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Old 30th August 2011, 21:48   #31
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While the news is good, wonder what is holding back Maruti from introducing a few sporty models. I mean swift is good, no doubting that, but if a coupe is introduced I'm sure it 'll sell like hot cakes. Imagine a all made in India - Coupe. Bring it on Porsche.
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Would not quite agree on this aspect. When i went in for a Ritz back in 2009, i realised that people had a different perception towards the Ritz. During my ICE install, one man touched the dashboard and told me "Plastic quality is not as good as SHIFT (many people call it shift here)".
No offense meant here but IMHO there was no uniqueness at all associated with a swift. It was too common a car, this made me wait and go for the Ritz.
No offense, but I never meant that Ritz don't have a uniqueness associated with it. Counter arguing with fuel_addict on his point of "same engined but cheaper priced car will sell more", I was saying that though both have same engine, the pricier Swift outsells Ritz because Swift also has something unique (style, more than anything else, IMO) to it which goes well with the customer. That doesn't mean that Ritz don't have that character. It's the most unconventional but dynamic looking car on Indian roads, IMO.
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Old 30th August 2011, 23:21   #33
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I was saying that though both have same engine, the pricier Swift outsells Ritz because Swift also has something unique (style, more than anything else, IMO) to it which goes well with the customer. That doesn't mean that Ritz don't have that character. It's the most unconventional but dynamic looking car on Indian roads, IMO.
Okay, just pure sales doesnt decide which car is better in the indian market. Some indian consumers just buy car for the heck of it ,if it's common on indian roads and they feel common cars are better so lets go with them rather than trying out a new one.I think not more than 50% of the buyers actually do good amount of research before buying a car in india. This is scene in india from the last 20 odd years and will not change for I dont know how many more years !!

Interior part quality on the Ritz is far better than the Old swift, Check team bhp review or just take the look at the interiors in real. dash has dual tone dark colours, that is almost twin coating of plastics. Metal quality and build quality unlike other cars from the maruti stable.
(Note : I have not checked out the new swift in detail yet)

And coming to your point of "Swift outsells Ritz because Swift also has something unique " and "Ritz is dynamic looking car" Did you know Ritz is the first car from MSIL stable to clock the fastest 1 lakh cars sold and the fastest 1.5 lakh cars sold milestone?, You will see the sales of the Ritz Climb moving forward, the reason being the price difference till date between swift and ritz was about 10-25k. Thus consumers felt buying a swift was a better option.
After the new Swift has come the price difference has become 60-80k on the equal variants, pls ritz has lots of space inside, plus a large boot, plus a 60:40 rear seat spilt, Enormous Road presence too.

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How on earth will they handle training all the service employees on knowing to operate on 20 vehicles, meaning people have to aclamatize to handling a car in a quarter. Dont think they will be able to maintain the quality of thier delivery then.
The service station staff are specialised on specific parts of the automobile, which is how they manage to work with so many different types of vehicles. There's one person to handle electricals, another to handle air conditioning. If there are old or uncommon models for repairs at the service station, work on its parts are contracted out to other service stations. My last visit to the Varun Motors MASS, Begumpet, Hyderabad was for a starter and a power steering belt on the Maruti Esteem Di 2004. The belt was replaced by Varun Motors while the starter repair was contracted to another service station. Varun Motors handled the dealings with its contractor and delivered the vehicle on-time .
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Any chance for a fuel efficient diesel SUV from Maruti in near future ?
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Anybody has idea of possible launch date of Ritz face/backlift ?

Also what all can be expected apart from cosmetic changes on exterior? Can we expect following -
  • Lighter fuel tank and other re-engineering to lighten the vehicle for increasing the FE
  • Backlift - or substantial changes in back to make it more acceptable to Indian taste (if at all Maruti see this as a roadblock in sales)
  • Any changes in feature list to make trims configuration consistent with Swift
  • Anything else that you feel will be there

Calling the Team-BHP Gods or people having insider info for throwing some light!
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"Update on Suzuki’s future models

(1)India…the Maruti Suzuki 800 replcement will start sale middle of this year,Which fallow the new dezire at February and Ertiga will hit showroom before April.

(2)Indonesia…..Will start pre booking of Ertiga at February 2012 and formal debut expect soon after that….In first year of it launch,Ertiga which got CKD component from India and Japan will walk out from assemblyline in west of Jakata .As Suzuki sold 90,579 units last year (retail) in Indonesia and this year they expect 130,000 units or 43.5 percent boosted from 2011 but pruduction is limit at 150,000 units a year that means just j around 2,500-4,000 Ertiga will aviable for sale each month.

(3)Japan……Rumour has it that Suzuki Japan have been started develope small diesel engine since middle of last year and should be ready by 2015

(4)India….The Suzuki Solio and Suzuki palette have received very well respone from people at exhibition at 2012 Delhi Motor show.The car is under evaluation for India and have strong chance to arrive Indian shore."

Next generation Suzuki Jimny will goes on sale in India late 2013 and arrive Europe in 2014,plus update about Suzuki future models | SUZUKI FAN
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