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Maruti plans to launch 5 more new cars

Last updated on: May 2, 2012 09:44 IST

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E
ver since Maruti landed on the India roads, way back in 1983, with the launch of Maruti800, India's first people's car, the country's largest carmaker has never failed its customers - be they budget buyers, or high-end auto freaks.

Maruti India started year 2012 with a bang and launched 5 cars -- Maruti SX4 Celebration, Maruti Swift Alpha, new Maruti Swift Dzire, Maruti Swift Dzire Tour and Maruti Ertiga.

And the automaker is all set to launch five more cars.

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Maruti XA Alpha SUV

It was showcased at the 11th Auto Expo in New Delhi. Now the company is planning to officially lauch this SUV during Diwali, in direct competition with Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport.

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Maruti Ritz

This hatchback has been given a mid-life makeover and is expected to be launched soon.

Engine options here have not been altered but the exteriors and interiors have been refurbished to make it look more enhanced and stunning.

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All new Maruti 800

Maruti discontinued its production because the car did not conform to the pollution norms, and it's low price made any such adjustments unviable.

However, the new avatar would be based on Alto's platform and will sport enhanced engine and amplified features.

Note: This image is for representation purpose, only.

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Diesel Alto

With demand for diesel cars soaring, Maruti is all set to launch the diesel variants of two of its most popular cars -- Alto and Wagon R in 2012.

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Diesel Wagon R

However, Maruti has not yet revealed the specification of the diesel engines, which would power both the cars, but speculations in the market suggest that they will sport 1 litre diesel motor similar to that of Chevrolet Beat Diesel.

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Maruti SX4 Celebration

The automaker has blessed the car with new seats, fresh chrome inserts and new floor mats that makes it a perfect celebration vehicle.

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Rest of the specifications like engine, power, mileage and exteriors remains the same.

The price has gone up a bit. But the changes done in the interiors surely add a bit more charm to the car.

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Maruti Swift Dzire

It is wider than the old Maruti Swift Dzire but has a compact boot.

The new Dzire also has a larger wheelbase.

The petrol variant of this sedan is powered by K-12 M VVT engine, whereas the diesel variant comes with D13A DDiS turbo charged diesel engine that manages to deliver an awesome mileage of 23.4 km per litre.

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On the other hand, the petrol variant conveniently delivers 19.1 km per litre of mileage. This sedan is more spacious than the old one and has quite comfortable interiors.

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Maruti Swift Dzire Tour

This is basically the old Dzire sedan with a new name. This sedan is especially launched as a taxi this time and the firm has pretty high hopes from this.

Maruti Suzuki India rolled out Maruti Swift Dzire Tour in two models, LXI for Rs 488,000 and LDI for Rs 591,000, only.

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Maruti Ertiga

Publicised as LUV (Life Utility Vehicle), Ertiga comes with a starting price of just Rs 589,000. It directly challenged the domination of Toyota Innova.

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Maruti India acted smartly and rolled out Ertiga in both diesel and petrol variants.

The diesel version of this MPV comes with DDiS turbo engine, which is highly fuel efficient whereas the petrol variant of this car has 1.4 litre of K-14 VVT petrol engine.

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Maruti Swift Alpha

It came packed with 10 new stunning features. Some of these new splendid interior features comprise sophisticated seat covers, high quality designer mats, elite interior style kit, and advanced music system with Bluetooth interface with modern speakers.

On the outside, the door sill guard is present with stylish door visor and mud flaps. All these features have been added without any extra cost.

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