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Old 26th January 2013, 14:49   #46
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I have a feeling that Maruti may be on their way to doing away with the Omni (was the Bedford Rascal in the UK). Seems to have been going forever!
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Old 27th January 2013, 14:29   #47
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Ok, we all and the govt can force Maruti to stop Omni's production. But what about the safety features of its alternatives to carry school students and others? Autorikshaws? Tata ace? Mahindra maximo? Horrible, I must say. Consider the lower end modes of all the cars sold here - what safety features other than a bonnet area is there? By banning all these cars or making them expensive by forcing them to include safety features and out of reach of common people will cause more harm than safe journeys because they will stick to the 2-wheelers, or opt for the horrible alternatives mentioned above. And we all know how 'safe' a 2-wheeler is, compared to a 3/4 wheeler.

At the end, a car is car. And the status and safety it gives compared to a 2 wheeler is very big. Please don't be jealous if your poor neighbour also buys a car.
I agree that Autos or Ace or anything which doesn't hold a bonnet is more dangerous than something which has a bonnet with a crumble zone. Infact a head on collision at the same speed with an Omni and a M800 with a truck or a stationary objects can prove the same.

Yes Autos are unsafe too. But Omni doesnt make any safer alternative to an Auto. With respect to 2 wheeler there is atleast a law which says one should wear a helmet . If some one obeys it well and good for themselves.

The main point is that today our highways are becoming bigger with the average speed of commuting increasing day by day . It means safety features of the vehicles plying in those roads should be raised to a minimum standard. It is just a misconception that safety features are very costly. Adding atleast ABS and airbag to cars will not make the car price go sky high for sure .
It is expensive now because its given to the users as a luxury safety feature. If the government makes them mandatory, then definitely the competition among the companies will make them cheaper than what it is now .

And with that last sentence of the post about jealousy ; honestly an un-wanted statement , I dont think anybody here in T-bhp was thinking in any similar lines.

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Thats indeed a good point. To cut cost they keep the safety aspects to the minimum (or nil), but atleast it will be good that if these cars have a top speed limit similar to an auto-rickshaw.
I agree here top speed limited to say 40-50 km/hr for these vehicles which serves are people carriers in small towns can be good option.
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I have a feeling that Maruti may be on their way to doing away with the Omni (was the Bedford Rascal in the UK). Seems to have been going forever!
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We are in to 2018 and OMNI still sells in good numbers. Maruti may do away with it when BS 5/ BS 6 kicks in.
OMNI is the best vehicle to be used as a City Taxi.
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We are in to 2018 and OMNI still sells in good numbers. Maruti may do away with it when BS 5/ BS 6 kicks in.
OMNI is the best vehicle to be used as a City Taxi.

I just think Maruti may bring out the EV version of the Omni and keep the flag flying. It will probably be the cheapest to buy EV in the market. Hoping this will replace the autos on our roads.
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Will a Maruti or other automakers subsidise their entry level products by way of including contemporary safety features at no cost to the customer?!

Well! Businesses don't work that way! We can talk all we want about safety, regulations, responsibility etc., but when cost is the primary consideration, compromises occupy the front rows!

Come to think of it, competition is coming up with alternatives like Kwid + that inspire no great confidence either.
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Omni is immensely practical in cities and where space is at premium. One can appreciate it's practicality in cities. It's relatively safe in city. It's a different issue on highways, though.

Jokes like limited edition aside, Maruti must provide intermittent wiper, left ORVM, Day Night IRVM, better seats, especially those in the rear.
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