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Last updated: November 22, 2008 at 6:10 am

Maruti Suzuki A-Star launched

Maruti Suzuki A-Star is launched in India.  This car would be manufactured only in India and exported to the rest of the world. A-Start is a 5 door hatchback priced between 3.47 lakh and 4.12 lakh. Powered by a 998 cc engine, A-star is available in petrol only version for Indian market. A-Star would be ready in 4 years time.

Maruti plans to sell 50000 (per year) of these in India and around 1 lakh in the international market. With this new launch you might think that they will stop the production of Maruti 800. It is their flagship product and has changed the way Indian middle class travels since its launch in 1983. Also, it does not meet the new emission standards which will be in effect from 2010. Instead of discontinuing 800, Maruti chose to make modifications to meet the new standards.


A-Star will be competing with i10 and Chevrolet  Spark. This is a tough space to fight for with i10 already making waves. Given the Maruti brand value, resale and the service A-Star can eat into i10’s pie. Consumer’s have one more choice until, Tata Nano comes in, which again is a different story. Maruti is also working on a indigenous car which will be wholly designed and developed in India. This will be launched in 4 years time.

A-star sure has good looks.

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  • i m planning to get this new car, Could you please tell me more details of Maruti Astar, and In which colours it is available?

  • Very informative post. A-Star looks best in terms of design and styling in its segemnt. It is a true value for money car in comparison to its rivals. Am planning to buy it soon.

  • Maruti A Star is a best car for both city and highways, as the engine is highly refined and tuned for performance as well as pick up. A Star is giving me a mileage of 19 kmpl. Also, A Star is great car for highways as the car is highly stable even at speeds above 120 kmpl. What more, go for A Star, since its from No.1 Car maker, Maruti Suzuki

  • Maruti A Star is providing much needed safety through the following: Total Effective Control Technology Dual airbags ABS with EBD (brake assist) Front seat belt pre-tensioners Front seat belt force-limiters RR CTR seat belt (2-point) Head light leveling High mounted stop lamp Front ventilated disc-13 inch Immobiliser Child-proof rear door locks Front wipers & washer with intermittent Rear window defogger Security system all in below 5 lakhs, now tell me which car is better than A Star? Maruti A Star simply rocks

  • You are right Arun. I should have known better. I have seen a big billboard yesterday and was wondering why would they have this if the car is launched in 4 years time. In 4 years time they will be launching another car. Thanks for your comment. I have made the correction.

  • Sriram, A-Star is alreay launched in the market. In 4 years, Maruti is to launch a car designed and developed exclusively in India. Did Maruti revelaed the name of that car as A-Star?

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