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|12th August 2009, 12:23||#1|
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Maruti rolls out 1,00,000th A-Star
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|12th August 2009, 19:33||#3|
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A-star is doing better than expected mainly because of some scheme or something that is running in Europe. From what I have read, the relatively low emissions is also helpful as Europeans are putting preference on low emission cars.
What I am not able to understand is this : Lets say that 60% is export, then 40K units must be running on Indian roads. But I am not able to spot as many A-star as I am able to spot Ritz.
In any way, maruti is doing good by producing so many cars and low emission was expected from the A-star in Europe ( its Alto there, atleast UK ). This is surely an achievement in times where automotive market is not expanding. I appreciate Maruti for this achievement.
|12th August 2009, 19:43||#4|
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A-Star sells less than 3000 units a month according to Autocar India's this month's issue. That is pretty low for a car of it's size!
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|12th August 2009, 20:16||#6|
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I see more of ritz than A-star.
Maybe people didn't appreicate the lack of space at the back.
As 50000 units are exported means only 50000 are there for indians(still the figure is high if its selling 3k every month)
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BTW, to which countries are they exporting ? Is Europe on the list ? Because one drawback seen in the A-star is the lack of space. If that's for us moderately built Indians (nitrous being an exception), was wondering how it would work for the comparitively better built Europeans ?
EDIT : In hindsight, I guess the export models would be 3-door variety, with the rear bench not really used for seating. In which case, the space might not be an issue in EU countries.
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|12th August 2009, 20:48||#8|
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I think around 50% of them have been exported as a global Alto, as per I have read somewhere.
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Or are the 2 seater and 4 seater both being produced in India, but only the 4 seater sold in india ?
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we got only the FOURDOOR version sold here in India, intenational markets would have two and four door versions, i havent seen a two door A-star or Alto as yet. the current design. I dont think they make one. If Maruti puts a 1.3DDILS MJD into the A-star, it might transform itself as a diesel pocket rocket, what say guys?
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