Maruti Celerio to replace A-Star in India?

Celerio, which has been made on the same platform as A: Wind, will be the substitution for A-Star.

By Reema Sharma | Updated: Jan 03, 2014, 16:03 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Maruti's not so popular model A-Star might soon be replaced by the upcoming 'Celerio` in India as per media reports.

Two months back, reports had surfaced in the media that the A-Star might have its replacement with the A: Wind. However, new reports now say that Celerio, which has been made on the same platform as A: Wind, will be the substitution for A-Star.

Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation had unveiled the A: Wind hatchback at 30th Thailand International Motor Expo 2013 in November. The car is expected to go into production this year in Thailand.

A: Wind is powered by a 996CC 3-cylinder petrol engine. It has a roomy cabin, measures 3600 mm in length, 1600 mm in width and 1540 mm in height. With a crisp grip the car has front-wheel drive with CVT. It has a dynamic front grille with integrated headlights. The car sports 16-inch alloy wheels with 185/55 R16 tyres. Price and other details of the car has not been made official yet.

The Celerio codenamed YL7, will début at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014 in February.