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8 hours ago, iRage said:

To be honest...I feel the Indian consumers are being very..uhh..cheap about it. The car is barely larger as a Suzuki Brezza or any of the other Tata Crossovers...so size cannot be an issue. The diesel and petrol engines are small enough that they do give a proper balance between power and economy for the vehicle. From what I have seen the interior looks pretty well put together and far more refined than the Brezza and the Tata. 

Short of it having serious reliability issues, the only thing that they can really hold against it (compared to what else is there in the Indian market) is the price. So to make it competitive, the only thing Nissan can do is to cheapen it. 

True. And the Nissan Magnite is to be priced lower than all those by a large margin...I wonder how they are going to pull that off? 

(And the Nissan Magnite??! Who comes up with these names? Honestly- it sounds like a condom brand:  "Light up your night with the new Magnite...!! Get it now in bold exciting colours!"... and what not :D

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15 hours ago, Kavvz said:

(And the Nissan Magnite??! Who comes up with these names? Honestly- it sounds like a condom brand:  "Light up your night with the new Magnite...!! Get it now in bold exciting colours!"... and what not :D

1. Are they auto lights ? 

2. How many airbags does it come with ? Side or front only ?

3. Traction control and ABS is standard ?

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The new Sienna...

It has traditionally been mainly for North American markets and surrounding areas and has never been sold in Japan. However it was available in some export markets. Previous models were rather bland and boring looking...the new one seems to be quite aggressive (pretty or not)

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On 4/23/2020 at 7:32 PM, iRage said:

It kind of reminds me of the old Fiat Panda 4x4

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Only thing I like in this one is the interior center console. Looks like they have gone back to GD1 era with the exterior and doesn't look exciting they used to be. Funnily for me, Honda has become Toyota with this and Toyota has become Honda with the new Yaris at least by outside looks.

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8 minutes ago, hrm said:

Only thing I like in this one is the interior center console. Looks like they have gone back to GD1 era with the exterior and doesn't look exciting they used to be. Funnily for me, Honda has become Toyota with this and Toyota has become Honda with the new Yaris at least by outside looks.

Yes, I also feel the same..!! And new Toyota designs seem sporty and aggressive. At the same time, Toyota interior designs have also become interesting..

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35 minutes ago, Dee Jay said:

Yes, I also feel the same..!! And new Toyota designs seem sporty and aggressive. At the same time, Toyota interior designs have also become interesting..

Yep. TNGA is working pretty good for Toyota.

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I think the Fit has evolved to be a better family hatch. The last generation only deviated a bit from that thinking, at least in the styling department. There new press piece talks a lot about comfort & convenience. In most other countries I presume that this is a second car hence versatility & comfort is more important. Their website also classifies this as a 'compact'. The 'sports' tag is attached to the likes of s660, Type Rs, NSXs etc. You obviously cant have both - Sports & Comfort in this price bracket. Hence in a way good that it is moving away from pretense, trying to address every desire in a car & be more focused on being better than the others on what most of their buyers want.

https://global.honda/newsroom/news/2020/4200213eng-fit.html

Toyota on the other hand is trying to be getting out of their reputation of a being boring car manufacturer hence infusing sports elements to their base models & taking up a notch with the GR lineup. Whether this shifts their focus from their key strength of being frugal & reliable will only be seen in the long term. Maybe it will help Honda catchup to it on those elements on segments where it matters (i.e. hatches with more comfort & frugality - aqua).

Or they both will be made redundant by the likes of Nissan, Hyundai or Tesla with their EV lineups ;) Let's watch & wait!

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True...Honda did also say that they will not hav a Sporty variant/grade like the RS in the past for this generation of Fit. When it came to the choice between a RS or the CrossFIT, they chose the CrossFit. Sadly there is no sporty feeling hatch in their lineup and the closest would be the Civic..which is quite pricey. I wonder if Mugen will offer some sporty upgrades for the Fit Range...

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11 minutes ago, iRage said:

I wonder if Mugen will offer some sporty upgrades for the Fit Range...

Mugen have already done some modifications for the new FIT range but sadly seems to be limited to cosmetic ones at the moment.. 

 

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Yeah..I saw that....wandering about some additional simple things like suspension upgrades at the very least....the Fit and Yaris are pretty popular (sold on average 36,000 of each from Januaryish until now apparently). So hopefully other after market specialists will start putting out more stuff for the vehicles. But I feel the Yaris will get more items than the Fit.

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GR Yaris CVT concept is finally announced...

First showcased as a concept at TAS2020, the GR Yaris CVT variant will go in to production once the GR Yaris catalog orders start. The car will have the same reinforced body, suspension and brakes from the GR Yaris GR Four but will come with a 1.5L NA engine mated to a souped up CVT transmission and is FWD. This should be interesting to see....

The GR Four GR Yaris RZ starts from 3.9mil yen upwards whilst the GR Yaris CVT is supposed to be around 2.5mil. Toyota claims that this will be quite sporty and that we should trust their claims of this CVT being as such. Hmmm....Image may contain: car and outdoorImage may contain: people sittingImage may contain: car

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