Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The new Maruti Suzuki A-Star automatic launched

On August 15, 2010, India’s top passenger car maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, launched the automatic version of its popular hatchback model A-star. The new model comes with 4-Speed Automatic Transmission. Priced at Rs. 4.34,535, the new Maruti A-Star is one of the most affordable small cars in India. The small size of the car coupled with its light control, power steering and high fuel efficiency makes it an ideal choice for women and elderly people.

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.


  1. Maruti A Star is a cute looking car and Automatic variant will increase the comforts to drive this car in tight city traffic. Great Car!

  2. Maruti A Star is now available in both automatic and manual transmission. if you are tired of shifting gears, buy the A Star automatic, because it is the cheapest automatic car and also has loads of features. A Star automatic returns an impressive mileage of 17 kmpl too !!!

  3. This is a great post. I’m glad it was bumped. Otherwise I would’ve missed these very useful information.


  4. nothing can beat Hyundai Santro automatic at any cost.in Automatic only hyundai's are the Hero's

  5. i think the above guy havnt drived a star automatic... if he drived once.. he wnt touch hyundai n all... a star automatic is such a cute n great car...

  6. I have driven only a two wheeler TVS scooty so far.Will it be possible for me to drive A Star Auto with ease ? Shabbir Chunawalla