Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th March 2008, 23:36   #421
Senior - BHPian
 
v1p3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR - chasing cars...
Posts: 4,836
Thanked: 26 Times
Default

Launch is on the 27th. Bookings starting next weekend, or latest on the 31st, according to dealers.
v1p3r is offline  
Old 20th March 2008, 23:39   #422
Team-BHP Support
 
Eddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 7,400
Thanked: 4,674 Times
Default

And here is my test drive experience.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-pictures.html (Swift Dzire - Short test drive and some pictures)
Eddy is offline  
Old 20th March 2008, 23:50   #423
Senior - BHPian
 
kb100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangy Boy!
Posts: 1,554
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Good car and nice review - guess its time to migrate to that thread!

Last edited by kb100 : 20th March 2008 at 23:51.
kb100 is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 10:07   #424
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 80
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Anyone able to get a sneak preview in Chennai ? Think you can arrange one (if so PM please) ;-)

Any idea what colors are being launched ? Looks like there's
* black & red (from posts above as well as earlier photos),
* gold (from Ram),
* blue (from youtube video),
* white (heard from dealers - speculation based on existing colors in swift),
* silver (photos on Indiabike blog).
sudhirlp is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 10:47   #425
BHPian
 
swale84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 459
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Here's an extract from an article in the Economic Times dated 19th March 08. Gives some indication (speculation?) of pricing:

Maruti Suzuki is set to launch the Swift DZire, the sedan version of Swift, on March 26 in petrol and diesel options. The car, that replaces the company's Esteem model, will compete primarily with the Mahindra Logan and Tata Indigo. The new model is likely to be priced aggressively and it is estimated that the base petrol version (with power steering, air conditioning but no stereo) could sport an ex-showroom price of around Rs 4.5 lakh, while the diesel model will be around Rs 5.2 lakh. Maruti is offering 1.3-litre engines on both petrol and diesel versions. (ET-19/3)

The pricing mentioned in the article doesn't seem very feasible to me, considering that the Swift hatch costs roughly this much.


Last edited by swale84 : 21st March 2008 at 10:49.
swale84 is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 11:05   #426
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 80
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Looks like speculation indeed. Different newspapers are quoting different price ranges.

Quote:
Originally Posted by swale84 View Post
Here's an extract from an article in the Economic Times dated 19th March 08. Gives some indication (speculation?) of pricing:

The new model is likely to be priced aggressively and it is estimated that

The pricing mentioned in the article doesn't seem very feasible to me, considering that the Swift hatch costs roughly this much.
sudhirlp is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 11:29   #427
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: delhi
Posts: 57
Thanked: 0 Times
Smile 7 colours

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudhirlp View Post
Anyone able to get a sneak preview in Chennai ? Think you can arrange one (if so PM please) ;-)

Any idea what colors are being launched ? Looks like there's
* black & red (from posts above as well as earlier photos),
* gold (from Ram),
* blue (from youtube video),
* white (heard from dealers - speculation based on existing colors in swift),
* silver (photos on Indiabike blog).
I have heard that a total of 7 colours are being launched.
Nakul Kishan is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 11:32   #428
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: delhi
Posts: 57
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Most newspapers are sticking to the phrase - "Sources have indicated that the pricing will be".

Which means - no one knows exactly. I have a feeling the final price is going to be much more than that.
Nakul Kishan is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 12:04   #429
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 80
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nakul Kishan View Post
I have heard that a total of 7 colours are being launched.
So, what is the "missing" color (from above list) ?
sudhirlp is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 20:27   #430
Senior - BHPian
 
rr_zen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 1,711
Thanked: 262 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudhirlp View Post
So, what is the "missing" color (from above list) ?
Maybe, a darker shade of grey or a green !
rr_zen is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 20:47   #431
Senior - BHPian
 
ram_hyundai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calicut ,trisur
Posts: 2,019
Thanked: 48 Times
Default

These would be the colors.White,Black,Azure gray,Beige,Red,Silver,Mtalic blue(dark).ram
ram_hyundai is offline  
Old 21st March 2008, 20:58   #432
BHPian
 
burnt.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 247
Thanked: Once
Default

Ram, any confirmation regarding the date of launch? And any chance of us in trivandrum getting an early preview.
burnt. is offline  
Old 22nd March 2008, 12:26   #433
Senior - BHPian
 
ram_hyundai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calicut ,trisur
Posts: 2,019
Thanked: 48 Times
Default

Launch is fixed for 27th.The kerela launch would be at ekm.You can get a TD at tvm.PM me for the same.5 cars are in transit for us at tvm.Alleppey have already recieved 2 cars till now and the 3rd one is in transit.

ram
ram_hyundai is offline  
Old 22nd March 2008, 13:25   #434
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: mumbai
Posts: 1,578
Thanked: 120 Times
Default

rediff.com is airing dezire adds already.. looks like its either launched in some parts or its coming soon.
fx45 is offline  
Old 22nd March 2008, 13:49   #435
BHPian
 
aerohit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: India
Posts: 875
Thanked: 575 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mail4ajo View Post
As long as it is Maruti that is selling, they really dont care. One car's target deficit will be made up in another. It gives the buyer more choice and increases their image and ofcourse share value.

I dont believe in such a thing as "a too crowded market" as long as there is demand for the cars. If you say Indian car market is crowded, what would you say about the US market.
Well, what you said is correct but, our world doesnt revolve around US market. It doesnt take much for Maruti to covert an already good chassis into a sedan.
aerohit is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2009 Nissan GTR - Present and Future. EDIT: Spec-V launch date & pricing confirmed Amien The International Automotive Scene 37 7th March 2014 12:05
M&M to launch 9 vehicles till Mar 2011 Parm The Indian Car Scene 0 27th February 2010 23:23
Swift "Dezire" to replace Esteem. EDIT : PICS on Pg.4 !! jaibir The Indian Car Scene 236 27th February 2008 18:42


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:18.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks