Monday, April 6, 2009

Maruti A-Star - The Latest Hatchback Car

Amidst the depressing scenario of global meltdown, layoffs and credit crunch, comes the great news... Maruti Suzuki has launched its dream car - Maruti A-Star in India recently.

Everything about the Maruti A-Star is simply unique and if you are really keen on buying a family car, then do have a look at the Maruti A-Star hatchback.

Maruti A-Star - True Blue Export Car

The Maruti Suzuki A-Star has been designed to suit the European car standards and is a true blue export car. As per the rating it has been categorized under the A-Segment car. Among the many features of Maruti A-Star that comply with the European market standards are: New KB-Series 998cc engine which is Euro 5-compliant with Co2 emissions. It has a 67 Bhp engine with 90 Nm of torque. It has a bold design language with strong lines and large wheel arches.

The Maruti A-Star is to be made in 200 variants and will be exported to 150 countries across Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Maruti A-Star will be exported under the name of Suzuki Alto and Suzuki Celerio. Nissan also plans to market the same car under the name Nissan Pixo in Middle East and African markets. Maruti A-Star will also be exported to European countries, where it will replace Alto. The Maruti A-Star will be called Alto in Europe and A-Star in India.

Maruti A-Star - A Driver's Car

The Maruti A-Star is a driver's car. A-Star is very comfortable. The instrument cluster is quite big and all meters are easy to read. It also gets dash mounted tachometer which is first of its kind in this segment. The only drawback is that the height of dashboard is little bit high and may obstruct view of short drivers.

It is loaded with features like power steering, Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), and fog lamps. The Dash-Mounted Tachometer and Remote Boot & Remote Fuel Filler make the Maruti A-Star all the more driver- friendly car.

Equipped with MacPherson Strut and Coil Spring type of suspension system this car is very efficient in handling the power sequence while on the drive. With front ventilated and rear disc type of brakes Maruti A-Star also offers a minimum turning radius of 4.50 mts. It is also equipped with five gears and manual transmission.

The new compact car offers lightness achieved through downsizing yet provides ample interior roominess and comfort. The Maruti A-Star can seat four people with ease.

Feature Packed Maruti A-Star

Among the power packed features of the Maruti A-Star that makes it a great buy are Power windows, remote central locking, driver & Passenger Airbag. For music lovers the car comes with a CD player with 4 speakers, all for free. Now long drives with your beloved become all the more exciting with music. The air conditioner of Maruti A-Star is considered as fully compact. The car has a petrol engine capable of providing 998 cc displacements. Maruti Suzuki claim that Maruti A-Star will have the highest fuel efficiency at 19.59 (20) km per liter.

This car seems to be very powerful with 3 cylinders and MPFi system and KB series engine. Maximum power delivering capacity of the Maruti A-Star is 67bhp all at the rate of 6200 rpm, as already mentioned above.

For those sitting at the rear, there's a Rear Defogger with Rear Wiper/Washer that makes a ride in the winters easier to spot those lovely views on the road. This is a cool option as the rear passengers get very small windows sideways due to the butterfly wing design of the Maruti A-Star. The Maruti A-Star has been designed with the safety of passengers in mind, as it is provided with 2 rear seat belts.

The Maruti A-Star Variants & Colors

Like the swift Maruti has launched A-Star in 3 variants all run by petrol and they are

Lxi, Vxi & Zxi. The prices of three variants are Maruti A-Star Lxi - Rs. 364500.00, Maruti A-Star Vxi - Rs. 396500.00 and Maruti A-Star Zxi - Rs. 432000.00 as per Ex-showroom Mumbai estimate.

The Maruti A-Star will be available in cool colors like Artic White, Azure Grey, Bright Red, Desert Brown, Healing Green, Midnight Black, Paradise Blue, Silky Silver and Sunlight Copper.

It is for your information that the Maruti A-Star is produced from the Maruti Suzuki Company's Manesar facility in Haryana, India. Designed by Rajesh Kumar Gogu and Saurabh Singh of Maruti Suzuki India, A-Star, which is a five-door hatchback; has been engineered keeping in mind the trends and standards of the European.

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