Mahindra XUV 500 : Customers Speak!
The new Mahindra XUV 500 (Read : Special Coverage) has pretty much toppled any modest expectations Mahindra & Mahindra may have had prior to its launch here in India. Proof of this lies in the reaction of the select few in the country, who have managed to get their hands on the vehicle early on; not to mention millions of our web readers, many of whom churned out articles in our online reportage comments section, helping us break a few records of our own.
On the 18th of September this year, Zigwheels.com was the first automotive portal to go live with an exclusive and thoroughly detailed photo feature on the new Mahindra XUV 500, and within just a few hours online it had already surpassed more than a lakh hits. It was the start of something special, and in the days to come that number would further sky rocket to over a million views. Over a million views for a single online photo feature, something unheard of at least among active automotive portals in the country. Close to 200 readers passed their comments, and expressed their satisfaction at the design breakthrough that is the new XUV 500.
Among the first to comment on the car’s refreshing exterior architecture was Rajeev from Bangalore, who said, “Kudos to the Mahindra Team. M&M has made our country proud by delivering a world class product, designed and manufactured in-house, truly showcasing our engineering capability. Fantastic effort. I can visualize it parked in my portico already!!!!!!!”
Hari Krishnan from Kerala too was completely bowled over by the car’s international styling and aggressive looks and reacted by saying, “I stood breathless the moment I saw its pics. Brilliant job by Mahindra engineers and value for money pricing, this car is going to change Mahindra's fortunes & it will be leading the roads. No words to say?”
However, while positive feedback on the new age soft roader from M&M has been overwhelming, a shade of criticism never hurt anybody. Speaking of questionable colour and shading options, Quentin Fernandez from Mumbai seemed quite taken aback by Mahindra’s choice of interior upholstery and colour schemes for the XUV5OO.
According to him, “From what we can see of the interiors, the colour choice of the dashboard & seating does not look pleasing to the eye. It does not gel with the exterior looks of the car. Infact a better colour choice of the seats will make a huge difference in marketing this SUV.”