Ever since its inception, Maruti Suzuki has been the favourite among the Indian crowd. This is one car maker that develops India-specific cars; cars that are made in India, made for India, keeping in mind India’s unique terrain and temperatures. Interestingly, the out of every two cars that roll out in India, one wears the Maruti Suzuki badge. Unfortunately, the new emission norms that kicked in pushed out India’s iconic Maruti 800 out of 13 cities. Times are changing and some cars have to leave, but Maruti will remain as India’s most popular car maker. In this article let’s have a look at the auto maker’s cars in the country.
First the 800 which actually put India on wheels; the Government of India and Suzuki Motors, Japan joined hands and assembled the car with imported parts. With time, the car gained popularity and production became localised. A true value-for-money car, the M800 has undergone many changes to meet the changing needs of the Indian.
Coming to the A-Star, it is the first global car hailing from the hatchback segment to be produced exclusively in India. This car, strapped with the new KB Series engine complies with all the emission norms. It comes with the Penta Drive, 5 world class features. The car gives an excellent mileage even on the rough Indian roads.
Next the Maruti Alto, which is India’s highest selling model. Of late, the Alto underwent a few cosmetic changes. The interiors were enhanced and the Maruti car received a new athletic grille and wider bumper which was very much needed to attract the young India even more than earlier.
The Eeco is an MPV that offers advanced riding comfort, stability and handling. In spite of such roominess and advanced features, the Eeco comes into the Indian market with a very humble price that seems affordable to most. This is one of the Maruti cars in India that can accommodate even fat Indian families with ease.
A wonderful blend of style and urban character comes alive in the Maruti Estilo. The stiffened suspensions system is also just perfect for cornering on the rather pathetic roads in India. There’s no doubt that the Zen Estilo is a smart, elegant and contemporary car.
The Grand Vitara is grand; comes loaded with power and style to attract both young and old Indians. The 2.4-litre VVT petrol engine in this Maruti car expels 163 bhp. With plenty of safety features, one can be assured of a safe ride even on the roller coaster like roads in India.
The Gypsy is another Maruti car in India that is tough enough with an equally potent engine that’s ready to take on any Indian territory without compromising on performance. The 1.3-litre MPFI petrol engine stirs up 80 bhp.
Maruti also has other splendid offerings for the Indian car buyer like the muscular WagonR, the truly Indian Omni, the sophisticated Ritz, the perfect mid-size sedan SX4, the graceful and stylish Swift and the enhanced Swift DZire.