We are well informed that Maruti has announced to discontinue the production of its popular hatchback A-star, and now company is bringing a new small hatchback on the place of this earlier one which is also being said as a replacement of A-star. This new model by Maruti Suzuki is named as a Maruti Suzuki A-wind concept which has been unveiled in Thailand and expected to make Indian debut at Auto Expo 2014.
Expectedly, to increase the sales, its price would be more competitive than the A-star; the exact price range is not revealed though. The ongoing A-star has the price range of 3.88-4.77 lakhs.
This new A-wind concept would be powered by 996cc, 3-cylindrical, 1.0L K-series petrol engine mated with CVT transmission system. Rumors are also that company could introduce a 3-cylinder diesel engine as well with this new model, but rumors are rumors and their truth could only be disclosed by the launch. The ARAI certified mileage of ongoing A-Star is 19km/l while offers 12.45 km/l in city and 17.8 km/l on highways, these figures are already quite wonderful and we expect the same in this new model too.
Space & Dimension:
This new five seater small hatchback is 3600mm in length, 1600mm in width, 1540mm in height which makes this new car 100mm longer and 50mm higher than the A-Star. It also carries the wheelbase of 2425mm which is 65mm more than its predecessor. The luggage space is expected to be larger with the availability of splitting rear seats at 60:40 or completely.
Interior & Exterior:
Company has unveiled this trendy hatchback in bright bi-colors combination i.e. energy yellow and panoramic blue; it could offer more options by the time of its launch, though. It’s looking quite stunning by having modified bumpers, chrome grille along with unified projector headlights and LED light indicators. Also this sporty car is designed with the same 185/55 tires along with 13 inches alloy wheels.
Its interior has been more spacious than its predecessor and made of premium quality material. It is rumored that this new A-wind concept is sharing many interior features from its elder sister, Maruti Swift like a classy dashboard featuring a touch screen display along with USB & aux-in etc.
Safety & road handling:
In terms of safety, no such details has been disclosed yet but undoubtedly this new hatchback is expected to be equipped with entire safety features which is being required these days like immobilizer, ABS with EBD, airbags and many more .
The ongoing A-star has a wonderful report of road handling and performance; hence expectation becomes more when we talk about that car which is going to take place of the particular well performed car. This new hatchback is going to be highly fuel efficient like its predecessor and will provide a better drivability.
With this A-wind concept, company has tried to resolve every problem of the customers which they were facing in ongoing A-star. Like every other companies, Maruti Suzuki also wants to be on the top among its competitors as well as increase its sales. Though, no such statement has been stated by the company but this A-wind concept seems like the next-generation car of A-Star. Hence, keep your fingers crossed till its launch and stay tuned with us.