Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Maruti Suzuki hopes to finish 2009 with big achievement

Maruti Suzuki India Limited is aiming to close the year with 20 per cent growth in auto market. According to news reports, the company hopes to increase sales score 1-million by the end of fiscal year. The company sold 60 per cent at 87,807 vehicles in November, growth more than same month of last year. Currently, the month looking set to end with strong sales growth, but has to neglect ten days for plant shutdown for maintenance. The year is showing to be a solid for a leading carmaker in Indian auto market. RC Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India said,"There is due to the upsurge in economy, it will still continue under this fiscal year and we believed that there are not bad surprises in the Budget, it will be capable to finish the year 2009 with expects growth at around 18-20 per cent.

Maruti Suzuki


Maruti Suzuki's concept, this strong growth possible to the government's incentives package, any withdrawal of this incentives should happen in slow steps, If growth is not to be jumped. Growth 20 per cent will be scrapper to achieve without stimulus, but a 10 to 12 per cent increase is sure in fiscal year 2011. Maruti Suzuki is also planning to display a 17 new models included with Maruti Eeco at Delhi Auto Expo 2010, which will begin from 5-11 January in next year. Volkswagen Auto also to show a new small car 'Volkswagen Polo' at the auto expo.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Maruti Suzuki to display hybrid cars at Delhi Auto Expo

Maruti Suzuki is following government's enterprising to develop technologies in the Indian Automotive Market. It will showcase concepts for hybrid cars on its Maruti SX4 sedan and another electric Multi-purpose van at the 10th Auto Expo 2010. Maruti is working on clean fuel technologies as part of public-private partnership before the commonwealth Games. It will use in house R&D team to develop the vehicles, while the truly development is too much high on access to sourcing and technologies of different critical parts that are currently not easily available in India, otherwise come at high cost. The Government's NHPP(National Hybrid Populsion) programme targets to develop clean fuel vehicles for the commonwealth Games in October 2010, much succeed with china, what he did for the Beijing Olympics.

Hybrid Maruti SX4

The government has partnered a clutch of Automakers, who would cooperate to develop these vehicles that would be used for ferrying players. The half cost of development would be borne by government. Apart from the Maruti Suzuki, other auto companies enclosed in the NHPP Programme include with Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors, Bajaj Auto, TVS and Ashok Leyland, besides members of the research and academia professionals. The company would be the first individual attempt on hybrid and electric vehicles. Maruti suzuki will deliver 10 vehicles for the Commonwealth Games.

commonwealth Games 2010

It will give indication of what its making a plan to offer for the event, although, Actual commercial production will be hold for some years. The NHPP programme will be a three-phase enterprising with the first phase entailing demonstration of technology at Commonwealth Games in October 2010, the second phase stressing on R&D and localisation of technology by 2012 and the final phase culminating at localisation of technology for mass production by 2015-16. The company is targeting to work together on hybrid, electric and other clean fuel technologies, while staying a check on overall costs, labor and development and including of innovation. Volkswagen Polo and Maruti Eeco are the upcoming cars in India.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Maruti's sales to grow 18-20 pc in Fiscal year 2010

Country's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki hopes that its sales growth would be 18-20 per cent in the fiscal year 2010. The company have seen car sales jumped to 27 per cent during the first eight month till November and is expected to be good in December as well. After the downswing in the last year, car sales have increased since January this year. The sector has been double-digit growth in the five months ago reference by festival demands and turn-on capacity. Shashank Srivastava, the company's chief general manager of marketing, told reporters that the new "Maruti Eeco" to be introduced as a Multipurpose vehicle segment. The fourth quarter growth numbers no look like so great as the higher base impact will bring from in January.

Maruti Suzuki

Car sales should increase by 18-20 per cent for the fiscal year, he said. Against to March 2009, Maruti sales rose 1.5 percent to 722,144 units. The company will launch Maruti Versa to replace Van "Maruti Eeco" in January next year. It will come with five and seven seater capacity for passengers. Maruti believes its early sales of 40,000 units a year. While new van price has yet to be decided. Srivastava said, Maruti Eeco will be priced below the Maruti Versa van, Which sells starting from Rs. 350,000($7,500) for a base model. Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo will also be unveiled in the upcoming year.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Maruti to launch a new family car "Eeco" at Auto Expo 2010

Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch its new family car "Eeco" at the Delhi Auto Expo 2010. The model has been individually developed for the domestic market. Maruti Eeco will be powered by a 1.2 Litre petrol engine that satisfies Bharat Stage IV emission norms. It appears to be the new exchange model of Maruti Versa(MUV),which failed to generate volumes for MSIL. Maruti Eeco was under development out for three years ago and its improved by the team of the MSIL engineers. The new model will be available with a two-row and three-row seating arrangement and will also adjust 5 to 7 passengers respectively. According to industry sources, the car will be under C-segment and is possible to be priced around Rs.4-lakh.

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki managing executive officer(engineering) IV Rao said that the new model represent the increasing expertise of our engineers to consider produce and design vehicles. Maruti's parent Suzuki Corp's vision is to change India into a global eye for small car development and research. The 10th Auto Expo start early next month in the national capital. On the other hand, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo will also be displayed at Delhi Auto Expo 2010.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Maruti Suzuki to introduce a new updated WagonR by March 2010

A new facelifted Maruti Wagon R will be introduced in the March 2010. It will be available with powered by K-series engine and CNG option in India. Maruti Suzuki is attempting to upgrade its models according to Bharat Stage IV norms. The company has already reviled two models: Maruti Ritz, Maruti A-star which come with new BS IV compliant K-series engine. MSIL has 50 per cent market share in Indian market and to maintain this. The company is revolting its popular models like Maruti WagonR, Maruti Alto. The company has not provided with any intimation about the new updated model.

New Maruti Wagon R

It is also informed that the new model will be upgraded completely inside out (Interior and Exterior). The top version are also believed to have ABS and airbags features. The exterior feature added with new front facia, new head lamps and tail lamps. Earlier, the spokesperson of MSIL has commented,"We have tired our allotment of new cars included with eight new launches in India by the past three years. Now, we are looking at increasing our leadership by our old refreshing case. On the other hand, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Figo are ready to be unveiled in India.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Suzuki Kizashi to be showcased at Auto Expo 2010

India's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki is planning to display Maruti Kizashi at the upcoming 10th Auto Expo in New Delhi. The company is also completely successful in the sedan segment with its entry level Maruti Swift Dzire model. Maruti Suzuki is recognized for small car domination in India. Now, its ready to enter the premium sedan segment. Maruti Suzuki is surely consider its options to enter the D-segment with its sedan model, but company is no final information about the launch of the Maruti Kizashi model in the Indian Auto market. Its expected priced at Rs. 15 lakh. Maruti Kizashi has already been introduced in the UK and the Japanese auto Market.

Maruti Kizashi

The upcoming Kizashi international model is furnishing with a standard 2.4-liter DOHC in line four-cylinder engine and developed 180 horsepower and torque of 170 lb-ft. Maruti Suzuki has found engine which is same to India's best selling Maruti Grand Vitara (SUV) model. Its mated to a CVT(continuously variable automatic transmission)only. It is making in roads to several markets around the globe and India may just be one of them. Its available with all-wheel drive option that its makes a complete hotly model in the mid-sized segment. Volkswagen Polo and Chevrolet Beat are the upcoming cars in India.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Volkswagen's working together with Suzuki on small car in India

The country's two largest auto manufacture companies are planning to introduce a new small car in India. Volkswagen auto together with the new joint venture Suzuki Motors confirmed that they have reached an “understanding to establish a close chronic strategic partnership. Europe's largest car maker has announced its plans to purchase a 19.9($ 2.5billion) per cent interest in Japan's Suzuki Motors. The company declared that its small car will be available in the range of Rs. 2 to 2.5 lakh. According to the statement, made by the chairman of Maruti Suzuki RC Bhargava, the planned small car will make as a converted for the Maruti Alto model and will be comes in the expected price around Rs.2.5 lakh.

Volkswagen Auto

Nevertheless, the both companies will be focused on backside production and it will carry their own attitude for the customer, sharing and common buying of elements. Volkswagen Auto has also plans to roll out its new Volkswagen Polo Hatchback models in Indian market by the 2010. Front-end including dealerships and distribution network will stay unmoved from the partnership in the field of Auto Industry.

Suzuki Motots

The companies also make a plan to launch a new small cars and Hybrid models in the upcoming years in India. The confederation between Japan's Suzuki Motors and Europe's auto maker Volkswagen are possible to face competition against Tata Motors diesel models Tata Indica and Tata Indigo. It's known that Maruti Suzuki is 54 per cent owned by the Suzuki and doesn't expect any shock on its activism. Volkswagen has recently launched a two new SUV(sports utility vehicle) models Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Touareg respectively in India.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift is the most popular car in the Indian auto market. It's decent look and superb performance, which has came from the B-segment in India. India's leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki has got many awarded and after the grand success of Maruti Swift all variant company has take lot of advantage and its helps to becomes a leading car maker in the auto market. These models are available in both Petrol and Diesel variant. As far as concern about the Fuel capacity, company has claimed that the all variants has given a better mileage in which both urban road and highways.

Maruti Swift

According to some websites reports that its such a magnificent car in the auto cars industry, because all type of features are at per customers expectation. Safety features are included ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) with Break assist, Airbags, Center locking, Power door lock, Child safety lock, Anti-Theft Alarm,Seat Belt warning, Door Ajar warning and many more features which has given protection to accident(major and minor). Now about Interior and Exterior features like Air conditioner, Heater, Tachometer, Fabric Upholstery, Cigarette Lighter, Digital Odometer and Exterior feature are: Adjustable Headlights, Tinted Glass and Fog Lights -Front and Rear etc. These features becomes its most popular car in the country. Each models comes with the different and addition features.

Maruti Swift

These models are: MARUTI SWIFT LXI (BHARAT STAGE III), MARUTI SWIFT VXI (BHARAT STAGE III), MARUTI SWIFT VXI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS), MARUTI SWIFT GLAM, MARUTI SWIFT LDI (BHARAT STAGE III), MARUTI SWIFT VDI (BHARAT STAGE III), MARUTI SWIFT ZXI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS), MARUTI SWIFT VDI (BHARAT STAGE III WITH ABS). Maruti Swift's all variants are available price between Rs 457,906 to Rs 515,822(ex-showroom price by dealers in New Delhi). On the other hand, Chevrolet Beat and Volkswagen Polo are upcoming cars in India.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Maruti suzuki exports to over 1-lakh units in 2009-10

India's largest manufacturing company, Maruti Suzuki India(MSI) said,its exports are expected to achieve the one-lakh units rating in the current fiscal. The company's policy that small cars exports would be one of the major element for company growth in future. MSI Chairman Mr R C Bhargava said, "Maruti cars are exported to over 100 countries and capacity of exports is possible to cross 1-lakh units within the end of fiscal. Maruti A-star has increased exports in the April to November fiscal, to 91,731 units compared to 70,023 unites in the last financial year.

Maruti Suzuki

The company has exported small cars over 50,000 units in the different European countries. Mr Bhargava said form a company, which was started to produce one lakh cars a year, " we have reached out on production rate of 10 lakh cars a year. Company has shared on the Cars and Vans segment over 55 per cent in the market. The company did not have some idle capacity and did not give up any of its employees during the last financial year, when the domestic auto market was going through a drop-off demand. Volkswagen Polo and Chevrolet Beat are also ready to roll out in Indian market.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Maruti's new small car to be showcased at Auto Expo 2010

The country's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki is processing a brand new small cars. The Indian engineers is being developed new car based on an presenting small car platform and it will be displayed as a concept car in the 10th Auto Expo 2010 in New Delhi. However, Maruti officials decline to give any further details about the project, marketer circuit said that company is already working on two small car project using with existing platforms. First is possible to be ahead generation Maruti Wagon R which will be comes with K-Series engine and allotted codenamed YR9. It is likely production for launch next year. Other one is codenamed YE3, It will be expects plunged to the rest of gap.

Small cars in India

The company's working on new concept small car, which we will showcase next month, but it's depending on the customer response, when will put it into the commercial production, Maruti MD Shinzo Nakanishi said. The company new concept will be 8th small car stable after Maruti Zen Estilo, Maruti Alto, Maruti 800, Maruti A-Star, Maruti Swift, Maruti Wagon R. The Maruti 800 gets phased out from Bharat IV emission norms. Mr. Nakanishi said, "our engineers have the ability to upgrade the M800 engine, which is able to meet for Bharat IV, it's too much expensive and time-consuming to make business awareness, reports against corporate decision. After the clarification about Maruto 800 that it will not be comes in those 11 cities.

small cars in India

The company also looking for make strong its platforms with the covers design, engineering, production and major element, a common architecture for multiple car models. The currently platforms include with the best selling cars like Maruti Wagon R, Maruti Zen Estilo, Alto models platforms, the older models Maruti 800, Maruti Gypsy and Maruti Omni platforms are apart to newly Maruti SX4 and Maruti Ritz. According to auto analysts, the platform combine would include phasing out some products, these some products not meet Bharat IV emission norms like Maruti 800. Other some models like Maruti Versa lined up to replace Maruti Van and upgrading other models using common design and elements. Volkswagen company also plans to be launched Volkswagen Beetle on today, all other rest models like Volkswagen Polo will expected to showcase in Auto Expo 2010.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Maruti & Hyundai highest sales growth in November

India's leading car makers posted double-digit sales growth in month of November. Maruti Suzuki India Limited Jumped 17.1 per cent sales growth in the last month compared to November 2008. The company has sold 56,005 units of cars in A2 segment against 34,976 units in the last year. As per Company Statement, sales in the A2 segment including Maruti Swift, Maruti Wagon R, Maruti A-Star, Maruti Alto and Maruti Zen Estilo grew more than 60 per cent over November 2008. Korean carmaker Hyundai posted 93 per cent sales growth to 28,162 cars in November compared to the same month last year.

Maruti Suzuki

Hyundai, vice-president(Marketing and Sales) Arvind Sexena, said, “The overall economic scenario has been positive and this has translated in to more steps in the showroom and higher automobile sales as indicated by this month’s figures. We hope that the company will continue to grow on economic track as it will maintain a double digit increase figure which helps the Indian automotive industry. On the other hand, Tata Motors' sales increased 48 per cent to 18,480, while Fiat's grew six times to 1,965 cars sales. Utility vehicle maker, Mahindra and Mahindra, saw sales Jumped double to 15,193 units in the previous year. The company's SUVs major sales came from Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra Scorpio but Mahindra Logan keep to get muted response. It sold 279 cars in November 2009 compared with 300 cars in the years-ago period.

Hyundai

Honda Siel cars India (HSCI) minimum increased 2 per cent in sales to 5,125 cars. General Motors, the completely-owned supporter of troubled American car maker, company reported that the sales jumped highest at 65.27 per cent to 7,118 cars against 4,307 sold in the same month of previous year. German carmaker Volkswagen will also ready to introduce a new Volkswagen Beetle on 4th Dec,2009 and Volkswagen Polo to be launched in the next year in India.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Maruti SX4 threats bigger models

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has recently launched a Maruti SX4 sequel model in India which comes with the new K-series engine and automatic transmission system. On the other hand, the largest carmaker is, now, preparing for all other models their money. SX4 has displaced the segment leader Honda city from its number one position temporarily in June 2007. However, same situation had not been there since then. The car buyers are happy, because the automatic transmission sequel model of Maruti SX4 has begged better sales in the market with an affordable price. Even both models feature the new VVT engine which has come up to compete fiercely in their segment.

Maruti SX4

The SX4 still comes with 4-speed gearbox. Yet, the Honda's is better to this one, because the Honda's comes in aerodynamic design and 5-speed gearbox. The new Maruti SX4 performs much better as a out side road. It's 16"wheels do much better against the 15" wheels of Honda city. Against the competitor of Maruti cars "we have known to be low maintenance and with the new lower price tag which is nearly 2 lakh. The Maruti SX4 car surely gets advantage in a affordable price market to the competitor's. other side the Volkswagen Auto will launch a new Volkswagen Beetle on 4th December, 2009 in India.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Maruti Suzuki to Introduce New Van reserve to Versa

Maruti Suzuki India(MSI)is planning to introduce a new Van reserve to Maruti Versa(MUV) within this fiscal, Maruti Versa production has been stopped. Maruti Suzuki India Managing Executive Officer(Engineering),I. V. Roa told,however, we didn't any announcement of price, which will launch soon new vehicle in India, reporters take this report from the sidelines of the fourth Environmentally Friendly vehicle conference here. MSI is also planning to produce one million vehicle by the end of this financial year. Hopefully, we will have manage one million units in production apply with our full capacity before the end of fiscal, he said.

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki company is working to add-on all its models for Bharat-Stage-IV compliant as required under the government norms. we have not completed BS-IV compliance norms so that, We are working for all our models towards that direction. Rao said, Company is also working for demo cars on hybrid and electric, but Rao said it's no plans for a having reached full development vehicles launch with choice of fuel technologies. On the other hand, Volkswagen Beetle and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X also ready to launch soon in India.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Maruti Suzuki to approve proposal of 3,00,000 more cars

Maruti Suzuki's board of directors is planning to approve the second assembly line with installed capacity to produce 3,00,000 cars. The second line will be developed at company's Manesar site in Haryana. Chairman of Maruti Suzuki company, R C Bhargava told, we are coming up with a company proposal to put second line within course of time at Manesar. It's new line proposal is already prepared and the proposal will come up to the board as soon as, it's ready. He said we have to take decision, perhaps either in December or surely in January. R C Bhargava unveiled the second line that would have installed 3 lakh cars capacity. However, he explained, we don't make investment and then wait for two to three years for it will fully used in market, company want to make invest and fully utilise in a very short period of time.

Maruti Suzuki

When Asked about new line project cost, Bhargava said, we don't know about the cost, at Manesar, I don't like to guess the project cost at this time of approval. In response to another question on current capacity status, he said, we need more to currently doing some balancing, rationalisation, which helps to get more output from the same facility. The company makes a plan that we will add 70,000 to 90,000 units for new approved capacity at the Gurgaon plant by December. Maruti Suzuki yearly capacity has one million cars in which two plants Gurgoan and Manesar, these plants stay in Haryana. Company has sold 558,332 cars between seven months with 25 per cent sales grew. Show that the company is already producing at full capacity. Bhargava said, everybody has completed that India is basically Small car market and quantity are going to be A1,A2 more than other segment's in India, auto companies will increase competition.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Maruti Suzuki to unveil new Hybrid Maruti Swift

One of the largest auto manufacture company, Maruti Suzuki, is planning to roll out a new Hybrid Maruti Swift soon in India, after the Honda Civic and Toyota Prius even to be launched in the hybrid segment. This Hybrid model was displayed in the Tokyo Auto Show, 2009.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The New Hybrid car will have electric motor coupled of petrol engine which acts as a generator, it will give enough output to change the battery in low speed journey of 20km. The new hybrid model battery will be made of Lithium iron. The battery can also be charged by connecting a standard household socket. No official announcement about new Maruti Swift Hybrid model in India by the company. On the other hand, Volkswagen Auto is going to launch a new Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Beetle soon in India.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Maruti, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and BMW plan to introduce New diesel Model

The leading car makers Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Maruti are planning to launch diesel models in Indian market. High maintenance and premium price often put brakes on your planing to buy a diesel car.

Maruti Suzuki

Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce new Mercedes-Benz E-class in diesel variant, while BMW is ready to launch diesel models in the 10th Auto Expo 2010 in New Delhi. Hyundai and Maruti, both, also gearing up to take a call on diesel models like Hyundai Sonata, Maruti Suzuki SX4 diesel models respectively. On the other hand, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi has sold more diesel variants as opposite petrol models.

BMW

Honda CR-V recently was a leader in the SUV segment, Toyota under pressure with the new launch of Toyota Fortuner in diesel model soon. Car makers are stepping up for production of diesel variants in the recent months. Ankush arora VP, Sales, Marketing said that car Manufactures facing a advanced diesel technology to start option at looking for solution. The petrol variant of Chevrolet Optra sales 75 per cent more than diesel model. Toyota Kirloskar, makers of Toyota Camry, Toyota Innova, Toyota Fortuner, and Toyota Corolla models, sales more than 99 per cent of diesel variant.

Mercedes-Benz

Sandeep Singh,deputy MD (sales and marketing TKM) said the premium car buyer needs higher torque and power and that can be developed better technology through advanced diesel models. The company plans to increase production of the Toyota Fortuner more than 60 per cent in this month. Maruti Suzuki is moving fast sales 65 per cent diesel variant of Maruti Swift and Maruti Swift Dzire in India. Other car makers M&M, Tata Motors, GM, Hyundai and ford are jacking up production of diesel models.

Hyundai

Tata's Indica and Tata Indigo, Mahindra's logan, verna and Sonata, GM Chevrolet Optra and Chevrolet Cruze's diesel models sales increased in the recent months. A top official from car company said that the current diesel share is around 31 per cent, and company expected that it will rise 55 per cent within the next 2-3 years. Global diesel vehicle will increase to 27m by 15. It said, according to a recent JD Power report, the growth is expected outside of Europe will more than 60 per cent.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Great among small cars: Maruti Omni

Maruti Omni is sought after due to its smart, sporty, stylish and comfortability. Maruti Omni's sliding doors are giving a new concept to the body graphics of the car. The sub concept minivan was easy targeted to Urban roads in India. The largest manufacture of cars in India, Maruti Suzuki, has got a lot of achievement after the launch of Maruti Omni. Since 1984, it launched second in the line of vehicles by Maruti Suzuki in the country. Maruti Omni was rolled out in the five seater vehicle segment with 796cc engine, but the next eight seater vehicle was introduced much later. Countries like Japan caught basic design of Maruti Omni. Japanese commercial van is based on Maruti Omni, with some modifications. It was converted into a passenger vehicle. As underpowered vehicle weights quite heavy.

Small cars in India

The Maruti Omni established itself in the market for brilliant performance and affordable price. It's the largest selling vehicle in India and it safety feature also one of the reasons for popularity, it's overall safe and secure car in India. The safety features are the side impact laminated glass windsgield, thermoplastic bumpers, seat belts, and booster assisted disc brakes etc. It has other features like small space parking, keen turning ability and narrow lane driving.

It is heavier than the car and shape is not aerodynamic. This car makes a little unstable especially during very high winds, the vehicle becomes shaky and unstable. one of the minor problem that the quality of ride in the car due leaf spring lineage is very poor. The maneuverability of the cars is quite high, even higher than the Maruti. The space factor is the another key for it's popularity, comparability to other small cars in higher price range. Overall Omni is the favourite among car lovers. Now about comfortness, it has a lot of legroom which helps travelers to sit freely. The sliding door make easy to enter and exit even in crowded places.

Maruti Omni's

The presently available models of Maruti Omni Cars are as follow, five seater-BSIII , Cargo BS-III, Eight seater-BSIII, Cargo LPG-BSIII and LPG BS III. The Maruti Omni is available in numbers of wonderful colours like wine red, Caribbean, superior white, icy blue and silky silver. The two version's are there like cargo version and family version respectively. The cargo version hasn't back seats. it's suited for both city drive and long tours. it makes dual usage for both cargo vehicle and passenger vehicle.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Maruti to roll out New Generation engine with Alto & Wagon R

Maruti Suzuki, the largest car maker, will launch best selling its models, Maruti Alto and Maruti Wagon R, with new generation small cars K-series engine. It will be prepared by the April 2010. The Company will withdraw the F-series engines in both small cars and convert them in it's K-series engine. That is Bharat Stage IV complaint. Maruti Suzuki spokesperson said that K-series engine will be mounted to more models. He did not mentioned any clarification and time line for the exchange of engine. In the domestic market, Maruti Alto crossed one-million mark in November last year, while Maruti Wagon R also saw great respond in compact car sales.

Maruti Wagon R

The company said that newly launched models of the company are already having the new engine such as Maruti Ritz, Maruti A-Star, and Maruti Zen Estilo. And it have lesser emission. Maruti Suzuki India Limited is preparing itself for the change scheduled stricter with 11 cities move to Bharat Stage IV emission norms from the current BS III in India by April next year. The company has already upgraded mid-sized sedan Maruti SX4 with new engine and it will be shortly rolled out in the Indian car Market, while the similar up-gradation for premium compact car Maruti Swift and entry-level sedan Maruti Swift Dzire is on the cards, but Maruti 800 will not be upgraded with the same K-series engine.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Auto Taxi owners Interested in Maruti Omni

Taxi owner's of West Bengal wanted to replace their taxi to Maruti Omni. The reason of problems is delay in delivery of Hindustan Ambassador cars, and The west Bengal government has given permission to operate Maruti Omni's.

Bimal Guha, general secretary of Bengal Taxi Association, said that taxi owners want permission as option form the government to operate Omni's. Taxi owners has taken loans to purchase new cars, after the government notification to replacement old taxi's.

Maruti Omni

Banks has already given loans for Ambassador but cars are not being delivered on the right time by Hindustan Motors. As a result, 5,000 Taxi owners have to pay EMIs without taken delivery of Ambassador cars, said Ranjit Kundu after the meeting with Transport Minister. Bimal Guha said the transport minister has asked taxi owners to make a request to the West Bengal government.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Maruti Suzuki to display a New Hybrid model of Swift in Tokyo Auto Show 2010

Maruti Suzuki is going to showcase a new hybrid model of Maruti Swift in Tokyo Auto Show 2010. The Company has not given any information regarding the model including technical features. It will only be a concept hybrid car and the company will carry forward some changes in exterior. This model is apart from regular Maruti Swift.

Maruti Swift

The little information received from the company that Hybrid model will be powered by small petrol engine comes in coupled electric motor with electrical current stored in a lithium-ion pack. It's easy to charge from an electric point at home. Now see an additional feature, the company has provided it with a main feature that it runs mainly on electric motors and the fuel engine supports it when needed.

Maruti Suzuki has entered in the Hybrid car segment with Swift Hybrid. This hybrid car is still in concept stage but company will rolled it out in production stage in less than 18 month. It is expected that this car range of about 20km in a day alone with electric power. Swift hybrid would be better to suite for short communicating and local area.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Maruti suzuki posted 32.45 per cent sales growth in Oct,2009

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has posted 32.45 per cent Jump in sales at 85,415 units in October 2009, as against 64,490 units in the year-ago period. Maruti Suzuki domestic market grew by 21.01 per cent to 71,551 units in the last month from 59,127 units in the year 2008. The company exports increases by over two times to 13,864 units agains with 5,363 units in the last year, it said.

Maruti Suzuki

The Maruti 800 only car in A1 segment, saw it's sales increasing 5.53 per cent at 3,124 units in the last year, while A2 segment cars like Maruti Ritz, Maruti Wagon R, Maruti Alto, Maruti Swift, Maruti A-Star and Maruti Zen Estilo, saw growth of 18.43 per cent at 51,437 units compared to same period to previous year.

On the other hand, largest passenger car maker's in the A3 segment sales grew by 62.68 per cent to 8,804 units compared with 5,412 units in the year-ago month.

The rank of Maruti (824) is higher than Honda(791) and Mahindra(757). Maruti ranks highest for Customer Satisfaction with authorized dealer service in india for the 10th consecutive year. In 10th year, Maruti Suzuki overall performance was well and it achieved CSI 824 score as well the service facility and service advisor features.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Maruti SX4 unveiled in India

A new variant of Maruti SX4 is rolled out by country's largest auto manufacturer Maruti Suzuki. After the launch of new Maruti Suzuki, the standard version of the sedan is believed to be phased out. In the mean time, the manufacturing of the sedan is stopped.
Maruti SX4

The new variant of the Maruti SX4 is loaded with automatic transmission and VVT engine. This new power train is BS IV complaint. The price tag of the new vehicle is above Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The automatic transmission Maruti SX4 is to compete with Honda City. The new Maruti SX4 comes with modification in interiors only. The exteriors remained the same.

The new variant, Maruti Suzuki, comes with dual tone dash board, wooden finish on the arm rests on the door, 10 spoke alloy wheels and honey comb grille. The new power mill belts out 103.25 bhp at 5600 rpm and 145Nm at 4100 rpm. There are a few new car launches in India that includes Volkswagen Polo, Chevrolet Beat and Premier Rio.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Maruti Wagon R

Maruti wagon R, already the most popular car in Japan from Suzuki, is slowly gaining immense publicity in India as well. Introduced in 2000, it was equipped with a 1.1-litre MPFI ignition system, powered by a 62bhp @6000 rpm engine and a torque of 8.4gm @3500 rpm. Recently, Maruti Udyog Limited released the new version of the Maruti Wagon-R. A redesigned Wagon-R with a factory-fitted LPG kit.




Although the initially launched Wagon R was doing great in India, the only element needed was to redefine its looks. It just seemed that Maruti was receptant to Customer Feedback and has redone the looks with some really smart interiors and exteriors without compromising on the positives.

The Wagon R is based on the very Japanese way of creating cars; in Japan small cars must pass strict dimensional regulations. That's the reason why maruti cars are not wide, so the only way to liberate space is by going up. Thus making the car look disproportionately tall, this brought about the Tall boy design which can also be seen in the Hyundai Santro.

Its engine configuration of 4 valves per cylinder capacity keeps its fuel consumption lower than other cars. Its Dual Distributionless Digital Ignition (DDLI) gives better start and ideal power distribution. At the same time its mileage of 14.15 kmpl and other features make it more reliable car to the buyer. It is an indeed a perfect blend of Top class luxury, toughness and absolute safety.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Maruti Ritz

Maruti Ritz is the latest car launched in India this summer by the automobile giant Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Ritz, also known as Splash outside India is developed on the much successful Maruti Swift platform. Unlike Swift, it is a hatchback car with state-of-the art engineering with better style than its predecessors. Cozy interior mixed with rich comfort makes it a popular choice among others and especially among youngsters and small families.

Maruti Ritz


Among the strong competitive hatchbacks like Hyundai i20, Maruti seems to have replied really well with Maruti Ritz. Priced around 4-5 Lacks, Ritz seems to have perfectly blended style, design, mileage and luxury. Special advancements have been made in its suspension, raised more than swift to cater to smooth driving on Indian roads. One of the most important features of Maruti Ritz is its engine. It comes with all new k12M engine providing highest average of 21kmph, low engine noise and advanced DDis technology.

The Aerodynamic roof line makes it stable at high speeds and leads to low fuel consumption. The Boomerang tail lights adds to the coefficient of style adding to visibility in night. The front and rear fog lamps makes the visibility clearer in extreme weather conditions. Another feature to be highlighted is the presence of alloy wheels that makes the hatchback lighter as compared to its contemporaries. Maruti Ritz comes in fuel variants of Petrol and Diesel. Ritz is extremely spacious with a sitting capacity of 5 people.

Ritz also offers a center console designed to give a strong presence and easy access. It also has a host of other features like a large independent speedometer, colored fascia, dashboard display, comfortable seat fabric as well as door trim which further contribute to the fresh appeal. Another noteworthy feature here is the gear shift lever is ergonomically shaped and is positioned relatively high in the center console to minimize its distance from the steering wheel and permit extra storage space.

In all if you are looking for a spacious value for money family car, Maruti is listening and responded with Ritz.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maruti Grand Vitara 2.4

Grand Vitara 2.4
India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India recently launched its new Maruti Grand Vitara 2.4. Grand Vitara 2.4 launched in two variants- Grand Vitara 2.4 Manual, Grand Vitara 2.4 Automatic.These variants are priced at Rs. 16.67 lakh and 17,97 lakh for manual and automatic transmission respectively. This revamped sports utility vehicle (SUV) is completely built unit (CBU) import. It suggests that the vehicle is imported from Japan. The main features of the SUV are All-time, 4-mode, 4-Wheel Drive (4WD), rear disc brakes, multi information display, 6-CD changer etc.

The company worked hard to give it a stylish look too. The muscular vehicle is launched with no pomp and show. The power machine sports a 2.4 liter, DOHC petrol engine with a displacement of 2397cc, VVT. The powertrain churns a maximum power of 163.5 bhp at 6000 rpm and develops maximum torque of 220 NM at 4000 rpm. The model comes in two variants-5 speed manual transmission and 4 speed automatic transmission. The SUV is fitted with rear disc brakes and front drum brakes. It rides on McPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, which soak up the impact of bumps and road irregularities, thereby giving a smooth ride.

It comes equipped with front and rear disc brakes. As far as the suspensions are concerned, the vehicle comes with McPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension that is responsible for smooth and jolt free riding experience. It provides you a turning radius of 5.5 metres and maximum ground clearance of 200 mm. Lookwise, the SUV its treat for eyes. In its hood, it possess a big body coloured bumper, a wide grille with the company's insignia in the middle and distinct multi-reflector, halogen projector headlamps.

Grand Vitara also comes with general headlamp and front and rear fog lamps. The company does a good job in interiors. Enough leg and headroom space for driver and passengers. The drivers seat is electronically adjustable. The dashboard comprises of 6 CD-changer and common features in bold and clear vision. The vehicle also possess automatic climate control, power windows, power steering wheels, central door locking and remote controlled door locks.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Maruti A-Star

Maruti A-Star


Maruti A-Star was launched on 15 Nov 2008. The most influential part of ever growing Indian Auto industry, Maruti Suzuki has always maintained its top position and has brought many models to start small car revolution. Ritz has become all the rage too. Maruti A-Star balances well on the parameters of the technology and innovation.

The stunning A-star is manufactured in India for the global market to cater Indian and European needs. It thrives on its state of the art engineering, sparkling style, sturdy performance, and is yet very economical. This car is designed in such a manner that 85% of its components are recyclable. that makes it one of the most eco-friendly car around.

Maruti A-Star comes with a 3-cylinder K10B petrol engine, which gives out a power of 67 PS @ 6200 rpm with a maximum torque of 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. The engine is equipped with multi-point fuel injection system and accelerates on a 5-speed MT (manual transmission) gearbox. As said earlier Maruti A-star has been developed in a manner that it delivers the best fuel efficiency in its class. This hatchback model designed to deliver a mileage of 19.50 kmpl.
Three variants of Maruti A-Star have made available so far, namely LXi, VXi and ZXi.Price tag ranges from Rs. 3.50 lakh to Rs. 4.12 lakh. The car comes alive with the vibrant range of color i.e. Arctic White, Desert Brown, Midnight Black, Bright Red, Healing Green, Azure Grey, Paradise Blue, Sunlight Copper, and Silky Silver.

The Maruti A-Star comes with Anti-lock Braking System, which helps to prevent skidding on slippery surfaces as well as during emergency braking. The car is scores well on safety features. The robust body structure of A-Star incorporates well on impact energy.

Over all a complete winner all the way.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Maruti Omni

Maruti Omni
The Maruti Omni is a minivan manufactured by Indian auto major Maruti Suzuki. The first version of Maruti Omni had 796 cc engine, same as the Maruti 800 city car.

This was the second vehicle to be launched by Maruti, one year after the 800, in 1984.
The Omni could be divided into two categories: the family version and the cargo version. The newer family version has two extra seats directly behind the front seating and facing away towards the rear of the van making it an eight seater. Older versions were modified by individual owners to add additional capacity this way. The cargo version does not consist of back seats. Both versions have sliding back doors and hatchbacks.
The Omni is also unique in a way that it uses a front mid engine rear wheel drive layout, as it helps in maximizing cabin and cargo space and providing maximum traction.
Design and specifications:
* Omni (E), released in 1996, 796 cc engine, 8 seater capacity vehicle
* Omni XL - 1999, same engine, modified with a higher roof.
* Omni Cargo LPG - 2004, created to answer the growing popularity of this car being used as an inter-city cargo vehicle.[1]
* Omni LPG - 2003, same 796 cc engine, added with a factory fitted LPG Kit. This makes it the most economic 4 wheeler in India, as far as the driving costs are concerned.
* Omni Ambulance - A Modified E version into an ambulance vehicle. This is the most common type of ambulances found in Indian cities.


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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maruti Zen



The Maruti Zen is a Maruti Suzuki product. Its a 5 door hatchback popular across the globe. The word Zen Stands for Zero Engine Noise. Zen is a Japanese word , derived from a Sanskrit word "Dhyana" which means meditation.
The Maruti Zen was first launched in 1993 in India. It was known as a first premium compact car and has been doing good
For 13 years till the Company decided to stop its production for a while and re-launched it as Zen Estilo, means stylish (Spanish)
It was presumed that the production took a backseat to promote Alto, Another product of Maruti Suzuki.
However the sale of Zen is on decline since the market has become more intense and many players are entering into Indian Arena. Maruti Suzuki itself has launched model in various classes like Swift, SX4 to name a few.
But Estilo is still finding its way into the market with all new looks and bound to survive to repeat the historical value of the name associated with it which is ‘Zen’
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Maruti Gypsy

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The Maruti Gypsy is a four wheel drive SUV.It is produced in India, it is also available in Chile and Kenya and very popular there too. In Europe, it is most often found in Malta and Hungary. is available with 4 seats and a good size trunk. In India Maruti Gypsy is available in three variants, "soft top", "hard top” and as an "ambulance car".
In India, it is largely used by the police and defense forces. As a matter of fact, the MG-413 model is now the mainstay of the Indian Army. In civilian use also, the Gypsy is a popular choice as a low-cost SUV.
In India, market for used Maruti Gypsy is on rise, since it is available only on demand. One has to make an full advance payment and waiting time is minimum 3 months. The price tag is as low as 5 lakh for entry model, and this has been the prime reason for the love this Vehicle has been generating for years.Lookwise and performance wise its on par, and most owners in India go for some kind of modification to enhance its look as a SUV.It more famous for its performance Off the road, and considered best on terrain and desert. It has good looks but there are no plush interiors, and comfort level is bit low. Its more of a utility based vehicle than a luxury. There are no power windows or Power steering. But there is no deviation from the affection it has created among its fans and Maruti Gypsy is developing into a very popular vehicle in its category.
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Maruti Suzuki SX4

Suzuki SX4Image via Wikipedia
I was going through a review related to Maruti SX4, it was more like a drivers biography and his experiences with that car. In his article he has described that how he survived from near death instances. He blamed the car for the poor design and visibility and he termed the car as a death trap, sounds interesting but i am not convinced. According to him it happened thrice with him while he was driving that particular car. He Blamed the car for the accidents but I blame his driving skills for that. As a matter of fact Suzuki SX4 is very well designed car and termed a futuristic design by many critics. I believe SX4 has a very unique design,only the wheels size may look oversized to few but rest of the car is very well balanced and the bigger wheels provides it a better balance while driving. SX4 is powered by 1586cc, 4 cylinder petrol engine with develops maximum power 102bhp at 5500rpm with maximum torque of 154Nm at 4200rpm. It takes a around 12 seconds to 100kph.

Developed by Suzuki and Fiat, it was launched in 2006 in European market as a hatchback model. In 2007 It was introduced and released in Japan, India and a few Eastern European markets. Since its launch in India Suzuki SX4 has been doing extremely well.

Well lets get back to the safety aspect of the car.On safety front SX4 is very well equipped with the top-end ZXi variant having adjustable tilt steering, tubeless tires, alloys, Dual airbags, ABS, Disc brakes and automatic climate control system. Fuel Economy is something where it lacks a bit. It returns fuel economy of around 9.3kpl in the city and 14.5kpl on the highway which is very less if we compare it to the Honda City. But Overall SX4 is a great car, is very well equipped, is good looking and fun to drive.

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Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki SwiftImage by julianlimjl via Flickr
Maruti,The most loved car in india.It is a household name in india.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited is a publicly listed automaker in India. It is a leading four-wheeler automobile manufacturer in South Asia. Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan holds a majority stake in the company. It was the first company in India to mass-produce and sell more than a million cars. It is largely credited for having brought in an automobile revolution to India. It is the market leader in India. On 17 September 2007, Maruti Udyog was renamed to Maruti Suzuki India Limited.



Maruti Suzuki is one of India's leading automobile manufacturers and the market leader in the car segment, both in terms of volume of vehicles sold and revenue earned. Until recently, 18.28% of the company was owned by the Indian government, and 54.2% by Suzuki of Japan. The Indian government held an initial public offering of 25% of the company in June 2003. As of May 10, 2007, Govt. of India sold its complete share to Indian financial institutions. With this, Govt. of India no longer has stake in Maruti Udyog.Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, owns 54.2 per cent of Maruti. The rest is owned by the public and financial institutions. It is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in India.

Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL) was established in February 1981, though the actual production commenced in 1983 with the Maruti 800. Hindustan Motor's Ambassador and Premier Padmini were were the only copetitor back then.
Through 2004, Maruti has produced over 5 Million vehicles. Marutis are sold in India and various several other countries, depending upon export orders.
The company annually exports more than 50,000 cars and has an extremely large domestic market in India selling over 730,000 cars annually. Maruti 800, till 2004, was the India's largest selling compact car ever since it was launched in 1983. More than a million units of this car have been sold worldwide so far. Currently, Maruti Alto tops the sales charts.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan, has been the leader of the Indian car market for over two decades.
During 2007-08, Maruti Suzuki sold 764,842 cars, of which 53,024 were exported. In all, over six million Maruti cars are on Indian roads since the first car was rolled out on December 14, 1983.

Maruti Suzuki offers 12 models, Maruti 800, Omni, Alto, Versa, Gypsy, A Star, Wagon R, Zen Estilo, Swift, Swift Dzire, SX4, Grand Vitara. Swift, Swift dzire, A star and SX4 are maufactured in Manesar, Grand Vitara is imported from Japan as a completely built unit (CBU), remaining all models are manufactured in Maruti Suzuki's Gurgaon Plant.








Pressure started mounting on Indira and Sanjay Gandhi to share the details of the progress on the Maruti Project. Since country's resources were made available by mother to her son's pet project. A delegation of Indian technocrats was assigned to hunt a collaborator for the project. Initial rounds of discussion were held with the giants of the automobile industry in Japan including Toyota, Nissan and Honda. Suzuki Motor Corporation was at that time a small player in the four wheeler automobile sector and had major share in the two wheeler segment. Suzuki's bid was considered negligible.

In the initial rounds of discussion the giants had their bosses present and in the later rounds related to the technical discussions executives of these automobile giants were present. Osamu Suzuki, Chairman and CEO of the company ensured that he was present in all the rounds of discussion. Osamu in an article writes that it subtly massaged their (Indian delegation) egos and also convinced them about the sincerity of Suzuki's bid. In the initial days Suzuki took all steps to ensure the government about its sincerity on the project. Suzuki in return received a lot of help from the government in such matters as import clearances for manufacturing equipment (against the wishes of the Indian machine tool industry then and its own socialistic ideology), land purchase at government prices for setting up the factory Gurgaon and reduced or removal of excise tariffs. This helped Suzuki conscientiously nurse Maruti through its infancy to become one of its flagship ventures.


Upcoming models.

A-Star, dubbed the global India car and developed by Maruti Suzuki Ltd's research and development (R&D) team in Gurgaon near Delhi, is sleek, smart and fun to drive. Designed by Saurabh Singh and Rajesh Kumar Gogu of Maruti Suzuki India, the fivedoor hatchback with a 1,000 cc petrol engine has been designed keeping the European market in mind. Maruti Suzuki India hopes to commence production of A-Star by October 2008, said the managing director of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Shinzo Nakanishi. The car would be manufactured from the company's Manesar facility in Haryana, he said. By 2010, Suzuki plans to export 100,000 units of the new model to Europe. "Maruti's manufacturing capability has reached a level where Suzuki wants to make small cars for Europe exclusively in India," he said. A-Star will be an "A-Segment" car as per the European nomenclature (considered the A-2 segment in India) and Euro-V compliant with a 1.0-litre aluminium petrol engine. Maruti enjoyed a 50 percent market share in the Indian auto market, so MSIL would launch one new model in India every year to consolidate its market position. The A-Star is considered to be one of the most ambitious projects of Maruti Suzuki India. In fact, the concept car is a first for Maruti Suzuki India's R&D team. The company has entered into an agreement with Nissan to sell A-Star under the latter's brand name in the US market,. Although A-Star attracted most eyeballs and mind space Wednesday at the Expo, Nakanishi was keen to see the Rs.100,000 car of his rival. He, however, ruled out a price cut for Maruti 800 and dismissed rumours of Maruti's foray into the Rs.100,000 segment. Suzuki first unveiled the Kizashi concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in November. It is unclear whether Kizashi will be produced or remain on Suzuki's drawing board.


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