A day after Finance Minister’s Price Cut prescription, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. announced the launch of their new car, Maruti Suzuki Alto A-Star. Built on a brand new platform, the A-star is an excellent city car with best in class turning radius, power, flat torque (minimum gearshifts) and performance.

The A-star was launched in New Delhi today by R.C. Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. The A-star has been designed keeping in mind aspirations of the urban economy-conscious customers, who seek best-in-class fuel efficiency, lower emission, and high quality and high performance alongwith style. It also takes the engine technology in India to the next level. A-star is the most relevant car that addresses the needs of today's customers be it India or any other part of the world, says company in a press release.

Positioned in the premium A2 segment and targeted towards urban young professionals, the stylish, sporty and youthful A-star delivers a fantastic driving experience with futuristic looks.

A Brand New Engine and Transmission
Powered by the new, state-of-the-art, light weight, 998 cc K10B petrol engine, A-star is the best in class fuel-efficient car with a mileage of 19.59 kilometers per litre, as tested by ARAI, Pune, country's premier automotive research agency.
The new-generation three-cylinder, light-weight aluminum K10B engine is a major initiative undertaken by the company towards offering latest technology to its customers. Maruti Suzuki engineers have put together a host of innovative technologies to enhance performance, minimise friction and provide high acceleration. The engine offers power of 67ps @ 6200 rpm and torque of 90nm @ 3500 rpm.

Driving Comfort
With a turning radius of 4.5 meters and a ground clearance of 170 mm, the A-star is suitable for all Indian conditions, including congested areas and potholed roads. The A-star boasts of a unique all-round gas damped suspension, making rides much more comfortable, and also reducing wear and tear resulting in a low maintenance cost.
The A-star has a front suspension frame for excellent handling. Front and rear suspensions have been fine-tuned for enhanced riding comfort with perfect handling on Indian road conditions. Ultra high-grade steel used in coil springs provides high rigidity and agility for passenger comfort.

Some important safety features on the A-star include:
- Crushable structure energy dispersing frame and a high rigidity body combined with lightness
- Airbags and ABS

The A-star's body reflects the Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) concept in the form of crushable structures that absorb impact energy and then disperse impact energy away from occupants in the event of a collision.

Aesthetics: A class apart
One of the most striking features that capture attention is the highly contoured rear bumper, which brings in the cool quotient to the premium A2 segment car.
A-star car is available in three variants: LXi, VXi and the top-end fully loaded ZXi. An array of nine vibrant colours.


Ex-Showroom, New Delhi.
A-star Lxi Rs. 3,46,775
A-star Vxi Rs. 3,74,775
A-star Zxi Rs. 4,11,775


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