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Old 28th September 2015, 09:06   #1876
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Quick update: Received a message from Nexa. They are already running a discount campaign of Rs. 25000 on 1.3 DDiS and upto 1 lakh on 1.6 DDiS!

Looks like the price correction is already seeing the light of the day, especially for the 1.6.
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Quick update: Received a message from Nexa. They are already running a discount campaign of Rs. 25000 on 1.3 DDiS and upto 1 lakh on 1.6 DDiS!

Looks like the price correction is already seeing the light of the day, especially for the 1.6.
Any idea is this discount only till 30th Sept or is it applicable in October also ?
As of now RM is saying its only applicable till 30th Sept and pushing to take the display car at the showroom.
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Old 28th September 2015, 10:04   #1879
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In many other States, Alpha on-road comes to 15L so its not really Marutis fault if KA State is charging you more tax. My belief is that if a State is asking high tax but not providing good roads then I would avoid buying a car in that State because they are stealing your money.

About your test drive experience - its very blunt. Care to elaborate more? See my test drive post > here (Maruti S-Cross : Official Review).
aerohit, what I meant by average vehicle is the following: The sound insulation is quite bad for a car in this segment. The Bolt I drove a few days back with revotron engine was far more superior to in-cabin noise. Then, the quality of plastics used is way inferior. Please go and check the plastic quality in the new Ford Figo Aspire. One thing is clear, people are saying just because they have Nexa showrooms, this car should sell. People are quoting even BMW and Mercedes premier concept. For your kind information Merc or BMW sell for engineering and safety not for the showroom. They have enormous cutting edge technologies incorporated. Working for Bosch, I know this. Its not because they have all white showrooms like Nexa that a merc or beamer sells !! I will only pay for the quality and the worthiness of the product not because the showroom gets more bill due to dressing up staff in blazers and have 150 cfls on. In fact, the girl at Metro ford was more courteous and always escorting me and had more technical knowledge than the NEXA folks !! Just getting an average joe decked up in blazer is not premium. I am sorry to say that the product does not deserver upward of 17 lakhs !!
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Technically, the so called S-Cross is an evolution of the old SX4 Hatch, correct?




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Any idea is this discount only till 30th Sept or is it applicable in October also ?
As of now RM is saying its only applicable till 30th Sept and pushing to take the display car at the showroom.
SDK, the discount is only till end of September. But I am sure with upcoming festive season, it will continue to October as well.
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Seems like that s cross had a tyre upgrade to broader ones.
For me it would be the duster
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Old 28th September 2015, 11:20   #1883
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A bit off topic, though not completely. Is Prestige a trustworthy brand for alloy wheels? The dealer i was talking with said that prestige is nothing but imported tyres from China and Taiwan with the Prestige logo pasted in India after import. Seen a coulple of awesome designs in Prestige but sceptical about quality after this statement from the dealer. No web presence as well. The only Prestige i found was some mail order alloy wheel manufacturer in the UK.

I am liking these three very much.
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Seems like that s cross had a tyre upgrade to broader ones.
For me it would be the duster
The S Cross seen here is running in stock size from Michelin (3PST)
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3M Paint sealant will cost ~ 6k+
Thanks Volkman10. Did you get the sealant applied? Please share the details of any other services you availed at 3M?

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Congrats and the Alloys are qwesome and adds a lot of character to the SCross. Good choice
And HRS Alloys are good ones and please dont have any doubts on it Happy Mile Munching
Thanks PetroTurbo! I got the same assurance from Sai Mag Wheels - not surprising - and sighted a set of nice looking ones on an Audi!

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Your car looks super mate! Certainly nice to see the SCross being a popular choice amongst bhpians.

Really think you ought to have the car remapped though mate, she will be transformed into something else altogether try working out a budget for all your future mods and get the best deal you can find for each, and simply go for it after a month or so. You won't regret it and you will find yourself treasuring your car even more.
PS: PM me if you need any help with adding stuff to your ride, I study in B'lore at the moment and would be more than happy to help
Thank you IshaanIan. Really appreciate your kind gesture. I'll surely get in touch with you to discuss further.

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The concept here is simple. The brand NEXA is premium and once the brand has been established, people will stop bothering about the pricing and enjoy the quality what it has on offer.

High performance with low maintenance with trusted Maruti Suzuki Service outlets all over India makes it worth buy. Over a period of time, it is a well known fact that Maruti Suzuki vehicle gives maximum returns in the form of fuel economy, service savings, service part replacements and resale. Also, the quality of suspensions, interiors, technology, all four wheel disc brakes, HID auto kit etc are all premium in S Cross.

I do not agree that 1.6 is not here to stay and its story in India is all over. NEXA team is way too experienced and filled with quality brains to let go customers. The team is still stabilizing and is in the budding stage though. Certain filtering and refining of team NEXA is all that is needed.
Well! A brand is a reflection of the overall experience and is only as strong as the underlying products and/or services, which in many cases, is a true reflection of the perception a customer carries in mind.

A good brand is built after years of establishing credibility. For e.g. when you buy a pair of Ray Bans, you don't doubt their ability to ban UV rays. In the same way, Maruti Suzuki already stands for everything that you very well described, but the missing part is how far NEXA can take it.

In my case, most of the discussions and transactions happened at the "parent Maruti Suzuki dealership" and the overall experience had nothing special to write home about (except a very patient RM). In fact, I had a better overall buying experience with my Esteem almost a decade ago! Therefore, while I believe S-Cross is a premium product and deserves the kind of positioning it has been given, NEXA has some catching up to do.

And finally, to offer discounts in just a month after the launch is no doubt good NEWS for prospective buyers, but what about those who pre-booked and bought it on launch. Is this how NEXA intends to reward loyalty?

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Just back from a weekend trip, Greater Noida- Jaipur and back. Must say i am really satisfied with the performance. Surpisingly was never left for lack of power during the highway drive. Even overtaking was never a problem. I don't know what Suzuki has done with the engine but the 1.3 engine pulls this car effortlessly. That after having driven a Verna Fluidic 1.6 for three years. Of course the surge was missing but liked the cruise like quality, a different and definitley fullfilling experience.
Nice to hear this t0m! In fact, my experience from the test drives I took was very similar. Haven't had a chance to do any long drives yet due to a personal situation.
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More in the ownership thread(pending). Until then a tease with this pic!
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Finally, the much awaited ownership report is in the pipeline.


BTW Got this message from NEXA's automated system.

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Depending upon your relationship with the dealership management, you can push for a bit more discount.

Regards

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Discounts on Scross already, upto a whooping 1L or more:

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-new...ss-397719.aspx

lolz!!

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aerohit, what I meant by average vehicle is the following: The sound insulation is quite bad for a car in this segment. The Bolt I drove a few days back with revotron engine was far more superior to in-cabin noise. Then, the quality of plastics used is way inferior. Please go and check the plastic quality in the new Ford Figo Aspire. One thing is clear, people are saying just because they have Nexa showrooms, this car should sell. People are quoting even BMW and Mercedes premier concept. For your kind information Merc or BMW sell for engineering and safety not for the showroom. They have enormous cutting edge technologies incorporated. Working for Bosch, I know this. Its not because they have all white showrooms like Nexa that a merc or beamer sells !! I will only pay for the quality and the worthiness of the product not because the showroom gets more bill due to dressing up staff in blazers and have 150 cfls on. In fact, the girl at Metro ford was more courteous and always escorting me and had more technical knowledge than the NEXA folks !! Just getting an average joe decked up in blazer is not premium. I am sorry to say that the product does not deserver upward of 17 lakhs !!
S Cross 1.6 is an absolute treat to drive! My friend touched high speeds with ease! There is absolutely no cabin noise if the gear change is done appropriately. We play with this amazing little machine on highways. With all four wheel disc brakes and ABS, we have no hesitation in revving it.

Honestly, NEXA is a great team and the Relationship Managers are well groomed, handle even the most cranky customers with a smile. There are few who think they are the pros in automobile sector and walkin to check the patience of Relationship Managers only to be ignored and this irates them even more only to come back home and type in wrong impressions about NEXA and S Cross.

Let us all appreciate and encourage innovative ideas and upgradations in the auto world folks.

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Well! A brand is a reflection of the overall experience and is only as strong as the underlying products and/or services, which in many cases, is a true reflection of the perception a customer carries in mind.

A good brand is built after years of establishing credibility. For e.g. when you buy a pair of Ray Bans, you don't doubt their ability to ban UV rays. In the same way, Maruti Suzuki already stands for everything that you very well described, but the missing part is how far NEXA can take it.

In my case, most of the discussions and transactions happened at the "parent Maruti Suzuki dealership" and the overall experience had nothing special to write home about (except a very patient RM). In fact, I had a better overall buying experience with my Esteem almost a decade ago! Therefore, while I believe S-Cross is a premium product and deserves the kind of positioning it has been given, NEXA has some catching up to do.

And finally, to offer discounts in just a month after the launch is no doubt good NEWS for prospective buyers, but what about those who pre-booked and bought it on launch. Is this how NEXA intends to reward loyalty?
Well, its just the beginning of the brand called NEXA. Let me explain in brief about what I found different in NEXA and how the overall experience is premium and exceptional.

1) When a customer gets his car to NEXA outlet, he is first greeted by a valet parker, I haven't seen a valet parker even in Merc and BMW outlets.
2) A Relationship Manager handles all the customer needs at one go. A lot of time is saved by this.
3) RM is global, knows how to pamper the customer.
4) Discussion about finance does not happen infront of all. A lot of importance has been given to privacy.
5) Courteous pantry boys, offer me the drink of my choice. I, as a customer feel like the king in there. I have never experienced this in any of the luxury outlets too.
6) I love the way apple mirroring happens and all the info that I need is at the finger tip of the RM
7) Minimum paper works indicating concern and care towards mother earth. That is phenomenal, isn't it?
8) Delivery happens inside an ac showroom. That is again something new for us.
9) Even after sales, I have my RM in touch with me for any of my car needs. Car buying experience has never been so easy.

Ofcourse, in some of the outlets, you may not have experienced the above pampering, but its still the beginning, like I said in one of my posts, a lot of hard work needs to be done by NEXA to build the brand. Also, filtering of unsuitable RMs too has to happen.

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I second that Tarun V Bhatt. S-Cross indeed is a delight to drive. I finally revved it a bit on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway just an hour back and boy the engine actually growled. Loved the sound it made at 100 km/h (within the speed limit), and the cruise control did what exactly its supposed to do, just cleanly . With due respect, anyone who says that this car is under powered need to work on their gearing. And this is coming from a guy who has driven a Verna Fluidic 1.6 on the same stretch for the last three years, i can be pretty enthusiastic when i want to be.

Another thing, is it just me or the cruise control speed increase is actually much better than using the accelerator? It actually gave a good surge once pressed 3 to 4 times in a row, actually felt some good torque there.
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what about people who bought so far when 1L discounts showing up in just 1.5 month. aren't they suppose to get compensated ?
This is really bad from suzuki team.
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