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Old 10th December 2019, 17:53   #766
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This is what I could manage (plz note that I'm dealing with medical emergency in family & have to devote time there). Hope it helps your cause:
Thanks a lot.

I hope you and your family tide over the medical emergency. Best wishes.
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Old 12th December 2019, 16:35   #767
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I told my FIL the forum would be quicker than the dealer in responding Is this across the range or the top end models have 2 bulbs?
Is across the range. Is also commented on by some youtube video reviewers. E.g. at 06:56 in the video (though in tamil):
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Woah, nice catch. Looks like it has provision for fogs(like SX4) in RHS assembly(obviously deleted in India).

Checked pics from my old posts, reverse light is there only on LHS side.
Why would a car manufacturer do that? Is it just to save on costs? When reversing in the dark, 2 lamps are a boon and I miss it on my Polo too at times.
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Old 12th December 2019, 20:08   #769
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'Kit-Up' has come out with a modified S-Presso and it does look good. I feel we will see many modified S-Pressos.

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-screenshot_20191212194317__01.jpg

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-marutispressomodified.jpg

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-customizedmarutispresso.jpg

Maruti S-Presso, the SUV'ish hatchback. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 3.69 lakhs-modifiedmarutispresso.jpg


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If not, can you please get some snaps of the car with the alloys, long shots as well as close ups? Thanks.
Hi..

Thought this may give you some idea of how the S-Presso would look with a few alloy designs. Generated online with the tool available in alloywheelskart website.

Disclaimer: I'm not associated with the site in any ways whatsoever.

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Woah, nice catch. Looks like it has provision for fogs(like SX4) in RHS assembly(obviously deleted in India).
I wonder which more matured markets they'll export this car to though. Most of them have more stringent safety norms in place for car roadworthy certification I suspect. Spresso might really test their limits.

Interestingly, like you mentioned, many mainstream European cars have a single reverse light by design. Other side getting the fog light. Since 1 tends to be acceptably sufficient in their safer driving conditions. Will the Spresso make its way to the EU I wonder. I'm guessing this dummy is simply to retain visual symmetry. Good job of saving 20rs on bulb and 50 rs on wiring.
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S Presso seems to a rousing success. Could be the best seller in coming months!

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S-Presso small car is receiving 400-500 bookings every day

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It is an established fact that sales numbers in India are really not commensurate to the reality that such cars are not flawless. But we can only pity the herd to choose such cars blindly : unclap
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But we can only pity the herd to choose such cars blindly : unclap
What are you talking about, bud? I'm not part of any herd, yet would certainly consider the S-Presso if I was looking at a cheap city car. It's peppy, spacious and brings something fresh to the segment. I LOVED its engine + gearbox.

Here is my short review of the car.
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Good job of saving 20rs on bulb and 50 rs on wiring.
The first car I remember seeing something like this is Etios, I was watching my friend reverse the brand new car and noticed that one of the reverse lights are not working, then we realized that even the bulb holder is not there at all.

The vehicle itself was a cost cutting exercise, a Logan from Toyota. Maruti will save a lot of money if it keeps selling such volumes by saving a bulb and wiring, I do not think Toyota would have saved as much in a year!
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I have seen the car near my office in Bangalore. It's the perfect city car. It's very small and has a high seat I believe. Easy to drive for first time drivers and easy to navigate the small streets.

No issue with parking as well. It looks normal in person. Not quirky like in the pictures.

As for the supposed herd mentality, if somebody gives me 14L for free, I'll buy an EcoSport Titanium Automatic right now.

Until then I'll stick with the VFM low cost version of the same car that I'll be able to afford. Funny to see people complaining about how others should spend their money
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Old 16th December 2019, 20:35   #777
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Single reversing lamp - IIRC, I think I first saw it on Ikons.

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Single reversing lamp - IIRC, I think I first saw it on Ikons.

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Even earlier, Sutripta you saw it: remember the first lot Maruti "Van" with metal bumpers with a single reversing lamp in the middle?
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^^^
You are right. But it made up for its lack of numbers by being multifunctional - far too many tried to emulate a micro aquarium!

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PS. Let's take a step back to the time when cars had no reversing lights. On Ambassadors we used the indicators. No such luck in the early Jeeps!

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Recently Test Drove the S-Presso. I must say, it's a perfect car for urban runabouts. Peppy and responsive engine, good gearbox, excellent GC and very Narrow. However, there are some ergonomic issues that i felt. Firstly, the steering wheel is very close to the dash and lacks any adjustments whatsoever. Secondly, the gear lever felt a little lower for my liking. Another major negative are the below average brakes. They lack stopping power. They were as powerful as my uncle's 10 year old WagonR.
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