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#1 NikhilB

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

Source: Economic Times

M&M has today christened its global SUV as the 'XUV 500'. They expect to launch it in the domestic and South African market by December '11. Later, they plan to launch it in European, African, Australian and Latin American markets. The company plans to use SSangyong's (recent acquisition) global distribution network to tap these markets.

M&M says the "starting price" of the XUV 500 would be between Rs. 12L-20L (could the range be any larger?). Gives one the impression that they are targeting the premium SUV range (Fortuner, Captiva, Outlander, Santa Fe, etc.) but with a VFM proposition.

The XUV 500 is apparently an entirely new platform developed with monocoque construction and a transverse engine layout. Expect many more variants from this platform in the coming years. By the way, the platform has been indigenously designed and developed in their Chennai R&D facility. Respect.

Hopes this turns out to be a game-changer like the Scorpio.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:59 PM

Pic of the XUV 5"double oh" on Motoroids...

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:27 PM

One comment: why isnt it named XUVO! with the o in the end?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:42 PM

View Postsatyenpoojary, on 05 September 2011 - 04:27 PM, said:

One comment: why isnt it named XUVO! with the o in the end?
Or XUVOO for the 'oomph' factor. The XUV 5oo sounds like a lame marketing attempt at wordplay.

About the vehicle itself,
Like the attempt at contemprary styling. But a few sore points would be,
Side View Mirrors (Look out of place)
Stance is a bit too squat. Width at the top seems 75% of the bottom (Could be an optical illusion)
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:52 PM

XUVOO would never sell in India

At a multi car point:
Prospect: Can I have a TD for ex-uu-woo
Salesman: What?
Prospect: Never mind Can I have a TD for Tata Sumo :P

I think XUV was to create a SUV-MUV kind of a feel! but why 500?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:58 PM

View Postsatyenpoojary, on 05 September 2011 - 04:52 PM, said:


I think XUV was to create a SUV-MUV kind of a feel! but why 500?

Well, thats where you are wrong... It is not 500 (five hundred) but 5oo (five double oh)...
Double oh for the 'oopmh' (whatever that is supposed to mean)...

PS: Now don't ask 'why the 5?' . No one knows that yet :P
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:09 PM

Coz its thier 5th car in the consumer market may be?

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- Xuv 5 oh oh!

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:14 PM

View PostNikhilB, on 05 September 2011 - 04:58 PM, said:


PS: Now don't ask 'why the 5?' . No one knows that yet :P
Maybe it has a 5cc engine. or probably 5pots. or its a 5 seater. etc etc etc
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:57 PM

They could definitely have done with a better name. Disappointed

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:10 PM

View PostNikhilB, on 05 September 2011 - 03:59 PM, said:

Pic of the XUV 5"double oh" on Motoroids...

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Any comments?

Just look at those skinny tyres...looks flicked from a Wagon R ;) Anyways- I guess this was just one of those morphed/ photoshoppped images doing rounds on the web.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:24 PM

View PostRevmaster, on 06 September 2011 - 12:57 PM, said:

They could definitely have done with a better name. Disappointed
I guess the "XUV 5OO" means
Xtreme - Ulti-palti - Vehical 5 Oops - Ouch..

(The Oops is for "Oops, i had better Options")
(The Ouch is for "Ouch, My wallet hurts")

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:35 PM

View PostSilver Phantom, on 06 September 2011 - 02:24 PM, said:

I guess the "XUV 5OO" means
Xtreme - Ulti-palti - Vehical 5 Oops - Ouch..

(The Oops is for "Oops, i had better Options")
(The Ouch is for "Ouch, My wallet hurts")

P.S.- All in good humor ;)
You conveniently did not explain the "5"  ;)
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:46 PM

Saw the XUV5OO in action on the express highway last week. And boy, it was difficult to keep up. That vehicle was all over the place, darting in and out at will. And i was doing 130-140 to keep up, touching 160 at times.

So, if that vehicle was the XUV5OO (im pretty sure it was) then you can be sure of two things:
  • it handles well
  • and it goes fast
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:09 PM

View PostNikhilB, on 06 September 2011 - 02:35 PM, said:

You conveniently did not explain the "5"  Posted Image
Couldnt think of a proper "pun" for the 5.
Probably the 5th Element... ;)
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:26 AM

Surprising no talks here on Motoroids post-launch. The price is a killer! (Courtesy: Zigwheels)

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