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Old 20th November 2007, 20:03   #1
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Arrow My recent visit to India (Delhi) - Interesting Encounters

Why have I got a feeling that they (2.0) have not been launched yet???, when it clearly has?



An Alto thinking big.....



Is this a normal Ambassador? (sorry for lack of my knowledge)



Are you guys aware of this mini van/pick-up?



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Old 20th November 2007, 20:21   #2
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Exclamation Rotting to death.....

Rotting to death.....





Beaten and Stripped!!.....





Extreme.....







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Old 20th November 2007, 20:24   #3
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1. Scorpio M2DI was launched. Search the forum
2. This is an ambassador owned by some embassy(CD number plate)
3. This is the Tata ACE.
As for your extreme encounters, there is an accidents in india thread.
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Old 20th November 2007, 20:58   #4
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#3 dosent look like the TATA Ace. Its probably the Piaggio or the Gujrat company making the Chinese design. VIRGO LPG huh?

Good Catch Redcandle.
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Old 20th November 2007, 21:16   #5
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1. Scorpio M2DI was launched. Search the forum
2. This is an ambassador owned by some embassy(CD number plate)
3. This is the Tata ACE.
As for your extreme encounters, there is an accidents in india thread.

Thanks for info.
The extreme part of the post is not to show the accidents but the condition of the cars. (extreme rusting etc.)


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#3 dosent look like the TATA Ace. Its probably the Piaggio or the Gujrat company making the Chinese design. VIRGO LPG huh?

Good Catch Redcandle.

Thats what I thought...... And it had no sign of TATA or Ace!


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Old 20th November 2007, 21:29   #6
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Even premier has a ace like small pickup.Saw it a couple of times.!
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As humyum mentioned, that is the Premier pick-up, not the Tata Ace. Not popular even in West India - it is made at PAL's Pune plant. If I am not mistaken, it runs a Nissan powerplant.
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As humyum mentioned, that is the Premier pick-up, not the Tata Ace. Not popular even in West India - it is made at PAL's Pune plant. If I am not mistaken, it runs a Nissan powerplant.
Are you saying this is definitely the Premier version?
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Yes, please see the PAL web-site, it is called Roadstar.

PREMIER : Roadstar

It is not Nissan, they are using a Taiwanese engine.

Please see teh following link for a rare front view photo:

Premier Auto launches Roadstar - Automonitor

News item dated Feb 11, 2005:
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Verdana]Premier Automobiles Ltd (PAL), that has remained in hibernation for a few years, rolled out two models in Vadodara on Thursday. The company launched two models in the multi purpose vehicle ([COLOR=black]MPV[/COLOR]) and light commercial vehicle (LCV) segments.

The MPV has the brand name ‘Sigma’ and the LCV with a carrier capacity of two tonnes is branded ‘Roadstar’. The diesel models have been tagged at Rs 3.95 lakh and Rs 3.25 lakh, respectively, ex-showroom price, Pune.

PAL has appointed 24 dealers so far in western and southern India and aims to sell 10,000 vehicles (both models combined) by the end of the next fiscal year.

PAL has a manufacturing unit at Pune with an annual production capacity of 10,000 units. This can be enhanced depending on the response from the market.

After spending a few years out of market we are entering in very niche segments. It is an important inning for us because we had left an impressive record in the market earlier. We have conducted surveys in 18 cities and gathered responses of hundreds of potential buyers before taking a decision to launch ‘Sigma’ and ‘Roadstar’ with [COLOR=black]diesel engines[/COLOR],” said Atul Akolkar, head - sales and marketing, PAL.

Both the models have been developed in technical collaboration with Taiwan-based affiliate of Mitsubishi, China Motor Corporation. Both the models have two litre diesel engines. Sigma is a seven-seat model and will be available in four variants and five colours. The Roadstar has only one model in white colour.

Commenting on its marketing strategy, Akolkar said: “We have stressed on niche segments and are not going to compete directly with any existing brand. However, Sigma may be an option for potential buyers of Sumo, Trax or Bolero.”

“Roadstar is an ideal carrier for merchants and transporters, especially when three-wheelers are not allowed on the newly constructed highways. At the same time, an LCV is easy to operate in congested city areas also,” he added. [/FONT][/COLOR]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][COLOR=#800080]http://www.indiacar.net/news/n8812.htm[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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Have never seen an Ikon in this condition with 3 super heavies sitting on the hood. Looks like the tank like build crown has just been snatched from the palio.
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hvkumar, check out the shape of the headlights. Its dosent look like a Roadstar that is shown in Premier's website. Plus there are several logos that say VIRGO LPG meaning its not a diesel engine.
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That alto deserves a ceremonious entry into the weird and wacky thread.
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Since their are no car scrapping/ disposal mechanism in India, these are the fates of the leftout vehicles, they follow a slow rusting death.

The alto thinking big was hilarious, perhaps MUl can learn and come out with a new model

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Have never seen an Ikon in this condition with 3 super heavies sitting on the hood. Looks like the tank like build crown has just been snatched from the palio.
And to think that was a 1.6 !!
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Have never seen an Ikon in this condition with 3 super heavies sitting on the hood. Looks like the tank like build crown has just been snatched from the palio.
Location please? Police/Excise yard?
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