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Old 16th April 2016, 09:09   #46
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Maruti Suzuki's chief lauds Renault for its KWID, outlines the NEW Alto design strategy due 2018.

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We have to congratulate them but we are not happy, so we have to have some counter measure. We are deciding what kind of product is needed in that segment
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The design for the new Alto is yet to be frozen for India but clearly a consideration of crossover body style is being looked at
All competitors are eyeing the SUV-ish styling right from the entry level segment.

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Maruti Suzuki's chief lauds Renault for its KWID, outlines the NEW Alto design strategy due 2018.

All competitors are eyeing the SUV-ish styling right from the entry level segment.
It is good to see the market leader congratulating other players for their new thoughts and trying to adopt the same in their line.
On an other note, everybody from 3 lakh to 30 lakh budget in the mass market seem to want the higher ground clearance and superior driving position. These seem to be very "India-specific" attributes! How?
a) Higher Ground Clearance: You can escape various sizes of potholes, and unscientific speed breakers.
b) High driving position: You can see what is ahead of the auto in front and predict his move to some extent!
c) Visible Bonnet: You can get as close as you can to the vehicle in front (to discourage the biker from entering in between, and to gain some precious meters in traffic)
d) Plastics all around: The metal will be saved from minor dents and scratches to some extent.

The real SUV features such as a big engine, AWD are not at all necessary here, as all these micro, mini, sub-compact, compact SUV owners will never go offroad over the lifetime of their vehicles.
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These seem to be very "India-specific" attributes!
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Not really. IMO, the trend is now international, the only difference is that it could be relative in terms of the offerings here.

Take the case of Suzuki's Ignis- a global offering with all the attributes you specified and also in a 4x4 variant.
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Am I the only one who absolutely loves the design? It looks very retro and the car seems practical as ever, especially with it's size and fuel efficiency. It'd make a great city car imho. Safety will be a concern with such a light weight body.
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I am not so sure about the high speed stability of tall boys getting created by these Auto makers. With smaller, narrower and taller cars you are creating a perfect recipe for toppling accidents. I remember lot of ecosports toppling during initial months of introduction.
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Maruti Suzuki had patented a ca that appears to be the JDM-spec Suzuki Alto Lapin, way back earlier this year. Now after seeing the success of KWID the next gen Alto will have a mini SUV stance!
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The Maruti Suzuki Alto 2017 is expected to get an all-new platform that will make the car lighter, more fuel-efficient and faster than the current-gen model. Though several reports claim that the new-gen Alto could feature a 658cc engine that do duty in the Suzuki Alto Lapin/Kei that’s on sale in Japan, we expect the India-bound model to retain the existing 0.8-litre mill. Having said that, the company might tune this engine to extract more power. Transmission options on offer could be a 5-speed manual and an automated manual transmission (AMT).
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Maruti Suzuki gears up for Alto revamp to counter Kwid - 2019 launch.

The project is internally called Y1K. The new car is likely to be launched by the festive season of 2019 and it will be the most expressive Alto one has seen till date and may even sport a crossover design. This car like the Vitara Brezza will be designed out of India.
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The Alto will be developed on a fresh platform to meet new regulations. The hardware and technology will come from Suzuki, the putting together of hardware that is design, engineering and validation will be all done by the Indian team with local inputs
Other cars in the making are the New WagonR (code named YCA) and the Celerio small car (code named YNC) are part of Maruti Suzuki's product plan.

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Maruti Suzuki plans to launch the most "Expressive" Alto by the festive season of 2019. Suzuki has given Maruti Suzuki a go ahead to develop the all new Alto on the Indian shore. It will be based on a completely fresh platform to meet new regulations.

This move comes as a result of Alto's 8% market share drop due to Renault's Kwid. The project, internally known as "Y1K" aims to primarily cater the local market. It may also sport a crossover design and a mild hybrid petrol engine.

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