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  1. Even after deregulation, Diesel will still be less costly than petrol by at least 15 rupees.
  2. Regarding Diesel pricing Kirit Parikh committee made two recommendations: 1. decontrol the diesel prices. 2. Tax approx. Rs. 80,000/- on private passenger diesel vehicles to make up for the difference in excise duty on petrol & diesel. I would like to sat that even if the central Govt. deregulate diesel, there will not be a major hike in diesel price. It may be Rs. 2 - 4 at the max. Once this is done, there will be no subsidy on diesel. So the proposed tax on vehicles is not linked to this. Central excise on diesel is approx. Rs 2.50 and on petrol Approx. Rs. 14.50. Govt. charges this much less excise on diesel due to its usage in various sectors, as discussed in detail in this forum and can not make it same for both petrol and diesel. This is the only tax, due to which a private diesel car/SUV owner gets undue benefit vis a vis a petrol car/SUV owner. To compensate this very differential only, the Kirit Parikh committee recommended to tax diesel cars / SUVs upfront, based on some calculations. Therefore, This additional tax has nothing to do with deregulation of diesel prices. It can be imposed even if diesel is deregulated. It is to compensate the lower excise duty on diesel being enjoyed by private diesel car / SUV owners. The diesel car owners will still be enjoying lower state taxes (VAT), which is approx. 20% on petrol where as it is Approx. 12.5% on diesel in most of the states.
  3. Wishing speedy recovery to Vipul and his friends. We should always follow the traffic rules.
  4. Punto 1.4 Emotion & Emotion Pack are similar in price to Liva V & VX variants respectively. Which is much more superior to Liva on all parameters except the "T" badge and F.E.
  5. @creativebala, Yes, I own a Spark and even after three and half years of usage, I do not find much degradation in its NVH levels. I am surprised to note that Etios lacks Weather gaskets in all the four doorsas pointed out by Munish. In fact, after reading this I checked the pictures of Etios to verify it.
  6. Leave aside C segment, Its NVH levels are not even comparable to SPARK, which sells at less than 3 lakhs.
  7. Almost 150 kgs lighter than Swift and 200 kgs lighter than Punto 1.2. It will be interesting to know, which parts of Liva have been on slimming spree. IMO, it can not be boby sheet metal alone.
  8. From this post of a real owner, we can infer one thing that most of Indian car magazine reviewers seem to be biased towards some specific brands. Or they review a particular car keeping in mind the brand image of that manufacturer in India. Yes, engine & transmission are most important parts of a car, but in my view body shell is also equally important.
  9. ARAI milage figure for Beat MJD is 24kmpl as per CVP in CnB video posted above.
  10. It is already available in Japan by the name of Vitz since December 2010. I had posted its pics when we were discussing Etios Liva. 07:14:17
  11. I think in India, base variant of any hatchback is already having basic features only. As far as less powerful engine is concerned, see the fate of Punto, the beating it gets in every review and forum for lacking power.
  12. Black first preference and white second. However, when I bought my SPARK I went for white keeping in mind the extreme summers in northern India.
  13. @driftpunk Yes, my typing mistake, It's 500GB. Less than 100 GB HDDs are almost obsolete now.
  14. Today received my Seagate GoFlex 50GB HDD which I had ordered on for Rs. 2430/-. Finished installing backup software on my laptop.
  15. Original Grande Punto's length was 4030mm. So shaving 30mm was rather easier. If they bring Evo's exteriors, shaving those extra 65mm may be a bit difficult without distorting the looks.