Maruti Suzuki recently was in the news for the plan for the Indian market for the next few years. The manufacturer is looking at launching more than a dozen models in the Indian market in the next 3-4 years. No doubt, most of these will be in the Rs 3 to Rs 6 lakh segment and the small hatchback, the Suzuki Cervo will be one of them.
Suzuki already sells the Cervo abroad and the Indian version will look or less the same though it might carry a different name for India.
Another change will be the powerplant. We expect Maruti to put the KB10 1.0-litre in this Cervo - the same engine also powers the current Alto K10, A-Star and WagonR.
The Cervo is expected to look very moder and stylish when launched here in India. The current Zen Estilo hasnt been doing great numbers in India and hence Maruti might also simply replace the aging Estilo with the Cervo. Interiors are also expected to carry a modern and funky design line.
Another highlight in the Cervo's package will be its ride and handling. Like a typical small Japanese car, expect the Cervo to be a very friendly city car with agile handling and a light steering wheel.
If the Cervo does make it to India, we expect it to carry a ARAI certified fuel economy of over 20.0kmpl which should translate into around 15-16kmpl in real world conditions.
Maruti should be looking at pricing the 1.0-litre base model of the Cervo at around Rs 3 lakh mark. Knowing its love for CNG cars, Maruti might also roll out a CNG version at launch!