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Testing the New Maruti Suzuki DZire

Background It was in the year 1987 when Maruti Suzuki, a joint venture between Government of India and Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan, the passenger car manufacturer launched its first 800 cc car in India. It has been a…

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The hindering A-Pillar (blind spot) in the Maruti Suzuki Celerio!!

During this visit to Jamshedpur (district Jharkhand) one of my relative who regularly drives his Maruti-Suzuki Celerio, a mid size hatchback, pointed out to me that he is not happy with the A-pillar position of his car as…

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How good is the steering feedback (or road feedback) of Ford Ecosport? 

Some explanation on ‘steering response’ or the ‘road feedback’! First of all it is important to understand what a good steering feedback means! A good road feedback or the steering response means that while driving the vehicle you…

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Why the Toyota Altis has got such poorly placed elbow rest pad (or is it a poor anthropometery)?

During testing or a routine driving I have often found that the elbow rest (on the right hand side driven Toyota Altis) is placed at such a low position that you find it very difficult to rest your…

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A-Pillar of the Ford Ecosport—the side view limitations!

So what are pillars in a vehicle?  Pillars are the vertical or near vertical  or slanted supports of a car’s window area—designated respectively as the A, B, C or (in larger cars) D-pillar, moving from the front to…

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