Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th November 2006, 21:14   #61
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Nikhilb2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,825
Thanked: 4,802 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ballkey View Post
Weird shape. Swift style headlamps, high roof, and a small bonnet. Looks like they mated the zen with the WagonR and Versa. It looks spacious, but the looks go against the zen's racy image. I cant imagine anyone wanting to e-zen or b-zen this baby


Could you please explain the e-zen, b-zen part ?? WOuld like to learn
Nikhilb2008 is offline  
Old 30th November 2006, 21:50   #62
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,974
Thanked: 16,771 Times
Default

e- zen would be esteem engined...

b-zen would be baleno engined...
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline  
Old 30th November 2006, 22:42   #63
Senior - BHPian
 
normally_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,367
Thanked: 387 Times
Default

hohum - another one from maruti...but watch out , could just be another best seller.

But personally - maan what is that ?? Matiz with a raised roof ?? Whats wrong with manufacturers these days - different cars from different manufacturers in the same segment looking the same ??
normally_crazy is offline  
Old 30th November 2006, 23:24   #64
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,036
Thanked: 1,473 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by normally_crazy View Post
But personally - maan what is that ?? Matiz with a raised roof ?? Whats wrong with manufacturers these days - different cars from different manufacturers in the same segment looking the same ??

Perhaps they loan out the same designers to all companies in the name of lean manufacturing
theMAG is offline  
Old 1st December 2006, 12:10   #65
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 445 Times
Default

or perhaps they are trying to cater to the new breed of car buyers who do not want to bend & stretch. lol
esteem_lover is offline  
Old 1st December 2006, 14:04   #66
Senior - BHPian
 
GeekSrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,279
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Hi all,

I spoke to BIMAL motors, Bangalore and he told me that a few people have been trained to handle the new zen queries from customers. Also he said the car will have 'many' features, though I couldnt decode what 'many' can be. On my query about whether there will be an automatic or a diesel engine, the standard reply was 'come over on 5th dec, you can check out the car yourself'.
GeekSrik is offline  
Old 1st December 2006, 15:40   #67
BHPian
 
pugram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 271
Thanked: 36 Times
Default

But that's a bold decision to bring in the used dies. Only the final packaging will tell how successful the new "ZEN" would be.

Hope its not a larger version of wagonR on the Road.
pugram is offline  
Old 1st December 2006, 16:54   #68
BHPian
 
vivek_pinkoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 194
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

When 13-14 years old dies car (Old ZEN) can be sold then I am sure 5 year old dies can certainly be sold with good finish and look.
vivek_pinkoo is offline  
Old 1st December 2006, 16:58   #69
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,955
Thanked: 15,648 Times
Default

Estilo - Coming Soon is the web page.
They have contests etc,. about guessing what is the estilo. A quick whois revealed that Maruti Udyog Limited is the owner of the domain.
I guess they will make it functional on the day of the launch, a la Hyundai Verna
tsk1979 is offline  
Old 1st December 2006, 17:08   #70
Senior - BHPian
 
mail4ajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,834
Thanked: 222 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pugram View Post
But that's a bold decision to bring in the used dies. Only the final packaging will tell how successful the new "ZEN" would be.
Its not the first time some manufacturer imported used dies. Our own successful Ford IKON was built on an entire plant scraped in Brazil.
These days, car companies are looking at every penny to break even. Lets wait and watch how the Zen turns out to be.....

Last edited by mail4ajo : 1st December 2006 at 17:09.
mail4ajo is offline  
Old 4th December 2006, 05:21   #71
Senior - BHPian
 
mithun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cochin
Posts: 1,950
Thanked: 49 Times
Default

The specifications of both WagonR & Zen are almost same. So customers will be having a tough task ahead....
mithun is offline  
Old 4th December 2006, 20:33   #72
Senior - BHPian
 
veyron1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,426
Thanked: 37 Times
Exclamation Exclusive...!!!

Finally. Got to see the car in flesh, in detail, and in person. Quite okay, I should say. If Suzuki manages to keep this up, perhaps we could see a whole new era.

Looks:

Oddball, but nice. Appealing to most, non-offensive from 90% of the angles, and hints of spark, blah blah...

Interiors:

Very fresh and appealing. Right up there with the competition. Better, in some cases. The most soothing aspects are the beige trims and the space in the centre console for a dual-din stereo. Perhaps dual-dins are becoming quite popular (rightly so) in the sub-8 lac segment, and the addition of such novelties for budget cars is truly an appreciable move by Maruti.

Engine And Performance:

Definitely not Type R. Better than the Wagon R, although the real noticeable difference is the non-rubbery gear-shift. Else, all's well that ends well.

Ride and Handling:

Better than the Wagon R. 'Nuff said. Although she won't roll through corners like Godzilla high on pot, she's not exactly gonna ring in numbers through Monza. I somehow get the feeling that this particular Zen has been intended by Suzi as a city runabout, aimed squarely at the Santro. Now that, is a benchmark that can easily be bettered by this Japanese tallboy.

Pics:





veyron1 is offline  
Old 4th December 2006, 21:06   #73
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,974
Thanked: 16,771 Times
Default

Hmmm...

I checked out the showroom here.. But the car isnt for display yet...

HE he...
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline  
Old 4th December 2006, 22:09   #74
Senior - BHPian
 
danlalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: mumbai,JUHU
Posts: 1,597
Thanked: 133 Times
Default

great pics dude...i wonder how it would look colse to a wagonr or a swift..cause iam guessing most people would compare it to those.
danlalan is offline  
Old 4th December 2006, 22:34   #75
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,556
Thanked: 817 Times
Default

Nice pics veyron! Thanks for sharing them with us. Even I think the interiors look better in person than in pics.Especially the all round beige theme.And the car too.Overall effect is "Hmm..Nice!". One thing that beats me, why the 10,000rpm Tacho?? Looks odd. Since you seem to have got a ride as well, how do you rate the overall refinement?

Last edited by sajo : 4th December 2006 at 22:36.
sajo is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New zen Estilo or Wagon R or Ritz Petrol? funda2max Hatchbacks 63 21st October 2010 17:01
A New little girl joining our family....ZEN - estilo VXI (MIDNIGHT BLACK) bglsrini Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 56 17th November 2008 22:36
Bought New Zen Estilo bmdesai1987 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 18 24th November 2007 13:58
New WagonR Vxi or Zen Estilo Vxi?? ramki067 Hatchbacks 22 20th December 2006 16:32


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:11.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks