Aftere 2 years of running, a few issues popped up-
1. Mid row seat locking went bad and annoying; each time after folding & unfolding the seat won't lock in the first attempt. More than 2 or 3 times this issue was reported to IG Chennai and they claimed to have fixed the 'misalignment' but it comes back after a while. Till now this is not solved
2. The clutch plate burnt off after a 1.5 hour traffic drive. Inside the cabin we smelt burnt oil for a while, which we assumed to be leaked smoke from the road, but then the gears won't engage at all. For some time only 2nd gear worked and then 3rd. No first, fourth, fifth or reverse!! Called TVS RSA number, but after holding for 34 minutes and 'you are in queue and your call is important to us' - gave up waiting. Slowly drove home the Xylo in 3rd gear and called up Mahindra emergency towing after a few hours of retries. Within an hour of successful talking to the support guy, the big boy was picked-up/towed to TVS garage. The bombshell was 16K+5K servicing quote and NOTHING covered in warranty (clutch plate wearing off is a running expense it seems). 2 years 35K ODO cannot burn out clutch plates; when I have 2 other cars with 40+K and >3 (Ford) & >7 (Suzuki) years of running, Mahindra failed in this area.
Gotta pay and pick it back in the next few days