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Old 3rd July 2008, 13:20   #16
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Montego came much later, in 1994 and as SKD form.

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  1. First car to introduce MPFI-Daewoo Cielo
  2. First car with power windows- Standar 2000
  3. First Diesel engine car of India-Amby Diesel??
  4. First turbochrged car--Standard 2000
  5. First car with digital odometer-wagonR
  6. First car with digital speedometer-Honda civic
  7. First car having automatic transmission-Daewoo Cielo
  8. First car with rear windshield wiper-Standard 2000
  9. First car having central locking-Standard 2000
  10. Car having radial tyres-Tata sierra/estate
  11. First car having music system as standard fitment-Maruti 800(first gen (ss80)) Only the DX variant
  12. Car having chilled glove compartment
  13. Cars with tachometer--Standard 2000
  14. Cars having AC! Maruti 800 DX(SS80)
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Montego came much later, in 1994 and as SKD form.
But the sierra Turbo came out much later. In 1996 if i'm not mistaken. Only the NA sierra was there before the montego!

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Sunroof was offered by Opel Astra Club.
Nope!! That honour goes to the Rover Montego!!

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@ JayD, I think radial tyres were offered in Gypsy way back before TATA Sierra/Estate
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@ JayD, I think radial tyres were offered in Gypsy way back before TATA Sierra/Estate
Radials??? On a Gypsy??? Since when??? hey still have normal tires i think!!
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Radials??? On a Gypsy??? Since when??? hey still have normal tires i think!!

I think the broad tyres on Gypsy are radials only. I may be wrong though..
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I think we should leave out the Rovers as they came in SKD's and then for the 2000 also most parts were imported and only assembled in India by Standard car company.

But since we have touched on this, the rover 2000 was launched in 1985 with a 2.5-litre Standard diesel(no turbo) and 2-litre petrol engine. Electric windows and A/C was provided which was luxury at that time.
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I think first to offer 4WD was Maruti Gypsy in 1986
Its been available in mahindra jeeps from decades.
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I think the first car with a Digital Odo was the Lancer.
Correct me if I am wrong, but weren't the Lancer and WagonR launched at roughly the same time?
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First Car to have Indicator on OVRM - Indigo XL
First LWB - Long Wheel Base - Indogo XL
First Sedan to have 4M length - Indigo CS
Largest Variants in single platform - Indica :-)
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I think we should leave out the Rovers as they came in SKD's and then for the 2000 also most parts were imported and only assembled in India by Standard car company.

But since we have touched on this, the rover 2000 was launched in 1985 with a 2.5-litre Standard diesel(no turbo) and 2-litre petrol engine. Electric windows and A/C was provided which was luxury at that time.
To my knowledge, the Standard 2000 came in only one version, the 2-litre Petrol engine. There was no diesel engine offering as OE.

I also believe it was the first car to sport 'Power Steering' in India.

It could also be the first (or only) car in India that had a stopwatch in the center console as part of original equipment.

The first car to sport a diesel engine will have to be the HM Ambassador with the trekker engine. This was launched way before the Tata passengers cars came into existence.
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To my knowledge, the Standard 2000 came in only one version, the 2-litre Petrol engine. There was no diesel engine offering as OE.
Correct. However, if I remember correctly, the Tata 1210 SE (or something similar) engine was a direct fit in the Standard 2000 engine bay. Which made it quite popular in TN.

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I think we should leave out the Rovers as they came in SKD's and then for the 2000 also most parts were imported and only assembled in India by Standard car company.
dadu, while the Rover 2000 was manufactured by Standard Motors, the Montego was sold by Sipani Motors. Not sure if Sipani manufactured it or simply assembled it. Stampro definitely manufactured the 2000.

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First Sedan to have 4M length - Indigo CS
I thought CS is a Sub-4M sedan

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Arrow Manufactured or assembled ?

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...the 2000 also most parts were imported and only assembled in India by Standard car company...
dadu, the Standard 2000 was definitely a car manufactured in India, not just assembled (by erstwhile STAMPRO).

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...the rover 2000 was launched in 1985 with a 2.5-litre Standard diesel(no turbo) and 2-litre petrol engine. ..
As far as I remember, it was not launched with a diesel engine as OE : only the petrol-engined version was available when launched.

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Arrow First Turbodiesel was Montego

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I think the Montego was the first to have a turocharged engine
, this was in 1994. And it was with a Rover DI Turbo engine (at a time when DI Turbos were still meant only for the more expensive luxury cars)

The TATA Sierra Turbo (an IDI Turbo) came in 1997 only.

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I think we should leave out the Rovers as they came in SKD's ...
The Rover Montego does not fall under the category of "Imports", since it was assembled in India, so it can be considered here .


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