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View Poll Results: If we have a good option of a smart Utility Vehicle would you -
Buy it even if you own a car and have it as your second car 48 34.29%
Buy it only if you do not have a car 17 12.14%
Will sell your existing car to buy it because you just want to have it 49 35.00%
Not interested in owning such a vehicle. 26 18.57%
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Old 17th August 2009, 09:52   #31
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I would be very happy if Suzuki, Fiat, Renault, Ford, Toyota or anyone came out with this concept of a Smart, Compact 4x4 Turbo Diesel Mini SUV/ Crossover.

Even the suzuki Jimmy/ Jimny would be a nice vehicle to have.
As would the Sedici/ SX4 hatch, Panda, RAV4, Sandero, etc etc

Only thing, the price needs to be good.
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Old 17th August 2009, 11:04   #32
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i love the sx4 crossover! Visually, it feels better gelled together than the sedan.
Will be nice to see a new segment with the sx4 crossover, yeti, panda et al!
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SX4 crossover looks great. With a Diesel engine this car would be a killer on the road.
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we have had the palio adventure for sometime now. I think it fits the category mentioned in this thread. It dint sell so much did it?
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...candidate will be Toyota Rush. I would buy a Toyota Rush on first preview date.
Seriously. I would also buy it on DAY 1 of the launch here. It is seriously cool and much much better suited sUV/SUV for Indian cities. It can seat 7 and has that 'cool' factor written ALL over it

I am sure that it can be sold for under 10L easily top end. (13,000 USD abroad)

I seriously don't know why Toyota is not thinking of bringing it here. It FOR SURE would set the sales chart on fire and create a new market segment category -- just as the Qualis/Innova did

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i think this adventure's limitations were - no diesel and no 4x4

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we have had the palio adventure for sometime now. I think it fits the category mentioned in this thread. It dint sell so much did it?
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sure brother!
you got it!
this would really be a fantastic option if and when TKML decides to launch it in India!!

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Seriously. I would also buy it on DAY 1 of the launch here. It is seriously cool and much much better suited sUV/SUV for Indian cities. It can seat 7 and has that 'cool' factor written ALL over it

I am sure that it can be sold for under 10L easily top end. (13,000 USD abroad)

I seriously don't know why Toyota is not thinking of bringing it here. It FOR SURE would set the sales chart on fire and create a new market segment category -- just as the Qualis/Innova did

Here are some pictures of the RUSH

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I am sure that it can be sold for under 10L easily top end. (13,000 USD abroad)
I genuinely hope so. But I think it will be priced closer to Corolla because it would be primarily CBU import or assembly done in India with most parts imported.
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When conceived, the Indica platform WAS supposed to spawn a mini-SUV that never materialised. The closest Tata came to it was with the Advent, an Adventurised version of the Marina.

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Vista can provide a good base for such a vehicle.
Heck, fit bigger wheels and tyres and you get a SmUV!
This looks same as FIAT - Adventure.
Basically I too like this kind of SUV. Compact SUV rather a full size suv for many a reason. But int Indian market this Compact SUV is not mature...
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The RAV4 from Toyota. I just love it. If I hadnt wanted a sports car , thats the one I would have gone for. But while Toyota are listening, how about getting the Kluger ? See one in white and no SUV will come close for a few days. Its a real beauty.
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i think this adventure's limitations were - no diesel and no 4x4
there was a diesel adventure. 1.9D. It bombed for obvious reasons. Agree on the 4x4 part.

Is Skoda Yeti a crossover? If yes, this could make the first entry before the others.
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the Yeti is effectively a crossover
built on the fabia platform and offered in Europe atleast with a few engine options, starting with the 1.2 Petrol which does duty in the fabia, through a 1.8 Diesel, right upto a 2 litre Diesel, with all the bells and whistles including 4WD, hill descent control etc.

However, with our import duties this top end variant (which is probably the only one really worth owning), WILL most probably be priced at nothing less than 16-17 OTR. We will probably see the 1.2 petrol, a 1.4 TDI and maybe a 1.8 Diesel in India once it comes. Frankly I, for one, would be very surprised if it came through at any less than the abovementioned cost. But it would certainly be one heck of a vehicle once it comes in. Am looking forward to it.

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quote=JVH;1435931]there was a diesel adventure. 1.9D. It bombed for obvious reasons. Agree on the 4x4 part.

Is Skoda Yeti a crossover? If yes, this could make the first entry before the others.[/quote]
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Anything from Skoda I will not even touch with a Bargepole.
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Old 18th August 2009, 09:47   #44
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India badly needs a Smart Utility Vehicle with the utility value of an Omni + comparable features of car like safety, ride quality, handling etc.
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No one else but only Suzuki can do that in India as they will get govt. contract as well as police and army contract to get enough sales required. It is high time our Indian police and Army get a latest mini 4x4 SUV in replacement of Gypsy to chase all the high speed cars on road and for army in offroad. An sUV which can as easily be customised as gypsy or jeeps.
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