Maruti to use Harman Kardon audio systems from 2017 – Report


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The first Maruti to feature a Harman Kardon system could be the Ignis.

According to a Team-BHP report, future Marutis will come equipped with music systems from Harman Kardon, from 2017. The first model to feature a Harman Kardon music system could be the Maruti Ignis, while rest of the models are likely to receive it in a major facelift or when the next generation version rolls out.

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Harman Kardon is a known supplier of top-end audio systems to luxury manufacturers.

Harman Kardon is a known supplier of top-end audio systems to luxury manufacturers. Courtesy of Tata Motors, Harman has also penetrated the entry level segments. Range-topping variants of the Tata Zest, Bolt and Tiago come equipped with a Harman system co-developed with Tata, which has received praise for its audio quality.

Maruti Ignis front quarters at the Auto Expo 2016
Maruti has already equipped its newer products with a touchscreen SmartPlay entertainment system.

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It’s unclear if Maruti will strike a close partnership with Harman Kardon similar to that of Tata Motors with the supplier. If the plan is green lit, future top-end Marutis will feature a Harman Kardon system that would be manufactured and supplied from their production facility in Pune, Maharashtra.

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[Source: Team-BHP]

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