Sunday, June 28, 2009

Maruti Suzuki’s new car will have Maruti Zen Estilo, WagonR, Alto-M800-A-Star, and Ritz platform

Few months ago, news came out that Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) is going to launch a car entirely made in India. Well, for the time being, the company is not going to produce any new Indian car. Due to its insufficient engineering strengt, MSIL decided to build the new car on its existing platform of WagonR, Zen Estilo, Alto-M800-A-Star and Swift Ritz. Only after the success of this car, the company will think of developing a car entirely in India and if everything goes well, then Suzuki Motor Corp. will outsource its entire small car operation in India.

Developing a new car from the scratch is quite expensive. Developing the platform of a new car makes up a significant portion of the entire production cost of the car. More over, the Indian car market could not fully recover from the economic recession. At such a critical situation, Maruti is trying its best to save money.

The development process of the car started more than a year ago at MSIL’s R&D facility in Gurgaon and by 2010, the company is looking forward to deploy one thousand engineers in the project. According to Maruti Suzuki officials, they have already finished the basic sketch of the car and working on other aspects of the design and in talks with machinery parts suppliers.

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  1. But it's in that effort that ensures the company of a smooth ride to the future and going into the competition with confidence on the models they offer.

  2. That's right, otherwise they'd be left behind the competition. People want to see new items that's integrated with new technologies or style.

  3. The company launched Alto K10 in 2010. The car features a 998cc three-cylinder 'K10B' engine and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 13.3 seconds. Another highlight of the car is its fuel efficiency - 20.2 km per liter.

  4. The company will be introducing limited editions of Alto. The Alto Xplore will have an advanced double-din stereo with USB and bluetooth.