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|19th November 2008, 12:18||#136|
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Has the launch been postponed? few min back the site countdown was showing 8mins left for the launch and now its showing 1day 23hrs left?
NOW IT SAYS 3mins. dont know what is going on with there countdown.
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|19th November 2008, 12:18||#137|
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Is A star getting launched today ? I was watching the count down timer go down from 00:00:00:56 to 00 and then alas, after 00, it started again with 01:23:00:00. Now, when I checked after some time, the timer shows 2 more min remaining for launch.. What is happening ?
|19th November 2008, 12:21||#138|
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check now, it has gone back to less than 5 minutes.
This web server seems to be overloaded, response is slow.
|19th November 2008, 12:33||#142|
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Official press release and prices are out
Maruti Suzuki launches A-star
Introductory Prices of A-star in DELHI are:
I think this is the first budget car with full features including safety, hence its an important release for India.
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|19th November 2008, 12:38||#143|
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maruti a star is launched with price tag as follows
all ex showroom delhi
Hyundai i10 cost are as follows
Again maruti has surprised with costing
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|19th November 2008, 12:51||#145|
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Guys : This is what I have read over the years. Please correct me if I am wrong on this.
Considering the first ever Maruti 800 to be introduced in India as the baseline - first generation small car, the next 800 was second generation with its various iterations [ MPFI, 4-speed, 5-speed]. For the world markets, the 800 was replaced by the Zen [not the Estilo] - the third generation. Then came the Alto - Fourth generation - to replace the Zen. Today with the the A-Star launch, MUL is launching the 5th Generation of the car that set on India on wheels.
Had MUL not discountinued the earlier Zen, India would have been in a unique position as the only car market in the world to have 4 generations of the same car family selling side-by-side. We would probably be breaking our own record - set by MUL itself while selling the 800 / Zen / Alto - cars from 3 generations.
Put together they were selling in substantial numbers, helping MUL retain the numero uno postion in this market.
For a moment consider, if Toyota had been selling 3 generations of the Corolla at the same time in the US. But they wouldnt.
Government regulations on emissions & safety, consumers' appetite for improved car designs & comfort, competition and Toyota brand building exercise are some of the reasons I can think of for Toyota to stop selling older cars.
So where does this leave MUL, the current competition in India and India as an automotive society as a whole.
|19th November 2008, 12:52||#146|
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The prices are on higher side & do notice that These are introductory prices.
These prices are very close to those of Wagon R.
Anyways we also need to see how spacious the A star is.
I am sure it will pickup well but what needs to be seen is how it performs 6 months down the line.
|19th November 2008, 12:53||#147|
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Kool price list
|19th November 2008, 12:58||#149|
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in the end he said "this is a family car,par family nahin aa sakti""
|19th November 2008, 13:04||#150|
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For i10, only Asta has both ABS + Airbags, and it costs 4,89,000, where as A-Star ZXi costs just 4,11,000! Great pricing for the ZXi, but LXi pricing is a bit on the higher side.
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