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Old 18th January 2005, 09:28   #16
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and wuts with the auto headlamp adjuster thing??


It is an Euro regulation in force for years
Also ABS will be mandatory for all new cars
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auto headlamp adjuster ..I believe it automatically adjusts the brightness of the headlamp by sensing the darkness (or ambient light) ...and not mandatory as per Euro III..
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auto headlamp adjuster ..I believe it automatically adjusts the brightness of the headlamp by sensing the darkness (or ambient light) ...and not mandatory as per Euro III..

it's headlamp leveling and not power

What is Head Lamp Leveling (HLL)? Why is it required?
Alignment of head lamps is done without considering any load on the car. When people sit inside the car, the load on the car increases and as a result the beam of the car tends to goes up. To neutralize that effect leveling mechanism is to be provided in the cars. HLL is a mandatory regulation which will be enforced from April 2005 in all categories of cars.


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2. How can the driver use HLL in Maruti cars?
The driver will have a switch which will be able to adjust the beam in 4 levels depending on the load in the car. There is a motor in the headlamp, which will be controlled by the switch.


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Old 18th January 2005, 13:03   #19
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we may just have the end of TATA INDICA..(a car as heavy as a truck with no safety features at all..)
so i guess that will make even Tatas think of "safety first"...
well pal

as u say the indica being as heavy as a truck is its safety feature i guess !!
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thats why trucks dont need airbags and antilock breaking systems...
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Old 18th January 2005, 20:11   #21
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If they give the ABS controller separate you could fit it on the existing models. But doubt they will sell it right now. Maybe in a few months. Have to see how good the ABS actually is.

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Great news, but I'm sure there'll be a massive price hike which is sure to blunt sales of this model. But still, good start by Maruti.
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I think Marui will charge a premium of abt 20-25k for the Airbags and 7-9 k for the ABS.
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Both ABS and Air Bags are offered as an OPTION ONLY on the VXi Euro III compliant model!
I guess we all know by now how many wagon R's with abs and air bags will be sold.
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at least there is a start.... two years down the line, the "options only" will transform to necessities...something which the manufacurers will be bound to provide in all the models...
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at least there is a start.... two years down the line, the "options only" will transform to necessities...something which the manufacurers will be bound to provide in all the models...
Sure. But whats to be noticed is that features which initially are available only on high-end luxury cars (Like the S Class, 7 series etc.) eventually do find their way to the lower end of the market. I dont mean all the features (half the things that my Mercedes comes with..I can do without), but really value adding features surely make it.

E.g. Alloy wheels, power steering, ABS, airbags, 8 speakers music systems, leather interiors...

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A - the palio was the first car to offer ABS and AIRBAGS in its segment
B - i feel maruti should make ABS and AIRBAGS optional throughout the segment
C - MARUTI dealers have little or no idea of the wagonR
D - if you notice the new dashboard is an optional extra in the wagonR (thats what it said in the paper )
E - is it possible to fit ABS in the corolla
how much will it cost
F - the headlamp leveller is a really useful device and its standard in most hondas in india
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Dman it!! it took MUL a while to come up with a 3 spoke steering wheel. even the 'new' esteem only has a 2 spoke steering wheel. And adding these gizmos could be MUL's way of attracting back the potential buyers that are considering the premium hatchbacks such as Fusin and Getz.
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E - is it possible to fit ABS in the corolla
how much will it cost


the 2005 corolla does have ABS.dunno if its a limited edition,
fitting ABS in any car shud be an an expensive affair.
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no its standard across all of its models now
i think its becoming compulsary because i am sure maruti wont go giving abs as an option
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