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Old 12th September 2007, 08:49   #1
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Default How about a Optra SRV diesel ?

This went fairly unnoticed. Did anyone know that the SRV also has the 2L TCDi engine inside. As per the chevrolet website it costs Rs. 7.9L exshowroom delhi.

I wonder how it is with the diesel engine now. looks to be promising although the pricing is not that great.

http://2007optrasrv_in.in.pls.carsco...ch/dispatch.do

ps: if the thread exists or it has been posted before apologies as I didn't find it.
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Old 12th September 2007, 08:55   #2
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Default Whoa!

This sure is news to me!

I guess SRV will now find more than a couple of hundred odd buyers who were willing to buy the vehicle (me included) but due to the pathetic engine compared to a japanese car, were shying away from it.

Great job vid
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Old 12th September 2007, 09:38   #3
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I was comparing Magnum with SRV diesel variants and I found that SRV has loads of good features vis-a-vis Magnum Max (base Variant). SRV is also 1 L cheaper than Magnum. I am not sure why people should pay a high price and buy a magnum (Is it just to get 25 cm of more length?). it doesn't make sense. see the comparison in below link -

http://2007optrasrv_in.in.pls.carsco...ch/dispatch.do
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Old 12th September 2007, 09:43   #4
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So much for that lazy engine in a "sporty" car......the diesel is surely more competent. And faster. But then, a diesel sporty car?

What exactly is the SRV's positioning because I am sure as hell confused.
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I hope the SRV has a stiffer chassis than the optra. That oil burner coupled with a nice chassis would make one hell of a car.
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Old 12th September 2007, 09:59   #6
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8L for a hatch ?? Isnt that a bit too much ?
Even if it is diesel and all, 8L is a bit hard to swallow, atleast for me.
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The surprise is, their official website do not talk about diesel varient. very good find Vid. SRV Chill Zone
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cool find vid, i never knew SRV had a diesel in it! well i agree that the cost might seem too much, but its a hot hatch atleast with looks, so its probably justified to be in the 7 lac territory though not in the 8 lacs one.

that aside if at all honda launches jazz, i m sure it wont/cant be around 5 lac! it would rather be about 6-7 lacs! somehow the manuf cost for all these seem too high even now to break price barriers. no guesses which diesel will be winner then! i'm waiting for the PUNTO!
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Sporty: For the feel & thrill
Diesel: For the pocket

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But then, a diesel sporty car?

What exactly is the SRV's positioning because I am sure as hell confused.
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Agree with Diabloo: It should be a stonker with the new engine and the lighter (?) weight as compared to the Optra Magnum!

I for one don't really care about the fuel used as long as I stay ahead of the plebs :-)

Also the latest Autocar has a article on a GM-partnered (semi-official) supercharger kit option for the petrol SRV which boosts power etc but MAY void the warranty. Why would anyone go for something like that if the diesel delivers?

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Thats a great find but I dont understand why the company hasnt taken any effort in promoting it coz compared to Fusion diesel , SRV simply rocks !!!!! Great move by GM , hmm...they are really moving fast these days.
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IMHO 8lac for the SRV diesel with that amazing engine and all options is way more justified than 8.75lac for the NHC Vtec plus. To hell with the boot...
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Hmmmm, the old man slowly inches to the GM dealer this weekend

Single Malt with diesel!!!
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When did this come out? Why, oh why did I buy the saloon?
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I wonder what kind of discounts and finance incentives GM is offering on this. If any. Its tempting! The SRV finally has decent power to go with its looks.
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