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Old 9th July 2010, 00:16   #211
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nice scoop hero puch!!!
They are comparing a 1.4 with a 2.0 150 bhp engine?
Toyota certainly has high hopes from its diesel powerplant.
i dont think the comparison made here is on engine. whatever said and done the corolla's expected 1.4L D-4D is no match for the cruze mean machine.

However the comparison made here would be on other factors like space. comfort and other corporate car stuff. From my perception even the petrol car is not for enthusiast. But as a corporate car its mind blowing, spacious, comfort, classy interiors, nice suspension and a touch of luxury.

I believe that this car will be a huge success as a corporate car as it has all the above mentioned aspects and an economical diesel engine. In these regards the cruze may fail as it is not really spacious inside.(as per team-bhp review and a user's complain that its cramped).
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Cruze's engine might be very powerful but it has quite high turbo lag,making all that power not too useful in the city.Maybe the Altis can capitalize on this.
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Guys, Carwale.com reports that launch is on 21st July !!!
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i dont think the comparison made here is on engine. whatever said and done the corolla's expected 1.4L D-4D is no match for the cruze mean machine.

However the comparison made here would be on other factors like space. comfort and other corporate car stuff. From my perception even the petrol car is not for enthusiast. But as a corporate car its mind blowing, spacious, comfort, classy interiors, nice suspension and a touch of luxury.

I believe that this car will be a huge success as a corporate car as it has all the above mentioned aspects and an economical diesel engine. In these regards the cruze may fail as it is not really spacious inside.(as per team-bhp review and a user's complain that its cramped).
I am confused, I believe it's same car except the engine. IF it's true then how come it's specious comfort etc etc compared to petrol altis?
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Read the post carefully,Fuhrer was talking about the Chevrolet Cruze and not the petrol Altis!
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ET has more information :

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diesel version — with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine — would see monthly numbers for the Altis going up to around 1100 units
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/6150015.cms

They expect this to be launched in this month.
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From what I heard from a very close source who drove this car, it does not have great pulling power as one would expect it to. Lets wait and watch though.
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However the comparison made here would be on other factors like space. comfort and other corporate car stuff. From my perception even the petrol car is not for enthusiast. But as a corporate car its mind blowing, spacious, comfort, classy interiors, nice suspension and a touch of luxury.

I believe that this car will be a huge success as a corporate car as it has all the above mentioned aspects and an economical diesel engine. In these regards the cruze may fail as it is not really spacious inside.(as per team-bhp review and a user's complain that its cramped).
Add to the above, reliability, fav target car for hotels and taxis, and we have a blockbuster with many months of waiting just like Fortuner.
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From what I heard from a very close source who drove this car, it does not have great pulling power as one would expect it to. Lets wait and watch though.
obvious and expected, isnt it. Even for i20 1.4Crdi, people complain about turbo lag and all, this is a much heavier car. But, anyone even remotely thinking about power and performance will not go for a 1.4D corolla.
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The grille (from the picture posted in page 13) is the same as the 2010 corolla sold in the west. What we see in our indian roads is a 2009 styling for the west. You can get the pictures from Toyota website. Interesting that they should bring the latest grill only for the diesel version - or is it that there is an overall exterior upgrade on cards ?
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From what I heard from a very close source who drove this car, it does not have great pulling power as one would expect it to. Lets wait and watch though.

Experts may disagree but considering the information about the car reaching from different sources, I would prefer to go for Linea Diesel and if Linea comes out with 1.6 L engine then that would be icing on cake.
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Not sure how this would perform,
But if this manages to be a success, except many other top players coming up with this model, sell your most expensive sedan with a 1.4 diesel and rake profit.
All said and done this launch is bringing some spice to the dull headed 10+L segment( but for Cruze)
If this proves to be a success expect many changes.
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many other top players coming up with this model, sell your most expensive sedan with a 1.4 diesel and rake profit.

Please!!! Your concern can be understood if corolla elsewhere in the world is offered with a better spec diesel engine. When we get same engine as the rest of the world, why question TKML commitment? It is not as if other manufacturers would say small engines seems to be a hit, lets also build a 1.3/1.4L engine. Each car will get the engine which was developed/engineered for the car.
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My only thought in that direction would be: Even Toyota must have thought about this.
The just cant reduce the displacement just like.

How have they justified this to the rest of the world?
What is the acceptance of this car in the rest of world?

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I predict a record 2000+ sales per month for the altis after the Diesel launch.
No other car in this segment can match this one .
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