Thursday, 21 June 2012

Maruti gives major facelift to A-Star in China

The A-Star has received a comprehensive facelift in the China. The front fascia is completely different from the outgoing model. The headlamps are sweptback, the quadrangular grill is much wider and a single chrome slat houses a Suzuki emblem. The front fascia is designed in such a way that one could mistake it for Hyundai.

The side profile has not changed at all. However, the Alto facelift does get redesigned alloy wheels. Coming to the rear one can see extremely gorgeous tail lamps, a redesigned rear bumper with two distinct carvings on either side, somewhat like the Renault Pulse.

No changes have been made to the mechanicals. It will be powered by the same 1.0L K Series engine mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. This does not necessarily mean that facelift will traverse borders to India or Europe. China, being such an important market, gets its own facelifts, LWB editions and even all-new products which are not allowed to leave the country.

These images of the facelifted A-Star is specifically meant for the cheapest yet the largest automobile market - China. This is no where seen as a replacement to the current version of A-Star in India. The next big launch of Maruti Suzuki in India would be Cervo , a 3 cyl. 800 cc engine which would replace the exisiting Maruti Suzuki and 800 cc Maruti Alto.


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