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Old 8th April 2005, 12:24   #16
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If you guys are getting excited about the base model with "just" 85 Hp, wait till they launch the GTi with atleast 100 hp!

Already rubbing my hands in glee...

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Old 8th April 2005, 12:39   #17
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[quote=Rtech]If you guys are getting excited about the base model with "just" 85 Hp, wait till they launch the GTi with atleast 100 hp! QUOTE]

But wont the weight of the car be a disadvantage in terms of performance and fuel efficency
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are they planing to launch the 1.6 , 100 bhp version in india ???
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they are launching the 1.3l now. next stage is the diesel and there are talks of the swift with the 94bhp baleno engine in it. but the last two variants are not before 2006.
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are they planing to launch the 1.6 , 100 bhp version in india ???
100 bhp in a tin can? God save us all ....
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definitely wont be a tin can if it weighs in at 1000+kgs...heavier than the 100+bhp honda vtec.
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Old 8th April 2005, 13:22   #22
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well the reason it is heavier is because teh car is built as per euro safety standards..so no more worrying about the fenders getting dented when you lean on it.
this car is to be the exact copy of what is available abroad..except the engine
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Yea, as ice says, it won't be before 2006 for sure. Also, intitially it may only be for motorsport use with limited versions being sold in the market. Who knows...its a wait and watch situation.

Either way, I can't remember the last time I was this excited about a new car from Maruti. Wait, I can't remember the last time Maruti actually launched a new car!
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Sorry for taking over the thread, but I just saw this news article on the Hyundai HED-1 concept. This is the car likely to be the next generation Getz.



Don't you think it bears some resemblance to the Swift?
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ICE, while the Baleno engine may make it into the car initially. However, for motorsport use the car would be the same as is used abroad for racing. This is because there will be a common FIA homologation for the Swift.

What that means is that if the 1.5L twin cam is homologated with the FIA, that will also be sold in our version here. And, it may be ready in time for the 2006 INRC season!
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hey typo,
its going to be no tin can if its one of the safest car in europe....
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its going to be no tin can if its one of the safest car in europe....
I hope so dude. European standards are for Europe. I hope they keep to the same standards here. :( For all that we know people over here might start cribbing about the FE and then Maruti will go in for a micro-thin sheet.
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Don't you think it bears some resemblance to the Swift?
Has to be.. after all hyundias are best at doing that.. i mean copying. The new Accent seems to be some what NHC look a like and the new Sonata.. need i say something every knows what its all about.

Coming back to the Swift it should come in 1.3L and then later with JTD and also Baleno engine which is 94 BHP. Some saying 100BHP (Do correct me cause i am confused)
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I have been waiting since last six months to buy this car. It look very sexy and liked it looks very much i will definately go for it.
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I have been waiting since last six months to buy this car. It look very sexy and liked it looks very much i will definately go for it.
Its based on the concept S showcased at last years Auto Expo
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