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Old 29th January 2007, 19:17   #16
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Hey guys, today I spotted an Optra with a disguised front end(I mean, have been spotting it for many days, but got a good look at it today). The front end has been changed to include SRV style headlamps and a different bumper. The interiors are revised too. The sqauare A/C vents are now gone and are replaced by round ones, exactly like in an SRV. The test mule had 15" wheels.
BTW, the diesel Optra is real fast off the line....
Saw it today, the gear lever seems to be different here (3rd pic) maybe it has a new gearbox, hopefully !





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Old 29th January 2007, 19:44   #17
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Great pics IMP. I managed a super bad pic as well. Many things about this car are changed.



As usual, my apologies for bad quality of the pic.
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Old 29th January 2007, 22:59   #18
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@IMP, Sajo - nice pics !!
i have never spotted this one before.. gotta keep a look out now on
I wish they do put in SRVfront on the optra -- will look good IMHO.
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Old 29th January 2007, 23:15   #19
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Dear Team-BHP custodians,

Can I propose we arm our very own intrepid spy photographer Sajo with a long-range telescopic panoramic wideangled Carl-Zeiss Tessar lensed self-adjusting ultra-high resolution video and stills digital camera to enable the dear gent in his spy-shooting endeavors with yet more sharper pics ?

Thank you in advance to Rudra and Samurai for their eventual donation of some of their photographic equipment in this regard.

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Old 30th January 2007, 01:01   #20
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Well done IMP and sajo.Can you post a pic showing the rear view if possible.

Ps: Heard new sumo doing the rounds in pune should keep you interested
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Well done guys, although we all know how the front end and the interior looks like (SRV). I am really eager to know what the did to the rear.

The existing rear is a class act and will be hard to improve upon.

OT: There is a new Sumo on prowl in Pune so keep an eye out for it.
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Old 30th January 2007, 10:33   #22
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Thanks Mpower and rahul_intlad. The rear end of the car was exactly the same as the present optra, hence didn't bother the get rear pics, the badging on the rear was masked in tape though.

OT: will definately keep an eye for the new sumo!
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Old 30th January 2007, 10:45   #23
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although we all know how the front end and the interior looks like (SRV).
The headlamps are from the SRV, but the bumper and the grille seem to be new. The chrome lining on the grille is visible, like on the fiesta or the corolla.
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Old 30th January 2007, 13:02   #24
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As IMP said, the rear end stays exactly the same as in the current Optra LT. (ie, good). IMHO, though, there was nothing wrong in the styling of the current Optra.

theMag : All I can say is : LOL!.
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really good review and great effort on the pictures.
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Old 27th February 2007, 18:05   #26
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http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3...rafltq5.th.jpg


Source:Autocar India, March 2007
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Old 27th February 2007, 19:59   #27
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oops!!1 wrong pic in wrong topic.
yet another pic
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Old 27th February 2007, 20:49   #28
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Cool might look like chevrolet epica

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I think its going to have mixture of srv & chevrolet epica on the new optra. the new grill is now become a family grill
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Todays BLR ET edition has a ad of Chevy and the car shown in the ad resembels the above pic. Maybe that is the facelifted optra which is going to be launched.
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If that's the facelift then it's a direct rip-off of the 5-series especially the lights, front bumper & sides.
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