Thursday, August 12, 2010

Maruti to launch New A-Star Automatic soon in India

The country's biggest auto maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is all set to launch an automatic transmission version of Maruti A-Star soon in India. According to industry reports, the new Automatic transmission version of A-Star will be launched in the country by the end of this month. It will be powered by a 1.0L K-series engine that is capable of producing maximum power output of 67 bhp. After it launch in the auto market, the auto gear version of A-Star will be competing with Hyundai i10. The i10 model is the only car which is available with automatic transmission in this price range.

Maruti A-Star

The A-Star is one of the largest exports model of the company from Indian auto market which it sells in both automatic and manual transmission versions in the European auto market. Besides, MSIL is planning to launch CNG variants of five of its most popular cars in the Indian market including best-selling Maruti Alto, compact hatches Maruti Zen Estilo and Wagon R, MPV Maruti Eeco and starting range sedan Maruti SX4. By launching these alternative fuel variants in the country, the company is eying on capturing large chunks of mass volume segment. The new auto gear version of A-Star is believes to be priced tag of Rs 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom-Delhi).

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