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Old 22nd September 2019, 20:34   #196
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This is about the worst design.

Guys, it takes a lot of courage to come up with such an Ugly and disproportionate design in this Age, and get it approved from Top management !!!

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Sooner Maruti realises their Current crop of design team are Undercover agents working against them, the better for the beauty of Indian roads.

First the New Wagon R and now this
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Old 22nd September 2019, 20:35   #197
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S Presso in spied images
The distance between the rear wheel and the real wheel arch seems too large. Reminds me of my Alto 2003 which had similar setup which was fixed in my 2007 version.
I hope it is the picture that could have been taken on an uneven surface and it does not look like this in person.
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Press release from MSIL. They clearly call it a mini-SUV :

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The distance between the rear wheel and the real wheel arch seems too large. Reminds me of my Alto 2003 which had similar setup which was fixed in my 2007 version.
I hope it is the picture that could have been taken on an uneven surface and it does not look like this in person.
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That is a design intent that all genuine SUVs have where in the wheel arches are rectangular and have a beefy clearance from tyres. The visibility of mechanicals add to the charm of a true SUV. However, I am throwing up in my mouth even thinking of this contraption as an SUV.
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I hope it is the picture that could have been taken on an uneven surface and it does not look like this in person.
Clearly the pic is from from test run, not a photo shoot. I suspect it's missing wheel arch cladding, which should be standard. I imagine it won't be that awkward to look at with wheel arch, and possibly side body cladding.
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I imagine it won't be that awkward to look at with wheel arch, and possibly side body cladding.
I sincerely hope so. However I have little faith after buying Maruti A segment cars. My brand new Alto 2007 even missed suzuki logo on the steering wheel as they might have run out of it to meet production. I won't be surprised if the first several batches look like this.
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My question is- what this car is trying to be that Ignis cannot?
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My question is- what this car is trying to be that Ignis cannot?
Being cheap. Ignis starts at 4.8 odd lakhs. This is going to start atleast 1.5 lakhs cheaper than that. This will directly compete with kwid which starts at 2.8 odd lakhs. It goes well with Suzuki's typical strategy of having cars with multiple body shell styles for every price bracket.

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I am looking at a small petrol automatic car to drive to office. I have shortlisted Alto and Kwid. Not sure if I need to wait for this ! If only one had a CVT :(

Ugly cars are being made and people will buy them because they are going to be cheap with no alternatives.
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S Presso teased,

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Saw the teaser on Instagram. Looks like Varun Dhawan is it's brand ambassador. But wasn't he for KUV100?

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Saw the teaser on Instagram. Looks like Varun Dhawan is it's brand ambassador. But wasn't he for KUV100?
He is the brand ambassador of Maruti Suzuki Arena too
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I hope it is the picture that could have been taken on an uneven surface and it does not look like this in person.
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Clearly the pic is from from test run, not a photo shoot. I suspect it's missing wheel arch cladding, which should be standard. I imagine it won't be that awkward to look at with wheel arch, and possibly side body cladding.
Actually these type of images are ALWAYS long distance shots taken of the factory yard in Manesar/Gurgaon/Gujrat. On absolutely flat huge open air storage facilities after assembly line.

The picture if unedited would have shown hundreds of cars parked tightly around this one awaiting dispatch. No test mule runs with seat wraps. This is a customer piece awaiting product launch. So the wheel well will mostly look like this in this trim at least on start of deliveries.

The only other possibility is - some other car in the yard was blocking some parts of the car in line of sight (like one of the front or rear wheels) & that has been photoshop plugged into the image. If you see closely - the front and rear wheels appear quite different in diameter. So its Photoshopped in one of those 2.

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Suzuki is trying to say "we can make/sell any car as long as long as it is called SUV" with a little inspiration from Mr.Henry Ford. And if Millenials don't buy it, it is their problem, not Mr.R.C.Bhargava's.

Wonder where this will be placed in the Product line-up. Is there a slot between Alto and WagonR? Or is this replacing the Alto in a few years?? I am very sure some product lines will get axed in this slow-down time.
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This looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff meets desi knockoff variant of the xuv300. What is maruti thinking, this is a absolute tin can
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