Maruti A Star

(4 / 5) Based on 48 reviews
` 3.72 - 4.78 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
Maruti A Star

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Expert Test Drive Review of Maruti A Star

Maruti Suzuki A-Star Exterior

Maruti A Star Road Test


The Maruti A-Star, also known as the 7th generation Suzuki Alto in the international market, was rolled out in the country in December 2008. It has got some minor tweaks and an automatic gearbox too! The A-Star has very good exterior design – cute, bubbly and cheerful would be the best words to describe this car. At the same time though, ‘unusual’, is the first word that many have in mind when they see this car in flesh. Huge, popped out headlamps reminiscent of a frog’s eyes, an enormous bumper with an equally humongous central air dam – the A-star is a big departure from your regular City hatch. The lip for the unusually small bonnet is unusually high, a big Suzuki ‘S’ fills in for the missing grille. The front overhang of the car is pretty short and lends it a sporty look.Step in and immediately you notice the space, infact, the lack of it! Though tall people can sit up front without an issue, doing so leaves room at the back only for kids! Further, you also notice the narrow width once you start rubbing shoulders with your co-passenger. However, if you neglect this, the cabin of the car is pretty decent. The A-Star is built to a price and hence keep in this in mind while touching the panels or looking at the overall design.The A-Star gets the smaller KB10 unit that has a displacement of 998cc and puts out 67PS of power along with 90Nm of torque. The talking point here is the overall weight of the car, between 860 and 880 kilos. This makes the A-Star a peppy performance and the engine responds very well for city usage. The 5-speed manual gearbox is joy to use. The A-Star also comes with the option of a 4-speed automatic gearbox. On the economy front, the manual car has an ARAI rated economy of 19kmpl which means getting 14kmpl in city is easy. As per ARAI, the auto A-Star, at 16.98kmpl, has an efficiency drop of over 10%.The speed sensitive steering is another highlight, making this small hatchbacks fun to drive in city, on the highways and around hills or corners. You can really enjoy the A-Star in all forms of driving and the small size means squeezing into gaps is a child’s play.The overall feel with this car is very positive. Driving through bad roads does shake up the cabin quite a bit.A starting price of Rs 4.10 lakhs ex-showroom makes the A-Star a fun small car. The A-Star shines in a lot of areas. It is good to look at, great to drive and a worthy buy for those who are you are young at heart and need a fun to drive vehicle. The engine is punchy, responsive and efficient. The trouble is that such customers are far and few and the A-Star, as a middle class family car does lag behind in a few areas, the main being the lack of space – for passengers and for luggage. Though it is also the cheapest automatic you can buy in India and the discounts being offered on the manual versions these days by dealers is terrific and can make you fall for the car! For a detailed analysis read below..

Maruti A Star Specifications

Maruti A Star Technical Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3500 mm
Overall Width 1600 mm
Overall Height 1490 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm


Torque 90Nm @3500rpm
Displacement 998 cc
Power 68PS @6200rpm
No of Cylinders 3

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 17 kmpl
Mileage City 13 kmpl
Mileage Overall 13.8 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 155/80 R13
Wheel Size 13 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Maruti A Star Features

Maruti A Star Lxi Vxi Zxi Vxi (ABS) AT
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Maruti A Star Colors

  • Paradise Blue
  • MidNight Black
  • Glistening Grey
  • Bright Red
  • Caffeine Brown
  • Artic White
  • Silky Silver

Maruti A Star Price

Maruti A Star Price in New Delhi

` 3.72 - 4.78 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi

The ex showroom price of Maruti A Star ranges from Rs 3.72 Lakh to Rs 4.78 Lakh. Maruti A Star is available in 4 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti A Star you need to click on the check on road price.

Maruti A Star has 4 Petrol variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti A Star Lxi which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 3.72 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti A Star Vxi (ABS) AT which has a Petrol engine and is for Rs 4.78 Lakh .

User Review of Maruti A Star

Kudos to Maruti
Posted on Nov,11,20 4:26 AM

Pros Price, Interiors, Brand

Cons Yet to find

Hot Hatch in the market. Will definitely make Hyundai to rethink about Hyundai i10. Even rethink i20 pricing, though it belongs to different category. Kudos to Maruti for their hard work.

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14 of 32 users found this review helpful.

Posted on May,05,31 2:42 PM

Pros worst car by suzuki

Cons ugly interiors, less comfortable

This is the worst car by suzuki. This is not that type of car that public wants by maruti suzuki in india.

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1 of 9 users found this review helpful.

Posted on Mar,03,10 10:09 AM

Pros Too perfect..

Cons none wat so ever.

Man this is a cool new engin ,it fails every other brand cars on the road ,for speed ,milage ,handling ,Shes too too good,TOUCH WOOD.

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Review of A Star
Posted on Mar,03,19 7:15 AM

Pros Great looks,Excellent mileage,Stable at high speed

Cons Space for Luggage-Nil Nil Nil,hard steering,Engine sounds very Bad

I drive A star ZXi and found acceptable inside space,no space crunch on rear seat.pick Up was ok but the engine sounds bad while you speed. steering is not smooth as wagon R, it reminds of alto. The greatest drawback is its luggage space,absolutely nil,u will not be able to keep a single suitcase.i think the car is made for school or college going childrens.

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4 of 8 users found this review helpful.

comfortable ride in A-star
Posted on Jan,01,23 1:57 PM

Pros fantastic features,fine exterior

Cons nothing i found

i test drove maruti A-star.Exterior look of A-star is really awesome . The ride was comfortable and the riding quality was also good. While driving through I came to know about many other fantastic features which the car has. driving person and rear seat person feels the comfort of the car while travelling in it . I have a lot of expectations from this car as I am also interested in buying this car. The car has supreme quality,refinement,fit and finish. The stylish seats and good amount of leg space adds to the comfort of travelling. The car isnt that small as it looks from outside, it is indeed spacious. Fuel efficiency is amazing, the car actually gives a mileage of 20kmpl. This is really cool especially nowadays when fuel prices are touching the sky. For me it is a great choice. One having small family and concerned about mileage must go for this car. and after all no other car in the world comes with such safety features with such price tag . it's definitely value for money car.

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