Maruti A-Star was launched in India in the last quarter of 2008. Explore the features & specifications of LXi, VXi and ZXi variants of Maruti A-Star, with this review.

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The latest addition to the compact cars manufactured by Maruti Suzuki India Limited is 'A-Star'. Launched in the last quarter of 2008, the premium hatchback flaunts unique styling in the exteriors, which sets it apart from the crowd. The car has been equipped with the next-generation K-series petrol engine, which delivers commendable power, torque and mileage. The Penta-drive technology, the highlighting feature of Maruti A-Star, ensures that the occupants enjoy a pleasurable ride in it.

Engine
Under the hood of Maruti A-Star lies a 3-cylinder K10B petrol engine, which churns out a power of 67 PS @ 6200 rpm with a peak torque of 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. The engine has been equipped with multi-point fuel injection system and stands mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. It has been developed in such a way so to deliver the best-in-class fuel efficiency. The hatchback promises to deliver a mileage of 19.59 kmpl.

Design And Comfort
Maruti A-Star boasts of an aerodynamic design, with distinctive headlamps, body colored bumpers and newly designed wide radiator grille - in the front and stylish new comet-shaped taillights cluster - in the rear portion. The hatchback offers a comfortable ride to its occupants. The car has a seating capacity of five people, with enough head and leg room for the rear seat occupants.

Interiors
The interiors of Maruti A-Star come across as the perfect combination of modernity and the customary look of a hatchback. The well-appointed interiors of the car feature crimson-illuminated instrument panel and a sporty pop-up tachometer. The audio system is integrated on the dashboard. The cabin also features digital trip meter, fuel gauge, clock and odometer.

Ride And Handling
The Penta-drive technology of Maruti A-Star ensures the best drive ever. With a low center of gravity and a wide track width, the car provides a high stability. The speed sensitive power steering ensures good navigation in slow moving urban traffic. The finely tuned suspension system of the vehicle ensures precise handling and enhances riding and driving comfort.
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Safety
The advanced safety system of Maruti A-Star ensures that the occupants enjoy a risk free drive, every time they ride in it. The car is equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), which prevents skidding when it is driven on wet surfaces as well as when brakes are applied during emergencies. The Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) of the car takes care of the safety requirements. The rigid body structure of A-Star absorbs impact energy as well.

Maruti A Star Price, Variants And Color
Maruti A-Star is available in three variants, namely, LXi, VXi and ZXi. Priced between Rs. 3.47 lakh and Rs. 4.12 lakh, the car comes in a lovely range of colors, including Bright Red, Desert Brown, Healing Green, Silky Silver, Paradise Blue, Midnight Black, Sunlight Copper, Arctic White and Azure Grey.

Maruti A Star Mileage
Rated as the most fuel efficient and environment friendly car, Maruti A Star delivers an average mileage of 18-20 kmpl on its petrol variants with manual transmission.

Technical Specifications of Maruti A Star
Overview
Model Maruti A-Star
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 35 Litres
Dimensions
Length 3500 mm
Width 1600 mm
Height 1490 mm
Wheelbase 2360 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.5 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 860-880 kg
Engine
Type KB-Series
Number Of Cylinders 3
Displacement 998 cc
Transmission 5-speed, Manual
Max. Power 67 PS @ 6200 rpm
Max. Torque 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Suspension
Front Suspension McPherson strut and coil spring
Rear Suspension Isolated trailing link and coil spring
Brake
Front Ventilated Discs
Rear Drums
Steering Type Rack & Pinion, Power Assisted
Tyre Size 155/80R13

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