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Old 18th March 2008, 02:15   #46
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Maruti + Suzuki are taking their new releases very seriously:

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It has increased its R&D strength by 45% to 430 engineers in the last three months and plans to take it to 1,000 engineers in the next three years.
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They had some recruits from DC designs too for the R&D dept.Things would be really be hotting up here regarding new model releases.
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Old 29th March 2008, 05:38   #48
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AutoIndia.com - Maruti 'A Star' to be launched in October


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Old 29th March 2008, 11:09   #49
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Would that be yet another sales chart burner from the MSIL.Dzire has already done it and the expectations are high about A_STAR.
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Would that be yet another sales chart burner from the MSIL.Dzire has already done it and the expectations are high about A_STAR.

As Price will be below or around 3 lac is good....Ram_hyundai.... any idea about Ground Clearance of A Star? is it 170mm as M800's?
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I doubt about A-star being priced at 3 lacs!! But we have to wait and see how MSIL positions it...
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No idea about that dead man,Will surely update once i get more details on it.
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OD magazine had got the first pictures of the MS A-star. Anybody has seen it yet?
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They have been posted on T-Bhp. Still in the production stage I think. And totally different from the concept that was displayed at Auto Expo.
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Can you provide a link to these pictures?
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Just saw the pics of A-star under production ( thanks to deadman).
It looks YUCK ! Front looks like Spark and rear looks like U-Va.Interiors
look decent though but still didnt expect it to look after the Concept Pics.
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If they launch the same design they displayed in the Auto expo, this wil be one of the most stylish cars on the road. Hope it does get launched
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Sammyboy you will not call it stylish after seeing the Production Images.
Concept looked neat. Here is the link ( Pics posted by Deadman)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/hatchb...-showroom.html (Which car to buy - Budget 3.5 ex-showroom)
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ye....there is a BIG difference in production image and car which they showed at autoexpo.
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Most hatchbacks now a days dont care for the rear passenger. But that would be fine for a two door. Looks pretty claustrophobic.

By the way, thats (1st picture) got to be the best model I have seen besides a car !
Yes. Most Hatchbacks now don't care for the rear passengers. This is mainly becos of the european design platform that Indian Car Manufacturers are trying to emulate. if u c the European cars, they are designed only considering the driver and the person siting in the front, as mostly the rear is used as a boot. thus when these guys emulate the design, may be they are not able to allocate much legroom space but with the cars lined up.. hope it to be perfected.

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Just saw the pics of A-star under production ( thanks to deadman).
It looks YUCK ! Front looks like Spark and rear looks like U-Va.Interiors
look decent though but still didnt expect it to look after the Concept Pics.
HI Karan,
i feel we can't come to a conclusion from few pics. the underline is A-Star is produced for the export markets keeping in mind and the second is NISSAN is also buying A-Star from Suzuki to sell in the European markets, so i feel we need to read between lines b4 concluding. wat u say mate..

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