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Old 19th June 2009, 12:49   #31
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Why maruti puts A Star/ Swift / Sx4 steering wheel in GV? Is't that cheap joke for the person purchasing car for 16+ lkh?
I remember in one of the threads they had pictures of 100's of GV's sitting in the port, so it is imported as a completely built unit, if that is the case they must be giving the same steering wheel in a GV in Japan and other international markets. So why the crib.
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Old 19th June 2009, 12:54   #32
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Why maruti puts A Star/ Swift / Sx4 steering wheel in GV? Is't that cheap joke for the person purchasing car for 16+ lkh?
They do that? What do they do with the stock steering that is shipped along with the GV from Japan?

They haven't swapped the steering on my GV I suppose. I was trying to get a steering cover and the SX4 cover didn't fit, the steering on my GV is much bigger, obviously it is the original one from Japan.

This is the steering on my GV:

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Can somebody post the up-close image of SX4 or Swift steering please?

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Old 19th June 2009, 13:19   #33
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I care to see atleast what is in offer in the new model. The decision point of purchase or no-purchase is different. GV is one of the most underrated SUV, i did some test drives when my boss was finalizing one and to tell you it has got decent space, sluggish on power initially, Yes the plastics etc. does not appeal and you feel whats better i get from an SX4. But i feel its a VFM SUV with some offroading capabilities - we can see from Samurai's and Sudev's threads.

2.4 Release should be interesting, it may as well lead to some minor enhancements in the existing GV and reduced pricing may be !! I know im expecting too much

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GV steering is different from SX4. The steering controls though similarly located are also different (The buttons are straight in SX4 while they are inclined in GV)


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They do that? What do they do with the stock steering that is shipped along with the GV from Japan?

They haven't swapped the steering on my GV I suppose. I was trying to get a steering cover and the SX4 cover didn't fit, the steering on my GV is much bigger, obviously it is the original one from Japan.

This is the steering on my GV:

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Can somebody post the up-close image of SX4 or Swift steering please?
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Old 1st July 2009, 13:18   #35
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1st july 2009
MSIL has today launched the new 2.4 L GV
specs -
163.5 bhp@6k
225 Nm @ 4k
retains 4x4 - all time and low ratios

changes -
multi-info display
6 cd changer
lesser NVH
new from grille - honeycomb
new front bumper - slight change
new alloy design
new colors

the price ex-show are-
Manual Trany - 16.67 lacs
Auto box - 17.98 lacs

the ads will come by 5th-6th in the papers and demo vehicles should be available at select Dealers by the end of week.

comments...
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The price is still sensible compared to competition. I am glad they didn't do anything crazy with the price.

Power - 119bhp to 163.5bhp (that's a big jump)
Torque - 170Nm to 225Nm (could have been better)

I suspect people are still going to complain about interiors. If there was a diesel option, it would have murdered the competition.
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@ samurai - the price is ex-show Delhi
and BTW - depending on exterior color - it os available with Beige interiors as well...
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MSIL has today launched the new 2.4 L GV
Source please...

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Well they haven't updated the website so I'd like the source too. I am happy that the black interiors are still available.

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MSIL Internal comm. - a frnd of mine...
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MSIL has today launched the new 2.4 L GV
specs -
What about LSD? I thought the current one doesnt come with one.

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and the 2.4 is the VVT engine - variable valve.
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What about LSD? I thought the current one doesnt come with one.
i believe the current 2.0 doesnt have LSD and niether does the new 2,4 have it.

and the website will be on by 5th - 6th...

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news is that soon the SX4 1.6 K series will also go VVT ...
Really?

Do you have any idea when?I am looking to buy the SX4 next month.

Can wait if they launch the VVT one.
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Any one wanting to buy my GV? I would love to buy the new one..
Phenomenal increase in bhp from 119@2lt to 163@2.4lt and VVT should give better FE ;-)
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Really?

Do you have any idea when?I am looking to buy the SX4 next month.

Can wait if they launch the VVT one.
dont know the exact month - but its in the pipeline...
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