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1750 km trip in my XUV700 D AT: Observations on fuel efficiency & more

The lights are simply amazing and the headlamps have a pretty good reach, especially when the booster lamps kick in.

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Took a ‘short’ trip to Chitrakoot and back covering 690 kms on the 1st day, 390 kms on the next day and 670 kms on the way back. The lights are simply amazing and the headlamps have a pretty good reach, especially when the booster lamps kick in. The only downside is excessive reflection from the sign boards and the reflective stickers pasted on the barricade on both sides. Also, missed the physical buttons for changing the intensity of the twin displays and to tone down the light from them you need to navigate through the menus on the center screen.

Trip stats at the first fill-up after the first day run - amazing frugality:

Final trip stats (overall FE was close to 14 Kmpl via Tankful to Tankful method):

The powerful lights in action on the newly built Bundelkhand Expressway (notice the reflection from sign board):

From all shiny to all dusted:

Adaptive Cruise and Smart Pilot Assist were used extensively on the expressways and they work flawlessly. Only scope of improvement is in the logic for slowing down which even in the 'Slow' setting for Adaptive Cruise Control took the XUV quite close to the vehicle in front before braking hard even when the distance was set to level 4. To counter this, best was to just touch brakes gently enough to disengage the system and coast normally like a human driver would do.

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