So buddies, Went for a PDI of a new XUV-500 being purchased by our fellow TAI
member and a dear friend Saqib (Storme-on-d-way) in next 2-3 days. So as we reached the dealer's stockyard in Noida itself, we started to check it out. Here are some pics taken by me and there are some more taken by Saqib.
This is his new Silver XUV-500 Face-lift W6.
Ok, after seeing his car, as a enthusiast, we both were looking for Scorpio AT if by chance we can find one. But hard luck there. However what caught our eyes was the questionable upkeep of the cars in Mahindra dealer's Noida, Sector 72 stockyard. We saw 2 damaged un-registered, new face-lift XUV-500 there. One was a Silver W10 model that was right behind Saqib's car and had the chrome beading pealing off from the quarter panel. Next was a Purple color W8 XUV 500 with badly damaged front bumper. Now, its my request to those who intend to buy any new car, make sure to do a PDI at stockyard itself prior to taking delivery. I hope this damaged Purple XUV-500 does not get delivered to anyone with a re-painted bumper.
Coming to Saqib's car, We decoded the VIN and its a May-2015 model. On a closer look, we found those models of XUV-500
that come without front fog lamps
have a poorly finished and fixed plastic fog-lamp flaps. Not just that, even cars like XYLO (no fog lamp variant) have the same problem rather in XYLO this lapse is more pronounced.
In the end I just wish him all the very best with his new XUV-500 and we are getting it by 06-07th July itself.