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Old 2nd September 2006, 02:58   #31
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by the looks of the car,imo it looks damn ugly especially the front end treatment.i guess the front end looks better on a suv-ish design and incorporating it in a sedan has spoiled the design.
hey elf,if thats the engine they are planning to plonk in the new baleno,sign me up too..
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well, the headon front look does seem quiet ugly, but seeing it from the side, its real nice like a sports sedan! from what i remember reading before, both esteem and baleno are to be scrapped once the new Suzuki sedan is here. like the fate of the good ol Zen!
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Old 2nd September 2006, 22:47   #33
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I'd love to see Maruti scrap anything - if they could, they'd revive the first 800 they brought in! Although it might be nice with the 2.0 litre 143bhp twin-cam dohc screamer...
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Thats mentioned in the link provided itself.
so ? does that mean I
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Thats mentioned in the link provided itself.
so ? does that mean I am wrong ?
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according to an auto mag,SX4 comes with a 1.5 & 1.6 engine and 1.9 diesel engine frm Fiat! but for India they may use teh old Baleno engine . But if it has to compete with Optra etc on engine wegine side, then they may brign teh new 1.6 engine wih 100+ bhp.
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The new Baleno (if it is indeed based on the SX4) will be the last car in its segment to go for a cab forward look. Rather like the nice proportions of the current one, but only because its the last one remaining.
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Seeing the SX4 Sedan's pic in the latest autocar mag was a nice surprise, and it looked real nice in that mag's pic! great for Suzuki to finally come up with another nice car in that segment!
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Check out the Sept Autocar, it has "scoop" pics of the new Baleno...based on the SX4 platform. The front has L shaped lights, no shots of the rear though
hey, I also read that the current Baleno and Esteeme are to be replaced with the SX4 based sedan and a sedan based on the Swift Platform.... this leads me to the question of the resaleability of the Baleno. I have just now taken a test ride and had almost finalised on a Baleno Vxi... now this decision is on hold.
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Similar Topic exists

SX4 to form basis for Maruti's next sedan
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ext-sedan.html (SX4 to form basis for Maruti's next sedan)

Other links on SX4

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...uzuki-sx4.html (Suzuki SX4)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-mini-mpv.html (The New Suzuki Mini Mpv)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...4-wrc-wow.html (Sx4 Wrc - Wow!)
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I Know this car. SAW it in MALAYSIA once I think.
SUZUKI is gonna launch it with a boot to replace the Esteem.
That IS TRUE!!
Maruti has replaced Baleno with SX4. Esteem is still going strong and I dont think Maruti has any plans for its repleacement.
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Good fun reading through this post. Lots & lots of speculation. LOL, finally it is out.
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We have the SX4 now and three threads dedicatd to it. Dont need one more

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