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Old 4th April 2007, 15:27   #106
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Logan was built for 3rd world countries (its sad that it means us). NMB, Swift were not built for that purpose and will be anyday better than Logan etc.,
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And you think they will make the cut? Only thing still on them will be the JKs. Probably 165/80s on base model and 185/70s on top model. Oh and I'm talking about 14s!
Ported. It says that the car is running on JK tyres. So for a manufacturer to produce 16" tyres, they have to have an assured OE market for them, so yes, I expect the top model to arrive in showrooms with them. I hope!
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Atleast we dont have to worry about upsizing to 16"
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Just go this as a forward from someone via email.

I quote the text:
"The NEW CAR from SUZUKI SX-4 1598 cc 102 Bhp 16" Alloys 5 spoke with Tires 205/60/16 JK VECTRA L shaped Headlights with a boot Interiors copy of the FIESTA. rear a bit like a AVEO Front Grille a big a one boot decent one Swift like interiors

Training at a Resort on outskirts of B'lore some fotos."



Do I see the words ZXI written on the boot ?? Looks juicy. The only thing is the price. This time i dont think maruti will think cheap. Since its 102 bhp, it would be near the verna's price. and this 1598cc is it the petrol motor? what would the diesel come with? 90bhp 1.3 JTD? i cant wait for news! i ve been drooling over all the cars since last week launching one by one!
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Ported. It says that the car is running on JK tyres. So for a manufacturer to produce 16" tyres, they have to have an assured OE market for them, so yes, I expect the top model to arrive in showrooms with them. I hope!
16s are still an overkill. I expect them to come with 14s since the Fiesta and the Aveo across all their versions come with 175/75 and 185/60 R14s. So I expect optional 15s at the most at the ZXi end of the spectrum. Besides they are already supplying relative 14s on the Swift so it'd only be more cost effective for them, and I don't expect much else from the cost-cutter supremo MUL.
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Nice pics Rtech. If this is the New Baleno then should give some good competion to current cars in its section. I like the looks. Now what need to be seen is the pricing & package that it will offer
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I think we are long past the stage of guessing if this is the new Baleno!
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I think we are long past the stage of guessing if this is the new Baleno!
Yea There's no doubt abt it That's the New baleno ,Side looks resemble to Verna Imo . Nice picture Rtech do u've any more pictures
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Here's what the souped up version of the SX4 ala Baleno will look like:
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Pics are from the NY Auto Show.

I think it's a little too bling bling for me but a toned down version of this might be just right Maruti flagship (Barring the Grand Vitara) for the Indian market.
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Rt, that rear three-quarters with that little signpost blocking the A-pillar is brilliant. The A-pillar is a big letdown in an otherwise good design. And those alloys do not look like 16"s. 205/60 16 sounds more like an Innova to me!

So this isn't the same old G16 then...

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And you think they will make the cut? Only thing still on them will be the JKs. Probably 165/80s on base model and 185/70s on top model. Oh and I'm talking about 14s!
I think the car in pictures has 16" rims because normally for 14" rims you have a 4 bolt mount whereas 16 inchers have a 5 bolt mount. The car posted by RT looks like a production model (seeing a part of the registration), I feel Maruti will indeed bring it with 16" rims. Possibly I think they will reduce the width to 185 or 195.
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Looks Vernaish and out of proportion with big tyres. But hey specs are interesting. Any idea if there is a New Maruti Esteem on the blocks?
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Pic published in the Winding road site...

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I think the car in pictures has 16" rims because normally for 14" rims you have a 4 bolt mount whereas 16 inchers have a 5 bolt mount.
Contessa 13 inchers have a 5 bolt pattern while Corolla and Elantra 15 inchers have a 4 bolt pattern. So I don't think you can justify it on those lines.
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R tech goodpost.The new Baleno is based on the SX4 which is based on the Suzuki Swift.So one platform and many models.hope it will be a hit for Maruti in India
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