IAB Report – Maruti A-Star and Estilo discontinued

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014 - 3:31pm IST

Post the launch of the Maruti Celerio earlier this month, the company has stopped production of the A-Star and the Estilo hatchbacks. The Celerio, which is in fact the next generation A-Star, will fill the voids left behind by these two cars.

The A-Star’s successor is the Celerio, both in India and abroad.

The A-Star was launched in India in November 2008, while an automatic transmission variant was added later on. The small hatchback debuted Maruti Suzuki’s K-Series petrol engine in India, and the same family of engines is now seen on the Wagon R, Swift, Ritz, Ertiga, Celerio, Alto K10 and Dzire. The made-in-India A-Star was exported to over 150 global destinations.

The hatchback was also badge-engineered by Nissan, and the Nissan Pixo as it was called, was sold in Europe.

Maruti Estilo

The Estilo was originally launched as the Zen Estilo in India. While its basically the Suzuki MR-Wagon, the car replaced the original Zen hatchback in India in 2006. 2009 saw Maruti removing the ‘Zen’ badge and mildly refreshing the car. However, the Estilo was always seen as an unnecessary product in Maruti’s portfolio with its price clashing with the Wagon R, a name that is more trusted by the Indian car buyer.

Both, the A-Star and Estilo, are considered poor sales performers for Maruti. In the January-December 2013 period, Maruti sold an average of 754 Estilos per month while the A-Star saw average monthly sales of 592 units.

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4 thoughts on “IAB Report – Maruti A-Star and Estilo discontinued

  1. Dmitry says:

    What about availability of spare parts for outgoing models?

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Maruti’s spare parts are generally available for upto 6-8 years after the model’s discontinuation.

      1. Dmitry says:

        Thank you! Was asking as a little bit worried A-Star AT owner=)

      2. Ravi says:

        sir, i am going to buy second hand A-star zxi 2012 model. if the parts arent available after three years, is it ok if i buy it?

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