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Old 22nd June 2010, 00:13   #16
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Saw a black Chevy Cruze yesterday. It's quite a stunner, that car! I hear they launched a diesel variant. Do they come with A/T yet? The only disadvantage with Chevrolets is that they depreciate very fast and resale value would be crap.

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Old 22nd June 2010, 00:52   #17
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Some quick qns regarding ANHC AT:
Did the OHC or NHC AT have paddle shifts? Or are these new in the ANHC AT?
Has the AT system changed or is it the same as OHC/NHC?

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@echo77: I don't believe that the earlier versions came with paddle shifts.
Also, the NHC had a CVT gearbox. I am not sure, but I think the ANHC is a bit different.
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Some quick qns regarding ANHC AT:
Did the OHC or NHC AT have paddle shifts? Or are these new in the ANHC AT?
Has the AT system changed or is it the same as OHC/NHC?

Thanks in advance
Paddle shift is only found in the current generation city. NHC had CVT and OHC had 4 speed auto with torque converter set up while ANHC is 5 speed auto (torque converter). I am not sure, but I think ANHC AT has torque lock up facility(where input and output shafts get locked and rotate at the same speed while cruising and there won't be any 'slip' which normally happens in the torque converter)
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Thanks lamborghini & Guna
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Old 22nd June 2010, 12:44   #21
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It is such a pity that the AT sells so less in India. Infact AT is appropriate for Stop and Go traffic like in Indian Metros.
Per the requirement, only City AT stands out, as many pointed out that it is 'the only 5 Speed AT' in the segment. At this time though, I only wish I had other options to suggest.
May be worth waiting for Polo Sedan AT

If you find the below link intresting, it talks about the the AT <10 lacs.
http://www.bsmotoring.com/storypage.php?autono=2226

Sadly doesn't feature ANHC-AT, is it more than 10L?

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Old 22nd June 2010, 16:24   #22
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ANHC AT is close to 11L OTR.
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Old 22nd June 2010, 17:16   #23
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ANHC AT is 12L+ on road in Bangalore now.
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Sahil, I can't recommend the i20 AT enough to you. Think of it this way:

a) You already have larger sedans & SUVs in your garage. Thus, your next car doesn't need to do the airport / outstation runs (other cars serve that purpose).

b) Between the Superb & 525, your family is probably spoilt for interior quality by now.

The i20 AT may be a hatchback, yet its a premium car nevertheless. Loaded with all the bells & whistles too, and perfect size for the city. Take a test-drive. You will be surprised.
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GTO, I won't be using this car at all or else I would certainly pick the i20, I like it too. But for some as in this case the Hyundai brand and hatchback image just ain't right.
I'm excited about the Vento, seems like it will be available with a 6 speed DSG at launch too The size would be perfect and I have developed a strong liking for the Polo's front end styling. A top of the line Vento would be more value than a ANHC.
Or else the Altis diesel in Automatic would be a good option as it would be facelifted hence different looking from our current one. The family is very happy with the Altis and it's only me thats keeping them back from getting a third one ! The light steering is a hit with one and all.
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None of the other 10-11L Sedans really have any better an image compared to the I20 in reality. If you must then that only leaves out the City AT, Scorpio AT
and the Vento.
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None of the other 10-11L Sedans really have any better an image compared to the I20 in reality. If you must then that only leaves out the City AT, Scorpio AT
and the Vento.
I kind of agree! I mean do you think any of Verna, Fiesta or SX4 have much better 'image' than i20? I don't think so. I think the skew against hatchbacks is changing fast.

I will also only rule ANHC and VENTO as the only cars that will give you better car and image than an i20 AT.

BTW, I have been closely following the VENTO and the petrol version will have 1.6L DOHC, 105 PS and 6 speed AT (but not DSG). Its not clear if the AT box is manual sequential automatic (read FIAT 'Dualogic') or simple torque converter.
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Take a test-drive. You will be surprised.
On that note, would you know if any dealer is giving a TD of the i20 A/T in Bbay? I've checked in lots of places and none of them have a TD vehicle for the automatic.
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The Hyundai and Maruti ATs are at least two generation behind the Honda.
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Altis D4D A/T is unlikely and even if it happens will be in the 15-16 range.
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