Team-BHP > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th March 2018, 12:57   #76
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Banglore-Udupi
Posts: 24,465
Thanked: 26,778 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Rationalist View Post
This one looks so boring from the rear. And what usp does this one bring over the Brezza?
It is bigger, longer, has fulltime 4WD and will be twice as expensive as Brezza. But if they bring the silly 2WD version, then it will be like a S-Cross.

I had up close look at this car in Toyota Motor Show back in 2015. Been wishing it will come to India since then.
Samurai is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 5th March 2018, 13:06   #77
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Pune
Posts: 633
Thanked: 4,814 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
It is bigger, longer, has fulltime 4WD and will be twice as expensive as Brezza. But if they bring the silly 2WD version, then it will be like a S-Cross.
Thanks. The full time 4WD looks promising, as there is very few rivals. The common customer may not appreciate the extra 6 inches of length I feel. And if itís gonna be price at twice the price point of Brezza, they better spec it up properly. Still unconvinced about the chances for this. But I think your Grand Vitara has found a worthy replacement!
The Rationalist is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 5th March 2018, 13:18   #78
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Banglore-Udupi
Posts: 24,465
Thanked: 26,778 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Rationalist View Post
But I think your Grand Vitara has found a worthy replacement!
That's what I thought when I sat inside the car at the Tokyo Motor Show... but 3+ years have passed by and Maruti had shown no sign of bringing it to India. May be it will change now.
Samurai is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 5th March 2018, 15:07   #79
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: BIHAR
Posts: 2,329
Thanked: 5,755 Times
Default Re: Driven: The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
Maruti Suzuki Vitara starts testing. Expect an AT variant of the Vitara and will be NEXA product.

Attachment 1738177

Link
A quick search throws up this information.

Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-screenshot_20180305150734.jpg

If this piece of news is correct, then waiting game persists for my brother's Ritz replacement.

Last edited by BoneCollector : 5th March 2018 at 15:12.
BoneCollector is offline   (7) Thanks
Old 5th March 2018, 16:02   #80
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: bangalore
Posts: 112
Thanked: 154 Times
Default Re: Driven: The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoneCollector View Post
A quick search throws up this information.

If this piece of news is correct, then waiting game persists for my brother's Ritz replacement.
Which app is this? Thanks..

Last edited by suhaas307 : 5th April 2018 at 10:40. Reason: Removing attachment links
sprocket is offline  
Old 5th March 2018, 18:24   #81
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,067
Thanked: 3,486 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Not sure whether naming the Brezza after the "Vitara" tag and making it look like the bigger Vitara were wise moves or not. IMO, even without the "Vitara" tag or the Vitara resemblance, it would have sold almost the same numbers.

They should have designed the Brezza with a slightly different front profile which won't resemble the international Vitara, and come with just the "Brezza" brand name. This way, the international Vitara would have become a unique one here. Now, it is not the case.

I still believe that it is not the international Vitara, but an elongated Brezza that will come in the 7-seat configuration. The international Vitara with a length of 4160mm can't accommodate 7 seats, IMO. And with 5 seats, it won't offer much in terms of space compared to Brezza. What Maruti needs in the SUV space currently is not another car to compete with the Brezza, but a car to fight it out with Creta. A 7-seater SUV in the Creta price range would be the ideal one.

Last edited by romeomidhun : 5th March 2018 at 18:33.
romeomidhun is offline  
Old 5th March 2018, 20:42   #82
BHPian
 
sharktale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 384
Thanked: 766 Times
Default Re: Driven: The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoneCollector View Post
A quick search throws up this information.


If this piece of news is correct, then waiting game persists for my brother's Ritz replacement.
Can you please tell which app is this?

The 'popularity' column had me in splits.
sharktale is offline  
Old 5th March 2018, 20:44   #83
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: BIHAR
Posts: 2,329
Thanked: 5,755 Times
Default Re: Driven: The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by sprocket View Post
Which app is this? Thanks..
Quote:
Originally Posted by sharktale View Post
Can you please tell which app is this?

The 'popularity' column had me in splits.

The app can be found out on Google Play Store as RTO and Parivahan Vehicle Registration.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cuvora.carinfo
BoneCollector is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 5th March 2018, 21:03   #84
BHPian
 
ts1506's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: BLR | CCU
Posts: 174
Thanked: 342 Times
Default Re: Driven: The 2017 Maruti S-Cross Facelift

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoneCollector View Post
A quick search throws up this information.

If this piece of news is correct, then waiting game persists for my brother's Ritz replacement.
Seems to be running the 1.6 Multijet (D16AA), not a new Suzuki 1.5.

I was waiting for the Vitara launch, but went for the S-Cross after it was not even showcased in this Auto Expo. Even if it comes, it will probably take a year or two (next gen?)
ts1506 is offline  
Old 6th March 2018, 11:50   #85
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 55
Thanked: 53 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Interesting. I will not be surprised if Maruti positions this against Jeep Compass. Sans the 4WD, this could very well compete against Hyundai Creta. In the current avatar, Vitera looks more civilized than the S-Cross. But I'm keen how the car would turn out after all the customary "marutification" for Indian market.
kpkeerthi is offline  
Old 4th April 2018, 19:01   #86
Senior - BHPian
 
TusharK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pune
Posts: 3,091
Thanked: 26,892 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Thanks to BHPian Mr_hardcore for sharing these images with other enthusiasts!

Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-img20180404wa0006.jpg
Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-img20180404wa0004-1.jpg
Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-img20180404wa0003.jpg
Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-img20180404wa0001.jpg
Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-img20180404wa0005.jpg
Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-img20180404wa0000.jpg
Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India-img20180404wa0002-1.jpg

Link to Team-BHP News
TusharK is online now   (9) Thanks
Old 5th April 2018, 08:43   #87
BHPian
 
sub.g84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: ML05/KA03
Posts: 97
Thanked: 246 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Launching this in India will just leave the potential buyers of Vitara confused. The common man who desires for a SUV/crossover will now have two Vitaras: The Suzuki Vitara and the Vitara Brezza. Not all car buyers are enthusiasts. In fact the majority aren't. And for this section of people "kinta deti hain" is often the main concern. For such price conscious buyers I still see the Brezza taking the major share of sales.

I feel Maruti should just kill the Brezza and launch this in two variants: one that is the Suzuki version(4X4 and no cost cutting for India) and the other to compensate for the Brezza at a lower price point. The Brezza has already got its share of fans. This Vitara will simply take it to the next level.
sub.g84 is offline  
Old 5th April 2018, 10:15   #88
Senior - BHPian
 
rajshenoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: bangalore
Posts: 2,442
Thanked: 1,414 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by sub.g84 View Post
Launching this in India will just leave the potential buyers of Vitara confused. The common man who desires for a SUV/crossover will now have two Vitaras: The Suzuki Vitara and the Vitara Brezza. Not all car buyers are enthusiasts. In fact the majority aren't. And for this section of people "kinta deti hain" is often the main concern. For such price conscious buyers I still see the Brezza taking the major share of sales.

I feel Maruti should just kill the Brezza and launch this in two variants: one that is the Suzuki version(4X4 and no cost cutting for India) and the other to compensate for the Brezza at a lower price point. The Brezza has already got its share of fans. This Vitara will simply take it to the next level.
Why confusion ? They may never even overlap in terms of pricing. Vitara might sit on top of S-Cross(or replace it). Brezza competes with the likes of EcoSport and Nexon and was never a threat for Creta/Duster. May be they might drop Vitara from the Brezza, like they did to Dzire(swift)
rajshenoy is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 5th April 2018, 10:37   #89
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Banglore-Udupi
Posts: 24,465
Thanked: 26,778 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajshenoy View Post
May be they might drop Vitara from the Brezza, like they did to Dzire(swift)
I really wish they do. I keep getting calls from my local Maruti workshop every 6 months, to bring my Brezza for service.
Samurai is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 5th April 2018, 10:45   #90
Senior - BHPian
 
rajshenoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: bangalore
Posts: 2,442
Thanked: 1,414 Times
Default re: Suzuki Vitara spotted testing in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
I really wish they do. I keep getting calls from my local Maruti workshop every 6 months, to bring my Brezza for service.
Hope they don't replace parts with that of Brezza too !!
Especially Brezza < Vitara < Grand Vitara



No offense to Brezza owners, the car sells well. If i am in the market for a sub 4m car today, this might fit the bill perfectly. All they need is to bring petrol(and automatics)
rajshenoy is online now  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks