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Old 3rd July 2008, 17:08   #46
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yes very old news. SX4 is costlier than Forenza, even GM SRV is also sold as Suzuki wagon.
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the best version of all is the Buick one sold in CHina.
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Old 4th July 2008, 15:02   #48
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Originally Posted by zoom_vroom View Post
Hi Guys
I just saw the suzuki website.
Suzuki Auto

The Chevy optra is sold under Suzuki brand name too.
Its called Suzuki Forenza.
Also what surprises me is the cost at $15649 making it around 6.73 lacs INR.

And the specifcations reads as
  • 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine, 127 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm, 131 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm
  • 4-wheel disc brakes, front ventilated
  • Advanced, dual-stage driver and weight-sensing front-passenger airbags Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Speed-sensitive, power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering (SSPS)
  • 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3/WMA™ playback and auxiliary jack
  • 60/40 split, fold-down rear seatbacks
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • 12-volt accessories outlet
Seems we are being cheated when it comes to Optra which is available at a higher price here,and that too devoid of the above specifications.
That is true to all the cars being sold in India.
If we make a comparative study of the models being sold in India to their counterparts in the rest of the world, what will come out as a result of the analysis is the fact that we were and are still being overcharged for whatever cars we buy. Right from the Suzukis to the top end Mercs.
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