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Old 6th November 2010, 15:11   #76
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The K just has so many more features and everything it has is better, example you dont insert a key into the ignition. Simply sit in the car, with the transponder on you and press the start button to go.

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Assuming that, by K you meant the Kizashi, even the Cruze has the same feature. Be in range and just press the Start/Stop button.
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The proportions are very European (thank God!). The detailing does seem a little "Korean" (but nice Korean) instead of Teutonic. I would say its probably the most handsome Maruti after the Gypsy and the Vitara. The Interiors are nice, and I hope the quality of the fit and finish are as good as the design.

Pitted against the Cruze, it should be popular. Priced higher, I am not sure. I think the badge becomes very important in the 15L+ bracket. How else does one explain the absolute VFM + engine + 6 sp manual gearbox of the Sonata Transform selling dismal numbers?
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Assuming that, by K you meant the Kizashi, even the Cruze has the same feature. Be in range and just press the Start/Stop button.
Even the Micra @ 5-6L has the same feature.
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They are coming alive:

Guess who's coming Alive?

Looks like Kizashi is around the corner!
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^^ I dont think the site has anything to do with Kizashi. The hints on the site are more for crash test dummies
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Even the Micra @ 5-6L has the same feature.
It's a known fact!

I mentioned about that feature in Cruze cos 'Paulstar' had compared the Cruze and the Kizashi in his post.
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I found this article on the net. Makes for a good read. Thought you guys would like it too...

Suzuki Kizashi - Tokyo to L.A. - The Hard Way - Motor Trend


I am thoroughly impressed with the car...
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I found this article on the net. Makes for a good read. Thought you guys would like it too...

Suzuki Kizashi - Tokyo to L.A. - The Hard Way - Motor Trend


I am thoroughly impressed with the car...
Great article and fantastic pictures of Russia!

The Kizashi seems to be one tough vehicle! If they price it right, I might upgrade from my Sx4.
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AutoX magazine reviewed a U.S spec Kizashi some time ago. Review is available at the link below.

Driven: Suzuki Kizashi
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Default Maruti Suzuki Plans a 'Made In India' Kizashi !!!

A Maruti Suzuki official said that:
"We will get the confidence to make the sedan here only when we generate adequate sales volumes from the CBUs and CKDs. We do have a plan, but there is a long time to it."
"But initially the Kizashi will be brought to Indian shores in the form of a CBU which means the base price is already pushed up by more than 100 per cent (including countervailing duties, education cess and other levies)."
"If it generates adequate sales volumes, the strategy is to shift from CBU to CKD. But CKDs will also attract a 60% duty. The rising yen cost is providing no relief either."
Here is the link to this news:
Maruti Suzuki plans a ?Made in India? Kizashi | Indian Autos blog
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thats a straight out "no".
it'll be here, but priced out of its segment.
maruti is smart, i am sure they must have carried out adequate surveys to see the buying capability.
Only problem is, they are so corrupted by the numbers since their 800 days, they think small numbers are just not feasible, same numbers that a GM or Fiat would be more than happy to achieve.
shame though, we'll miss out on a great car and a headturner.
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I think they ought to have got the car and assembled it here.At CBU prices this car is not value for money.Maruti missed a chance to at last make it big in the d-segment.Priced at Cruze prices the Kizashi would might have proved to be a gamechanger.
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Guys,
I just got this information from my maruti SA that the kizashi is going to be launched withing a few months( do not know exactly, maybe Feb/March 2011) with a price tag of around 17 to 18 lacs!!
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I am not sure about the reliability of this source, but its' saying 10-12 lacs.

Indiantelevision.com > Media, Advertising & Marketing Watch > Dentsu bags creative mandate for Maruti's Kizashi
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Coming this Jan priced at approx 13-15 lakhs, CBU from Japan. 2.4 VVT with 176 PS and 6 speed AT.

Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 'Spotted' in Gurgaon EDIT: Launched  at Rs. 16.5 Lakh Ex Delhi-photo1507.jpg

The car is on display inside the MSIL brand center at Vasant Kunj, Delhi. You can touch it, feel it and sit inside and have a good look at it.
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