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Old 9th September 2008, 11:21   #1
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Thumbs up SX4 Diesel - Is it on the cards? Update: Now launched

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Went yesterday for a dinner at our family friends home. Their son is doing engineering at IIT Delhi and was a head of the project for devloping the Sports car by students, which won last year at the Silverstone circuit.

He was recently on an Intern with Maruti.

As from him Maruti has been testing the SX4 diesel form quite a long time know and was supposed to launch this in September 1st week, before the launch of new City.

Reasons for the delay, not able to meet the demand for Swift diesel and Dzire diesel.

Engine:- 90 Bhp MJD with VGT (Sounds pretty cool)

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I have been waiting for so long SX4 Diesel. Come soon!

By the way any idea how much liters it would be? It must be either 1.6 or 1.9. But chances are for 1.6 as they have 1.3 liter engine in Swift petrol & diesel. Keeping finger crossed.

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Good news

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...time-soon.html (Maruti Suzuki SX4 DDiS: Is it coming anytime soon?)
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Hi folks,

As from him Maruti has been testing the SX4 diesel form quite a long time know and was supposed to launch this in September 1st week, before the launch of new City.

Reasons for the delay, not able to meet the demand for Swift diesel and Dzire diesel.

Engine:- 90 Bhp MJD with VGT (Sounds pretty cool)
Wow, this is good news but when will they launch it?

Another question on this, how will a Diesel SX4 affect FIAT Linea? I guess with the perceptions of both manufacturers in the minds of general public, a Diesel SX4 with an MJD will effectively kill off any hopes of the Linea being a huge success.
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Sorry folks, not much of details as Moms were there to kill us discussing cars all time on dinner table.

As for engine, it is either 1.3 or 1.6 not 1.9 as it will be used in Vitara for future.

But I will try to crack as much more info I can
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It will be the same 1.3 L engine , as it has a VGT, so 90bhp is not a big deal for 1.3 MJD[or DDIS ]with that.

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Am just curious here with so many diesel cars being launched. What happens to all these diesel cars and their current demand if government comes out with differential pricing for industrial users, railways, public transport - both passenger & goods, and individual cars. I personally, endorse that there should be differential pricing and it should not be subsided for industrial users and individual car owners.

Btw, this is my personal opinion and I feel that differential will ensure that there is no undue demand for diesel.

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Wow, this is good news but when will they launch it?

Another question on this, how will a Diesel SX4 affect FIAT Linea? I guess with the perceptions of both manufacturers in the minds of general public, a Diesel SX4 with an MJD will effectively kill off any hopes of the Linea being a huge success.
Well Linea will be longer and interiors will be better compared to SX4. Looks are subjective. SX4 has the Maruti badge as the biggest advantage! It seems like this is the same engine that will be plonked in the Linea. But how come there was no info regarding this before. I would rather wait for more concrete info.
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Now is the time for Fiat to grow real guts, take Maruti head on, and show them whose boss!

Fiat- please listen, smell the coffee, provide sensible service, decent spares, and even a maintenance package. Time to counter Sedici with usii ka baap - Linea
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good news.But I doubt even after launching SX4 diesel,MSIL would be able deliver within 6 months(i.e the current waiting period of diesel dzire).My guess is That DZire ZDI has started taking the sales of SX4 petrol.SX4 sales have decreased due to which they want to launch SX4 diesel ASAP.
But one question remains unanswered,WHAT ABOUT THE WAITING PERIOD.??
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Another question on this, how will a Diesel SX4 affect FIAT Linea? I guess with the perceptions of both manufacturers in the minds of general public, a Diesel SX4 with an MJD will effectively kill off any hopes of the Linea being a huge success.
Why diesel SX4? The Linea MJD wouldn't be able to make a dent in the Petrol SX4 sales. It's unfortunate but true. This despite the fact that Linea will be bigger, longer , wider with better build quality, better suspension and better driving dynamics.

Of course, unlike the SX4, the Linea will also track straight instead of darting and dancing all over the road like the SX4!

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good point. i tend to agree.
however, as a vehicle I think the SX4 diesel will be first class - especially if they also offer the ZXi variant - unlike their strategy with Swift DDIS where they had only VDi as the top end.
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Am just curious here with so many diesel cars being launched. What happens to all these diesel cars and their current demand if government comes out with differential pricing for industrial users, railways, public transport - both passenger & goods, and individual cars. I personally, endorse that there should be differential pricing and it should not be subsided for industrial users and individual car owners.

Btw, this is my personal opinion and I feel that differential will ensure that there is no undue demand for diesel.
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sports car by students, which won last year at the Silverstone circuit.
When did this happen?
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While it would be an ace for MSIL to have a diesel SX4, I think first they need to work on sorting out the diesel engine production constraints and get those huge waiting periods closed for Swift-D and Dzire-D. Else, what is the use of saying that you have a diesel variant, but please wait a few years for delivery ?

And if and when the diesel SX4 comes, it would be competing with the existing players like Verna-D, Fiesta-D, NNHC etc more than Linea.
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I have been waiting for so long SX4 Diesel. Come soon!

By the way any idea how much liters it would be? It must be either 1.6 or 1.9. But chances are for 1.6 as they have 1.3 liter engine in Swift petrol & diesel. Keeping finger crossed.
Well, anuj if budhiraj is right then the engine is a 1.3 VGT that pumps out 90BHP.

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