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MARUTI SUZUKI A-STAR

Updated on February 29, 2008

Maruti Suzuki A-Star's styling has been conceived in an Indian setting, and it borrows tastefully from our landscape. Within a predominantly European character, there are subtle cues from Indian tradition in the outlines of the Suzuki A-Star Concept .

Concept cars often do not become production models, being more an expression of futuristic technologies and designs. But the Suzuki A-Star Concept will culminate in a production model.

The Suzuki A-Star Concept is, in fact, the precursor to Maruti Suzuki’s global compact car that will be launched in the future. The global compact car will be manufactured in Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar for export to Europe.

Suzuki A-Star Concept is significant also because it symbolizes the coming of age of Maruti Suzuki's R & D. Maruti Suzuki's R & D team first displayed capabilities in face-lifting existing models, five years ago.

Their next big step was the Swift model, where a small group of Indian engineers supported counterparts in Suzuki Motor Corporation in developing that world car. The Suzuki A-Star Concept , developed in collaboration with Suzuki Motor Corporation, signifies that styling capabilities at Maruti Suzuki are now comparable to the best in the world.

For Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki A-Star Concept symbolizes the next level of its India commitment. Suzuki Motor Corporation invested in this country 25 years ago, much before it had become fashionable to invest in India. Thanks to regular technology advances, people training, and adoption of superior production systems and quality standards, Maruti Suzuki India produces vehicles of world-class quality. Maruti has been the engine of growth for Indian manufacturing, nurturing a national network of auto component suppliers, dealers and workshops, and rapidly motorizing India.

With a 5-year capital investment of $ 2.2 billion in a new car plant, a diesel engine manufacturing unit, a new engine series and new models, Maruti Suzuki is emerging as a global manufacturing hub for Suzuki operations worldwide.

The next level of commitment will be evident in R & D, with a vision to make Maruti Suzuki the R & D hub for automobiles in Asia. Suzuki A-Star Concept is a decisive step forward in that direction.

Powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.0L aluminium petrol engine, this front wheel drive, Euro-V compatible, A-segment hatch will be produced out of Maruti’s Manesar plant and will be exported to Europe. The car, in all probability, should be available in India by end of this year and in Europe by spring 2009.

A-Star’s design is bold with large wheelarches, distinctive strong lines and a body language that screams “dynamic” all over the place. This car, when it materializes on the streets, should be priced around Rs. 3,00,000 according to educated guesses.

Suzuki’s move to produce the car for international market out of India seems like a move pronounced by its urgent need to retain its 50% share of Indian car market.

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      Christino 

      7 years ago

      Maruti A-Star has been equipped with the next-generation K-series petrol engine, which delivers commendable power, torque and mileage.

      http://bit.ly/ofOXmW

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      Migara Srilanka 

      7 years ago

      it is very good car for us

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      Nisha 

      7 years ago

      Booked the A Star AT in September 2010 this year. No promise of delivery yet by the Dealer in Mumbai. Has production been halted?

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      Ramkumar 

      8 years ago

      Maruti A Star will be launched with automatic transmission, its confirmed guys. A Star automatic is selling in good numbers in international market and the same will continue here too.

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      Praveen 

      8 years ago

      A star is good looking car. it has got fantastic features, in fact the top end comes with ABS and EBD, along with seat belt pretensioners, all for just Rs. 4.21 lakhs.. man, its a true value for money deal. Maruti service and used car prices are also very good.. go for it.. go for A Star!!!

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      rakesh khatri 

      9 years ago

      i am waiting for this car. it looks veryvery very attractive. i am planning to buy it.

      I think it will creat a history.

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      Nigel Studley 

      9 years ago

      What you're looking at here is one serious bit of kit! Boasting a whopping 299bhp, this is a big contender for Nissan's GTR! I don't know about any of you guys but I know what my next wage packet's goin on! Beautiful machine.

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      manuu bhai car wala 

      9 years ago

      it is cheating, maruti present A-STAR is too change which was shown in delho auto expo.really i am toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo disapoint.

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      rakesh jadhav 

      9 years ago

      A-STAR is one of the best car.

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      Singh is King 

      9 years ago

      Hey godfather wat is bothering you he is happy wiht 89%, let him enjoy the car as a gift for his achievments

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      Godfather 

      9 years ago

      Dude... 89% is not 100%

      You want a car for your board exam results ... what will you want after the next one? A prvate jet?? If not money at least think of the environment.Spoilt Brat!!

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      DIVIT CHADHA 

      10 years ago

      I AM WAITING FOR THIS CAR AS THE GIFT FOR MY GOOD PERFORMANCE IN BOARD EXAM. I HAVE GOT 89% IN MY BOARD EXAM.

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      GUNBIR 

      10 years ago

      LOOK GUYS,ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT MARUTI WANTS TO DO THE SAME AS WHAT HUNDYAI DID WITH ITS I-10,AND THAT IS BE READY FOR A GLOBAL LAUNCH.OF COURSE IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT TO WHAT IT WAS SHOWN AT THE AUTO EXPO,BUT IT WILL DEFINATELY WORTH THE WAIT.BUT THEN AGAIN BE CAREFULL,HAVE A SECOND THOUGHT AT THE HUNDYAI I-10.IT TOO ROCKS

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      Amit 

      10 years ago

      this is not the images of actual launch, these are the looks of concept car. Actual is not that good.

      its a 1000CC car with price band on 3-3.5lakh

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      Avinash 

      10 years ago

      Can anybody knows price range of Maruti A-Star Car???

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      Vipul  

      10 years ago

      The looks are the best as far as small cars are concerned in India...

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      Imtiaz  

      10 years ago

      does nebdy hve ne idea wen tis car is being launced?????????????????????????????????????????

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      manisha 

      10 years ago

      its rocking, wating for it.

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      manish 

      10 years ago

      i am waiting for this car for last 9 months

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      Tameka 

      10 years ago

      this car is awsome. Tameka

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      Abhimanyu 

      10 years ago

      i m waiting for this car wwoooooooooo it wil rock da market hopefully i beat all da cars of its segment n it will be a very gr8 move by maruti ifda car hav all dafeatures like ABS,EBD,airbags.

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