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Old 21st October 2008, 15:45   #421
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Heres the First Drive report of the A Star (a la Suzuki Alto elsewhere) on Autocar UK

Suzuki Alto - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk

First impressions seem positive,
Any news whether the Indian version is getting roll down windows at the rear.
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Oh That white A-Star with those alloys look HOT!
Super HOT! I love the shape of the rear passenger window, just like a 2 door hot hatch. (visibility be dammed).
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Hers a brief details of the dimensions of the AStar and the Swift.
Swift Dimensions -

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length3,695mmOverall Width1,690mmOverall Height1,530mm

Astar Dimensions

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length3,500mmOverall Width1,600mmOverall Height1,470mm
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Heres the First Drive report of the A Star (a la Suzuki Alto elsewhere) on Autocar UK

Suzuki Alto - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk

First impressions seem positive,
Any news whether the Indian version is getting roll down windows at the rear.
Here are few more pics. The car looks Fresh and good looking. 1st time seen here is the engine.
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Old 21st October 2008, 20:02   #424
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Chech the registration plate of the AStar in Taruns post, its HR-26-AR-1493 and the pics also are verymuch shot in and around New Delhi, India Gate.
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Chech the registration plate of the AStar in Taruns post, its HR-26-AR-1493 and the pics also are verymuch shot in and around New Delhi, India Gate.

Yeah thats surprising cause the AStar shown has Left hand Drive !
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Yeah thats surprising cause the AStar shown has Left hand Drive !
The HR number also shows that the car is produced from the company's Manesar facility in Haryana. I was also reading somewhere that the car is designed by 2 young Indians who work for Suzuki india - Rajesh Kumar Gogu and Saurabh Singh of Maruti Suzuki India. In fact, the concept of Maruti A Star is a first for Maruti Suzuki India's research and development team.
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loads and loads of cost cutting. All door handles same, open type glove box, fixed rear glass, cheap looking plastics and minimal plastic cladding used in the interiors.
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Came Across few pics of Splash which is going to be launched in the month Jan-Feb. Looks neat With the launch of Astar and Splash, Suzuki could be the front runner in their segments. Good going.
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GUYS PLEASE CHILL DOWN!

the Indian A-star WILL COME with rear normal roll down windows.I am 100 % sure since I have seen the car physically.

But, even the ZXI top end version DOES NOT have a rear wiper, though it has a defogger and finally-a rear parcel tray.
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Anyone noticed the rear seats? They are just like the Swift

And the front seat headrests are like the i10.

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the photos have been shot in delhi,HR 26,IS GURGAON registration,but how the car is a L-H-D.seats,steering,gear knob,power window switches, are similar to the swift.the door handles are not coloured(body colour),same with the mirrors.
ALSO NO RPM meter in the LHD car!!

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the photos have been shot in delhi,HR 26,IS GURGAON registration,but how the car is a L-H-D.seats,steering,gear knob,power window switches, are similar to the swift.the door handles are not coloured(body colour),same with the mirrors.
ALSO NO RPM meter in the LHD car!!
That could be the LXi variant I guess.
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That could be the LXi variant I guess.
but it has fog lamps+power windows at the back.
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loads and loads of cost cutting. All door handles same, open type glove box, fixed rear glass, cheap looking plastics and minimal plastic cladding used in the interiors.

One cannot have everything specially in a small car. Maruti cars always had interior quality of not the best variety. But they always do the job and mostly will not let one down. They also represent good value, and the reason for their success is also because of good reliablility.

I am sure this car will find success provided it is priced at a point where it represents good VFM package.
The boot space is a bit limited otherwise atleast the dash design looks fresh.
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The A-Star looks like its going to be the next 'ugly duckling', after the first generation SANTRO and the soon to be phased out CITY (Pre-facelift). It also looks to be heavily inspired by the i10, especially the front treatment. Looks like Maruti has not learnt its lessons, the SWIFT was heavily criticized for its small rear windows which gave the rear seats occupants claustrophobia, and now they've done an encore with the A-Star
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