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Old 26th October 2006, 11:21   #16
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LX = Less Xpensive
VX = VERY XPENSIVE
GTX= Grotesquely Expensive ? (Could be substituted by Expansive also)
GXI = Grotesquely Inexpensive ?
EXI = Immensely Expensive ?
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Old 26th October 2006, 12:56   #17
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that was more appropriate prashanth.and i-india ofcourse
less expensive in india,more expensive in indiaetc
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Old 26th October 2006, 14:52   #18
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GTX= Grotesquely Expensive ? (Could be substituted by Expansive also)
GXI = Grotesquely Inexpensive ?
EXI = Immensely Expensive ?
But, the EXi is cheaper then the GXi.
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Old 26th October 2006, 14:55   #19
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I do not think that 'i' stands for mpfi. because, there was a variant in ALTO without the i but with mpfi. i.e. Vx1.1. I think that the i stands for power steering.
But,
before the MPFi esteem came out, the esteem VX had power steering.
I guess that the reason behind the 'i' has changed and it now indicates power steering - Alto LX w/o PS and LXi with P/S.
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Old 26th October 2006, 19:35   #20
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LX = Less Xpensive
VX = VERY XPENSIVE
Yes, I've heard of this one w.r.t. to Maruti Esteem:
LX: Least eXpensive
VX:Very eXpensive
and,
AX: Atrociously eXpensive (remember the automatic version)
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Old 26th October 2006, 22:34   #21
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I feel GTi Sounds the best of them all...........
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Old 26th October 2006, 23:19   #22
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No offences against you mithun
I think the thread shouldn't get extended to such an extent. Every manufacturer has its own form of nomenclature when it comes to defining its variants.

e.g. Maruti prefers LX/LXi usually for its lowest variants.

In general, most manufacturers use the letter E for economy variants. This depends on the position of the letter E, i.e, usually it is placed at the end for economy models, e.g., GLE (Tata, Hyundai etc.), LE (Hyundai in the past) , E (Toyota).

Many times if E is placed in the beginning of the variant, it may signify a higher variant. e.g. EXi / EX (e.g. Tata Safari).

The letter 'i' serves different purposes for different manufacturers, it generally denotes that the variant with the letter i has the same features as that of the variant without i , except for one or two distinguishing features. e.g. Maruti LX models and LXi models have same features except for power steering.

The letter X is generally used X sounds good in the name of a variant. Something like X factor, (now u know why AXE perfume is called so). Once again X serves different purposes. For Maruti its a standard. Hyundai uses it to denote Santro 'X'ing.

As number of variants increase marketing guys search for newer variant names. For e.g. Maruti always relied on three model format, i.e, LXi/VXi/AXi format but after advent of Swift, Maruti introduced ZXi in the list of names.

Also, Hyundai, is probably the first car maker in India to use O in its brand name. Santro Xing XO.

This is a brief (?) explanation for your doubts. Remember these are not rules and they have many exceptions.

BTW, ur NRI friend asked u because in the USA, almost all cars sold are fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. Thus there is no need for complex variant names there. Usually cars abroad don't have a long list of variants, but once they come here to India they have to divided into variants.
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wow, never gave this thing a thought, actually never even occured, till the point is brought forward. Really should ask these car manufacturers to give abbreviations of the "xi" thingy!

could be as prashant said X=xpensive,
or should say as :
Lxi - Low eXpensive Item!
Exi - Economically eXpensive Item!
Gxi - Grossly eXpensive Item!
Sxi - Solid eXpensive Item!
Vxi - Very eXpensive Item!
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Old 28th October 2006, 23:01   #24
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Thank the Lord that Hyundai hasn't used the conventions like XX/XXX/XXXX.....yet
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Thank the Lord that Hyundai hasn't used the conventions like XX/XXX/XXXX.....yet
'x' cuse me. well, dont thank the lord just yet. what are the variants for the verna ?

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Esteem lover, so u mean the Verna Petrol top variant is a hardcore car
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By god! why don't we move this discussion to the jokes sticky?
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offtopic:

Honda CRV === Honda Comfortable Runabout Vehicle
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Esteem lover, so u mean the Verna Petrol top variant is a hardcore car
sure, there are plenty of x's in that car.
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Honda CRV === Honda Comfortable Runabout Vehicle
or the 'City Roads' Vehicle'

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ok Guys,

Here is the funda behind Maruti vechiles

the X denotes that it has AC and the i denotes that it has power steering that comes as a standard fitment.

Hope this answers the reason the thread was started for.
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