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Old 27th May 2009, 20:23   #46
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What! They get an ac option? Just imagine how sluggish that Omni would be when fully laden. It'll need another omni to pull it
yes they have
PAK SUZUKI MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED :

check it. but look at the design and the steering wheel. uhh!!!
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Old 29th May 2009, 18:08   #47
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The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd is launching a new multi-utility vehicle (MUV) by October this year. To be built on the Versa platform, the car is expected to strengthen the company's portfolio in the van segment. The new car, codenamed O2, is currently at an advanced stage of design and would be produced at Maruti's plant near Delhi.

Maruti has refrained from divulging any further details about the new MUV, including the proposed price. Saying that it does not "share product plans in advance", the company added that it would make all necessary announcements about its plans "at an appropriate time."

The new car is expected to bolster Maruti's position in the combined people and luggage carrier segment. The segment grew to 10,708 in April 2009 from 8,816 in April 2008, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

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Another version of this article appeared in Hindustan Times, where it is mentioned that this new vehicle is being built on the Versa platform.

New Maruti MUV to hit roads by Oct- Hindustan Times
New Maruti MUV to hit roads by Oct
Suprotip Ghosh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, May 22, 2009
First Published: 21:09 IST(22/5/2009)
Last Updated: 21:11 IST(22/5/2009)
The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd is launching a new multi-utility vehicle (MUV) by October this year.
The new car, to be built on the Versa platform, is expected to strengthen the company’s portfolio in the van segment. The price is yet to be decided. The new car, codenamed O2, is currently at an advanced stage of design and would be produced at Maruti’s plant near Delhi, according to sources.
“We do not share our product plans in advance. We announce the same at an appropriate time,” a company response said.
The new car is expected to bolster Maruti’s position in the combined people and luggage carrier segment. The segment grew to 10,708 in April 2009 from 8,816 in April 2008, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
The company launched the A-Star and the Ritz in the last few months, targeted at the urban driver.

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Default Maruti to launch new van around Diwali (K-series engine)

with a 1300cc engine but priced below Versa.

details awaited.
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cool, I hope Maruti looks at giving all modern gadgets and safety features like ABS, Airbags, if not standard, atleast as an option.
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with a 1300cc engine but priced below Versa.

details awaited.
Can you please elaborate ? I am not able to spot any news on google.
They were planning to launch the APV since long, but that never materialized. Which 1300cc engine ? I think that they are not coming up with G-series as the engine is almost phased out and now will be available only in Versa and Gypsy King as Swift is getting K12M. I am not sure Maurti will work for getting the that G-series motor comply with E-IV norms.

Is it diesel ?
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NDTV profit just announced it. But I could catch only the tail end of that segment.

they also said it is to be priced @ 3.5 approx
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Is that 1.3L engine is diesel powered or petrol powered ???
When & where they have launched this new van ???
There is not any news on google also. Any pics please if anyone has !!
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Here's the news snippet.

Maruti set to launch new MUV: Sources
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@ shucv,
Thanks for the link, BTW lurker; don't say that Maruti launches new van, its not a van; its MUV.
Any spy pics ??
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discussed here already:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-new-omni.html
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We already have a thread on this and by the way there is no mention of 1300cc anywhere.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-new-omni.html
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3.5L Is very low for the APV, It has to be smaller than a APV
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Is this car already out in the market or it is just announced ? If its not already available in the market, when is the car expected to arrive ?

I am confused on whether it is announced or has hit the roads.
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Is this car already out in the market or it is just announced ? If its not already available in the market, when is the car expected to arrive ?

I am confused on whether it is announced or has hit the roads.
It is likely to hit the roads by Diwali this year. However, not sure if this is a new vehicle or just an upgraded Omni with A star engine (O2 seems like Omni 2), but then 3.5 Lakhs seems high for Omni
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It is likely to hit the roads by Diwali this year. However, not sure if this is a new vehicle or just an upgraded Omni with A star engine (O2 seems like Omni 2), but then 3.5 Lakhs seems high for Omni
This is supposed to be a new vehicle and not and Omni with A-star engine. I think that its quite tough to fit in a larger motor in Omni and that heavier motor can also upset the already not so good dynamics of Omni.
And if the car is 1300cc or 1200cc with motor from Ritz, then Omni is not the vehicle to get it.

This can be a car on an entirely new platform or the Versa platform is suitably modified and updated, giving rise to this new MUV. Considering that Swift petrol is most likely to get the K12M, I think chances are high that this new MUV will get the K12M. Advantages are reduction in capital cost due to economies of scale and reduction in engine spares cost. I hope its the new APV, but that in unlikely. Let this car come up but if maruti comes up with more powerful Omni, then they are absolutely wrong in their approach.
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