Maruti to place a full stop to the Zen Estilo?

Posted on: Feb 2, 2013 - 12:09pm IST

Maruti Zen EstiloMaruti Suzuki is reportedly considering to end the production run of the slow selling Maruti Zen Estilo. reports that according to their sources who are close to Maruti, the company is planning to shelve the small hatchback which has an enemy in its own family, the practical Wagon R which emerges as a superior alternative.

Maruti announced last year that they have slashed production of the Wagon R, A-Star and Zen Estilo to avoid inventory pile up.

The diesel mania is continuing to haunt some of these small and fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks. While the Wagon R is registering decent numbers, the A-Star and Estilo are hardly selling and that’s certainly one of the reasons why Maruti recently released a special edition A-Star called the Aktiv. says that the demise of the Zen Estilo could come as early as March 2013 and the A-Star could also be head towards the guillotine at a later stage when the next gen model is ready. However, we don’t expect the Zen Estilo to get a replacement as its a spruced-up Wagon R from a few generations ago.

By shelving the Zen Estilo, Maruti would reduce the inventory build up and the assembly line could be modified to build future products.


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6 thoughts on “Maruti to place a full stop to the Zen Estilo?

  1. Nalin says:

    Maruti’s full range has several cars that are so close to each other that they appear to be competing. The fact is that such a wide and robust line up prevents he customers from going elsewhere.
    They mastered the art of managing many siblings together, several years back. This obviously remains a strong envy point for the competition.

  2. sandy says:

    A-Star is suffering, Estilo is also suffering. VW wanted K10 engine from MS for their Up! and Skoda Citigo for Indian operation, but they departed from each other.
    Estilo is quite comfortable and practical with descent styling and spacious then A-Star. A-Star is safer, stable and safer then Estilo and better crash worthiness. So, MS can combine the USB of both these product in one package which could look like this: A-Star + Estilo = Skoda Citigo like product. So what MS is waiting for!?
    May be, Hyundai would have done something rather then killing the product.

    1. Nalin says:

      Indian consumers deserve more than the mixed vegetable / korma that you seem you be suggesting. Each car is liked and hated for its merits or lack of it. Global car makers surely know how to take decisions than be swayed by a blogger’s moods swings.

      1. Mohammed says:

        Well Mr. Nalin -Just like you’ve the right to voice your opinion on this blog Sandy has the right to put forward his views on this too. And, further, none of us here are trying to get to the advisory board of automobile ; companies ; we just form the generic automobile followers segment with our own thoughts about various topics.

        So,a blind brand loyalist pretending to be a know all smug who wants to run down other’s views doesn’t get any respect from fellow readers. Go easy on this forum 🙂

  3. vishal says:

    Indian car makers are getting very efficient at pulling the plug on their models. Goes to show where the balance lies in between ‘the self’ and ‘the customer’.
    They are able to get away with highway robbery because laws in India are so easy to bend or buy – especially if you are a cash rich corporate.
    There are laws which make it mandatory for parts to be made available a few years after a model is discontinued. But most car and bike manufacturers are not able to provide parts for an older version after minor facelifts so cannot expect much from them on a discontinued model.

  4. Ameya says:

    How many copies have they sold till date?
    The vendors will come back asking for money invested!


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!