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  • Maruti Suzuki to launch new Alto K10 in November 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With an eye on reviving growth in its bread and butter mini car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will launch a new version of its Alto K10 equipped with automated gear shift next month. Maruti is positioning new car...
  • Renault India to launch its Alto 800 rival by 2015 June 16, 2014

    Renault India is planning to launch its own take for the entrylevel hatchback segment and is codenamed XBA. Instead of using Datsun Go as a base, Renault will use the CMFA platform which it announced along with Nissan last year. The CMFA is a bit like the versatile Volkswagen MQB platform...
  • Maruti Alto crosses 25 lakh unit sales mark in domestic market May 13, 2014

    The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday said its compact car Alto has become the second model from the company's portfolio to cross the 25 lakh unit sales mark in the domestic market. The Alto has entered the 25 lakh club, where the only other car is the Maruti...
  • Overdrive: Review of Maruti Suzuki Celerio February 15, 2014

    Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the first car in India to get an automated manual transmission. However, the car's look is deceptively similar to the Alto and the Etios. ...
  • Maruti Suzuki Alto, Hyundai i10, Tata Nano, Ford Figo fail crash test; not safe for you February 1, 2014

    Some of the most popular small cars in India have failed the crash tests conducted by Global NCAP, an independent UKbased charity that carries out consumer orientated vehicle safety initiatives. In the firstever independent crash tests conducted on Indian vehicles, most small cars showed high risk of life threatening injuries in...
  • Maruti launches 'Anniversary Edition' Alto 800 at Rs 3.12 lakh October 7, 2013

    It's the first anniversary of the Alto 800, and what better way to celebrate than offering a slightly dressed up 'Anniversary Edition'? And as with other 'editions' coming out of the Maruti stable during the festive season, the Alto 800 also comes with just a few aesthetic additions. The facelifted Alto...
  • Maruti Suzuki launches Alto K10 Musik Edition in India October 2, 2013

    Maruti Suzuki has come up with another product to attract customers during the festive season. It has launched the Alto K10 Musik Edition. The Alto has been a major cash cow for Maruti over the years, and this limited edition seasonal refresh, as the name obviously suggests, involves a music...
  • Alto 800 VXi gets an airbag option August 5, 2013

    Alto has always been one of Maruti Suzuki's largest selling cars. Maruti has now added an option of a driverside airbag to its Alto 800 VXi. The Alto 800 was launched last year and in June 2013, Maruti introduced the rangetopping VXi variant to the lineup. Before this, the LXi was...
  • Maruti launches VXi variant for the Alto 800 at Rs 3.4 lakh June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Maruti Suzuki Alto has a reputation of being one of the largestselling cars in the Indian market for a very long time. Then, along came the revamped Alto 800 to win customer hearts again. The Alto 800 LXi was the most expensive variant available thus far. Now, the...
  • Maruti Suzuki India total sales fall 8 pc in Feb 2013 March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported 7.89 per cent decline in its total sales at 1,09,567 units in February 2013. The company had sold 1,18,949 units in the corresponding month last year, MSI said in a statement. In February this year, MSI had recorded...
  • Overdrive: First drive of the new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton W October 21, 2012

    On this episode of Overdrive, we will also review the new TVS Phoenix 125 and much more. ...
  • Maruti Alto 800 review October 17, 2012

    Ten years is a long time for a car to be the top seller. Ten years is also a long time for a car to not get any serious updates. So I don't even have to tell you how badly the Alto needed an update seeing how it has been...
  • Maruti launches Alto 800, has over 10,000 preorders October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the new Alto 800 in India at a starting price of Rs 2.44 lakh, (exshowroom Delhi). Available in an updated design package, the 2012 Alto 800 will be available in six trim levels including CNG versions. The world's biggestselling small car was...
  • Maruti launches Alto 800 at Rs 2.44 lakh onwards October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched the new Alto 800 in India at a starting price of Rs 2.44 lakh, (exshowroom Delhi). Available in an updated design package, the 2012 Alto 800 will be available in six trim levels including CNG versions. The Alto 800 has a lot of...
  • Overdrive: First drive of the new Maruti Alto 800 October 13, 2012

    On this episode of Overdrive, we will also review the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 and much more. ...
  • Maruti's new Alto 800 gets 6,500 bookings before launch October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Buoyed by response to its upcoming new Alto, India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India is expecting to cross 10,000 units of bookings by the time the small car is launched next week. "Despite the price remaining unknown to customers, who have not seen...
  • First drive: 2012 Maruti Alto 800 September 30, 2012

    Ten years is a long time for a car to be the top seller. Ten years is also a long time for a car to not get any serious updates. So I don't even have to tell you how badly the Alto needed an update seeing how it has been...
  • Manesar unrest hits Maruti's new launches July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The violent labour unrest at Maruti's Manesar plant has now hit production. The company is now saying that the production of its new 800cc small car has been delayed. The new model, pegged to be Alto's replacement was due to start this month. Maruti had planned a Diwali launch...
  • Maruti's new 800cc car to hit market later this year June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India is gearing up to introduce by the end of this year a new 800cc car that is likely to be more fuel efficient, but also more expensive, than its existing best selling model Alto. According to sources close to the development, the company will start commercial...
  • Maruti cuts petrol car production due to low sales June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India has cut production of some petrol models, including the best selling Alto, as sales of such cars have declined due to high fuel costs. "Petrol car sales are very low in these days as the market...
  • Maruti Suzuki sales up 3 per cent in March April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday reported highest ever monthly sales in March at 1,25,952 units, 3.28 per cent jump from 1,21,952 units in the same month last year. For the entire 201112 financial year however, the company's sales declined by 10.80 per cent to 11,33,695...
  • James Franco set to release his debut novel January 6, 2012

    London: Actor James Franco is to release his first novel 'Actors Anonymous', which is loosely inspired by his experiences in Hollywood. The 33yearold has sold the book to online retailer Amazon, reported Daily Mirror. Although its Franco's debut novel it is not his first book he previously released a collection of...
  • Roadtest: Hyundai Eon, the Alto competitor December 9, 2011

    It's not easy to upset Maruti. India's largest automotive manufacturer however now has cause for a headache and it's coming from as far south as it gets. In the city of Chennai, Hyundai is busy plotting to inject a big migraine with their new Eon. It's aimed squarely at the...
  • Hyundai Eon vs Maruti Alto K10 December 7, 2011

    Design & Style The Alto has been around for a decade now, the K10 received a nose job and a redesigned tail to give it a fresh look but that doesn't make the car any different from the Alto we've known Maruti engineers may have shoehorned the K10B engine into the...
  • Nano last in customer satisfaction:TNS February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Customers have given the best satisfaction rating to Maruti Suzuki India's best selling model Alto, while Tata Motors' Nano has been ranked last in a list of entry level small cars by market research firm TNS. In the '2010 fourwheeler Total Customer Satisfaction (TCS)' study by TNS Automotive, Maruti...
  • Maruti hikes prices of vehicles by up to Rs 8k January 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Giving in to rising input cost pressures, the country's largest carmaker by sales, Maruti Suzuki India has increased prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 8,000 across models, except its newly launched compact car Alto K10. "Yes, we did increase the prices on January 17 ranging between 0.5...
  • Maruti's fully 'Made in India' car by 2012 December 20, 2010

    New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzukis completely 'Made in India' car will hit the roads by 2012. The company is likely to finalise the design within the next six months. According to the people related to the project for the car, the company will finalise the design, engine...
  • Overdrive: Maruti's new model Alto K 10 August 8, 2010

    The new AltoK10 will be equipped with a Suzuki Kseries 998cc engine, which is said to have an improved suspension, gear transmission and brake system. ...
  • Maruti Suzuki hikes prices across all models August 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday raised the prices of all its models, expect Alto, by up to Rs 7,500, citing a sharp increase in input costs. The new prices are applicable with immediate effect, the company said. "Due to a sharp increase in the input...