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Old 16th October 2008, 19:19   #361
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Hey,

Thanks for the information. It would be great if you can share pics and pricing details.

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Scoop! Scoop! Scoop!
I stand up, attention, full hand salute, stand at ease, applause!

Thanks for the information. Really looks like inside stuff yaar! Shall we name you 007 of Team-bhp?
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Whoa!! I was hoping and wondering if Sid would do an insider on i20, but here he is, uncovering A-Star..

Undoubtedly, if Tushky is for spy pics, Sidindica is for insider info... 007 indeed
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Man! The vista, the Anhc and now this!!! U really are the 007 of T-bhp!! Great work dude!!!! keep it up!!

Any news regarding the price of the car??
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sidindica does a maruti this time Awesome scoop bro.
Keep up the awesome work, I will surely be watching this thread.
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slow striptease#2:

vxi will have stereo like the zxi.

zxi will have steering mounted audio controls.
zxi ONLY will come with a tachometer, not Lxi or Vxi.
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Hey man nice.
Any idea about the deisel engine too?
Is it coming?
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Just spoke to the friend who went for the training for Astar, he said they were asked to deposit their mobiles outside at the security so that no one takes pics etc, the car is as long as the Wagon R and slightly shorter than the Estilo, looks real nice frm outside as well as inside the small round RPM meter which sits on the dash has been retained, it has the 1litre 3cylinder engine with some new technolegy which cuts the fuel supply and saves fuel when not needed(dident understand wot he said as he was on the bike when i called). Its majorly developed for exports and just 50k AStars wud be for India. Overall quality is much better than its other Maruti models cause he says this is majorly for exports. will post more when i spk to him once he reaches back.

Edit - 3 varients for the A Star ie LXi, VXi and the ZXi which comes with an intregrated stereo etc.
Launch date 99% is the 14th Nov

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Hey man nice.
Any idea about the deisel engine too?
Is it coming?

no diesel since the car is quite small.

the diesel is coming only on splash next march

currently I have a splash brochure with me, which I was reading it right now
(its a European market brochure which still contains all the engine details-1.2 benzine, 1.3 DDIS which will be launched in India.)

if you want, i can scan and upload it, prvided you can understand the FRENCH language.
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oops, i did a mistake.

can we merge this thread with
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...lash-star.html (Spotted: Maruti Suzuki Splash And A-star)

to avoid any confusion and rename the thread as the one with containing some inside info?
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sid, if you are bound by NDA's of any sort, dont risk too much of your behind. Information is always nice to know , but not worth your job
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Yes guys a-star training programme starts today and i happen to be in it.Its a day loong programme for the sales team and 3 hrs session for top management.it would end by 5:30pm.
ram
Dear Ram.

should I wait for your update or shall I break the suspense..
sorry boss couldnt resist it..

here goes.

Engine:
996cc All Aluminium Engine
Chain Driven DOHC 12 valve-3cylinder
67BHP@6000RPM
90NM@3500RPM
Euro4 compliant & Euro 5 ready

Suspension:
Fr McPherson Strut (Gas Filled)
Rr Torsion Beam whith Gas filled Shocks

Tires 155/80R13 tubeless JK vectras (hopefully on all variants)

Other Features:
Keyless Entry Remote integrated in the key itself,
Integrated Sterio 4 speaker (..in Zxi)
ABS EBD Airbags( Std on Zxi opt on VXi)
3 variants : Lxi VXi Zxi
Door Ajar warning & Key not removed warning STD in all variants.
The Tacho Pod looks really funky.
Digital Fuel Guage.

Wide Wheel base:1405mm.
Good Ground Clearance: 170mm
Low Turning Radious: 4.5 m only(less than alto)

Short Drive feed back:

3 pot engine feels quite torquey and revs freely as well.
HVAC superb.
Interior Plastics feel Nice
Rear seats a tad short on leg room but wide enough for three.
Suspension feels taunt and expect nice handling.
Interior instumentation lights looks great at night especially the Tacho POD
Gear Shift feels Precise and smooth.

I bet this one would be another winner from Maruti's Stable.

Hope availability wont be an issue.
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Is ABS optional in VXi just like it is in Swift ?
Any information on the space like boot space ( ltrs ) ?
Which gearbox ? The same old in Wagon R/Alto or the one used with G series in Swift or the one used in SX4 with M series engines ?
yes swami, ABS is optional as in swift except that it comes Bundled with Air Bags & EBD too.
I am not sure about the gear bok but from the short drive i took it feels precise and smooth much like the swift.
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Sid - ur da man!
Mods - can Sid be awarded SeniorBHPian title for his outstanding contributions on all the recent launches!
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slow striptease#2:

zxi will have steering mounted audio controls.
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Dear Sid,
Even Zxi variant does not have steering mounted audio controls..It just has 4 speakers with the Audio System instead of 2 in the VXi
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