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Old 19th November 2008, 09:45   #121
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While the rest of the car looks fine to me, i totally detest the design of those headlamps.
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A Star should be good car If it gives 20+ kmpl in highway driving. To be very frank I feel car looks funny, i10 looks much better than this and can't compete with i10 but its just one small car like others. Maruti is launching this to create more confusion.

I still prefer Alto over A Star for Alto's proven experience.

I wish all the best to real A Star.

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The head lamps are certainly odd. Why circular? looks similar to old padmini , ambassador looks
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While the rest of the car looks fine to me, i totally detest the design of those headlamps.
You are right. Actually the dynamics are alright. But the headlamps are really weird. Looks like it is a result of some desperate "out of the box" thinking.

Even the rear. Bumper looks disproportionate. Tail lamps lack a definitive shape.

Interiors seems to be trying hard to impress the onlooker. But for me it does not.

According to me, the only things that might go right with the car are its engine and pricing. Let us see. Hardly some hours left.
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this is the complete brochure
The keys have remote buttons in them?! Wow! Even my SX4 doesn't have that. Somehow the design isn't exciting at all but lets see the car in real to form a thorough opinion.

But kudos to Maurti's marketing brains. When our media for whom the automotive sector doesn't exsist does a pre-launch feature on a car it shows how good the company is in marketing their product. Aaj Tak ran a special programme today morning at about 8 am on the launch of the A-Star. Sure it typical Aaj Tak style but it was there. Made me wonder if we will see similar marketing tactics before the Linea launch.
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Again MSIL is fooling the INdian Customer, another new offereing for India where as a replacement for the Alto worldwide.
Do you own a Hyundai?

In any case, its the same for all manfacturers from the likes of Skoda (Laura and Octi), to Hyundai (with Accent and Verna, i10 and Santra), to Tata's, they keep selling the the old model and position the new model along as a new entry in the market. Why just blame MUL.

Rather when companies like Honda and Toyota (like Qualis) discontinue old models and bring newer models, most ppl complain like crybabies that why discontinue something that sells good and runs well..

So one can keep arguing on this. What we should appreciate is that manf should keep giving us new offerings, whether they keep continuing with the old ones or not, is their call.
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Just saw a preview of A-Star on NDTV and CNNIBN this morning.

Looks to be promising to me. lets wait for the price list to be out soon.
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I did not like the headlight design. They really seem to be popping out of the whole car. Something very similar to the i10. Otherwise the overall car looks good. FE is a Maruti + and this wont be any different. So do we have an Lxi and Vxi in this? Waiting to see the final pricing but Maruti looks to have another winner on its hands.
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So do we have an Lxi and Vxi in this?
We do !! Along with a Zxi. Brochure with all details on page 7
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Brochure looks interesting, few comments:

Liked the way front bumper scoops out at bottom in corners.
Wheel arch bulge is typical Swift like.
Front grill design is different, is it inspired from VW family look?
Hope tacho size is not too large else it can hamper visibility in tight right corners.
Persons in rear seats might feel less roomy due to less glass panel on side doors & tailgate.
Boot lip appears higher but doesn't look like it would be pain to put in luggage.
Wheelbase: retained at 2360 mm. wonder why MSIL/Suzuki chose to keep it same. Why can't we get some more wheelbase in this segment?
Tyres: 80 profile tyres, i10 has company.

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We do !! Along with a Zxi. Brochure with all details on page 7
It would be interesting to see the pricing of the Zxi in particular. The airbags etc come in this variant.
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Looks weird to me, especially from the front. Reminds me of a python spreading its jaws to devour its prey. The design of the eerie headlights and the large grill seems out of place with recent times, where narrower grills are finding favour (like in i10 or the new Ikon and Fiesta).
The i10 looks far, far better, IMO.
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Default Some Info about ASTAR in The Hindu earlier

Here you can see some info about this car ,
The hindu link
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If we talk about Alto replacement, I A-Star is far better compare to Alto. MUL should replace 3 cylender with 4 that will give driving pleasure which is not with Alto.
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Do you own a Hyundai?

In any case, its the same for all manfacturers from the likes of Skoda (Laura and Octi), to Hyundai (with Accent and Verna, i10 and Santra), to Tata's, they keep selling the the old model and position the new model along as a new entry in the market. Why just blame MUL.

Rather when companies like Honda and Toyota (like Qualis) discontinue old models and bring newer models, most ppl complain like crybabies that why discontinue something that sells good and runs well..

So one can keep arguing on this. What we should appreciate is that manf should keep giving us new offerings, whether they keep continuing with the old ones or not, is their call.


I dont own a hyundai.

But people who start crying will keep on crying all the time, its their mentality and we cant change it can we?

Why cant India move with the rest of the world, i dont think there will be many other countries where manufacturers follow the policy like they do in India of adding replacement models for other markets in India with newer names...

Accent to Verna, Octavia to Laura, Alto to A-Star etc etc and the list goes on.
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