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Old 11th September 2008, 12:24   #16
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Recently I have came across with a news that KA may be introduce in India with 4 door version.
I have also seen some Scoop picture on Chennai Road. I really dont understand why companies are very reluctant to release Good/New model of Car to Indian Market.
Small Ex: Toyota have only 4/5 Model.
Toyota/Innova/Corrola/Camry/Prado... 15 yrs In market and only 5 Choice...
Same with all other company too. Even Bangladesh you get more variety than India.
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Old 11th September 2008, 12:42   #17
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The car looks great!!
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Two-door hatches are still not a viable option for the avg.
The 2 door might not be viable, But Ford might convert this to a sedan and launch it in India, as they have done with the previous versions of the fiesta.

What say??
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Old 11th September 2008, 13:59   #18
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would 65mpg in US mean 65mpg in India? Do we have the same quality of fuel here?
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Old 11th September 2008, 15:02   #19
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@ac 427, do keep an eye open, right here. A figure close to that was reported by a fellow member, quite recently. And just wait for Autocar, they will give you better figures very soon !

My swift-d gives me 22.6 on the highway ( My Highest yet - if I keep it between 70-90kmph ) and 17 in city with 195 tyres. 24-25 I can accept on stock tyres but 27 is unbelievable if you get what I mean.
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wow never heard of that before. 27 KMPL by a Swift ? DDiS or petro ? I think neither gives that mileage

If we are talking of 'under milage run' then recently an alto gave an astounding milage of 41kmpl!!!! :O
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My swift-d gives me 22.6 on the highway
22.6 on Indian highways. On North American freeways, the Swift D or any of our other small diesel cars would easily give 27kmpl.
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22.6 on Indian highways. On North American freeways, the Swift D or any of our other small diesel cars would easily give 27kmpl.
Well said, but they may get a ticket for under-speeding!
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Well said, but they may get a ticket for under-speeding!
Not so well said

Swift Petrol or Diesel both can easily manage highways anywhere is the world with the given power.

65mph is piece of cake

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Any modern B-segment diesel should be able to do 65mpg. If that's a British car then be aware that British gallon has more gas in it than an american gallon. BTW Smart diesel cracks 80 mpg highway.

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Not so well said

Swift Petrol or Diesel both can easily manage highways anywhere is the world with the given power.

65mph is piece of cake
But driving at 65 mph will not give you 65 mpg. The penality for speed is lower FE.
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So what? Mercedes is already selling the bluetec and VW are re-introducing their Clean Diesel TDi cars back into North America starting from 2009.
But Diesel being 15 - 20% more expensive than regular gas/petrol, I do not see anyone buying it. Moreover even the clean diesels are not allowd to be sold in all 50 states.
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It is hitting South African market in October, the same place where Ford exports Fiesta from there Indian plant. So expect it in India sooner than later. Also, the econetic engine is the same 1.4L duratorq mill that we have. Its called Econetic in the UK and they got it recently. So all the hype. We had it from day one.
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Dont blame the company, its the market deciding which form of car it will get. Now SA has this form of the Ikon which they call the Bantam. It has even got the same 1.3L engine. They call 'our' Fiesta the Ikon (exported from the Indian Ford). They will probably call the new 2009 Fiesta as Fiesta phew.
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65 mpg - Ford service will become single digit in India
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65 miles per gallon.
Is it the imperial gallon or the US gallon?
Imperial gallon is around 4.54 liters while the US gallon is around 3.78 liters.

If it is US them its around 27 kmpl else it would be 23 kmpl.
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