A Rare Sight: The 3 Door Zen


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Maruti will have one more car to display in the ad of the K series Engine
1st was the A-Star then the Ritz,New Estilo and now the Swift.
Maruti on a roll
 
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These were surplus export left over to Poland. Sold in India as limited edition. Only Maruti knows how to sell ceased models for premium price.

300 Carbon and 300 Steel where there and sold out like hot cake.

Decent number of 3-door Zens here in Trivandrum and some of them kitted and performance tuned [not engine swaps]
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The Carbons and Steels could hardly have been left-overs from Poland, since that is a LHD country.
The limited editions of the Carbon and Steel variants were planned to tap the pulse of the market with regard to a 3 Door.
Sadly, India still believes in the need for 4 doors since even if not always, most Indians want to transport self, wife and kids, Mama, Papa and Chacha, and will not buy a 3 door by choice as a first (or only) car!!
 

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Came across this thread while searching for something else.
The Carbons and Steels could hardly have been left-overs from Poland, since that is a LHD country.
The limited editions of the Carbon and Steel variants were planned to tap the pulse of the market with regard to a 3 Door.
Sadly, India still believes in the need for 4 doors since even if not always, most Indians want to transport self, wife and kids, Mama, Papa and Chacha, and will not buy a 3 door by choice as a first (or only) car!!
Maybe they have tweaked to RHD since both shared same underpinnings. I remember reading that in AutoIndia or Autocar of that time [evil]
 
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Not so easy tweaking a car from LHD to RHD, not if you are a serious manufacturer!!
But the 3 Door variant dies for the RHD version are also available with Maruti (and all the relevant parts that get added on!!) since this was exported to UK and Australia also. !!
 
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Sadly, India still believes in the need for 4 doors since even if not always, most Indians want to transport self, wife and kids, Mama, Papa and Chacha, and will not buy a 3 door by choice as a first (or only) car!!
buddy we cant say it beleive but requirements of indian ppl don't allow to buy 3 door hatch...you see estate and pick up don't find a profitable market here like US!!
 
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My point is that there are a huge number of buyers in India today, whose typical usage of the car, 98% of the time is single driver or two people in the car. Still, for the 2% usage, they still will not consider a 3 Door variant!!
 
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well your right but maybe people also have got thinking why spend on 2 door car when you get 4 door at less price!! 2 door zen is only rich boys toys.
 

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