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Old 5th May 2007, 17:44   #481
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Today a sales person showed me SX4-ZXi at their warehouse, at first look from the front car didn't impressed me much.....front grill looks like a Indigo(looks like a different than SX4 @ Autoblog . Overall from outside car looks HUGE and TALL. Somehow car doesn't look proportionate.........may be because of its height and huge stretched trunk. Comparatively exterior of NHC is sleeker, balanced and looks like Rs.8L car.

Trunk is very large and can be open with key located at right leg side of driver's sit. Interior is spacious, looks nice but plastic could be better. I think steering stereo controls on the right side of wheel are missed in Indian version. Also, in dash stereo is little different than SX4 displayed at NY auto show( Autoblog ).

These are my personal feelings at my first and short visit at warehouse soÖ..it might change when Iíll get a chance to test drive next week.

Actually Iíve been waiting for SX4 from quite a long and now Iíve to decide between NHC-EXi (approx Rs.7.70L OTR) or SX4-Zxi (I hope Rs.8L if it jumps above then Iíll seriously think about NHC-EXi).

Right now SX4 looks better in everything on paper except two things Ö.brand name and exteriors compare to Honda City Exi.

Iíll wait for the test drive next week and some good detail reviews from BHPains then will finalize the car.

BTW I'm looking for fuel efficient and low maintenance sedan. Budget: 7-8L
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this is a clarification from my side that its me and only me who took the photos and shared it here on the interest i had on the sx4.
Stop worrying buddy..Sneak peeks and spy photos are commom before car launches..If maruti cant accept that they can take a walk..besides SX4 photos and videos are all over the internet for a longtime now..

We are not posting the blueprints / detailed drawings / BOM of the latest Tomahawk Cruise missile here ... are we ? It is car a which will be launched in 2 days for the general public !! IMO Ford / Honda / anyone can't launch a SX4 killer in 2 days based on these photos

Also most of the posters / visitors here are existing / prospective customers for maruti ...

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I don't know if anyone has noticed it or not but for some reason, in Geek's third photo, the car looks quite similar to the Corolla.
Anyways,
this is the car to watch out for, specially in diesel. Just hpoe Maruti prices it right because no matter how their present image is, it still can't beat that of a Honda.
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guyz. a feature on the sx4 going on now on zee business channel.
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Old 5th May 2007, 19:40   #485
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enjoy!
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We sure did enjoy that, Geek! Thats a terrific scoop and those interiors do look good !

Wake up, competition.
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Overall the car looks good except for those headlamps which are not suitable for a Sedan.Pricing is the key otherwise the SX4 will be a slow seller.

Do maruti have a licence for the 1.3L Multijet with VTG,if yes then at 90bhp that is the engine to have.

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The car looks good. The car is bieng shown in different news channels and the Sony TV program Indian Idol. It all depends on the pricing Maruti delivers. If priced right, it can give a good competition to the Honda City.
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Here are the Specifications(from brochure).. Vxi Zxi
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Dimensions(mm)
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Overall Length 4490 4490
Overall Width 1735 1735
Overall Height 1560 1570
Wheelbase 2500 2500
Front track 1500 1500
Rear track 1495 1495
Ground Clearance 180 190
Turning radius 5.3m 5.3m
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Weight
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Kerb Weight 1170kg 1200kg
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Engine
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Type 16V DOHC 16VDOHC
Cylinders 4 4
No. of Valves 16 16
Piston Displacement 1586cc 1586cc
Bore * Stroke 78mm*83mm 78mm*83mm
Max. output 102 bhp@5500rpm 102 bhp@5500rpm
Max. torque 145 NM @4200rpm 145 NM @4200rpm
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Transmission
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Manual 5 MT 5 MT
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Chassis
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Steering EPS EPS
Brakes Front Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear Drum Drum
Suspension
Front: Ind. susp. with gas filled McPherson strut & anti-roll bar
Rear : Semi Ind. torsion beam with gas filled shock absorbers
Tyre Size(tubeless) 195/65 R15 205/60 R16
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Capacity
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Seating 5 5
Fuel Tank 50 L 50 L

Colours/Colors Given

1) Metallic Silky Silver
2) Metallic Azure Grey
3) Metallic Clear Beige
4) Metallic Sunlight Copper
5) Pearl Metallic Arctic White
6) Metallic Midnight Black
7) Metallic Supreme Red
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today i have visited bimal autos and saw the sx4 its good but iam not so excited bou it its tall and more like honda city and verna type design
tyres were huge i guess with 16" aloys overall a good car

Here r the pics and the video links
Images:
:http://img43.imagevenue.com/img.php?...122_1076lo.JPG
:http://img143.imagevenue.com/img.php...122_1044lo.JPG
video:
http://www.youtube.com/v/qb24O4hZ0FI

Enjoy
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Ahem...would this be a bad time to quote that, erm..I've had a "look" at the s()x4 as well.....??

P.S- You guys are in for a shocker regarding the price. Watch out for this space...and oh, the legroom at the rear isn't as bad as it looks...
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I guess its the alloys that make it look like the Corolla.
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P.S- You guys are in for a shocker regarding the price. Watch out for this space...and oh, the legroom at the rear isn't as bad as it looks...
ummm a good shock or a bad shock?
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ummm a good shock or a bad shock?
Let me put it this way; I had disclosed the Swift's pricing way before it's launch, so...
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Let me put it this way; I had disclosed the Swift's pricing way before it's launch, so...
There is a day left, when do you intend on letting us in this time? After the reveal? Come on, make yourself usefull will you?
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Guys Website is up:

:: MARUTI SUZUKI SX4 ::

No info yet
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