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  1. 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. From rear, it looks really bad. Just compare to current car. Current one looks so so so much better than this.
  3. 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. Harrier is a perfect example of job well done! Kudos to TATA Motors. Only thing left is pricing
  11. 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. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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?
  17. 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
  18. Hi @AMG1 Most probably Ciaz which will see a facelift in May/June. Else Ertiga in August for sure That's my guess!
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. @sanjithchandran - I think let’s give credit to the fact that Ignis in January sold 5400+ units. This is way more than a company like Nissan, Fiat etc sell in total. Maruti has no hesitation at all for such models. Baleno when launched became popular in 3-4 months and previous Baleno although was not successful but made the right kind of image for maruti to re-introduce the badge. IGNIS on the other hand is a new badge for India. Swift is 13years old. It will surely sell in numbers! And as writely pointed out between Baleno and Swift, same is the scenario between Ignis and Swift. Ignis when launched was criticised by all because of steep pricing for top variants which were costlier than previous Swift. Now that new swift has same features as Ignis, spending 71000 extra for Swift Zxi+ just for Auto Headlamp when compared to Ignis Alpha makes Ignis value offering. Earlier Swift top end was 70-80000 cheaper than Ignis due to less features. The game is other way around now! Of course swift will still sell in big numbers! It’s a 13 year old brand in India. But now Ignis may also see jump in sales soon. This has been observed previously as well. Celerio was criticised a lot. But after couple of years it built an image and now sells 8k units per month! For that matter Maruti had SCross with it falling sales figures. With the new one, even the costliest Suzuki does 3k a month on average. So it is not fair to say <10k units a month is a flop! It just takes time to build an image by a car. Maruti car sales rise steadily by creating customer satisfaction!
  25. Official Price List: Swift is costlier than IGNIS by about 33,000 for base model and 70,000 for top end diesel. This makes IGNIS look a lot more affordable now! Swift is cheaper than BALENO by about 36,000 for base model and only 20,000 for top end. This makes swift a little expensive and person buying tope end swift can add 20k to get top end Baleno!