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Old 14th July 2009, 17:01   #16
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I don't think that Maruti Suzuki has stopped Swift's production as it's diesel version & also "GLAM" version is high on a sale.
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Does this mean the DZire Petrol is off the shelf?

Since DZire Petrol had the same engine as that of Swift Petrol, will the DZire as well get a new KB series engine?

KB series retuned for Swift and DZire means a increase in Cost?

What will happen to the existing users who have booked the petrol engines and have been told a wait period of 3 months, will they get the new KB series engine in both Swift and Dzire with no extra cost?

Too many questions and too early i guess :-)
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I don't think that Maruti Suzuki has stopped Swift's production as it's diesel version & also "GLAM" version is high on a sale.
Checked with the dealer today. The Glam is only available in Petrol.
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Swift diesel sells by itself so they might be trying to divert the sales towards ritz to promote it,sales figures show Ritz is already a huge hit with indians.
A classic copybook style case of
a) Improper Product positioning
b) Product cannibalisation due to a)
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There's loads of Ritz at the Suzuki dealer's backyard here at Trv.
Hows Ritz selling in terms of numbers ?
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I see loads of ritz in chennai nowadays. Though i personally dont like the flat B*M. So i suppose it is doing well at the expense of swift

So the story is getting murkier and murkier
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There's loads of Ritz at the Suzuki dealer's backyard here at Trv.
Hows Ritz selling in terms of numbers ?
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The Ritz is doing very well for itself here in NCR. 70% of all bookings are for Petrol model ( due to a significant price difference with Swift petrol). This is good for MSIL as they will now have lesser pressure for the Diesel engine. They can produce more Diesel Dzires ( I believe they have a bigger margin on the Dzire than the Swift)
Hope they use this breathing space to ramp up their Diesel powerplant capacity. Unlike earlier, there are a number of desel engined options available in the hatchback segment ( Vista, Punto and i20). Now people may not be willing to wait for 6 months for a diesel car.
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guys you are right i just enquired with JAYAKRISHNA AUTO and the head of sales confirmed to me that they will not take any new bookings on SWIFT for next 6 months even if full payment is made in advance !!! The salesman also tried to convince me to buy the RITZ
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