UGLIEST Car in India.
Donot understand why people in India buy Maruti TOY cars , which even cannot make it's own engine/gear box!
All imported from Fiat or Suzuki.
A cheap company.
Brother, the Swift, the Ritz, the SX4, and other TOY cars are not Marutis but Suzukis only. Maruti of India had sold majority of its stakes to Suzuki making it the largest stakeholder in Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Saying that Maruti imports its parts from Suzuki is completely absurd since at both ends, it is Suzuki which is involved majorly.
Also, the petrol engines that come in all the Suzukis are manufactured by a different company called Suzuki Powertrain in Manesar, also owned by Suzuki. Gear boxes though are still imported from Suzuki of Japan, but is there something wrong in it.
Same goes for sourcing the diesel engines from Fiat, what wrong does one see in this kind of strategy? So as per you, since the Nissan Micra sports a Renault diesel engine, it makes them cheap. Heck, most of the parts in a Scorpio have been outsourced, that makes M&M cheap as well, right? Another example is of Chevrolet, when Suzuki entered the US market, the intial few generations of the Swift was being sold under Chevrolet and Geo's brand both belonging to GM.
There are many such examples and the current one being the SX4 which is sold under Suzuki brand in the US and as Fiat Sedici in the Europe.
This cheap company also gives you the best service quality and network pan-India for a cheap price. Its only a strategy to reduce on one's capital investment, yet use the best of technologies and expertise available of individual companies. I'm no fanboy of the Swift or other Marutis/Suzukis, although I recently acquired a Swift petrol only, but this company is very well respected in the auto-mechanical industry in India. One sure does have his right to put forth his opinions but not in a manner to ridicule the other without knowing its true facts.
+1. Never liked Swift or for that matter any Maruti car.
Just looking at Dzire though as replacement for sole hatch, i10 we have.
I am happy with saloons & not a single one is Maruti, infact Maruti doesn't have one either except for SX4 & Kizashi.
How many saloon type models does Ford, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Fiat, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and other big wigs have?
P.S: Moderators, kindly merge the two posts, sorry for the inconvenience.