Spied – IAB reader spots the next gen Maruti A-Star (2015 Suzuki Alto) testing

Posted on: Oct 19, 2013 - 4:58pm IST

Maruti continues to test out the next generation A-Star (2015 Suzuki Alto) and here is another set of spyshots from Indian Autos Blog reader, ‘Mr.RB’.

Next generation Maruti A-Star
The next generation A-Star has been testing extensively in India and Europe.

Non-stop testing on Delhi roads has taken a toll on this prototype as the taillight lens has developed a crack! As we have detailed in the past, the new A-Star ditches its bean-shaped design for a more upright stance and the design of the rear-fascia and doors remind us of JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) small cars such as the Alto.

Codenamed ‘YL7’, the next generation Maruti A-Star is expected to grow in size and offer more rear seat space and comfort than the current car. Maruti could also position the new A-Star in such a way that it fills the void left behind by the Estilo.

Next generation Maruti A-Star
The overall design of the new A-Star gives us the impression that a roomier cabin lies in store.

The new A-Star could source its power from the same three-cylinder, 1.0-liter, K-Series engine producing 68 PS and 90 Nm of torque. A small-displacement, 0.8-liter, two-cylinder diesel engine, which Maruti is working on currently, could also be introduced in due time.

Check out previous spyshots of the next generation Maruti A-Star

Next generation Maruti A-Star side
Maruti’s new 0.8-liter diesel engine is a possible power-plant for the new A-Star.

Meanwhile, the A-Star which is badge-engineered as the Nissan Pixo and sold in the UK was discontinued last week. However, the Suzuki Alto continues to be sale in that country, albeit with a 700 pound (INR 69,000) discount. In India, A-Star sales continue to be below average with the number falling to 399 units in September 2013.

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3 thoughts on “Spied – IAB reader spots the next gen Maruti A-Star (2015 Suzuki Alto) testing

  1. sandy says:

    “A small-displacement, 0.8-liter, two-cylinder diesel engine, which Maruti is working on currently, could also be introduced in due time”, may sound good for individual economy but in long run its ruining our environment.
    True the new diesel powertrains are less polluting, but looking at this article http://www.treehugger.com/health/map-shows-air-pollution-1100-cities-around-world.html, its evident that we are still getting into worst situation.

    Reply
    1. Dr. Nayak says:

      Did you ask the treehuggers how the electric cars pollute more compared to diesel cars, and still they have no clue about it? Electric cars get the power from coal burning electric plants, that are 1000 times more polluting than any diesel power plant!

      Reply
      1. sandy says:

        Dr. Nayak, if Dr. means Doctor only; then I was expecting a reasonable research on the particular treehugger article from your side. Neither me nor this treehugger article mention anything about electric powered car n houses. Its all about air quality. USA being largest automobile market still manages to fare well w.r.t other smaller ones. Reason is they relay heavily on gasoline/petrol cars rather then diesel. Europe being market for clean diesel engines is still lagging behind USA.
        And this article was originally sourced from WHO, Asian Clean Air Initiative and the European Airbase. Now, its left to you to trust them or not.

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