gaganmann2001

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  1. New Hyundai i20 Test Drive Report

    I have been looking for a large premium hatchback/ sedan in diesel with good FE/Space/Safety/Durability/Running Cost features within a budget of max Rs. 6.5 Lakh. Till now, only Fabia and Swift/Dzire qualify. Fabia Classic being the one in the budget, but Fabia Ambiente being the desired benchmark on the values mentioned above. Alternate Swift/Dzire models have a waiting period of 8-9 months, making me look at all the launches that are planned in the first quarter CY09. I was eagerly awaiting for Hyundai i20, and the launch features meet my expectations very well (still waiting Road test FE figures though). But, there is no mention of a diesel launch date - i always expected both engines to be launched simultaneeously. Seems like it is going to be a long wait for the diesel. Looks like by the time Hyundai launches diesel, we will have Fiat Grande Punto - the current European market leader in the segment i believe - in the show-rooms. Hyundai may have much tougher task ahead in that case - overall, disappointed by no confirmed launch date of Diesel.