The new Maruti A-Star measures 3500mm x 600mm x 1490mm and a wheelbase of 2360mm. The car has a kerb weight of approximately 915 kg. The A-Star AT will be available in midnight black, azure gray, arctic white, silky silver, healing green, paradise blue, sunlight copper, bright red, and desert brown.
The A-Star Automatic transmission will be available in VXi trim. It comes with Suzuki KB10 MPFI Petrol Engine with a displacement of 998cc, 3cylinder and 12 valve. The engine has a maximum power of 67 BHP@6200 RPM while maximum torque is 90NM @3500 RPM.
The automatic transmission of A-Star has six modes- P, R, N, D, 3, 2 and L. It has a fuel efficiency of 17 kmpl rated by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
Its internal features include- power windows, power steering, CD/MP3 player, automatic and height adjustable driver seat.
Safety features include ventilated Disk brakes in front, drum brakes in rear, McPherson Strut and coil spring suspension in front and isolated trailing link and coil spring suspension in rear. The car has gas filled shock absorbers and 13 inch tubeless radial tyres.
At present, only Hyundai i10 has automatic transmission version in hatchback category. With the new Maruti A-Star automatic transmission, the city dwellers will enjoy smooth riding on congested city roads.