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Old 6th September 2019, 16:36   #106
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Looks like it is a reworked Ignis, just like Ertiga is transformed into XL6 here Ignis is transformed into S-Presso.
As much as I hate Ignis's looks, this contraption is nowhere near Ignis. The only attractive bit from the concept - the curved front glass - is conspicuous by its absence. This is more of a pulled up Alto800 than the global product Ignis.

Ertiga to XL6 conversion is not relatable to my eyes. A company makes existing product premium in next iteration (eg Ertiga to XL6, Mobilio to BRV etc), not more economic!
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How does Autocar claims it to be a 'Spy-shot' when it indeed looks like a studio shot?

It is looks nothing but MSIL inviting ACI for this special privilege of being first to reveal the new product, in return of praises for the product.
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Old 6th September 2019, 17:45   #108
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Is it just me or does the front look like mix of KUV 100 with Imperio grill and the side profile looks like Alto 800 on heels?

Whatever we say, the car is going to be affordable, with high millage and low maintenance and will have waiting period running into months.
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S Presso as presented by ACI. This is it.
The whole front end with the horizontal SUV-ish bonnet has a striking resemblance to the current gen Scorpio. And I feel they have tried hard enough to make sure the bonnet is visible from the driver's seat.
Indeed a micro-badi gaadi

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From this Autocar images what i can tell that Maruti always presents nice looking concept cars but never make that same design into production. Maruti turns them into average looking design (read headlamp, taillamp and windows) in the actual Production version. They did the same with Kizashi concept, A star concept and now this Future S concept. Here I must appreciate Tata for giving same concept cars design into production version eg. Nexon, Harrier.
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The grill resembles Scorpio but the bonnet reminds me 'KUV100'. Am I the one who thinks like that?. It will be matted with the 1.2 Petrol engine from Swift/Ignis/Wagon-R & Dzire range. More number of products ensures it increases the footfall to their showroom, people have option to buy their product instead of just going to the competitor.

Anything from Maruti sells here, so this product will be a success. Good luck

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Old 6th September 2019, 18:33   #112
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Should I say " cartoon on wheels" ; like most other small Maruti cars!

It may generate sales numbers because of Maruti tagline but the design is nowhere near to Renault Kwid. Top of that, probably this car will have a centre console which is not widely accepted in India.

Let's wait to see how it moves!
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Looks just like a vertically streched Alto 800. Not a great design. Atleast Ignis was better. If this is the competition for Kwid, then the latter has more pleasing stance and overall appeal, especially the leaked facelift.

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The grill resembles Scorpio but the bonnet reminds me 'KUV100'. Am I the one who thinks like that?. It will be matted with the 1.2 Petrol engine from Swift/Ignis/Wagon-R & Dzire range. More number of products ensures it increases the footfall to their showroom, people have option to buy their product instead of just going to the competitor.

Anything from Maruti sells here, so this product will be a success. Good luck
I second that. On a side note, did Maruti poach some designers from M&M. Front end with those silver highlights looks exactly like the grill which M&M uses.

And then the name seems to be inspired by M&M as well - Espresso. This won't look out of place among Marazzo, Scorpio, Verito, and others.

Obviously no point in being keyboard warriors. Next month we will see this car sit at the top of the sales table.
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Surely this thing looks far better than KUV100 at the very least. So thats one competitor knocked out in looks front pretty much. Kwid facelift remains & strong.

What's Tata's plan with the Hornbill? Is it supposed to land in this tiny car territory? Or somewhere in B2 hatchback segment? Tata's only experience in such ultra small cars is the Nano so far.

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Oh they notice alright. Its called "product portfolio management". If they give everything in a Celerio, WagonR - who will buy the Ignis or Swift?! "You want a defogger/rear wiper? Sir please buy the Swift". Its one of the gifts of industrialization & being followed since ages by everyone now. It appears amplified in cases like Maruti Suzuki - that have multiple products within pretty much the same segments.
That's just heartbreaking. Hyundai is better in this regard. The Santro 2019 Sportz variant has a rear defogger EVEN on the CNG variant, while this is absent on Maruti :(

Product portfolio management is fine, but shouldn't basic safety features be taken care of first apart from Airbags and ABS? This should apply for every car maker.
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S Presso as presented by ACI. This is it.


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Well, this is going to be very popular in India. Good replacement for alto.
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This would sell in the SUV crazed market, but in my humble opinion, this is one of the ugliest cars I have seen.

Not only are the proportions all wrong, but it looks like a shoe box with a cut made in it for the wind shield and bonnet. Not to mention the wheels make it look like a box on skates instead of a car with wheels.

And i like boxed cars like scorpio, even bolero, because they have decent proportional shape! But the BIG box interior, tiny and high bonnet with puny wheels, feels wrong.

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So the S-Presso is basically an Alto meets Ignis meets Kwid. Maruti is definitely gunning for the little Renault.
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Looks like a car designed in-house by Maruti. I know a lot of people don't like the Ignis but it atleast looks like a small Japanese car. This one looks like a manufacturer went straight from designing bullock carts to cars!
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