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Old 12th February 2011, 19:17   #571
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Have gone through the entire threads on SX4 diesel and am very impressed with the comments of the team members. Am eagerly waiting for the launch. Think the Zdi version would be priced between 8.5 - 9.0 Lacs. They will have to price it below the VW Vento. It will be a value for money buy. The famed tried, tested and extremely frugal Swift DDIS engine with VGT souped up to provide 90 bhp, ABS, EBD, Twin airbags, electrical OVRM's, 205/60 R16 tyres, automatic climate control, not to mention the dealer availability at every corner of the city and the cheap spares.

Am currently using a Swift Vdi done 57000 kms and would be selling the same to upgrade to the SX4. The troublefree performance of the Swift Vdi gives me the confidence that the SX4 Diesel too would be a great buy... Have already planned what all I'm going to do once I get my hands on one. Firstly change the tyres to soft Michelins (I've seen quite a few SX4 petrol shod with cheap OEM's which simply refuse to wear out and become so hard so as to spoil the suspension & ride quality !!!), change the air filter to K&N (would have the same air filter box as the Swift's ? ), Change the front disc pads to Hawk performance pads... (the version abroad has discs in the rear too !!! ) Am also quite keen on a better music system than the one that the Zdi comes shod with ... something with navigator cum reverse camera included... Lets see !!!
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With the launch of the SX4 Diesel the life will get tougher for Honda City. Though it has held on to it usual 4000-5000 mark per month after the Vento's launch. Maruti's bigger Sales and Service network should see the cumulative sales of the SX4 ( P+D) touch 3500 mark.

MSIL should also start planning for a successoe to the SX4. It will turn 4 in May and looks a bit dated in comparison to the City, Vento and the Linea.

This segment should become a lot more interesting with the New Fiesta, Verna and GM sedan likely to debut in quick succession.

The fly in the ointment can be if the FM decids to tax the cars more especially the Diesel variants.
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One reason I prefer a maruti is a very old ad of them I remember. A very big shoe mentioning "Our network" and containing a small shoe inside it titled "their network"....
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Review SX4 Diesel with pics on Motoroids
Review: Maruti Suzuki SX4 diesel
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The review at the above Motoroids link says "ZDi version with 15 inch alloys". Hope its a typo.
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The review at the above Motoroids link says "ZDi version with 15 inch alloys". Hope its a typo.
Must be a typo, since the picture shows alloys similar to the stock 16" that the ZXi now comes with.
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SX4 Diesel bookings have started already. One Team BHP member in Delhi has already booked SX4 ZDi. The launch date told to him is 18th Feb.
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One of my friend also booked SX4 LDI in Cuddalore, TN today. The dealer told him that Maruti has asked to start the booking. He paid Rs. 25,000 for the booking. On the pricing front, the dealer told him that it would be 60-70K above the petrol variant.
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SX4 Diesel bookings have started already. One Team BHP member in Delhi has already booked SX4 ZDi. The launch date told to him is 18th Feb.
Any news about the bookings in Pune? I had asked someone to enquire at Chowgule Motors and those guys said it isnt this month and they still have to be trained. Demo cars have arrived, though unfortunately dont have anyone I can rely on to go have a look :(
I am apprehensive the booking time would go up by the time I can go to the showroom (end March)
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One of my friend also booked SX4 LDI in Cuddalore, TN today.
SX4 LDi? I thought only VDi and ZDi are coming.

If LDi is coming, then its price should be on par with Petrol VXi. Or just a 20K premium also will be OK.

BTW, what all features will Maruti remove from the 'VXi' to make it 'LDi'?
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SX4 LDi? I thought only VDi and ZDi are coming.

If LDi is coming, then its price should be on par with Petrol VXi. Or just a 20K premium also will be OK.

BTW, what all features will Maruti remove from the 'VXi' to make it 'LDi'?
May be remove the power steering and disc brakes I don't think they will have LDI at all.
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SX4 LDi? I thought only VDi and ZDi are coming.

If LDi is coming, then its price should be on par with Petrol VXi. Or just a 20K premium also will be OK.

BTW, what all features will Maruti remove from the 'VXi' to make it 'LDi'?
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May be remove the power steering and disc brakes I don't think they will have LDI at all.
Let me stand corrected. Its my bad.
My friend booked the entry level version of SX4 diesel due to budget constraints. I thought its LDI, but not sure. I will check with him again.
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SX4 Diesel bookings have started already. One Team BHP member in Delhi has already booked SX4 ZDi. The launch date told to him is 18th Feb.
yeah even i have confirmed that the launch is on 18th.


As for the pricing. If MS is going to price it at 50k to 70k above petrol version then effectively it will be 1.2 lacs to 1.4 lacs above the discounted price of petrol sx4. I am not cheering because of that just yet. :P
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From what I could gather, There is going to be no LDI.

Only ZDI is going to be rolled out initially which would breach the 10 mark. VDI is atleast 2-3 months away.

10 or close to 10 for SX4 is losing sheen in my list. MUL should have atleast done some cosmetic changes like the IKON TDCI.

Linea or Vento still scores IMHO for that kinda money
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Linea or Vento still scores IMHO for that kinda money
I second that.. Altho being a Maruti loyalist for the last 10 years, a refreshing change from the maruti stable is what i was looking forward to. Also, the 1.3L diesel engine is done to death for the last 4-5 years and IMO is absolutely insipid for large sedans
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