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  1. Maruti Suzuki XL6

    The car looks promising. Maruti has tried to distinguish this from Ertiga. Front facia looks good and adds the surprisingly missing DRL from Ertiga. Car itself looks beefier thanks to cladding all around. Not sure if this would sell in numbers like Ertiga but surely would result an end of road for cars like BRV. Mahindra should also be prepared for a rather soon Marazzo update.
  2. Spy shots: Hyundai Verna facelift

    From rear, it looks really bad. Just compare to current car. Current one looks so so so much better than this.
  3. New MG Hector SUV

    MG has ticked all the right boxes. Price, Features, Panoramic Sunroof, Connected Car Tech, Loads of Chrome (very tastefully done), punchy engines with hybrid and DCT gearbox. One thing missing is enthusiastic driving experience. But how many actually want that in India? Very few. So MG has gone with the trend to provide plush and superior experience rather than for people who love handling while driving
  4. Toyota-badged Baleno named Glanza

    Toyota has played well here. This will create a great image for badge engineering in India. Also Toyota said prices are introductory. Well if you see G AT, V MT and V AT. These variants have identical pricing to Zeta AT, Alpha MT and Alpha AT. These include 1.2 K12B engine. As you mentioned @sachins, G MT is where Toyota has played their trump card. G MT price has really shocked us because it packs K12C Hybrid engine and is 65 K cheaper than Baleno MT K12C Hybrid. (7.22 vs 7.87 lakhs). This is even cheaper than Delta K12C (7.25 lakhs). Kudos to Toyota. So Buy a Baleno (since it has discounts and Toyota says these prices are introductory). Baleno with EW will offer same package as Glanza with Maruti's service network. BUT BUT BUT... If you are buying Baleno Hybrid.... Buy Toyota Glanza. That's my opinion!
  5. Elite i20 - Yay or Nay?

    Baleno would be a better choice here. I personally seen people having a lot of complains from Hyundai with their i20 and Verna. Else with that kind of budget, you can look for Tata Nexon as well. Petrol XT model should be a good fit.
  6. Wagon r zxi AMT 1.2 or Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ?

    Really? WagonR vs Brezza? It should have been WagonR vs IGNIS in my opinion. And I would always consider IGNIS as a preffered choice for private vehicle for 3 reasons - 1. WagonR will dominate TAXI segment while NEXA products will never do that 2. IGNIS feels a lot more premium from inside and definitely is more feature loaded. LED Headlamps, DRL's, Aircraft like Automatic AC, Alloys etc. 3. NEXA outlets cater you far far better than ARENA. This is a real life example. Be it showroom or service centre.
  7. Toyota-badged Baleno named Glanza

    Glanza is for people who say Maruti build quality is not upto the mark Jokes aside, Badge engineering hasn’t really worked in India. At least till now. This would be interesting to see as till now both companies who partnered had low sales individually. Here it is the opposite. This is more of a test for Toyota than Maruti as later is a constant 50%+ market share leader. I particularly like the fact that both cars are exactly the same except badging (true badge engineering). This would retain the qualities of the top selling car no matter from where it retails. One would always consider it to be Baleno.
  8. Mahindra XUV300 NEW spy pics

    Mahindra has been trying very hard to increase its share (given the fact how TATA made a comeback with Tiago, Nexon and now Harrier). But Mahindra still needs to analyse not to overstyle their cars. XUV 500 was a block buster and post that all other cars were either too blank (TUV) or too overstyled (KUV, Marazzo). Alturas is a great product but given the fact that Endeavour could not dent Fortuner sales, Alturas will be on discounts soon.
  9. Since next gen corolla is already about to debut, I don't think current gen will be on cards under Suzuki Badge
  10. Tata Harrier SUV revealed

    Harrier is a perfect example of job well done! Kudos to TATA Motors. Only thing left is pricing
  11. Honda Civic 2019 - The Legend is back!

    Yes indeed. Civic has been best car in its segment. It is still loved by enthusiasts. Given new Civic is going to be launched soon, it is surely win a lot of hearts. But given the value proposition then and now, I am sure it is not going to sell in numbers. We all can see how CRV/Accord craze has steeply gown down as the cars have moved segments above they were. There was a time CRV was selling like hot cakes. Sure Honda tries to justifies the price bracket but if Civic is anywhere above 20lakhs, it will be difficult for Honda to sell in numbers (except for first few months like Amaze)
  12. Hello everyone, I want recommendations as which car is the best buy here? Looks - i20 is a lot better as I simply dislike flat front and rear of amaze Features - Both are on par. i20 just adds 4 extra airbags and projector headlamps Price - i20 asta is cheaper by 40K than Amaze but i20 Asta (o) is costlier by 40K [on road] Drive - Both are equally good and refined. Engine/power/torque almost identical. i20 feels peppier. Please provide feedback. The car is to be driven by my sister. Thanks!
  13. Hyundai i20 Asta (o) vs Honda Amaze VX [Petrol]

    Thanks @rakeshsinha and @neerajd. She has now finally decided to go for Nexon just because of features and high driving position. Although I would still prefer Baleno at this price but she stays away from it. So finally nexon it is
  14. Best petrol buy under 8L

    Hi All, I am looking to buy a fully loaded car with a budget of 8L. I narrowed down Baleno, i20, to be launched Ignis and upcoming Brezza Petrol. Brezza will prove to be a costly bet. Baleno appears to win my vote for features. What do you recommend? Also, Is there any upcoming car to watch out for?
  15. Hyundai i20 Asta (o) vs Honda Amaze VX [Petrol]

    Thanks @sachins Yes, we did consider Baleno right at the start. But she was not in favour of a Suzuki (strangely). And now finally we are going to book either amaze or nexon. i20 is ruled out.
  16. Hyundai i20 Asta (o) vs Honda Amaze VX [Petrol]

    Thanks @sachins. Yes it is mostly for city runs and petrol car only. We went to drive both! Well, she still wants a manual gearbox as her city run has less traffic. Probably Amaze it is but we are still in doubt regarding looks of it. That's why we went on test driving Nexon which has an OKAY drive compared to both. Now that we have a vote for Amaze, i20 is out for now
  17. Hi Experts, I own Hyundai Verna Fluidic. Launched in 2011, it was feature loaded. But mp3 play over Bluetooth did not support change of tracks via controls on steering or audio system. Although there is a hack of Apple users to use iPod cable received with the same but it would be nice to have controls change songs via Bluetooth. Android users have no luck here. In 2014, Fluidic verna received a small upgrade where the same music system’s software was updated and supported the change track functionality. How can I update my system to this latest firmware? Firmware update requires USB / CD. We can check firmware by - Turn off radio Long Press 1. Keep 1 pressed and now press 6. To enter setup - Long press 1 and then press 4. Leave 1 and 4 simultaneously and immediately press 1 four times. Press 2 to update firmware OR press 5 to update Bluetooth. My firmware is : PA710RBIGBT S/W : v1.00.GEN EEPROM : RB20KG47 BT : 3.12.2 VERNA Can someone help me update the system? Also can someone follow same steps and post verions in their verna?
  18. Suzuki is in final stages of rolling out new 1.5L Diesel engine (BS VI Compliant) since old 1.3L Fiat engine is not BS VI compliant. So soon entire portfolio could get the 1.5L Diesel Engine. According to rumours, Ciaz is expected a facelift soon when this new engine will be introduced. In August, all new Ertiga could be launched which will also have the new engine. However, Baleno will get this engine only in 2019 Q1 with a minor facelift. Ignis and Swift/Dzire will get the engine without any change in the car. Brezza will also get the new engine but it is still unclear if it will get any facelift or not. S-Cross on the other hand is expected to recieve the same without any changes but would be at a later stage. Another news is Vitara (Grand Vitara) might be introduced in 2019 with this new engine.
  19. Maruti Suzuki's New 1.5L DDiS Diesel Engine

    Ciaz facelift is all rumours. Everyone expected a facelifted Ciaz on April 1 2017 when it shifted to NEXA. Now there are new about the same for May-end/June. Since there are no yet evidences or spy shots of any testing car, not it is rumoured for Diwali. Ciaz is still selling in great numbers. Probably this is the reason Maruti is playing safe. So for now it seems Ertiga will get the diesel engine first
  20. Maruti Suzuki's New 1.5L DDiS Diesel Engine

    Hi @AMG1 Most probably Ciaz which will see a facelift in May/June. Else Ertiga in August for sure That's my guess!
  21. vitara to india?

    Maruti can launch the new Vitara to take on Creta. It would retail through NEXA outlets. It is doubtful if S-cross will stay or would be replaced. But Vitara would definitely be priced higher than S-Cross. Previous Vitara could not make a mark as the segment was not evloved then and it was an import making prices too high. Now is the right time to get this vehicle. We have seen SUVs are preferred over crossovers. So Vitara is a must bring SUV with All Grip System
  22. Kia Optima Spotted in India

    Nice Catch! KIA recently provided their cars for test drive to car reviewers. And they plan to launch their first car in first half of 2019.
  23. Well have a look at Ignis/Dzire/Baleno in the market. Swift will be same as these cars car - except the body shell. All these cars are build on Suzuki's new HEARTTECH platform that complies with latest safety standards. Feature list will be same across these models as well. Good thing - There will be standard dual airbags/ABS/ISOFIX mounts/Adjustable steering LXi/LDi - Black Door Handles, Flat Bottom Steering, Steel Wheels, Manual AC VXi/VDi - Body color handles and mirrors, mirror with turn indicators, wheel covers, dual din music system with Aux/USB/Telephony controls, steering mounted controls, Dual Speakers ZXi/ZDi - Alloy wheels, 4 speaker with 2 tweeters, Push Button Start/Stop, Automatic AC, Reverse Parking Sensors only ZXi+/ZDi+ - Machine Cut Alloys, Suzuki Touchscreen infotainment System with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Reverse Parking Camera, Driver seat height adjust, LED Headlamp with Projectors and DRLs. Maruti Suzuki will offer customisation options like in Ignis/Brezza. Dual tone will be exclusive to Z and Z+ only. AMT will be on offer with both Petrol and Diesel on V/Z and Z+ variants The features in these cars are exactly the same. Only Dzire has an extra rear armrest and rear AC vent. Now coming to price comparison - This is the new hiked price (January 2018) All Prices in Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) PETROL Lxi/Sigma Vxi/Delta Vxi/Delta Automatic Zxi/Zeta Zxi/Zeta Automatic Zxi+/Alpha Zxi+/Alpha Automatic IGNIS 4.66 5.27 5.82 5.69 6.25 6.5 7.04 Swift (*Expected Price) 4.99 5.59 5.99 6.09 6.69 6.99 7.49 Baleno 5.36 5.99 7.09 6.65 7.7 7.35 8.4 Dzire 5.56 6.44 6.9 7.05 7.53 7.96 8.43 All Prices in Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) DIESEL Ldi/Sigma Vdi/Delta Vdi/Delta Automatic Zdi/Zeta Zdi/Zeta Automatic Zdi+/Alpha Zdi+/Alpha Automatic IGNIS - 6.32 6.87 6.79 7.34 7.58 8.12 Swift (*Expected Price) 5.99 6.99 7.59 7.29 7.89 8.09 8.59 Baleno 6.51 7.17 - 7.78 - 8.5 - Dzire 6.56 7.44 7.91 8.06 8.53 8.96 9.43
  24. New Swift vs Maruti Suzuki and NEXA Line up

    Well, Ritz was too old and maruti had no new gen Ritz in pipeline. When IGNIS was launched, all called it Ritz replacement. Which is quite true. Idea behind was to being a global product now as suzuki has mastered the localization in India. IGNIS is a global product which is currently in its second generation (1st gen never made to India). However Ritz was not a global car (somewhere else called SPLASH). So suzuki decided to replace with a more global product. Moreover, Suzuki has big plans now with 2 retail outlets. Swift is only 15k cheaper than Baleno. So this clearly shows Suzuki is now looking on both dealerships independently as they know that their sales are going to increase with the trust they have from customers. Post 2018 October (date now 1st Jan 2019), suzuki's old cars (Alto, WagonR and Celerio) would not comply with new safety norms. Suzuki has Alto and WagonR replacement in works. But Celerio will eventually be discontinued or will require a facelift to meet the new norms. Current Lineup: Maruti - Alto, WagonR, Celerio, Swift, Dzire, Brezza NEXA - IGNIS, Baleno, Ciaz, S-Cross
  25. Elite i20 2018 or TATA Nexon XZ+

    SUV vs Hatch. Definitely SUV! Nexon is a good decision overall. Well, you cannot compare i20 to Nexon as they belong to 2 different segments but over here i20 is more premium and refined. But what nexon offers is SUVish experience which a hatch can never deliver.