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Old 5th July 2007, 16:18   #181
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Hmm something interesting is that the 4wd can be controlled manually unlike the CR-V which is auto 4WD only when teh front tyres lose traction then also only 20% or 40% power goes to teh rear.
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Quickly going through the specs, Vitara vs CRV, Vitara has

- less power and torque
- drum brakes in the rear
- One less cog (4 spd auto and 5 spd manual)
- 16" alloys as compared to 17" ones in CRV

On the positive front

- More (and better) colors
- Vitara has higher ground clearance (200 vs 185)
- Center lockable differential (couldn't see that in CRV's specs)
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Seems like Honda are trying to do a Maruti (foraying into small cars). And now Maruti are trying to do a Honda (get underpowered engines). Though the figures don't do much talking I guess we will have to wait for the TD reports. Might be going for the launch party, will update if I get to TD the vehicle.
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A 2.0 petrol Suzuki engine putting out 119.5bhp @ 5500RPM. Now what is wrong about this statement? The engine has been detuned for Indian market?
Suzuki grand vitara UK 2.0 petrol specs:
138[approx]bhp/140ps@6000 rpm
183Nm@4000rpm
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A 2.0 petrol Suzuki engine putting out 119.5bhp @ 5500RPM. Now what is wrong about this statement? The engine has been detuned for Indian market? Possibly yes. But, by how much?
I am more worried about 170Nm at 3500rpm while weighing 1594Kgs, that's way too piddley. Not very useful as a crawling off-roader, it needs to generate much higher torque at much lower rpms.
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Old 5th July 2007, 16:42   #186
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Default Quick comparision

CRV extras vs. Vitara
Head Lights 4 Bulb, Halogen, Projector Type
Alloy Wheels 17" Alloy Wheels (7 Spoke) vs. 16" 5 spoke

INTERIOR / CONVENIENCE
Driver Seat 8-way Power Adjustable with Lumbar Support vs. (no details on powered or not)
Rear Seats 40:20:40 Split Foldable with 8 versatile seating combinations vs 60:40 split with reclining capability
Upholstery Leather Upholstery, leather wrapped shift knob & steering vs. fabric
Audio System 6-CD Changer, AM / FM, Auto Volume Control vs. no CD changer
Speakers 6 Speakers (2 Front + 2 Rear + 2 Tweeter) with Aux-in Jack vs. 4
Vitara has Auto volume control
Keyless Entry & Answer-back vs. ?

Dimensions (mm) 4530(L)x1820 (W) x 1680 (H) vs. 4470 (L)x1810(W)x1695(H)
Wheelbase (mm) 2620 vs. 2640
Treads front / rear (mm) 1565 (F) / 1565 (R) vs 1540(f)/1560(r)
Mini. Ground Clearance (mm) 185 vs 200
Turning Radius (m) 5.54 vs 5.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (ltrs) 58 vs 66L
Kerb Weight (kg) 1535 (MT) / 1565 (AT) vs 1594(MT)/ 1604(AT)
ENGINE Engine Type i-VTEC, 2.4L vs 2L
PERFORMANCE Max. Power (ps/rpm) 161@ 5800 vs 120@5500
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm) 218@ 4200 vs 17@ 3800
TRANSMISSION Manual (MT) 6 Forward,1 Reverse (6 MT) vs 5 forward, 1 rev
Automatic (AT) 5-Speed (5 AT) vs 4 speed
DRIVE Drive System RealTime' 4WD vs switchable
SUSPENSION Front Suspension MacPherson Strut, Coil Spring, Torsion Anti-Roll Bar vs no mention of a anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Double Wishbone, Coil Spring, Torsion Anti-Roll Bar vs. independent multilink and no mention of anti-roll bar
Rear Brake Discs Type vs drum
STEERING Gear Type Collapsible, Hydraulic Power Assisted vs drive by wire
TYRES & WHEELS Tyre Size 225/65 R 17 102 T (Radial, Tubeless) vs 225/70 R16

In Summary, Vitara has less power, longer wheelbase, heavier, less torque, control on 4WD, smaller tires, no anti-roll bars, no leather seats, rear drum brakes vs disk, more fuel capacity, probably better FE for sure, cheaper spares, less fancy interiors/settings than the CRV

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@ Samurai - Right on sir. Won't be much of an out and out off roader. Soft roader? Even in urban settings it looks a tad underpowered.
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Add a 7 speaker sound system to that (1 sub, 2 tweeters and 4 regulars)
Hi GTO,

Which car/SUV are you refering to? For sure, CRV doesn't have a sub-woofer as standard.

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GV comes with 7 speakers setup including a sub.
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CRV extras vs. Vitara
Speakers 6 Speakers (2 Front + 2 Rear + 2 Tweeter) with Aux-in Jack vs. 4
i was asking because rangaraj's post said four speakers for the vitara.

someone got the figure wrong

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Vitara AT - 14.8 L ex-showroom. Hmmm .. Yawn. Zzzzzzz
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This is from GV's brochure. 4 speakers in all doors, 2 tweeters in front doors, and one sub.

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Spoke to owner of one of the maruti dealerships and he mentioned that he has a V6 GV and this vehicle is fitted out quite OK, but a little underpowered. My feeling really is them must have detuned the engine to get superior FE for their sales guys to go after the CRV guys. If you really look at it, they have a petrol vs diesel battle vs Tuscon and Endy and a feature/snob factor with CRV. They are trying to get as many USPs as they can..
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Spoke to owner of one of the maruti dealerships and he mentioned that he has a V6 GV and this vehicle is fitted out quite OK, but a little underpowered. My feeling really is them must have detuned the engine to get superior FE for their sales guys to go after the CRV guys. If you really look at it, they have a petrol vs diesel battle vs Tuscon and Endy and a feature/snob factor with CRV. They are trying to get as many USPs as they can..
Pricing is good, but i wonder if Maruti has made a bit of a mistake in detuning the engine for better FE.

but guys, many of the CRV's i have seen were driver driven! So, may be Maruti can still run of with sales. However, they really needed a diesel GV.
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Spoke to owner of one of the maruti dealerships and he mentioned that he has a V6 GV and this vehicle is fitted out quite OK, but a little underpowered. My feeling really is them must have detuned the engine to get superior FE for their sales guys to go after the CRV guys. If you really look at it, they have a petrol vs diesel battle vs Tuscon and Endy and a feature/snob factor with CRV. They are trying to get as many USPs as they can..

yes they have detuned the engine...basically they have removed few things from the engine (like sensors etc) which results in loss of power...
but to give GV at such a low price once can sacrifice that
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