10 ownership & service highlights after a year with the Mahindra XUV700

Fuel efficiency figure of my SUV in bumper-to-bumper city traffic is around 8-9 km/l.

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Hi everyone, sharing my one year of ownership & service experience.

  1. The car has been a bliss to own, it has always got us anywhere the family wanted to go in full luxury while having enough power on the tap to perform any overtake.
  2. This sense of power has made me a very sedate driver in the city as well as on the highways.
  3. Fortunately, I did not need to visit the service centre for anything other than scheduled services.
  4. I recently got the 1-year service done (7K on the odo) at Marathahalli, Bangalore.
  5. The service centre is really good & the service advisor was really good & provided maximum attention to detail.
  6. There was just 1 recall for my car, some fuel tank assembly part.
  7. Apart from that regular service was done & various software in the car were updated.
  8. The most noticeable change for me has been the throttle response & gear shifts.
  9. The throttle response is much more linear now & vehicle does not jump forward at the slightest input. The upshifts are done at a lower RPM than before. This has made the vehicle much more drivable in the city.
  10. One plus side of this is the better fuel efficiency. I am now getting 8-9 km/l in bumper-to-bumper traffic / short runs. The upper limit came as a surprise. I recently drove from Four seasons hotel (Bellary road) to my home (Bellandur) about 20 kms at 10 PM in the night. I got a FE of 14 (photo below). I had reset it just before starting the trip. I have not checked the tank-to-tank efficiency in a long time, the last time I did it was 1-2 km/l lower than MID.

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