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Friday, September 26, 2008

A-STAR concept car from Maruthi suzuki.........

1) Maruti Suzuki A-star: India is an important market for Suzuki which outsold Japan in the first half of 2007. Recently Suzuki hinted its desire to holding the 50% market share in indian passenger car industry for eternal. It seems that suzuki is trying hard to make this true. “Our next world car will be made in India,” Chairman Osamu Suzuki told in New Delhi today(October 11th). After swift, Maruti has worked closely with Suzuki Motors to build a car, called as A-star, this hatchback will be the fifth global car for Suzuki but first to be produced in India. Swift sedan, splash hatchback and the new car A-Star will be the part of Maruti Suzuki’s ongoing efforts to protect its market share in India, which stood at 54 percent in 2006.


2) Few firsts: Maruti Suzuki’s A-star concept will be debuted at the forthcoming Delhi Auto expo and then it will be showcased in rest of international shows. For european market, A-star would be the Suzuki’s new Alto which is scheduled to debut at Geneva Motor show in March. For the first time, Maruti engineers in India have contributed to one of the Suzuki’s global project right from its inception.

The production model that inherits some of the design themes of the Concept A-Star will be manufactured at Maruti Suzuki India’s plant. Like the already-launched Suzuki world strategic models(swift, SX4, new vitara and splash. ), it will prove that sporty and exciting performance can be enjoyed together with outstanding fuel economy.


3) Maruti Suzuki A-star: It has almost become a rule for modern hatchbacks to feature low slung grille, A-star complies to that. Number plate will sit on the broad strip. Large front bumper and spruced up fenders gives a sporty chracter to this hatchback. The eye shaped headlamps is clearly a ‘wow’ factor. The size and front of A-star remind us the old Chevrolet Matiz, albeit with a more muscular and sporting than its competitors, at least in prototype. It seems Maruti suzuki is responding to the customer’s voice, unlike the swift the rear passenger will have more visibility. A-star’s large rear windscreen will facilate it. The only sorepoint in the concept, is the position of suzuki’s badge, could have been postioned better.


4) Maruti Suzuki A-star: A-star will have a newly developed euro 5-compliant 1.0-litre aluminium petrol engine with CO2 emissions lower than those of European competitors (lower than 109g/km). The engine and the manual transmission for the A-star will be manufactured by Suzuki Powertrain India. Suzuki would consider making a version with a small diesel engine from its powertrain unit in India.


5) Maruti Suzuki A-star: A-star, a five door hatchback woould fit into the A - segment (currently alto is the market leader of this segment). A-star is expected to be priced around the 3 lakh range($7500). Are u lured by A-star’s proportion & its dynamic lines and interested in getting one? if numbers are to be believed you dream of booking a A-star won’t be easy, it might be one of the toughest you have ever come across. Maruti will sell only 50000 A-star a year (atleast initially) though it will produce 2lakh A-star’s a year. The number of Swift being sold by maruti suzuki every month is in the range of 6000 to 7,000 units . Production of A-star will begin by october 2008. Regarding the launch, Maruti Suzuki will export the A-star first to Europe (from December 2008) and later it will be launched in india. Apart from the A-star, Suzuki will also produce a new platform(Model N) in India in alliance with Maruti.

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Motorshow-2008 Singapore

Just refer the exciting Motorshow conducted in Singapore, which reveals out a lot of new sport cars and bikes. Just click on the link below,

mercedes BENZ......the world's most decent and luxury car

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

The tiny NANO....a car for every Indian

Wow, the Indians r going to move on the tiny NANO.

The future TATA INDIGO.....on roads......

Hey, just don't get shock watching it as an indian car. It takes some more time to run on the indian roads.
Anyway, to getmore details about the present "INDIGO", just refer the following link:

All new INDICA-VISTA.......
The above mentioned link gives you the complete information and details regarding the TATA's new Indica-VISTA.

Amby-the traditional,prestigeous and historical car in India

The Hindustan Ambassador is a car manufactured by Hindustan Motors of India. It has been in production since 1957 and is based on the Morris Oxford model first made by the Morris Motor Company at Cowley, Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Despite its British origins, the Ambassador is considered the definitive Indian car. The automobile made by Hindustan Motors at its Uttarpara plant[1] near Kolkata, West Bengal. It was once one of the most popular cars in India as it was perceived to be best suited to the harsh Indian terrain. Its iconic status was helped by the fact that it was the preferred mean of conveyance of India's political leadership, including the Prime Minister of India, before they moved on to other luxury cars and SUVs. In 2002, then-Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee started traveling in an armored BMW 7i vehicle for security purposes. However, some prominent Indian politicians, such as Sonia Gandhi, continued with their preference for Hindustan Ambassador.[2]


When the Birlas wanted a new model to replace their already old Hindustan models, they scouted for the then-new Morris Oxford Series III. The car initially came with a side valve engine but was later improved to an overhead valve engine. Also the car at that point was quite an innovation with a semi-monocoque chassis, which is why it is spacious inside.

Hindustan Motors Limited (HML), India's pioneering automobile manufacturing company and Flagship Company of the C.K. Birla Group was established just before Indian independence, in 1942 by Mr. B.M. Birla of the industrious Birla family, commencing operations in a small assembly plant in Port Okha near Gujarat,


The Amby, as it is affectionately called, has been in continuous production since its inception, with very few changes to its frame.

In 1948, Hindustan Motors shifted its assembly plant from Port Okha in Gujarat to Uttarpara in West Bengal's Hooghly district and strengthened its manufacturing capacity in the automobile segment.

The 1954 Morris Oxford series II was license-built at Uttarpara, (Hooghly dist.), three years after its debut in England and labelled as the 1957 Hindusthan Landmaster. It had a rounded rear squab and a curvaceous sloping hood.

Engaged in the manufacture of the Ambassador, Contessa and utility vehicles like the Trekker, Porter and Pushpak, the plant also has to its credit, many innovations and improvements in the automobile industry in India. Hindustan Motors is the only manufacturing facility in the world to manufacture parts for Bedford trucks currently.

Ambassador Mark I to Mark IV

In 1957 all the tooling of the British Morris Oxford Series III was transferred to India. The car was renamed the Ambassador and series-production started in 1958.

Styling changes from the Morris Oxford series II (Landmaster) to Morris Oxford series III (Ambassador) included deep headlamp cowls and small rear wing "tail fins" -- all the rage in 1956. The dashboard and steering wheel were completely redesigned. The Landmaster's flat-plane two spoke steering wheel gave way to a stylish dished steering wheel with three spokes made-up of four wires per spoke, for the Ambassador.

Also a new, dimpled hood debuted. All subsequent models in this series were named Ambassador, Mark II, Mark III, Mark IV, etc.,.

In the 1960s, it underwent a minor frontal facelift with a closely chequered grill and was named as the Ambassador Mark II.

Like with other British designed Mark cars, while there was never really any Ambassador Mark I, the arrival of the Mark II got people calling the older model, Mark I.

In 1975, another minor facelift to the same grille and a much bigger frontal facelift was turned out as the Mark III, the most popular face of the Ambassador. The Mark IV was the last of the Mark cars. Further on, it was renamed Ambassador Nova.

Ambassador 1800 ISZ

In an attempt to increase its appeal, another version was released. Dubbed the Ambassador 1800 ISZ, this model featured a 1800cc Isuzu engine, and also had the option of bucket seats, as opposed to the earlier bench seats. Also, the entire dashboard was redesigned. Instrumentation panels were shifted from the centre of the dashboard to the right, behind the steering wheel. Seat belts became mandatory.


Its most radical revision, a part of a brand revitalization kicked off in the middle of 2003, was the Avigo (a break from the Ambassador marque indicating a different marketing strategy), launched in the summer of 2004. The revitalization consisted of the Ambassador Classic of mid-2003, the Ambassador Grand of late-2003, and the aforementioned Avigo, designed by Manvindra Singh. Car enthusiasts, however see this as a desperate attempt to claw back the dwindling market share. Notable influences on the new design include the new Mini, and even the Porsche 356. However, the most overpowering influence on the front and bonnet has been that of the original Landmaster series (also based on Morris Oxford). The rear of the car has been left untouched, and this leads some to feel that the car is not really different from an Ambassador. Retro-car enthusiasts would have preferred a rounded back (without the small fins), while as a current car, the regular-look Ambassador is very good itself. The Avigo, however, has much more classic-touch internals, like a centrally mounted console (like the Mark IV models), beige colored seats and wood-grain interiors.


In the early 1990s, the old petrol engine was replaced in favour of an Isuzu 1.8 litre engine and became the fastest production car in India, beating Fiats, and the Maruti Udyog cars at that time. The engines currently available are a 75 bhp petrol engine and a 80 bhp (59.8 kW) Isuzu turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine.

Extended version

Many local customisers offer stretched versions, though they are not very popular.

Customized version

UK imports

The car was briefly imported to the United Kingdom in 1993 (as the Fullbore Mark 10) in a disastrous attempt to bring the Ambassador "home." The cars were retrofitted with a heater and seat belts in order to comply with European safety legislation, but only a tiny number were ever sold, and the importer went into liquidation. Despite this failure, from 2002 the Ambassador has again been available new in the UK from an importer in Wales called Merlin Garages, and has received favourable comment from the classic car media.

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