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Old 31st July 2013, 13:42   #121
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The front end looks like it came from the Jeep family. Probably along with the engines, they want the designs also.
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Styling reminds of the Evoque, which isn't bad.

If they retain the muscular looks that can be identified in the teaser pic, it will look really awesome. Hope they also give it some off road characteristics rather than being just another urban crossover.
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Maruti Suzuki To Launch XA Alpha In 2013, reports MotorBeam.


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However the launch hasn’t taken place and there are no signs of the launch happening anytime soon. However we can confirm that the vehicle is ready to hit the production line with ARAI formalities commencing soon.
It is likely to be more than 4-metres in length and will be positioned alongside the Ertiga MPV. Powering the XA Alpha will be a 1.4-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine, both offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox.



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Maruti Suzuki To Launch XA Alpha In 2013, reports MotorBeam.
I seriously hope this is not an 'August 1 fool' news .

The IV4 concept that Suzuki previewed 2 days back is strikingly close to XA Alpha - grill, pronounced wheel arches and steeply raked wind shield, except the rear which is made more production-ready and 'Estoqe'ish. And the name IV4 may be suggesting that it is an 'Indian Version under 4m'.
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Why this news now !! Is an early 2014 release on the cards now that Ford is mopping up the market on EcoSports. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/22087481.cms
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That's the answer to the minor face lift of the current Jimny and the iv4 could be the new Jimny (four door).

iv4 is not the replacement for Grand Vitara, so it might replace the long running Jimny.

Here is a recent photo of the Jimny with minor facelifts.
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Here is a recent photo of the Jimny with minor facelifts.
This looks quite like a shrunken scorpio!
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Here is a recent photo of the Jimny with minor facelifts.
Sorry to say buts it's a very sad design, if launched in today's time I don't see it selling.

These Jimmy are available in the middle eastern markets and you barely see them on the streets, their usage is mainly as service vehicles used within the company estates.
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This looks quite like a shrunken scorpio!
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Sorry to say buts it's a very sad design, if launched in today's time I don't see it selling.

These Jimmy are available in the middle eastern markets and you barely see them on the streets, their usage is mainly as service vehicles used within the company estates.
Jimmy is a very popular 4wd not only in the Middle East but else where also. It's got very strong 4wd capabilities and can take on the likes of wranglers and landies.

Don't go by its small size, it can really perform wonders offload.
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Sure its a great performer, my comments were just based on the design/looks of the vehicle with respect to modern times.

But again if Rio can sell I suppose so can this
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Don't go by its small size, it can really perform wonders offload.
Yes Parm, I am well aware of its capabilities. I feel bad that we dont have it here; if nothing then atleast as a Gypsy replacement.

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Sure its a great performer, my comments were just based on the design/looks of the vehicle with respect to modern times.

But again if Rio can sell I suppose so can this
Rio doesnt sell as it's not a Maruti
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Suzuki iV-4 concept based on the XA Alpha concept has debuted in Frankfurt Auto Expo. Here is link to IAB's report on the vehicle -

http://indianautosblog.com/2013/09/s...-concept-95783
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The compact crossover segment will soon get another member as Suzuki has announced its intentions for such a model at IAA with the iV-4
(iV-4 stands for individuality vehicle with 4-wheel drive)
A potential successor to the Grand Vitatra!

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Set to tackle the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and other models in this segment, the iV-4 is characterized as an "SUV for the present day" thanks to its compact dimensions: 4215mm length, 1850mm width, 1665mm height and a 2500mm wheelbase. It sits on 20-inch wheels shod in 235/55 R20 tires and wears a bespoke Brilliant Turquoise Metallic paint.


The study contributes Suzuki typical design features as the slightly curved bonnet and the five lower front grill. Suzuki is using LEDs light creates a very striking signature. Note the intricate mirrors that host allegedly cameras. The running boards under the doors can be folded.
The overhangs fall out when unfolded.

The production version is scheduled for a 2015 market release and aims to have the lowest CO2 footprint in its class.



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http://www.worldcarfans.com/11309106...t-suv-unveiled

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The production version is scheduled for a 2015 market release and aims to have the lowest CO2 footprint in its class.


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Surely looks mouth watering !! 4.2 meter means they need to chop 20 cm from it to launch in India. Also when it comes to India 20 inch wheels might slim down to 16 inch(and 15 inch for lower trims)
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20" wheels ???? even the Fortuner has 17" ones. This is a toppling disaster waiting to happen !
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