my DEF tank during my 2nd service and the noise since then has been more pronounced.
I have a different option here ,my Petrol version has no DEF Tank and still there is similar noise of liquid splashing.

In my opinion ,it’s the design and placement of Fuel Tank.
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Question on 2 infotainment profiles that are linked to keyfob provided by M&M for XUV700 - Did anyone find these profiles getting wiped off post software flashing?
Whenever I have asked ASC's about this, they give vague responses which makes me feel that they either don't know about it or just want to avoid giving a reasonable answer.
So far, I have updated profiles twice for self n spouse with the minor settings that it allows to adjust source of audio, initial volume, notification volume if I remember correctly.
Any thoughts?
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Did anyone find these profiles getting wiped off post software flashing?
That's how it is. Every software flash is a clean install.
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