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Old 11th July 2009, 21:11   #1
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New Santro:

Expected Launch date: Christmas 2009

exterior changes:
  • new countered bonnet with round headlights with integrated turn signals.
  • new front bumper with rectangular fog lights in top end models.
  • new rounded chrome grille.
  • body coloured bumpers in all versions
  • new fenders
  • new taillights
  • rear fog lights in top end varients integrated into rear bumpers
  • bumper detachable black moulding deleted for a cleaner look
  • new pull type door handles
  • new OSRVM, bigger and wider like in i10 kappa.
interior changes:
  • beige interior with black central console
  • new instrument cluster with tachometer (on higher end versions) with electric odometer with 2 tripmeters (in all versions)
  • more storage space provided in the gear console*
  • improved rear seat comfort with improved thigh support
  • new seat fabric and trims
  • rotary AC controls*
mechanical changes
  • engine upgrade to meet euro 4 norms (retuning of ECU specific to i10 engine, increased torque from 9.8 kg-m to 10 kg-m and power from 63 ps to 64 ps)
  • improved spring and damper rates of the rear suspension for better ride quality*
  • a bit stiffer front suspension with anti-roll bar of a bigger size*
models:
  • 3 varients-base, mid level and top end
  • AC and power steering standard standard on all models
  • AT model will not be available
  • NON AC model made to order.
  • 7-8 colours, planned a new rustic orange also.*
*will be confirmed at the time of launch.
All the information provided is subject to last minute change.
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Old 11th July 2009, 21:18   #2
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Like the joker says in the dark knight,before unleashing mayhem...

And

here
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we
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go!!
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round headlight with integrated indicators, square foglamp in bumper

cant imagine it
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Cool !!!

Spark, Wagon-R, estilo...watch out!!!

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Nice scoop SID. There seems to be a good number of changes in the new car. Looks like the Manufacturer is readying the Car a bit more cautiously this time.
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Hope it does not get the mickey mouse treatment again.
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i was just thinking when this would be happening.damn i came to know this today.my friend had just booked a santro and told it to be delivered for august(postponed delivery intentionally) due to some important timing during that month!!
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Hmm hopefully it stays at the same price.
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Old 11th July 2009, 22:39   #9
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Is this another of the now famous " mid life upgrades " or a completely new model ?
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Hope it does not get the mickey mouse treatment again.
I think this time they are doing the Goofy treatment.
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Why a new one ? Santro is an oldie who is keeping his leg crossed for graveyard !
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Old 11th July 2009, 23:36   #12
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1) Same old chassis and old motor. Not a good thing.

2) Beige interiors or whatever they call is bad. I dont know why people love it, but I literally hate it. The service centers are going to earn more money by cleaning it. Nothing else.

3) This is just a cosmetic upgrade with revised looks and a few changes in suspension. Now about cosmetic upgrade, I hope they dont end up with a new copy and tasteless amalgam from various manufacturers.
If they call this car new, I think we had a new Maruti 800 in 1998. And we had a new Alto too.

4) Basically to sum it up, its just a cosmetic upgraded car with ECU retuned to meet E-4 norms. If this is accompanied with more than marginal cost increase, they are trying to cheat customers.
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This is for the upcoming Euro-4 norms, isn't it? Good that they have also decided to refresh the cars.
We can, probably, expect similar upgrades/refresh on other cars of other manufacturers, around the same time I guess
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What is the point of it when the i10 1.1 is available. They should just stop selling the Santro. Looks like the Maruti bug has bitten them.
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I wish price will not be higher than current ones.
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