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Old 6th May 2010, 21:12   #1
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In Chennai a showroom has BSIII version of i20 Magna diesel. The questions is should i go for it or should wait for BSIV.

Showroom says BSIV version of Diesel will be available only from June end or early July. Is it true?

BSIII model of Magna version has ABS, where as BSIV does not. But missing fully automatic temprature control.

Again BSIV comes with 6 speed, where as BSIII has 5 speed. Any difference because of this?

I am getting all basic accessories for BSIII and a small cash discount too.
Is it showroom trying to dump the last few pieces in their stock yard on me?

Also BSIV - do not know the price at this time. But it will be costly and also RTO tax is going to increase from next month.

Can go for BSIII? Your expert advices will be more helpfull.
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Please advice
In Chennai a showroom has BSIII version of i20 Magna diesel. The questions is should i go for it or should wait for BSIV.

Showroom says BSIV version of Diesel will be available only from June end or early July. Is it true?

BSIII model of Magna version has ABS, where as BSIV does not. But missing fully automatic temprature control.

Again BSIV comes with 6 speed, where as BSIII has 5 speed. Any difference because of this?

I am getting all basic accessories for BSIII and a small cash discount too.
Is it showroom trying to dump the last few pieces in their stock yard on me?

Also BSIV - do not know the price at this time. But it will be costly and also RTO tax is going to increase from next month.

Can go for BSIII? Your expert advices will be more helpfull.

ABS is far more important than FATC + 1 extra gear. The extra resale value you gain on getting a BS4 car should be annulled by the higher price + higher registration/road tax.
I say go for the BS3 version if you want a i20 magna crdi.
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BS IV CRDI i20 Magna costs 7,41,476 OTR at Bangalore. I think this is more than the BS III. The BS IV magna doesnot comes with ABS+All Wheel Disc brake, but have the additional feature of 6 speed gearbox, USB port, FACT.

For me, I will prefer the BSIII, but choice is yours

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BS IV CRDI i20 Magna costs 7,41,476 OTR at Bangalore. I think this is more than the BS III. The BS IV magna doesnot comes with ABS+All Wheel Disc brake, but have the additional feature of 6 speed gearbox, USB port, FACT.

For me, I will prefer the BSIII, but choice is yours

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Thanks Rajesh, blackasata

Have you guys see the BS IV diesel. Showroom guys say that BSIV model of diesel is availabel from July.
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Although the 6th gear will add to the car, I personally think that ABS is more important.
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The most important deletion from the BSIII -> BSIV is the rear discs and ABS. And the 6th gear - how many times in the city have you gone till 4th, forget 5th? 6th is good to have in the highways, but the effect IMHO is not as much as rear discs + ABS.

I would take the BSIII magna anytime over the BSIV! Make sure the car is not a test drive mule, and follow the new-car buying checklist - and get he BSIII magna before someone else flicks it!
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As above. I presonally prefer BSIII than BS-IV. Rear wheel discs and ABS are life savers.

But you can still survive without ACC & 6th gear which is good for Highway crusing.
You can slot into 6th only after you reach 50 or 60kmp(The same applies for Sonata). Can anyone confirm this?

Hyundai did the same thing, discontinuing rear disc breaks for Verna.

Go for BSIII.

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Is Chennai RTO still registering BSIII vehicles ?

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Thanks Rajesh, blackasata

Have you guys see the BS IV diesel. Showroom guys say that BSIV model of diesel is availabel from July.
Could see only 1.2 Asta BSIV, not the diesel. Didn't enquired much on the CRDi version

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Is Chennai RTO still registering BSIII vehicles ?

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They have to - Companies can sell all BS3s that are manufactured till 31st March 2010. 1st of April being the cutover date, they cannot manufacture BS3s from then on - That's how the rule is.
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Please advice
In Chennai a showroom has BSIII version of i20 Magna diesel. The questions is should i go for it or should wait for BSIV.

Showroom says BSIV version of Diesel will be available only from June end or early July. Is it true?
Nah, they are taking you for a ride I guess. Chennai is a metro and they should get the BSIV. Maybe they will sell BSIII to you and get it registered out side the city limits.
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I would say that insist on BS4 only. For the next five years you can register them anywhere if you decide to move or sell. Also, do your bit for the environment.

Most vendors are taking advantage of the six month window allowed for the sale of BS3 cars (manufactured before 31 March) to dump BS3 stocks onto unsuspecting customers. The Standard line is 'our cars are BS4 compliant', which does not mean a thing. The car will be registered as BS3 only!
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Thank you all for the valuable feedback
BSIII -
1. Not good for environment
2. Has ABS with all wheel disc brakes (safety, important aspect to consider)
3. Getting discount worth 20K (saving my purse)

BS IV -
1. Good for Environment (As sgiitk points)
2. FATC (Automatic temp control)
3. 6 speed (not a deal for me)
4. USB port in music system (A good one)
5. Going to be costlier than BSIII ( i guess atleast by 25K)
6. Wait time.. version of story from dealer "6 speed gear is still in desing, it will take 2 months to get diesel version of i20 with BS IV)
7. Only the i20 sportz version going to have ABS and disc brakes going forward.

By considering the above...
I love to give my part for environment...but

On registration:
If we register before May 27th, seems we can avoid few more bucks (increase in RTO tax).
Dealer says we can register the car anywhere we need to..This is a big question.

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Guys, the i20 Diesel is the same mill that is being exported to the UK, and has always been Euro IV compliant (Unless Hyundai purposely & separately makes and sells a car that pollutes more for India - do you think?!) Not sure what has changed in the new "BSIV" i20 in terms of saving the environment further than that.

IMHO this "new" i20 is purely cosmetic / feature upgrade (downgrade).
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Thanks for the input.

I decided to go for BS IV version
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