Res­i­dents go­ing crazy to pur­chase Mahin­dra’s SUV

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - Deepak Beri ludlivedesk@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

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.

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