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Old 15th December 2010, 11:47   #1
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Default SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

These images are of new GM Wagon which is likely to rival Eeco as per ACI. I am not sure of whether its going to fight Eeco or get posted one notch above eeco in the market.

The wagon looks tall in size and one size shorter than an Innova, but that is just my guess. Note the captain's seat behind the front row. I hope this wagon comes out as a serious rival to eeco which is doing good enough in the market. Pricing this wagon with a good diesel at around 5-6 lakhs can hit some hatchbacks IMO. I think GM has experienced overlap in the small car segment well enough as Spark which used to sell around 4K units is now sharing its sales share with Beat. So may be this Wagon will be placed just a bit higher than Beat.

Please note that these images were emailed to me by vadodara team-bhp member "Digitonsam". The images were posted to me on Dec 12, but due to my injury as a result of an accident, I was not able to post them.

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Old 15th December 2010, 11:53   #2
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

Nice, nice, If GM backs this up with there 3yrs service holiday, they should have a winner here.

Now is this front wheel or rear wheel drive??? any pointers???
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Old 15th December 2010, 12:26   #3
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So Maruti has some serious competition here too! Wonder if there will be a diesel in which case this will steamroll Eeco.

The shape is strikingly similar to Eeco. If they had not camouflaged the vehicle people might have mistaken it for Eeco and the car wouldn't have grabbed much attention
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

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So Maruti has some serious competition here too! Wonder if there will be a diesel in which case this will steamroll Eeco.
Do you really think so? I doubt. Until GM can stabilize its brand image and dealer network, its tough. Ha, missed the important point.

As you mentioned, it HAS to be diesel, else sorry GM.
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These images are of new GM Wagon which is likely to rival Eeco as per ACI. I am not sure of whether its going to fight Eeco or get posted one notch above eeco in the market.
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... but due to my injury as a result of an accident, I was not able to post them.
Sorry to hear about it. Hope you are doing well now.

This car looks good with space. But I wonder why there are gaps between rear seats (pre-production car?). Clean Dash but no arm rest on the front door. Can make it way for Taxis and Pickup Van for School children with some seat mods.
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Old 15th December 2010, 12:36   #6
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

The car was seen doing test runs in ORR in bangalore on 13th Decemeber.
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

If a 7 seater option with AC is going to be offered, it will be good news for folks looking at people movers.

Any tentative launch date ?
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

Good move by GM ! But I am not able to digest the head lmap design. And so I see captain seats in the second row as well?

YES ! GM, Please bring a good Diesel engine and you will have buyers.
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Wow another space to watch out for. Maruti is almost the only player in this segment. I think its high time it got some competition. Hope GM makes this a true VFM and a Diesel option too.
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

the front end of the beat suits more for a van but ,it looks like they have made the front end of this van a little gentle not as aggressive as beat,a combo of beat front end and fresh designing (like beat) would look wonderfull for such van imo
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

Hi All,

That looks like the Wuling Sunshine.

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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

Great scoop Digitonsam.

The pics are of the Saic-Wuling Hongtu MPV which will be launched in India by GM.

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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

GM is talking to Piaggio to get the newly developed 2 Cylinder CRDI 1.2 Ltr engine. It is supposed to have abt 64 Bhp (I think)

News was gathered from an old issue of AutoCar
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

This is the new Chevrolet MPV (N200)
Here a scoop video too.


This one is said to use a 1.2L Petrol engine initially with 5 speed transmission
Later may be a diesel would be introduced.

Also since this is under 4m will this get tax benefits?

source:Spy Video - SAIC-Wuling Hongtu MPV (exclusive) | Indian Autos blog
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Default Re: SPYSHOTS of new GM Wagon ( Maruti Eeco Rival ).

MPV looks fantastic and nice catch aaggoswami, but the quality of the plastic in the dashboard, steering seems to be of very low quality (by looks though).

Chinese brother looks more practical, dashboard, steering and side arm rest setup looks like a furnished cockpit
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