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Old 10th October 2008, 21:56   #346
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the A-Star will be launched on November 18, according to reliable dealer sources.
Great News! Hope they price it like a Maruti. Anywhere below the WagonR would be great.
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@sidindica
any details about the pricing/variants of the car,the dealer must have got some info. on that part also.
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I must say MUL doing a great job... Getting new beatiful cars on indian roads...
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Here is a video of the New Alto (A-Star)

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A friend who works for a Maruti Dealer told me that the Sales training for the A Star starts tomm for the Mumbai region, and the cars expected to be on roads by 1st week of Nov.
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A friend who works for a Maruti Dealer told me that the Sales training for the A Star starts tomm for the Mumbai region, and the cars expected to be on roads by 1st week of Nov. Does anyone from other cities have more info on this?
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A friend who works for a Maruti Dealer told me that the Sales training for the A Star starts tomm for the Mumbai region, and the cars expected to be on roads by 1st week of Nov. Does anyone from other cities have more info on this?
Mostly the news article state that the car is expected in mid-November. Its infact a news that the car are expected to be in showrooms by 1st week of November. This means that the launch is quite near.
However, did your friend tell you about
1) Any news about the exact specs of the car specially the engine ?
2) Is the price around 4 lakhs or the introductory prices are going to be less ?
or he will come to know about this tomorrow ?

Do update us if you have got any news.
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The team Leaders frm the dealers had the training today, wots heard is that its a 1000cc 3cylinder car, looks nice and cute, and shud be priced in the range of 3.50-4.25 price range. Will confirm more tomm after the guy finishes the training.
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I understand that the dealer training in Hyderabad has already started and they mentioned that cars will be available from October end onwards!
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3 A Stars have reached for the training process, so keep ur eyes open Mumbai guys u might spot it anywhere around places near the Maruti Dealers/Workshops.


EDIT - The 3 cars i guess wud be the 3 varients that its gonna be available in, any inputs from other cities from people close to Maruti dealers?

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Yes guys a-star training programme starts today and i happen to be in it.Its a day loong programme for the sales team and 3 hrs session for top management.it would end by 5:30pm.Will update as soon as its over.A car has reached cochin.The color for the same is very similar to the purple fussion in zen estilo.Cars would be selling from mid november or probably november last.
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Man! How I miss not being in Cochin!
So, the price bracket is pretty much confirmed to be above wagonR? It would've been better if it could start lower. :wish:
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Default preliminary details-new Maruti A-star

Launch Date: November 18, 2008

varients- Lxi, Vxi, Zxi

lxi-A/C, P/S, body coloured bumpers

Vxi-Lxi+ tachometer mounted on-dash, power windows, central locking, vanity mirror, wheel caps, front fog lamps etc

Zxi-ABS, dual airbags, integrated stereo with cd/mp3/wma etc.

engine-1 liter 3 cylinder k-series all aluminium with 64 ps.

price-unknown.

the car will be coming tomorrow at tivoli garden, mehrauli, New Delhi where training is currently going on. If possible (AND RISKY), i will try to take some snaps and post it.
otherwise, I should have some more info tomorrow.

the aforementioned information is largely accurate as per internal training material.

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nice. Does anyone else think the concept A-star is sexy as hell for a small car? Though, I know the actual production model is nice, but doesnt have that oomph factor!
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Is ABS optional in VXi just like it is in Swift ?
Any information on the space like boot space ( ltrs ) ?
Which gearbox ? The same old in Wagon R/Alto or the one used with G series in Swift or the one used in SX4 with M series engines ?
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