Maruti Suzuki launched its new model, Maruti A-Star in India a few days ago. It is the most awaited model of the year and one of the last models that will be launched by maruti this year.
The car will be available at an introductory price ranging from Rs. 3.47 lakh to Rs. 4.12 lakh. The car comes with Suzuki’s 3-Cylinder, 1 Litre, 998cc K10B petrol engine which produces 67PS of power @ 6200RPM and 90NM of torque @ 3500RPM.
The car rides on 13-inch tubeless tyres 155/80 R13 and comes with gas-charged dampers, which reacts to bumps instantly, and hence are better. Front suspension is the universal Mc Pherson Struts and Coil Springs while rear is an Isolated Trailing Link Suspension with Coil Springs.
A-Star comes in three versions – Lxi, Vxi and the ZXi. The top-end ZXi variant comes with ABS + EBD (Air-Bags as standard and Electronic Brake Force and rear window de-fogger along with a dash integrated music system with 4-speaker and an AUX-IN to connect your iPods, which is also shared with the VXi variant.
The A-Star comes in a total of 9 colors: Azure Grey, Arctic White, Sunlight Copper, Midnight Black, Paradise Blue, Silky Silver, Healing Green, Bright Red and Desert Brown.
A-Star will be manufactured at their Manesar plant where the company has made an investment of Rs. 2500 crores for expansion and up-gradation of the plant. It will also be an extension to its existing Gurgaon plant.
The car will be built exclusively in India for the domestic market and will be exported to 150 countries across Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Australlia and Africa.