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Old 31st July 2007, 13:47   #61
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Especially i think Swift would feel the pinch bcoz although categorized as B+ it doesnt have that kind of space nor comfort. Yes but must admit that its driveability is excellent.
Then, i wonder why it sells many times more than the competition!

Space and comfort are not the only parameters. Swift has more positives than negatives, IMO!
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why this competition between the wagonr and swift

the swift clearly has its positive, and the wagon r has it own both are different clases.

SWIFT

ENGINE

Capacity1,298cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16 Bore x Stroke74.0mm x 75.5mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Maximum Power

87bhp @ 6,000rpmMaximum Torque113Nm @ 4,500rpm

Fuel Distribution
Multipoint injectionTRANSMISSION


Type
Five-speed manual, with synchromesh in all gears, one reverse

Gear Ratios
1st 3.545
4th 0.966
2nd 1.904
5th 0.757
3rd 1.280
Reverse 3.272

where as the Wagon R Splash

1.0-litre 3-cylinder unit producing 65 PS (48 kW)
a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine developing 86 PS (63 kW).

four-valve-per-cylinder design,

offering a sophisticated combination of smoothness, low-end torque and fuel efficiency.

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We can see well from these specs as they are in a class of their own
4 cylinder verses 3 cylinder

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The autoexpress says this car will replace the Wagon R in UK. And going by the way Maruti is taking its competition seriously...launching latest models from its international porfolio than 'hand me downs' like the way it previously used to....expect this car on indian roads in the near future.





image & info source: Suzuki Splash | Auto Express News | News | Auto Express


looks better than the wagon r that is currently in production....
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The Tail Lights are being borrowed from Indica Taxi
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Any idea when is it gonna be launched?
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The Tail Lights are being borrowed from Indica Taxi

Seen indicab tail-lamps? Whats the similarity?
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Seen indicab tail-lamps? Whats the similarity?
As lousy and un-elegant as these!!!
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If this gets launched in india.... i would say, it would be end of the road for Swift.

this car is so much similar to swift.. and with lesser engine capacity, better FE(this is what avg indian will look first)
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Many owners are going to do an Audi-grill out of the design!
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this picture shows clearly wat splash actually is all about....i think not only will it give competition to other cars but also to cars belonging to the maruti stable .....
and i think it will be the 5th model if it is launched within a short period of time
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this is gonna give the Swift a big time complex
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Two days back CNBC - Awaz reported, Maruti will launch Splash in early 2008. Will Maruti discontinue Wagon R ? Currently Wagon R is selling with big discounts upto 47 K INR.
Hindustan times reports
Suzuki to soon make a small car Splash- Hindustan Times

There is a new Maruti around the corner. Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of Japan's Suzuki Motor, is launching Splash, a compact car, in India soon.
The car is the next generation Wagon-R, the popular tallboy compact. The company has already launched the Splash in the US market, and is expected to launch in India in the coming six to eight months.
Speaking to Hindustan Times on the sidelines of the Tokyo Motor Show, a senior Suzuki official said, "The Splash is our answer to the 'world car' concept. That is the car we would be looking at bringing to India.” The Splash, a four door compact hatchback, was displayed at the motor show.
The world car concept is being pursued by most Japanese manufacturers to create cheap, small cars for emerging markets such as India and China.
The new car would be the natural upgrade from the Alto or the older Wagon-R and is expected to be available in Rs 4 to 6-lakh category, according to Suzuki sources, although the official refused to confirm the price.
Suzuki has a near 60 per cent share of the Indian small car market. With sales in India recently crossing numbers in Japan, the country has become the company's largest market in the world.
Suzuki plans to ramp up production to 900,000 units per year in its tow Indian plants by the end of 2009. Its new assembly line at Manesar in Haryana, which is currently producing the Swift, would assemble the Splash, the official said.
Outgoing MSIL Chairman Jagdish Khattar had announced earlier this year that Suzuki would launch one car every year for the next five years. The Suzuki official, however, refused any comment on that announcement.
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Two days back CNBC - Awaz reported, Maruti will launch Splash in early 2008. Will Maruti discontinue Wagon R ? Currently Wagon R is selling with big discounts upto 47 K INR.
47k???
Here its 17k (Petrol model). Also WagonR sales were third in the country with 12,573 units in September.

BUT, All good things have to come to an end. (Hopefully, being a Maruti, spares wont be a problem).
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Yes, Today's Maruti ad in TOI says Wagon R and Zen discounts upto 47 K INR.
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Why would they discontinue their top selling model ie Wagon R, they will bring in Splash slightly higher then the Wangon R and would try to kill the I10 from Hyundai
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