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  1. That's a massive engine for the oldie alright. 45bhp sounds hot for the Bullet. With such a powerful and reworked engine, the cost will definitely be on the higher side, maybe Rs 2 lakhs when it reaches India?
  2. The i20 will definitely get the global Hyundai look but as mentioned, it is too early for one. Maybe a year down the line, we can expect a facelift like the i10 and the iX20 MPV
  3. Congrats on your new Polo mate! Long list of customisations there. However, I feel that the premium mats are are priced steep. The OEM stereo, what make is it? Edit : Why the extra hood insulator? Any specific reason? designersf2010-09-28 11:00:28
  4. Both is it? X5 and F10 5-Series? Looks like he is a big fan of BMWs. Why not try out the GL or Q7 instead of the X5? A BMW and one other brand?
  5. That's a very good figure for the automatic i10. Pune's traffic not as bad as other metros I guess. I used to get different fuel economies depending on the time of driving as well. If you drive in off-peak hours, higher fuel economy is assured.
  6. Fusion was discontinued to make way for the Figo's production. The 1.6S Figo with a mild increase in price is what we need. It will boost Figo'ss ales further!
  7. Good car and will work in Europe but not in India. iX20 gets 1.4L 89bhp petrol and diesel with manual transmissions. Automatic is mated to 1.6L 125bhp petrol engine.
  8. The current engine is a 2.0L VCDi producing 150bhp. Maybe the 2.2L is the next generation. Scorpio, Safari and Aria also 2.2L diesels btw.
  9. Feeling the heat from the Fortuner. Fortuner sold five times as muas as the Endeavour in August. Crucially, how much cheaper is the automatic 4X2 compared to the 4X4?
  10. Forget about that, for us enthusiasts, a 1.6 Figo with perfect ride and handling and decent interiors at a lower price will do. The Polo 1.6 will get serious competition here if Ford decide to bring the Figo 1.6S soon.
  11. There is a mild difference in the interior tones between the Vento and Polo and the Vento's will appear as black to most people. I drove the city only recently quite thoroughly and the cabin plastics quality didnt impress me. The floor console specially would move on either side with a gentle push. Vento seems to feel like a rock in comparison
  12. Certainly looks much more aggressive than the present Captiva. Should keep sales ticking over at GM India. Would be better if Chevy bring the 181bhp diesel engine to compete with the R-Line Santa Fe. designersf2010-09-14 08:57:42
  13. @driftpunk - How can we expect a layman to have a checklist and ensure he gets a new model? Very few actually do that, even if you have the list with you. In general, you trust the dealer and manufacturer to give you a brand new product, especially Honda. I do not know what happened in this specific case though.
  14. It seems Beat's second gear acceleration problem has been sorted by a software fix for the ECU. One of my friends got it done during his second service. In-gear acceleration is better now it seems (specially 2nd gear)
  15. Exactly. This is a private project and government's refusal is a good thing. The track will be privately and professionally managed. The politicians have been kept out of this one for good. Good for India and I just hope the CWG mess doesnt go against the first Indian F1 GP
  16. Maybe a last attempt before the new Fiesta sedan arrives? Ive lost count of how many limited edition Fiestas there have been. Maybe there are more limited edition models than regular ones now.
  17. Actually, the front view, in my opinion is like the Beat now. Its too large with a wide mouth. Its too flashy (read heavy face) and I prefer the present i10 compared to this. The face is too large compared to the rest of the car. Anyways, it is a veru successful model and will continue selling like hot cakes. 1.2L VTVT will help sales too
  18. You got it right DD. The three cars are Vento, City and Linea T-Jet. I dont see any reason why the City should win. The Linea's only pain are the aftersales and maybe fuel economy (higher torque lower down might help short shifts and improve economy). Interior quality is top class (except for some places), styling is on dot and the ride and handling too will be perfect. It could be the best all-rounder (petrol car) under Rs 10 lakhs. btw, I did test drive the City and it is seriously mindblowing.
  19. I just hope they retain the Evo after there were claims that it would be shelved. It is one car that cannot be left to die. A hybrid Evo wouldnt hurt.designersf2010-09-08 10:07:38
  20. R1 should be above 10 lakhs. It is one of the sharpest bikes ever. A true scorcher
  21. Standard 2000 was an awesome Rover SD1 (Special Division-1) in the UK. It came with a V8 and its interiors were from the future (UK version). It had the looks of a Ferrari (they did indeed copy some Ferrari). Unfortunately, it came with a 1.8L engine for India eventhough those looks deserved more. Naturally, it failed, thanks to HM
  22. Performance and fuel efficiency will definitely be inferior compared to the Vento, which is two whole segments down. Are Skoda trying out a Corporate/Executive version of the Superb by any chance? The 1.6L Diesel makes more sense in the Laura than the Superb. Not sure if the Superb can manage with just 105bhp.
  23. The concept sounds fantastic. I will try to make it.
  24. Alright guys. Lets move on. Maybe according to the TN Government, any manufacturer apart from the top 3 could be second Rung in which case, Subaru, Daihatsu, Isuzu and Mazda can be considered. Its still confusing though. I thought Peugeot-Citroen were coming to Chennai