New Maruti A-Star, a value for money hatchback

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Pros : Balanced exterior, upmarket and dazzling interiors, moderate safety ingredients, decent handling and braking, best to drive on Indian streets.

Cons : Seating space at the rear side needs to be spacious as difficult to accomodate three adults comfortably.

Look and Style: Recently I got a chance to test drive new Maruti A-Star and I think this car is more appropriate for Indian roads. The well proportioned and aggressive exteriors provide a very interesting and attractive look to the small car. In my opinion its highroof line and small size allows its users to drive this classy hatch even on busiest and narrowest of Indian roads. The alloy wheels further enhances the sporty appearance of the car.   Comfort: The interiors of A-Star hatchback provides a class leading feeling. The upmarket, sporty and well cushioned interior provides a comfortable feeling. The rear side of the car too appears decent but I found it a bit congested. The small car also offers decent cargo space and the most interesting of all is its rear seat which has a 50:50 split folding choice which further enhances the luggage carrying capacity of the car. The well positioned dash and advanced features provides a luxurious feel.   Pickup: I think this small hatchback more suitable for city roads and not for long drive or for highways. The car accelerates to 100 in just few seconds.   Mileage: As per company words, car offers a decent mileage of 14 Km per liter in city roads and 19 Km/L on highways.   Best Feature: Dynamic, sporty exteriors and upmarket interiors affixed with advanced technology upmarket components are few of the best features. Decent braking system of the car and split folding seats are the most interesting and best features of the car.    Needs to improve: The company should also launch the car in diesel variant, the rear side of the car needs to be more spacious.   Overall experience: In my opinion this car is a good option for city drivers.

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  • Giriraj singh |31 Jan,2012 07:55:25 AM

    Hi guys how could you say that this is not for highways drive, even you are saying that this vehicle reaches at 100 in few seconds.

    Raj Mitra |09 Feb,2012 10:48:10 AM

    Yes u true. This is only for Mohalla Drive...

    Jimmy Ramani |26 Apr,2012 08:08:46 AM

    @Giriraj: I have bought this car 3 yrs ago, and I myself have driven this car to the speed of 120kmph. @Raj: I think you have not seen the power of this car for sure...!!

  • manjeet |31 Jan,2012 04:34:07 PM

    The size does matter. less space for luggage. Company should fit alto engine into it and see then how it sells

  • ashutosh |31 Jan,2012 05:18:56 PM

    less space for luggage. LESS LAG ROOM PER KM IS TO LESS IT SHOULD BE 22 TO 25

  • RAMESH KAPUR |01 Feb,2012 11:30:57 AM

    My A-star (Feb 2009) already done 30000 km, give 14-15 with AC and 17-18 KMPL in winter when most of time AC is off. No doubt,,,room space is less.

  • S.Pawar |01 Feb,2012 12:02:46 PM

    Increase length by 300mm of car for back side comfort and enough space for luggage

  • subramanian kk |03 Feb,2012 04:05:02 PM

    Iam having a Maruthi A Star vxi 2011 model. It is comfort but back seat gap to be improved . driving & everything is ok.

    Raj Mitra |09 Feb,2012 10:49:41 AM

    1 lakh more... just for that. I know rear seat legroom is too less. I wd rather say make this car 2 seater plus baggage. That will be good.

  • prasanna |26 Feb,2012 10:22:20 PM

    maruthi a-star very good vhicle but fuel consumption is not good

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