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Old 16th July 2008, 13:14   #61
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the first car with Self leveling suspension - Rover Montego Estate
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Old 16th July 2008, 17:02   #62
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hi
isnt this "Paddle Shift"?

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nice thread Akash...

First car to offer CRDI - its Mercedes
First car to offer remote boot release - ?
First car to offer Roof Mounted AC - Safari Limited Edition
First car to offer small refrigerator in boot - Safari Limited Edition
First car to offer pedal shift - ? I think Civic AT
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Old 16th July 2008, 17:07   #63
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First car to get the gear shift integrated with the dashboard - Hyundai i10
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Old 27th July 2008, 11:02   #64
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First car to offer remote boot release - ?
1983 Maruti 800, SS80!
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Old 26th March 2009, 09:50   #65
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Ahem!

...But the first automobile to hit the Indian roads?
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Actually it was the 800 but it was not publically available. You had to submit proof of disability to buy an AT version of the 800!!

Both the Fiat & the Amby did not have full-forward synchros on the 'boxes. First gear was non-synchro & at times could be a rather big pain in the *** as my father discovered multiple times! The mechanic had to be called on both occasions to fix it. I would think the 800 would be the first car with a full-forward synchro 'box.
You are right on both counts. I had a physically challenged colleague who bought an AT version of the M 800 way back in 1988.
As regards the synchro gear box, it was certainly the M 800. My dad, who was used to years and years of driving Fiats and Ambys found the gear box of the 800 to be a welcome change from the past.
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Old 26th March 2009, 13:30   #67
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A few firsts:

1. Day night rear internal view mirror - Opel Astra
2. Self destructing (coded, anti theft) audio - Opel Astra
3. Self cancelling indicators - Maruti 800
4. Flat bed seat - Wagon R
5. Electrically operated sun roof - Rover Montego
6. Reversing camera - Safari Ltd Edition
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Old 26th March 2009, 20:04   #68
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First to offer the 'Drive by wire' Technology - FIAT PALIO 1.9 DIESEL
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first to offer:
  • factory fitted remote anti theft alarm system
  • faux carbon fibre finish dashboard
  • factory fitted revere parking sensors
  • knock sensor in small petrol engine
= daewoo matiz.
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First car to get the gear shift integrated with the dashboard - Hyundai i10
Isnt it probably the CRV which introduced it before the i10?
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Floor gear - Suzuki Van - High Roof?
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Floor gear - Suzuki Van - High Roof?

Willys Jeep i suspect.
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First car to offer a dual VVT technology (VVT in both intake and exhaust valves) = Hyundai Sonata Transform Petrol 2.4 theta 2.
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Amby and Premier Padmini gear shifts are called column shift, as it was fitted to the steering column.
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OHC was the first to offer bumpers which were an assembly of 3 pieces. From an ownership cost point of view, I thought that was smart.

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