Saturday, June 30, 2012

Maruti Alto Crosses 20 lakh Unit Aales in close to 12 years

Maruti India is overjoyed as one of their top selling small cars since more than a decade has achieved a marvelous feat. The adorable small car, Maruti Alto has crossed 20 lakh vehicle sales recently and this stupendous accomplishment was done in close to eleven years and nine months. Maruti Cars are renowned to be steadfast and consistent and Maruti Alto is a fine example of that. The company feels that the superb success of this car is attributed to superior fuel efficiency combined with a compact and sleek design along with being pocket friendly in terms of servicing, spare parts and other repairs. Maruti Alto is said to be the most popular car for the first time buyers as it is easy to maneuver, affordably priced, less on maintenance and has a compact design. The best year for this small car was 2010-11, when Maruti Alto sold a whopping 3 lakh vehicles, which is also a milestone in itself. This small car was launched in year, 2000 and was the fastest to cross the 10 lakh vehicle sales from the reputed stable of Maruti India.

The Maruti Alto Pictures reveal the neat front fascia of this charming car with a big chrome logo embossed at the center of the radiator grille. This front grille is flanked with a decent head light cluster, which is powered with clear lens lamps. The side profile has tidy wheel arches which have tubeless tyres with an 8 spoke wheel covers and the side turn indicators have been fitted above these wheel arches. Maruti Alto has a good ground clearance of 160mm with a short turning radius of just 4.6 meters. This small car is available in petrol as well as in CNG variants with three trims of each version across all the Maruti dealerships in the country. The Maruti Alto Price for the petrol version is between Rs. 2.43 lakh and Rs. 2.94 lakh; while the CNG variants are priced between Rs. 2.91 lakh and Rs. 3.42 lakh (all prices mentioned are of ex-showroom New Delhi).

The Maruti Alto Features are a tad lesser owing to the impressive pricing, but this car still has a power steering, dual tone dashboard, digital fuel indicator, manual air conditioning system and several other such remarkable features. The engine is a peppy 796cc with MPFI that is coupled with a 5-Speed manual transmission gear box and this wonderful car can generate a remarkable mileage between 14 to 18.9 kmpl with the petrol engine and the CNG variant gives between 15 to 20 kmpl. With such delightful features and an energetic engine, this small car is all set to rule the roost for many more years to come. Meanwhile, several other upcoming vehicles such as Chevrolet Sail, Mitsubishi Mirage, New Hyundai Elantra and BMW 3 Series are also going to be launched in the coming weeks. I shared that Maruti Ertiga launched, price starts at Rs 5.89 lakh.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Maruti Suzuki is Planning to Launch Alto 800 By The End Of 2012

One of the most sold out and popular car from the house Maruti Suzuki is the hatchback Alto, which is quite affordable. This economical hatchback car comes within a range of Rs. 2.50-3.50 lakh and it has taken the Indian Automobile market by storm. Maruti Suzuki India is scheduling to launch the facelift version of Alto i.e. Maruti Alto 800. It is expected to hit the Indian showrooms by the end of the existing year. Maruti Alto 800 price is expected to go around Rs. 2.50 lakh.

Maruti Alto 800

Maruti Alto 800 will boast an 800cc two valve cylinder engine, which will be mated with five speed manual transmission. This enormous petrol engine is expected to churn out an apex power of 37bhp. According to one of the review on New Maruti Alto 800, the engine of this car makes lots of noise and it take a long time to attain a decent speed. It is speculated that Maruti Alto 800 will render a mileage of 16 km per litre in urban areas whereas an outstanding mileage of 22 km per litre on highways. One can easily judge from Maruti Alto 800 exteriors that it will be different and bigger than the current Maruti Alto.

Maruti Alto 800

The headlamp of the New Maruti Alto 800 carries lenses and the front grille is also slightly tuned. The rear part of Maruti Alto 800 is also modified and now it will come with solid build quality. If we talk about the Maruti Alto 800 interiors then this facelift car comes with spacious cabin, which can easily seat 4 adults with absolute comfort and ease. Maruti Alto 800 sports a stylish dashboard, which carries a pop-top storage box. Maruti Alto 800 features new dials, fabric and a superior looking instrument console.

One of the most attention grabbing features of Maruti Alto 800 is the steering wheel, which gives a first-class feel while driving. But the New Maruti Alto 800 will be lacking in power steering, which could be little disappointing and might drive away the sales of this hatchback. The company has taken care of safety features in Maruti Alto 800. This facelift variant will carry front and rear disc brakes along with intelligent computerized anti theft system. One of the major parts of safety is the booster assisted brakes, which would play a big role in case of collisions. It can be stated that Maruti Alto 800 will be a cheap and reliable car, which will be the perfect choice for those people who cannot afford high end cars. I shared that Chevrolet Sail Coming Soon to India.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Maruti Ertiga Cheaper Than Toyota Innova

Maruti has launched Maruti Ertiga couple of months back and this is the first car from Maruti in MUV segment, though Maruti prefers it to say LUV [Life Utility Vehicle]. Maruti always had reputation of manufacturing small cars and there has been huge demand from its customers that this veteran four wheeler manufacturer produces a new variant in MUV segment. Finally Maruti entered the MUV segment with Maruti Ertiga. Maruti Ertiga comes with huge space and is well suited to big family, Maruti Ertiga can easily accommodate seven persons and is boasted as a complete family car. Maruti Cars have always known for their performance and fuel efficiency.

Maruti has picked Ertiga name from Indonesian language which means three rows, and living upto its name this MUV has three rows of seats. Maruti Ertiga is available in petrol and diesel versions and this LUV will be available in three trims in diesel and petrol version, LXi, VXi, and ZXi will be available in petrol version and LDi, ZDi and ZDi will be available in diesel version. If we take a look at Maruti Ertiga Price in India is about Rs.7 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). If we look at the engine specifications of Maruti Ertiga petrol variant, it comes with a 1.4 liter advanced K-Series engine with 4 cylinders and a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. Looking at the diesel version this variant is fitted with 1.3 liter direct diesel injection system with a similar gear box and number of cylinders.

Maruti Ertiga carries the legacy of Maruti of being most fuel efficient car. The petrol version is expected to give 16.02 Kmpl and diesel version is expected to deliver 20.77 Kmpl. Maruti Ertiga will be competing with all the big names like Toyota Cars and Mahindra Cars which have already taken over the maximum market share in this segment. Ertiga will be closely competing with Toyota Innova, which is leading the SUV and MUV race at the moment in India. The first and foremost difference is that Maruti Ertiga is much cheaper in comparison with Toyota Innova. Maruti Ertiga is available for Rs.7 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), and if we compare it with Toyota Innova Price, this Japanese MUV is priced at Rs. 9 ,12, 171 (ex-showroom New Delhi). Maruti Ertiga diesel variant gives approximately 20.77 Kmpl in comparison with 10 Kmpl from Innova, and also Maruti Ertiga comes with world class interior features like powerful air conditioning, rear vents, and comfortable seating. The best part is that Maruti offers MUV in petrol and diesel version, giving the customers option to choose from. We have to wait and watch how these new variant from Maruti Ertiga confronts Toyota Innova. I shared that Skoda Fabia Scout Launched Quietly.