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Old 15th July 2008, 21:27   #91
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More than anything this will rejuvinate the Getz.

I wonder how a salesman will describe 2 engines which are 100 cc apart.
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Old 15th July 2008, 21:32   #92
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Hope it comes with with tyres too.

And nice to see someone talk about CO2 emissions.
Tyres look like a disappointment as in the tech specs of their website it shows the same 155/80 R13 size for both iRDE and Kappa models. Buyers may need to keep this in mind.

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Great launch. Personally I am just waiting for the CRDi version of the i10 with cheque book in hand
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More than anything this will rejuvinate the Getz.

I wonder how a salesman will describe 2 engines which are 100 cc apart.
Seen another article somewhere that i20 (Getz replacement?) will be launched with the same 1.2 Kappa as well in addition to bigger engines. So the focus may be on other aspects such as space and comfort.
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it's a shame the thing looks like a dog (in the figurative sense)how this got the car of the year from multiple magazines is beyond me. guess the general indian consumer doesn't value style at all.
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I dont think any one will run for cover. Lets remember, in India price still is the most important factor and performance comes later. Only enthusiasts and dedicated hyundai followers will go for it. Ordinary commuter will still look upto Maruti & Tata for cheaper alternatives. And none of the models you mentioned fall in that price bracket.

Good point buddy. I totally agree with you. People with 3.5-4 lacs budget will surely look @ VFM , fuel efficiency. I don have to crib about i10 anymore ( thank god they launched a 1.2 for it. i always felt it needed a 1.2). Good move by Hyundai.



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Great launch. Personally I am just waiting for the CRDi version of the i10 with cheque book in hand
Keep your cheque book in your draw till Jan!
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it's a shame the thing looks like a dog (in the figurative sense)how this got the car of the year from multiple magazines is beyond me. guess the general indian consumer doesn't value style at all.
Which one, Bull/Terriers/Boxers/Dash/Pug/Poodle?

I too hate the looks but its a nice package. Wondering how the top end with kit will look with red interior and sort.
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Keep your cheque book in your draw till Jan!
I just hope my Accent CRDi doesnt cost me more money till Jan.
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Hope it comes with with tyres too.
In the image I have posted, the tyres were 155/80.
They have not made any improvements here.


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More than anything this will rejuvinate the Getz.

I wonder how a salesman will describe 2 engines which are 100 cc apart.
How will it rejuvinate the Getz ?

The salesmen would have a tough time. Looks like either the Santro is ending its duty or the 1.1 will have to be discontinued. It will be really tough.

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I wonder how a salesman will describe 2 engines which are 100 cc apart.

"Saar, this is ultra zetec whatchamacallit latest technology engine with brand new spark plugs which gives 25 kmpl in city traffic and is cheaper to maintain than the broom in your house"

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^^LOL!! I remember the salesman telling me that Getz 1.1 would give me 13-14 kmpl in the city. When i told him it gives less mileage than the 1.3 he seemed to think i was nuts!

On a side note, why oh why have hyundai not launched the 1.2 engine in the getz? with the excise cut they can finally compete with the swift on price. I for one would have gone for it instead of the swift d we just bought
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This is good news. 80PS in this small car really makes it a performance car. But, I am not liking that 155 tyre, they could have given a better ones at least in this variant.

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"Saar, this is ultra zetec whatchamacallit latest technology engine with brand new spark plugs which gives 25 kmpl in city traffic and is cheaper to maintain than the broom in your house"

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Great news. I'm really looking forward to this car now!
Weren't you waiting for the GP or the Linea? Sudden heart change due to another heart change. Its a feature packed car!
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Looks like they have discontinued the 1.1 Magna, now i see magna in the 1.2 engine section only. Damn, they just killed the resale value of all who had bought a Magna 1.1 iRde
Yes it does look like so, I had bought the Magna last month only. But I bought the Magna option with ABS, Airbag. Safety is one place I did not want to compromise and Magna(O) was a bit of a stretch for me, it was almost 4.8 ex-showroom and 5.3 on-road.

Now I see that there is no Magna option, all the safety features has been shifted to Asta, the new top-end model. From what I have seen in todays papers, the price range is 3.99-5.43. This would have put the Asta out of my budget and I would have been forced to buy a Magna with no safety features.

It may look like I am trying to justify(to myself) my purchase, but for me safety is of paramount importance than more HP and speed.

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Old 16th July 2008, 09:22   #105
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Hyundai Motors would do well to discontinue Getz petrol with the 1.1 and 1.3 Litre engines and replace them with the new 1.2 litre kappa engine. This will give Hyundai the economies of scale , reduce SKU's and one engine ( 1.3 Litre) and yet meet the small car norms.

More than the i10 , the Getz needs the new engin to compete with the likes of Swift which has been outselling it 6:1.
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