2015 Maruti A Star hatchback spy shot surfaces online
The new A Star was recently caught on test in India. This is for the first time that the car was spotted while on test in India. Earlier spy shots reveal the car being tested in Europe. The next generation Maruti Suzuki A Star is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Auto Expo coming February while it will be officially launched later during the year.
Apart from being powered by the existing range of petrol and diesel engine, buyers might also see the new A Star to be powered by a new 2 cylinder 800cc turbo diesel engine. Once successfully launched, the new A Star will compete against the Hyundai i10, Honda Brio and Chevrolet Beat.
The new diesel engine is being developed in-house by Maruti Suzuki. It is being designed for their new micro car, which is codenamed YL7 as of now. Maruti YL7 will take on the likes of Nano diesel. Both, Nano diesel and YL7 are expected to be launched in 2014. Speaking about the new diesel engine, this one will also become the most fuel efficient in India with a claimed mileage of 30 kmpl.