Date: 22 Feb 2016
Author Type: Press Release
Mahindra has underlined the advanced nature of its New Age XUV 500 sports utility vehicle with the introduction of a dedicated mobile phone app.
Developed by Mahindra & Mahindra’s in-house software development team, the app has been customised for the South African market, and promises New Age XUV 500 owners a user experience as cutting edge as the vehicle itself.
The app provides five key functions: a cluster alert explanation, fuel records, service records, reminders and a contact portal.
The XUV 500 New Age Mobi App’s features include an intuitive guide to the warning lights of the XUV 500’s instrument cluster, including a brief description of the severity of the fault accessed by simply clicking on the icon.
A useful fuel record section allows users to enter their own trip and fuel details, allowing the app to calculate and compare fuel consumption statistics. These figures are useful for both private owners and fleet managers seeking to track costs, and identify unusual consumption changes.
There’s also a service record section where service records can be uploaded and viewed. This not only allows the operator to keep track of the services that have been performed, but also serves as a useful service record back-up, should the service book be lost.
Equally useful are the user-defined reminders that can be set up to provide alerts for vehicle licence renewal, driver’s licence expiry and service intervals – a very convenient way to avoid unnecessary penalties!
The ‘Contact Mahindra’ section of the app provides a convenient and direct communication channel between the Mahindra relationship manager and registered users. It also offers a one-touch connection for AA Roadside Assistance in the case of emergencies.
The app will also send a text message to any individual on the user’s contact list, and can e-mail the Mahindra customer care manager or relationship manager with queries or complaints.
The New Age XUV 500 mobi app is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems and is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store respectively. Purchasers of the New Age XUV500 will be assisted by their sales representatives to download and set up the app on their mobile phones.