A Star is the latest addition to the product line of Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Go through this the review and explore the features & specifications of Maruti A-Star hatchback.

Maruti A Star

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the country, has launched its latest premium hatchback - A Star. The compact car was amongst the most awaited models of the year and one of the last models to be launched in 2008. It is being manufactured at the Manesar plant of the company, located in Gurgaon, Haryana. The design of the car has been conceived as well as fully developed in India. The introductory price of Maruti A-Star ranges between Rs. 3.47 lakh and Rs. 4.12 lakh. With the launch of this model, in November 2008, the automaker has added the next- generation K-series petrol engine to its product line.
Maruti A Star
Maruti A Star comes equipped with the next generation KB-series petrol engine. The 998 cc K10B gasoline engine promises to deliver a power of 67 PS @ 6200 rpm, with a peak torque of 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. Optimized combustion of the fuel facilitates better efficiency of the vehicle. The compact car promises to offer a mileage of 19.59 kmpl. It also boasts of state-of-the-art engineering technology, which combines performance and safety. The low center of gravity and wide track width of Maruti A- Star facilitates excellent stability and good road handling.  
The feature that sets Maruti A Star apart from the crowd is its aerodynamic design. The exteriors of the car have been adorned with distinctive headlamps, stylish taillights and unique front grille styling. The window aperture comes with stylized DLO. The interiors of this automobile get refreshed looks, with a sporty pop-up tachometer and crimson illuminated instrument panel that add to the elegant appearance of the cabin. Air conditioning system of the car, however, lacks automatic climate control. Five people can enjoy a comfortable ride in it.
Safety Features
The advanced safety features of Maruti A Star ensure great protection for all its occupants. The vehicle comes equipped with dual airbags for the driver and front seat passenger, which reduce the impact of collision, thereby minimizing the risk of injury. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) of the automobile prevents skidding and locking of wheels when the car is driven on slippery roads. This ensures that the vehicle is on track when the brakes are applied on wet surfaces and during emergencies.
Variants & Color
Maruti Suzuki offers LXi, VXi and ZXi variants of A-Star for the Indian consumers. All the three variants are packed with regular features, including head light leveling, high mounted stop lamp, child-proof rear-door locks, front wipers and washer with intermittent. ABS with EBD (brake assist) is optional in the VXi variant. A lovely range of colors is available for Maruti A Star, which includes Bright Red, Desert Brown, Healing Green, Silky Silver, Paradise Blue, Midnight Black, Sunlight Copper, Arctic White and Azure Grey.
Technical Specifications
A Star
Body Type
Number Of Doors
Seating Capacity
5 persons
Fuel Tank Capacity
35 liters
3500 mm
1600 mm
1490 mm
2360 mm
Front Track Width
1405 mm
Rear Track Width
1400 mm
Ground Clearance
170 mm
Minimum Turning Radius
4.5 m
Kerb Weight
860-880 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight
1320 kg
Number of Cylinders
Number of Valves
998 cc
5-speed, Manual
Max. Power
67 PS @ 6200 rpm
Max. Torque
90 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Front Suspension
McPherson strut and coil spring
Rear Suspension
Isolated trailing link and coil spring
Shock Absorbers
Gas Filled
Ventilated Discs
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion, Power Assisted
Tyre Size

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