Mahindra, the home grown major in the utility vehicle space is sitting pretty with its Bolero selling more than 8 thousand units every month with the Scorpio raking in more than 4 thousand units.  The Xylo too sells in decent numbers and Mahindra in order to increase its strangle hold on the UV market launched its first ever monocoque, front wheel driven SUV, the XUV 500 a couple of months ago to tremendous response from customers.  Potential buyers not only thronged the Mahindra showrooms to eyeball the XUV 500 but also to put their money for a booking.  This led to more than 8 thousand bookings in just a couple of days of launch and Mahindra decided to close the bookings till such time that it could rationalize the production of the XUV 500 and ensure that all customers get their vehicle without too much waiting.  Now Mahindra has announced that bookings for the XUV 500 will be re-opened in the month of January.  It must be said that all this is happening with the XUV 500 not yet having been launched all across India.