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Old 2nd November 2023, 11:02   #556
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Re: 2022 Maruti XL6 Facelift Review

Finally, got my XL6 Alpha Plus from Varun Nexa Yeshwanthpur last month. I didn't take the standard accessories from them. Took a lot of effort from my end in making them to exclude them.

The only accessories I picked outside are 1. Jopasu car duster 2. 3M Nomad mats 3. Car Cover from Coverwell.

The 3M nomad mats are quite expensive from what they used to be. However, I used them on my Polo and they lasted for more than 10 years and am super happy with them, so picked the same again.

I also, got PPF done last week, will post a separate thread for the same.
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Old 2nd November 2023, 11:06   #557
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Re: 2022 Maruti XL6 Facelift Review

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Hi Rocky,

Did you manage to source roller sun shades from anywhere.

Question for experts.

I own a Zeta 6 AT & was driving in hills. On a steep uphill turn, Auto box was seriously struggling to climb in D mode. It did not helped that car lost momentum on the turn as well as i tried to reduce speed. I tried switching to lower gear via Padder shifters and it did not dropped the gear despite me trying twice or thrice. I am in dilemma now if this is normal behavior. Is it so that paddle shifter work in M mode only.
No Sushil. I am holding off for now, with the UV cut glasses, they seem to work pretty decent for the Bangalore weather
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Old 2nd November 2023, 12:41   #558
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Finally, got my XL6 Alpha Plus from Varun Nexa Yeshwanthpur last month. I didn't take the standard accessories from them. Took a lot of effort from my end in making them to exclude them.

The only accessories I picked outside are 1. Jopasu car duster 2. 3M Nomad mats 3. Car Cover from Coverwell.

The 3M nomad mats are quite expensive from what they used to be. However, I used them on my Polo and they lasted for more than 10 years and am super happy with them, so picked the same again.

I also, got PPF done last week, will post a separate thread for the same.
Here are the details of PPF done- https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/banga...ml#post5654445
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Old 20th November 2023, 23:43   #559
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Re: 2022 Maruti XL6 Facelift Review

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I wears a small shoe size & always end up raising my feet when i have to brake or accelerate.
That is a problem, your heel should be resting while operating either pedals. If heel is getting lifted it will put more pressure on knees. Typically you would be able to find the right position even for small shoes. You might need to lower seat height and pull the seat closer to the front if required, but try adjusting seat position so youbcan keep your heel down and see if that helps.
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You might need to lower seat height and pull the seat closer to the front if required, but try adjusting seat position so youbcan keep your heel down and see if that helps.
Thanks for the suggestion. I recently did 450 KMs trip one way to native with lowered seat and things are better. No more knee pain and had less fatigue. Another observation i had was body motion, Similar to one gets if you sleep in train overnight & in morning you body still have that feeling of being on the move.

May be things will improve as i drive more. I just have 6K on odo so far.
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Another observation i had was body motion, Similar to one gets if you sleep in train overnight & in morning you body still have that feeling of being on the move.
It might be besause you are not used to with long drives yet, or may be other factors as well. Body role depends on car build/suspension butnalso other factors like driving style and tyre pressure.

If you are seeing too much body roll, check the tyre pressure you are maintaining and increase by 2-3 PSI to see if helps reduce body roll. Also, go slower on corners, it will help not just with reducing body roll but overall body fatigue as well. Corenering and braking are two times most force is exerted on your body while driving.
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Old 26th November 2023, 22:19   #562
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Re: 2022 Maruti XL6 Facelift Review

Brother,

I am currently in the decision making process of buying XL6 but confused on which variant Zeta or Alpha and also Manual or Automatic as I am budget conscious and drie mostly in city with an average of 50 km per day and long drives once every two months. What would be your advise?

Also, any good suggestions to negotiate with the NEXA guys as this is year end and I might get a good deal if I play my cards right.

Look forward to your inputs.

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11000 kms and 3rd free service update: 2022 XL6 Alpha AT

Every car feels a little improved after servicing so does mine (Blue XL6 aka Casper). I have already mentioned this in my previous posts and would like to emphasise the same again (for any purchase decisions) that XL6 is a great car if following are your primary requirements:
  1. You need good amount of luggage space along with 5-6 passengers (even if all are adults)
  2. You need comfortable seating for ALL passengers for all day long drives
  3. You need a smooth and silent cruising car
  4. You need a reliable and niggle free car (touchwood for me till now)
  5. You need a car that is very easy to drive in ALL kind of traffic despite being a long 6-7 seater car (I have very well managed to squeeze her in and out through some very tight/blocked parking spaces)
  6. You are not an enthusiast driver who cannot drive (or live) without being ahead of everyone on the road
  7. You did not find any other option in the same class as well as price range with 6 airbags (although this one has 4) (OK, Kia Carens is an option but if you consider total cost of ownership, after sales and VFM factor, I would still vote for XL6)
  8. You love cruise control with easy manageable controls on the go

Now who should avoid (inputs based on 3 services and many road trips till now)
  • If you are looking for a rocket performance in overtaking and sudden acceleration otherwise
  • If you are very particular about 6 airbags
  • If you are very particular about Engine being a diesel one
  • If you are in general an enthusiast driver
  • If you are looking for a double digit FE figures in the city like conditions (with lots of traffic signals and bumpers where frequent gear shifts cannot be avoided)
  • If you need your car AC to chill the cabin in less than 5 mins after exposure of your car to the scorching sun for more than 30 mins
  • If you need middle seat to fold flat completely to carry those large IKEA furniture boxes

Apart from the above shortcomings (where few can be ignored and few are rather trade-offs), XL6 does whatever it is supposed to do (carrying 6-7 passengers comfortably with a linear based acceleration and cruising speeds). I am definitely concerned about the city FE and even highway mileage that is somewhere around 15-16 (I drive around 99 kmph most of the times whenever and wherever I can drive).

Now, before going deep into the FE correction through the workshop, I have decided to first ride the car completely on manual mode (using paddle shifters that are saviours) for about a month and if still the FE doesn't improve, address the same through the workshop.

BTW, the worst that the MIDI has shown till now is 6.3 and the best 20 (yeah the same MIDI, the same car, the same driver but different road). I drive in 'D' mode 99% of the time and 'M' mode was only used for testing purposes or sometimes in error since that's the obvious mode that the gear level automatically and conveniently slots into when one move or needs to move from 'P' to 'D'. BTW, with practise and regular driving, this error reduces almost completely.

Everyday when I see Scorpio's, Safari's, I feel like exchange BUT considering that most of the Maruti Suzuki cars including my XL6 alpha AT is a niggle free car (as compared to some of the horror stories in some other SUVs), I feel like waiting till I have enough money and peace of mind to reach a stage where I can ignore any niggles on those 25L+ automatic 6-7 seaters (No offense to any such owners).

BTW, XL6 now has OTA updates for wireless android/apple car play and mine is working perfectly fine (works 95 out of 100 times otherwise a phone reboot takes care of the same).

And Yes, the JKTyre TPMS as well as the Window automatic sunshades (both third party accessories) are perfectly working fine too.

One last thing, I still consider XL6 the most VFM car for the features, reliability and the space that it has to offer in the market today. Drivability is subjective. FE though needs to be understood properly before making any Final comment/decision.

Stay Safe! Keep Driving!

Best Regards,
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Old 26th November 2023, 22:59   #563
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Re: 2022 Maruti XL6 Facelift Review

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Brother,

I am currently in the decision making process of buying XL6 but confused on which variant Zeta or Alpha and also Manual or Automatic as I am budget conscious and drive mostly in city with an average of 50 km per day and long drives once every two months. What would be your advise?

Also, any good suggestions to negotiate with the NEXA guys as this is year end and I might get a good deal if I play my cards right.

Look forward to your inputs.
Why don't you try KIA Carens petrol manual or even imt in case you are OK with Manual. My primary requirement was an automatic and I was not convinced with DCT reliability so I picked up XL6 Alpha (not alpha plus as ventilated seats was not my requirement).

Also, Carens has 6 airbags standard across the range. I have not driven XL6/Carens manual so can't comment on their performance.

Do check out the new Citroen aircross C3 and Carens petrol 1.5 turbo petrol as well.

Depending upon your budget and priorities, you can select any one out of the above three mentioned cars.

Good Luck.
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I am planning for an Alpha AT but yet to make my visits to NEXA showrooms this week. However, would like to know your experience of Zeta AT and do you regret not opting for a higher variant or is it too expensive or WFM for higher variants? Please share your inputs.

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I suspect it is seat cover. Most probably, Sensor is getting activated by some think heavy or dealer forget to do proper PDI or a faulty sensor in itself.

Mine March 2023 Zeta AT do not have this Issue.
Sure thing.

I am still in the starting stages of doing my TD. Will explore Carens as well but XL6 is my shortlist.

Will update my inputs once I try the manual and automatic for both of these.


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Why don't you try KIA Carens petrol manual or even imt in case you are OK with Manual. My primary requirement was an automatic and I was not convinced with DCT reliability so I picked up XL6 Alpha (not alpha plus as ventilated seats was not my requirement).

Also, Carens has 6 airbags standard across the range. I have not driven XL6/Carens manual so can't comment on their performance.

Do check out the new Citroen aircross C3 and Carens petrol 1.5 turbo petrol as well.

Depending upon your budget and priorities, you can select any one out of the above three mentioned cars.

Good Luck.

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I am planning for an Alpha AT but yet to make my visits to NEXA showrooms this week. However, would like to know your experience of Zeta AT and do you regret not opting for a higher variant or is it too expensive or WFM for higher variants? Please share your inputs.



Sure thing.

I am still in the starting stages of doing my TD. Will explore Carens as well but XL6 is my shortlist.

Will update my inputs once I try the manual and automatic for both of these.

Mine is an Alpha AT and not Zeta. In case I have mentioned that way, apologies. The presence of IR/UV cut glasses in Alpha and above is a good enough reason to go for that variant.

In case, Zeta is something attracting you, My suggestion would be to better go for Ertiga.
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Old 27th November 2023, 08:53   #566
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In case, Zeta is something attracting you, My suggestion would be to better go for Ertiga.
Think, I can comment as I picked XL6 ZETA over Ertiga. The value zeta offers is immense over Ertiga. One gets 16 inch wheels, all Black interiors, better overall Build, all LED setup and few more features. Ertiga would be a downgrade IMO. Moreover, the taxi feel and beige interiors only adds to the negative list for Ertiga.

As for 50km daily running goes, would suggest OP to look at CNG Variant. I typically gets a FE of 9 or 10 in city traffic and it improves if I travel beyond 5 kms to 12 or 13kmpl. The place where xl6 excels in FE is highways where I regularly gets 20km and even hit 22 for some time on DEL-CHD Highway post a tankfill at JIO BP pump.
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I test drove the Xl-6 recently, it is a good package considering the price , the only problem i have is the lack of 6 air bags . MSL could have provided 6 air bags as an optional extra .
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I am planning for an Alpha AT but yet to make my visits to NEXA showrooms this week. However, would like to know your experience of Zeta AT and do you regret not opting for a higher variant or is it too expensive or WFM for higher variants? Please share your inputs
I own XL6 Alpha (manual) and still think I should have opted Alpha+ because of 2 missing features: ventilated seats helpful in Delhi hot weather and inbuilt Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) with reading on HU. Cost difference was hardly 50k between both variants.

Before taking decision, do compare the features mentioned in my post here (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offic...ml#post5455797 (2022 Maruti XL6 Facelift Review)) and also look at your budget and your requirements, then only decide the variant.

Carens is equally very good car, if fact scores above XL6 and I have used it frequently, its feature rich, AC is very good, but same time the comfort you get in XL6 is unmatched, aling with cabin silence, NVH is less, UV IR cut glasses makes difference in temp by 1-2 degree, Captain seat is the biggest plus point in XL6 - 4 people in my car gets grand luxury sitting comfort feeling.

I suggest take multiple TD for short and long 2-3 km type distance, then ask your family how much comfort they got while sitting in front, middle and back rows, make your wish list of features what you definately need, what is good to have, and what is not needed, and most imp your budget then take decision. In my case, XL6 was never in the list but family got impressed with comfort and then we gave took TD of all cars in our list and decided XL6 mainly because of comfort in Captain seats
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has any one tried upgrading the tires to 225 55 16. How was the experience?
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Does anybody have 'SmartPlay Pro' manual pdf or its link?
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