Residents going crazy to purchase Mahindra’s SUV
Mahindra's new SUV - XUV500 - is the new craze in the city. The SUVS were booked through the lottery system in the city and the remaining people are waiting to book the car whose booking has been stopped and is expected to open in May end because of the long-pending list of delivery.
People in the city have gone crazy to an extend that even after the closure of the SUV'S booking they are desperate to purchase it and are approaching every possible person they can.
A dealer on the condition of anonymity said, "The craze of
new SUV is so high that people who wish to purchase the SUV are approaching ministers who then approach us on their behalf. We have been receiving calls from ministers and bureaucrats asking for favours for the early delivery of the SUV."
Not only people having polit- ical connections but other people also are trying their best to get the SUV.
One such car lover who tried to purchase the SUV from a city-based showroom said the car was being sold in black for Rs 2 lakh more. He said he tried to purchase the car by paying Rs 1 lakh extra, but failed. People who were ready to pay Rs 1.5 lakh extra were also not able to purchase the car.
Such kind of booking craze was observed during the time when Tata's launched its Nano car. However, the trend with the XUV500 is much more intense as people have been trying all their resources to get the car and are even ready to pay more.