Rendering – Next gen Maruti Suzuki A-Star will also replace the Ritz

Posted on: Aug 16, 2013 - 9:42am IST

The Maruti A-Star (Suzuki Alto for international markets) is heading for a product replacement. Test prototypes of the next-gen A-Star have already been caught by spy photographers in Southern Europe. Based on the camouflaged test mules, our artist, Shoeb, has envisioned what the small hatchback could look like.

Next generation Maruti Suzuki A-Star

The twin chrome grille and the way the headlights meet the grille seem to be inspired by the newly launched Suzuki SX4 S-Cross. The overall car’s proportions remind you of a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) car especially its tall roof. The design is not extravagant and it seems that function takes priority over form.

Sources suggest that the all new A-Star will also replace the Suzuki Splash (Maruti Ritz) as the company seems to be having too many products in a close price range. As a result, you can certainly expect the interior space to be better than the current A-Star.

Maruti Suzuki Ritz Diesel
Next gen A-Star will also replace the Suzuki Splash (Maruti Ritz).

Maruti Suzuki’s CEO, Kenichi Ayukawa, said recently that the company was developing a “series of products” and that some of them would be shown at the 2014 Auto Expo taking place in February.

There is a good chance that we could see this next-gen A-Star there given that sales of the hatchback in India have reached a new low. For the month of July, only 310 A-Star’s were sold and for the first seven months of 2013, the A-Star averaged 703 units a month.

Next would you like to read more about the or more about Maruti Suzuki, Renderings?

4 thoughts on “Rendering – Next gen Maruti Suzuki A-Star will also replace the Ritz

  1. sadsack says:

    No Sir, this will not replace the Ritz, which is a segment higher. This will replace the A Star in India and the Estilo may just get phased out. I do not think having so many cars in the same segment is working against Maruti. Even though by Maruti standards the Estilo is a dud and the Ritz is not a super duper success, give those sales figures to Fiat, to Chevrolet, to Nissan-Renault, they will gladly take them. It does not make sense for Maruti to open up spaces by phasing out products cause that might just give the foot hold that Nissan/Datsun are looking for.

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  2. sandy says:

    Looks more like Hyundai i10. If it replaces A-Star and Estilo then thats good, but if it replaces Ritz instead of Estilo then thats bad. Since, Ritz is a robust product unlike the other two.

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  3. bhaskar says:

    looks real good if maruti can maintain the design as shown in rendering

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