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Old 30th June 2010, 16:21   #31
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First hatch with some space inside - Tata Indica
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Old 30th June 2010, 16:22   #32
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No no! The intermittent speed wiper was available on a M800 that we owned in 96.
Ah, okay. Our 88 800 didnt have that.
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Old 30th June 2010, 16:28   #33
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@DRIV3R : If i remember correctly Maruti started giving three speed wipers from 1995 .
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Can any one owning an i20 point out the practical use of the cooled glove box?
it keeps soft drinks cooler for a longer period.
also,you can keep choclates to prevent them from melting.
its so huge that you can keep your laptop in there too
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Old 30th June 2010, 16:40   #35
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Hey, here's one more. The i20 was the first hatch with rear disc brakes.
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First hatchback with a common rail diesel: Suzuki Swift

First Hatchback and the only one till date with projector headlamps: Skoda Fabia

First hatch over 4m length: Chevy SRV

First hatch with 2doors and 15+lakh price: Fiat 500

First hatch with a admittedly useful flower vase: VW beetle
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Old 30th June 2010, 16:43   #37
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I don't own a i20. Even then, i had seen my friends using the cooled glove box(Opel Astra) to keep the softdrinks like Pepsi chilled. May be that's the use of it..
Although thats the intended purpose, the one inside the i20 is just half an inch wide hole which can be closed via a sliding mechanism. I really doubt if it can keeps the stuff inside cold since the air flow isnt much and the i20's A/C isnt the most powerful around.
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Wagon R has a lot of firsts, one more is the factory fitted LPG kit, IIRC.
Yup. The dual fuel option.
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Fiat Palio was the first hatch which came with 'drive by wire' technology and 'height adjustable seat belts'.

EDIT : Fiat Palio S10 - The India's first signature car

Btw, which is the first hatch which came with :
- Alloy wheels?
- Rear Wiper?

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Old 30th June 2010, 17:00   #40
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Underseat storage - All new Wagon R

Which hatch provided these features first?
Tubeless tyres?
Tilt steering?
Boot opener lid?
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First Rear Engined Hatch in modern India.
First Car with spare wheel in front.
First Car with wiper integrated washer mechanism
First Car with dissimilar tyre thicknesses to control under/over steer.
First Car with Overspeed Fuel Cut-off safety system

TATA NANO
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Diesel i20 - First with a 6 speed manual gearbox!
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First hatch back in India to come equipped with Automatic Transmission: Maruti Zen.

First hatch back to come equipped with driving dynamics for physically challenged people: Maruti Zen.

My contribution after doing research on my car
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Btw, which is the first hatch which came with :
- Alloy wheels?
- Rear Wiper?
Alloy wheels - TATA Indica DLX
Rear wiper with demister - Hyundai Santro DX
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The first hatchback, actually, the first car under 20 lakhs that's available with a 6-speed manual transmission + shift-indicator is the Hyundai i20! And if I recall correctly, the Fabia was the first hatch to offer Climate-Control as standard equipment. The Fabia is also the first (and possibly the only) hatch to offer projector headlights as well!

The Jazz is the only hatch that comes with 'Magic-Seats'!
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