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Budget doesn’t always equal boring and the Maruti Suzuki A-star is an example of just that. Launched in India in 2009, the A-Star is the international replacement for the Alto. Maruti Suzuki has now made some changes to the exteriors and the interiors of this small hatch which the manufacturer hopes will add life to the A-star. The small hatch afterall hasn’t exactly set the sale charts on fire. For years Maruti has been giving us reliable, efficient and practical cars but with the A-star they decided to add attitude and desirability into a hatch. Prices for the A-star start from Rs 3,76,300 to Rs 4,51,499 and Rs 4,58,346 for the automatic variant ex-showroom New Delhi.

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2008 Maruti-Suzuki A-Star

2008 Maruti-Suzuki A-Star

Maruti Suzuki is the largest manufacturing passenger vehicle company in India. The auto-giant have launched cars which have become much popular around the country. Maruti Suzuki has now tightened their position in the hatchback segment by launching the Maruti Suzuki A-Star. A-star is a trendy looking hatchback from Maruti Suzuki which has been launched in the year 2008.The cabin has modern features and is very spacious too.

Maruti Suzuki have powered its hatch A-Star with the 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC petrol powertrain that produces a maximum power of 67Ps at 6200rpm and a maximum torque of 90Nm at 3500rpm. This powerful engine is mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The price of this hatchback is expected not to dig a hole into the customer’s pockets as it is a product from Maruti Suzuki’s end. Let us know more about the car.

March 27, 2013 17:21
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The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India

The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India

It ultimately boils down to the fuel efficiency. Price and fuel efficiency are undoubtedly the most important things when it comes to making the choice for automobiles for the majority of us Indians. We have come out with a list of the ten most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India and have taken the figure supplied by the Automotive Research Association of India to help us come up with the list. Out of the cars it is not a surprise that 5 are Maruti Suzuki’s and that’s a testament to how well Maruti understands the Indian market. They are catering perfectly to our needs andHyundai, the second largest passenger car manufacturer in India comes in seconds with 3 entries. Tata has one and so does Chevrolet.

December 13, 2012 00:48
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2012 Maruti-Suzuki A-star Aktiv

2012 Maruti-Suzuki A-star Aktiv

The latest limited edition car in the market is the Maruti Suzuki A-Star Aktiv. For the last two months the market had been flooded by such limited edition cars from Toyota, Volkswagen, Skoda and now Maruti Suzuki has followed them. The A-Star Aktiv is available only in Vxi and Vxi AT variants and not in the entry level Lxi or the top of the line Zxi variant. The A-star Activ is priced at Rs 4.10 lakh and Rs 4.61 lakh for the Vxi A/T and compared to the standard Vxi the price difference is Rs 14,990. Maruti Suzuki however hasn’t yet said how many units of the limited edition A-star it would make or for how long. Speaking on the launch, Manohar Bhat, Vice President, Marketing said, ‘A-Star is one of the most vibrant brands in our product portfolio. Some of its high points such as contemporary styling, dynamic handling and ride quality, best in class turning radius, power, flat torque and superior performance has made A-star a popular choice especially amidst the youth. The stylish modifications in the A-Star Aktiv are in line with our plans to offer our young and energetic customers a sleeker, more stylish and feature packed A-Star. We are confident that this special edition will bring pride to the select owners who get to possess it.’

December 11, 2012 14:33
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Our pick of India's most value for money cars

Our pick of India’s most value for money cars

Just because a car doesn’t sell much doesn’t mean it’s no good. Public perceptions are fickle and so is their memory. Like most things in the market the ‘not in sight, not in mind’ philosophy works in the automobile world too. We have listed 5 cars which we believe are excellent value both in terms of price and engineering. All these 5 cars haven’t been amongst the best selling in their segment but their sales figures don’t reflect their true potential. The 3 hatchbacks, the Utility Vehicle and the luxury sedan in the list are all worth a look if you are looking to lighten your bank balance before New Year’s.

November 26, 2012 14:41
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20 most important car launches for 2013

20 most important car launches for 2013

2013 will have over 40 launches. We bring you our list of the 20 most important launches. Nearly every manufacturer has something new to offer and if you have kept your money in your pockets, 2013 is a good year to spend it on automobiles.

November 11, 2012 15:32
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OVERVIEW 2012 Maruti-Suzuki A-star

2012 Maruti-Suzuki A-star

Budget doesn’t always equal boring and the Maruti Suzuki A-star is an example of just that. Launched in India in 2009, the A-Star is the international replacement for the Alto. Maruti Suzuki has now made some changes to the exteriors and the interiors of this small hatch which the manufacturer hopes will add life to the A-star. The small hatch afterall hasn’t exactly set the sale charts on fire. For years Maruti has been giving us reliable, efficient and practical cars but with the A-star they decided to add attitude and desirability into a hatch. Prices for the A-star start from Rs 3,76,300 to Rs 4,51,499 and Rs 4,58,346 for the automatic variant ex-showroom New Delhi.

April 28, 2012 14:01
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Maruti-Suzuki to stop production of the 800 but planning sedan based on the A-star

Maruti-Suzuki to stop production of the 800 but planning sedan based on the A-star

Maruti Suzuki would be putting an end to the 800. Launched more than 2 decades ago, the 800 was once the largest selling car in India but stiff competition from cars within the Maruti portfolio like the Alto and from cars from other manufacturers has made the sales of the 800 decline continuously. Reports suggest that after April of this year Maruti would completely stop production of the 800. The manufacturer however is planning on a replacement of the 800. “A replacement for the 800cc model makes sense as it hasn’t been selling very aggressively at about 2000 units a month. This will be a totally new small car, though based on an existing platform,” said an official from Maruti Suzuki.

A rumour going around in the automobile world is of Maruti Suzuki planning to develop a sedan on the A-Star. The sedan would be under four meters and interestingly the A-star based sedan according to reports would be placed between the Swift Dzire and the SX4. We though think this is an unlikely situation because the Swift Dzire is built on a much larger platform with bigger engines and more interior space. If the rumours are to be believed then Maruti Suzuki is planning to introduce the A-star sedan in India by 2013

The A-star based sedan is also rumoured to be sold in eastern European markets. The idea behind this sedan is to deliver a fuel-efficient and compact car at the price of a hatch and seeing the success of the Swift Dzire, there is every possibility that the A-star based sedan too could be an unprecedented success.

Launched in 2009, the A-star is the international replacement of the Alto and the A-star is also Maruti Suzuki’s largest export model, accounting for close to 70% of the exports. In India the A-star has been reasonably successful though it still can’t match the Alto in terms of sales. The A-Star has not done well in India and sells only 3000 units a month. Keeping in mind that in the Indian market little changes in price can create a different market altogether, Maruti might well be on the money once again.

April 17, 2012 13:52
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New variant of the A-star launched and Maruti-Suzuki Alto becomes the bestselling car of 2011

New variant of the A-star launched and Maruti-Suzuki Alto becomes the bestselling car of 2011

India’s largest-selling car, the Maruti Suzuki’s Alto, has for the second straight year emerged as the best-selling small car in the world, ahead of models from Fiat and Volkswagen. The Alto sold over 3,10,000 units in India, becoming the only small car in the world to have sold over 3,00,000 units. Behind the Alto was the VW Gol which sold 2,93,454 units in Brazil followed by the Fiat Uno which sold 2,73,537 units in Brazil.

January 26, 2012 14:12
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2010 Maruti-Suzuki A-star

2010 Maruti-Suzuki A-star

The international replacement of the Alto, the A-star is yet another Maruti Suzuki car in the small car segment

There is a Maruti Suzuki available across the price range in the small car segment. How many cars the manufacturer is going to offer us in this segment is anybody’s guess. But one thing is certain, the company isn’t leaving any stone unturned in providing options to the customers. It’s this segment after all that has made Maruti Suzuki the colossal automotive manufacturer that it has become. Launched in 2009 the A-Star is the international replacement for the Alto but Maruti as we have seen in the past does not replace models off the market, especially when it’s the country’s bestselling car - referring to the Alto. With prices starting from Rs 3,59,838 to Rs 4,37,737(including the automatic version) ex-showroom New Delhi, is the A-star the agile city car for you?

September 5, 2011 16:45
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