The 2019 Maruti Baleno is in the works. The Baleno was the car which gave the premium hatchback segment a boost. While being spacious and feature loaded, it is economical as well. The Baleno has an impressive road presence and is large in size. The interiors are also roomy and feel quite airy. The Baleno is Maruti’s premium offering, hence it is sold from Nexa Experience showrooms. When the Baleno was in its production stage, we were the first to share its images, way back in November 2014. The car was codenamed ‘YRA’ then. The facelift of the Baleno will mark three years of its launch. This time it is expected to get a new 1.5-litre petrol with a new six-speed gearbox. This will be a major leap for the car.
The Maruti Baleno has turned out to be an aspirational car for buyers. It is a good combination of performance and fuel efficiency. Along with that is the reliability of the Maruti brand. It is priced well. It provides loads of space, for a hatchback. With a petrol and diesel options, customers are spoiled for choice. The 2019 Maruti Baleno will get styling updates. These updates will make it stand out. There will be more features added and the lower variants will get features from the top variant as well. In 2019, the Baleno will complete 3 years. Hence it will be getting an update. The Hyundai Elite i20 facelift has already been launched. Maruti will try to speed up launch of the new Baleno.
The design of the Baleno will not change it will be the same as the present model. Some styling updates will be seen though. This will attract customers once again in large numbers. There are rumors that it might get a new 1.5-litre diesel engine. There will not be much difference in the pricing. The current Baleno is priced aggressively and comes feature loaded and so will the 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift. What is the 2019 Maruti Baleno all about? Will it be a better buy than the current one? Read further to know more.
2019 Maruti Baleno Launch Date
|2019 Maruti Baleno||May 2019|
The New Baleno is expected to arrive sometime in by mid 2019. This will be around the month of May. Maruti will try to expedite launching this facelift version, to reap maximum benefits.
2019 Maruti Baleno Price in India
2019 Maruti Baleno
|₹ 5.8 lakhs|
The 2019 Maruti Baleno will also be priced aggressively, just like the existing car. It will cost between ₹ 5.8 lakhs and ₹ 10 lakhs (on-road, Delhi). The hatchback will get a few more features. Styling will be tweaked. The new Maruti Baleno will be exported to European markets, apart from being sold in India.
2019 Maruti Baleno Mileage
2019 Maruti Baleno Mileage
|Petrol in City||13 km/l|
|Petrol on Highway||16 km/l|
|Diesel in city||16 km/l|
|Diesel on Highway||22 km/l|
The Maruti Baleno is a very fuel efficient car. For the petrol engine, it will return about 13 km/l in the city and about 16km/l on the highway. The 2019 Maruti Baleno CVT will return 11 km/l in the city and about 14km/l on the highway. The diesel engine, will return close to 16 km/l in the city and about 19 km/l on the highway. The car is built on a lighter platform thus has a major weight reduction, which results in better fuel efficiency.
2019 Maruti Baleno Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Kerb Weight||890 kg|
There will not be any changes in the dimensions of the car. It will be identical to the current model. The Baleno is a spacious hatchback and offers good road presence too.
2019 Maruti Baleno Specifications
|Engine 1||1.2-litre VVT Petrol|
|Power||[email protected] RPM|
|Torque||[email protected] RPM|
|Engine 2||1.3-litre DDiS Diesel|
|Power||[email protected] RPM|
|Torque||[email protected] RPM|
|Transmission||6-speed manual / CVT|
There are also speculations that there will be a new 1.5-litre engine introduced in the Baleno facelift. This engine is developed by Suzuki and will also power other cars like the new Ertiga and Ciaz. A new six-speed transmission will also make it to the car in all probability.
Also Read: Hyundai Elite i20 facelift
2019 Maruti Baleno Interiors
The 2019 Maruti Baleno will not have any major change in the interiors. The basic black theme will continue to be there. A new upholstery will be seen this time. The seat fabrics and leather on the higher variants will be revised. The top end variant will get new leather seats too. The leather on the steering wheel and gear knobs will be of better quality. The steering wheel also might see a change. The dashboard layout will be the same. There will be a more advance touchscreen audio system in place. It will have Car Play and Android Auto additionally, it will also be able to connect with various apps to control few features of the car.
The 2019 Maruti Baleno will also get rear AC vents which will also have blower control. There will also be fast charging USB ports available for the rear passengers. Maruti may also enhance the seat cushions for better comfort. There will be no change in the head room or leg room. It will continue to be a spacious car.
2019 Maruti Baleno Design
The Maruti Baleno 2019 will retain its basic design. It will get a minor facelift in 2019. Baleno is a relatively new model, globally. Hence the same platform and design will continue at least till 2023. Cosmetic changes will be done to the car, though, to bring in some freshness. It will get a new front end. This includes a new front grille, which will look sportier. The headlamps will also have new projectors and will probably have better illumination. The LED daytime running lights also will be in a new shape, embedded within the headlamp assembly.
There will be change from the side, but it will get new alloy wheels and also new wheel covers for lower variants. The front and rear bumpers will be redesigned and look sharper. The rear will not see any much change, except that it will have new taillamps.
2019 Maruti Baleno Model Engine
The engines of the 2019 Maruti Baleno will remain the same and there will be no change in them. These are a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel. Both will be offered with five-speed manual, while the petrol will continue to have the CVT option too. The petrol engine will have great performance, complimented by the light weight of the car. The performance of the petrol engine is currently the best in its segment. The engine is highly refined and it has good power power on offer too. At the same time, this engine packs in generous torque too. There will an option of the Baleno RS too which has a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine. This will be aimed at enthusiastic drivers who like performance cars.
The Maruti Baleno diesel is a 1.3-litre unit which will produce 75bhp of power. It will get a five-speed manual gearbox. This is very competitive engine and Maruti would like to continue with it. With the lower weight of the car, it performs well too and is fuel efficient. There are also rumors about a new 1.5-litre diesel unit making its way in to the Baleno. If so, this will replace the 1.3-litre, Fiat-sourced engine.
2019 Maruti Baleno Competition
The 2019 Maruti Baleno facelift will compete with the recently launched 2018 Hyundai Elite i20, the new Volkswagen Polo, and the facelifted Honda Jazz.
2019 Maruti Baleno
The 2019 Maruti Baleno will be a facelift and will get new features too. It will be upgraded and will be a better value.
Maruti Wagon R 7 Seater: Launch cancelled for India
We had revealed two years back that Maruti will be getting a 7 Seater Wagon R as well. Maruti has been working on a 7 seater and the time car had been spotted testing in India too. Now we bring you some updated news, the Maruti
Targeting first time car buyers, Maruti Wagon R will be launched only in South Asian countires. This 7 seater will not come to India.The reasoning offered by Maruti is that the car will be a unnecessary product and it will be just add to costs and will not yield the desired profits or success the company wants. Also the Maruti Eeco and the Maruti Omni are filling the gap which was thought to be filled by the Wagon R 7 Seater. (more…)
Maruti Wagon R 7 Seater
Maruti Wagon R 7 Seater will be coming to India soon. This will be a good idea to get an affordable 7 Seater Wagon R.
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Maruti Ciaz 2018: Launched, prices start at ₹ 8,19,000 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Maruti Ciaz 2018 has been launched. The car now looks even more attractive from the front. It gets a new front end that consists of a sleek looking grille. The Ciaz 2018 now looks more sophisticated and premium. This is the major change in the exteriors. The interior also gets subtle changes. The booking for the new Ciaz are already underway and the price too has been reveled.
The Maruti Ciaz 2018 has prices starting from 8,19,00 lakhs and go up to 10,97,000 lakhs for the top end diesel and petrol variants. The car also car also gets a new 1.5-litre k-15 petrol engine and a updated interior and exterior. The cars new features include a new hill assist, cruise control and ESP too.
The Maruti Ciaz 2018 has been launched today. The new Ciaz is going to be a great competitor with some new features for the Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris and Honda City.
The Ciaz 2018 will be getting a new six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission. The engines on the Ciaz will also be new. These are 1.5-litre units, both in petrol and diesel. This is the flagship sedan of Maruti and they will take the fight closer to the Honda City, it’s prime competitor. The Ciaz has been selling in decent numbers and contributing to the sedan segment significantly. There was a time when it outsold the Honda City as well. This is when Honda did not have a diesel engine.
Now, since Honda City comes with a diesel option too, the Ciaz has taken a beating. Maruti wants to keep the fight alive and hence, they will be launching a facelifted version. While the changes will be limited as far as cosmetics are go, the car will get a new heart, which is expected to change the game for Maruti in this segment. Read further to know more about the Maruti Ciaz 2018.
New Maruti Ciaz 2018
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 will be a facelift. It will get some added features and minor tweaks in styling. New engines also will be offered this time. This will make the Ciaz a better value for money product.
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Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT – Most affordable Automatic SUV
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT has become one of the most desirable SUVs in no time. Buyers had been waiting for this variant for long and now it has finally been launched. It has the distinction of being the most affordable automatic SUV in the country. The prices of the Vitara Brezza AMT starts at ₹ 9.3 Lakhs (on-road, Delhi). The AMT was launched in a quiet way and instantly created a big buzz. We had earlier revealed, last year that the Vitara Brezza AMT will be launched this year. The Tata Nexon AMT was launched last month. We were all the first to convey that the Brezza AMT will come in three variants – VDi, ZDi and ZDi+. With only a diesel engine, the Brezza is the best selling SUV in India. The demand for this one is high even today. Like many other segments, Maruti has been dominating this one as well
The typical SUV feel that the Maruti Vitara Brezza offers, is liked by many. This is the highest selling SUV because of the peace of mind one gets with the Maruti brand. The Brezza has become an even more attractive product with the introduction of the AMT. This is sure to increase volumes for the already best selling SUV. There will be more players coming into this segment and thus we will see fiercer competition. The Indian manufacturer has launched the AMT in 3 variants in the Maruti Vitara Brezza. This is the AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) version or Auto Gear Shift, as Maruti have termed it. There has been a high number of bookings already for the AMT version. Previously sold with a 5-speed manual only, the Vitara Brezza now another option offered. The Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT seems to be good value and also a convenient option. What is the Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT like? We tell you in our detailed preview.
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New Maruti Swift 2017, should you wait for it? ALL DETAILS!
Some cars just need an update to improve their sales. The brand name is strong, buyers await a new-gen and needs to be done is launch it. There is the Honda City, Maruti Wagon R and even the Maruti Swift. These vehicles enjoy this privilege. The new Maruti Swift 2017 is in the making. The company is looking at enhancing its products and one of them is this hatchback. Launched back in 2005, this was a runaway success. Then came the diesel engine in 2007. This revolutionised the market. It was quiet, fast and fuel-efficient. Buyers looking at getting something fun and not too expensive picked up the new Swift. Back in the day, it was made available with only L, V and V ABS for the diesel engine.
The next-generation came in 2011. This got all the diesel variants like petrol. It became bigger, offered more features and did look stylish too. A good replacement. The current Swift misses out on automatic, has a small boot and rear space is somewhat tight. Today most of the cars in this segment offer touchscreen, projector headlamps, Reverse camera and other bits that go missing on the current Swift.
The 2017 Maruti Swift will get all these additions to make it an even better package. The new Heartect platform is about 100 to 120 kilograms lighter, wider and has a longer wheelbase too. The engines will be the same 1.2-litre petrol K-Series and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel. There will be automatic (AMT) offered on petrol and even diesel engines. More features on offer on the outside and even inside.
New Maruti Swift 2017
New Maruti Swift 2017 is an all new car, based on a new light platform and this will be better in performance and mileage. More features will also be on offer as well.
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2017 Maruti S-Cross facelift launching in October
The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will be launching very soon. This is another Crossover from Maruti, which was launched before the popular Vitara Brezza. The S-Cross is a premium vehicle as compared to the Brezza and offers best of both worlds, which is a car like feel with a high ground clearance and good utility. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross is a facelift so the changes of this vehicle will be minimal. We were the first to bring you the news about the 1.6-litre engine being discontinued in the S-Cross facelift. This vehicle will only come with the 1.3-litre diesel engine.
There are afew changes that S-Cross will be getting, howvwer, they are purely cosmetic in nature. The exteriors are upgraded mainly. This includes a new front fascia. The changes on the inside are not too many. Performance lover will now be a bit disappointed as the more powerful 1.6-litre version will not make it in the facelift.
The Maruti S-Cross had earned itself an expensive car tag due the high price of the 1.6-litre version. This was one of the reasons for the vehicle to clock luke warm sales numbers. This was the first vehicle to be sold from the Nexa showrooms. Now with Nexa getting more popular and spreading wide, there is a chance that the S-Cross facelift will do better than before.
2017 Maruti S-Cross facelilft
Maruti S-Cross 2017 will offer be one of the most feature loaded car in this segment. There won’t be anything new on offer especially in features.
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Maruti Ciaz S – new variant has been launched
Maruti Ciaz S has been launched for Rs 9.39 lakhs for the petrol and Rs 11.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). This is an all new version, which has been launched. Maruti had moved the Ciaz to the Nexa Experience brand and since this is a new addition. This new variant shall be offering more features like front and rear spoiler, all black interiors and grey chrome finish for the dashboard. The variant names had changed when the Ciaz moved into the Nexa showrooms. What’s more? A new Nexa Blue is also being offered on the Ciaz. (more…)
Maruti Ciaz is one of the best offering in this segment and the company continues to dominate this range of cars with the best value for money product.
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Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Comparison
Tata will be launching its new compact SUV, the Nexon, early next year. We have already driven it and here is our detailed review.The Nexon has already created a lot of buzz when its was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, earlier this year. Does the Nexon have the stuff to challenge its toughest rival – Maruti Vitara Brezza? On one there is the favourite brand of many – Maruti Suzuki and the other hand is Tata Motors, which hasn’t failed to make an impression yet. Read more to find out the Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Comparison.
Two compact SUVs by the largest car makers in the country. This will be an exciting battle. Maruti Vitara Brezza has been loved by many. Not just for its styling but even for its reliability. On the other hand, Tata Nexon is here to impress and kill. This new compact SUV promises to offer a lot more at more affordable pricing. A bit early to come to any kind of conclusion, but the company is looking at offering more bells and whistles and at the same continue with its appealing designs. Tata has worked on the design of this new SUV, offered it with more features, a petrol engine also and of course better performance too. So to say in a few words the Nexon does look appealing and has its strong points, which can make it a better choice than the Breeze. But is it really better in the real world? We share all the details.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza are very close in overall picture. So read further to know more.
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Nexa aims at changing car service experience
Nexa, Maruti’s premium car retail brand had redefined the manner in which a car purchase can be done. After two years of success, Nexa is now looking and bringing about a radical change in the service experience for its customers. Utilizing design, technology and its experience, Nexa Service will be looking at pampering the customers through innovation and offer path-breaking services.
New Maruti Swift Sport revealed
After the successful launch of the new Maruti DZire, the New Maruti Swift 2018 is already getting ready for launch in India. Meanwhile, Suzuki has also revealed the new Swift Sport, which will also make its way into India. This performance hatchback will be shortly making its debut at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, this September. The Maruti Swift Sport that will be coming to India will be based on the 2018 Maruti Swift, which is likely to be launched at the Auto Expo 2018. The basic design of the Maruti Swift Sport will be the same. However, it will get a lot of styling elements which will enhance the looks of this hatchback. This sporty hatchback will look quite different due to these styling elements and will be a good option for this who tend to modify their cars in the aftermarket, to have an individuality.
The Maruti Swift will come with modified bumpers, a different fog lamp assembly, black colored side panels and new larger diameter alloy wheels. It will get a glossy black insert on the rear bumper. The interiors of the car will also be very sporty. It will have an all-black interior theme. It will also have leather upholstery and this will come with contrast colour stitching, that will add to the overall sporty feel of the car.
The Maruti Swift Sport will be a very powerful hatchback as it will come fitted with a 1..4-litre K14C Boosterjet engine. This engine will develop 148bhp of power and an enormous 245Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual and also a six-speed automatic. However, the Indian version will get only the manual version, most likely. This hatchback will offer high standards of handling and the suspension is likely to be on the stiffer side. Will this be the sporty hatchback you have waiting for? Read further to know more about the Maruti Swift Sport.
Maruti Swift Sport
Maruti Swift 2016 offered with a discount of INR 67,000
The Maruti Swift 2016 is now available at a discount upto INR 67,000 in Hyderabad. The discount in Bengaluru is INR 60,000. If you are in Mumbai you can avail upto INR 50,000 as discount. In addition to the discounts, there is one year free roadside assistance also being provided.
Maruti Swift 2016 is one of the best selling hatchbacks for the company. One of the most popular hatchbacks considered while buying a mid-size one. The second generation has been highly successful carrying forward first-generation’s legacy. So, what the new Swift 2016 have on offer? The new generation Swift will be launched early next year, hence there is good discount being offered from the company
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Maruti Celerio available with discount upto INR 67,000
You can get a Maruti Celerio with a discount of INR 67,000, being offered only in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. For Mumbai, the discount/benefits are for INR 55,000 and for NCR is INR 34,000. If you are interested in buying the Celerio, be sure to fill in your details below.
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Maruti S-Cross discount of Rs 50,000
Maruti S-Cross is the company’s first crossover. There is a discount on it for Rs 50,000 in Mumbai, Rs 40,000 in Hyderabad. In NCR there are no discounts available at the moment. Even in Pune, there are discounts of up to Rs 20,000. If you are looking at booking yourself one, then we have left the form at the end of this story.
The Maruti S-Cross is a good crossover. It has a powerful 1.6-litre petrol engine and this has good mileage too. We will recommend this, if you like something quick, has good ground clearance and mileage too.
Maruti Alto K10 AMT gets a discount of INR 67,000
The Maruti Alto K10 AMT is being offered with a huge discount of upto INR 67,000 in Bengaluru. The discount makes the car much more value for money. The discount of INR 40,000 is offered in Mumbai and about INR 22,000 in NCR and about INR 45,000 in Hyderabad. The Alto K10 has recently seen some major revolution in the design, performance and in the interior of the car. This change has, for sure, bought a lot more buyers for the new Maruti Suzuki Alto. Read our detailed review.
Maruti Alto K10 Design
The previous Maruti Alto K10 had the old Alto shape, which has been completely phased out. The exterior of the Maruti Alto K10 now looks sufficiently different than the Alto 800 from both, the rear and the front even though it is the same under its skin. The headlamps have grown bigger and bolder with a distinguishing front grille with a thick chrome slate and the ‘S’ shape symbol of Suzuki in-between. The lower air dams are black and do look smarter than its previous design.
The side profile of the Maruti Alto K10 also looks a bit different with a black-fibre strip right in the center and what we could see was the rear window had reduced in dimensions. The door panels also get blackened and this black touch all over the car makes the exterior look a bit sporty.
The rear also gets bigger tail lamps, which are somewhat different than the Alto 800. The number plate slot has moved down to the bumper while it appears that the rear hatch door as well as the tail lamps have been flattened a bit to give it a look of a big sized car.
Maruti Alto K10 Interior
The interior of the Maruti Alto K10 is totally fresh when compared to its 800cc sibling. The console and the dash has a black and beige tone with the instrument cluster having features like the USB option and aux input and a mp3 player. The buttons are big and clear and hence easy and convenient to use. This new centre console is a welcome after the old Alto 800 styling, which does look outdated.
The Maruti Alto K10 gets new rich beige fabric seats to add a pinch of richness in the cabin. The cabin space is sufficient and feels airy. The front row seats are comfortable for even long drives. In the second row there is sufficient kneeroom even for tall people and there is enough head room as well, but the thigh support could have been better.
Maruti Alto K10 Engine
The Maruti Alto K10 gets a 1.0-litre engine which is mated with a five-speed manual gear box and producing 67bhp and 90Nm of power. This three-cylinder engine has be good power but most of its is delivered at high rpm. One needs to revv the engine to extract the best performance from it. For those quick overtaking moves, one has to downshift. Driving the Maruti Alto K10 in city is easy and one doesn’t have to shift a lot of gears in traffic.
The engine has a good punch and it doesn’t feel running out of juice even on highways. The engine’s NVH levels are also low. This engine also powers the Wagon R and the Celerio, but as this body is lighter, the performance is much better.
Maruti Alto K10 AMT
The AMT is a boon for those who are tired of shifting gears in mad traffic. Maruti Suzuki has found a superb solution, which is a clutch free gearshift known as the AMT gearbox. The Maruti Alto K10 AMT is very similar to the manual version but without the clutch. The Maruti Alto K10 AMT performs a little different from a fully automatic transmission. In this gearbox one can definitely feel the gearshifts happening under the hood and at this time the driver feels the car to be just numb. There is no response or I can say there a slight pause in the engine when such gearshifts occur, especially till it is in the third gear.
Though the pause is very evident, the power delivered after a certain speed is just straight forward, push the gas pedal hard and you get a quick response. Overtaking on highways at high speed is also not a big deal for the AMT. Still the best use of this AMT can be felt in traffic conditions as your drive becomes just hassle free due to this AMT gearbox.
The best part about Maruti Alto K10 AMT was its quick gearshifts. As we touched 50km/hr the car was already in its top gear. This proves how fuel-efficient the car is. The Maruti Alto K10 AMT gave us a fair mileage of 20kmpl keeping our speed restricted between 80-100km/hr.
Maruti Alto K10 Ride and Handling
The Maruti Alto K10 gives a very smooth and a happy experience to the driver. The ride quality is good in city and in fact the suspension does a good job too. The Maruti Alto K10 felt very pliant at high speeds. It was clearly evident that the car could be under your control at any point of the time. Even the steering response is good, even though it is light and easy to drive. The 1.0-litre engine is very smooth, linear yet active.
We drove the petrol variant of the car, both on the highway and in the city traffic. The city driving in the Maruti Alto K10 was effortless as the car could move smoothly without any gearshifts even at low speeds whereas on highways it felt very active as well as linear. Overtaking was found to be simple as power supplied was sufficient. There was enough power supplied post 2000rpm, which pulled on till the red line.
Maruti Alto K10 Price
The Maruti Alto K10 is being offered with six different options from the base LX, LXi, VXi, VXi-AMT and the CNG option. The price of the Alto K10 starts at INR 4 lakhs to INR 4.5 lakhs (on-road, Delhi).
Maruti Alto K10 Competition
The competitors for the Maruti Alto K10 are the Renault Kwid 1.0 and Hyundai Eon 1.0. But what advantage Maruti Alto K10 has is the Maruti Suzuki after sales service and resale value that no other car can give in this segment, currently.
Maruti Alto K10
Maruti Alto K10 is part of the Alto family, which is the highest selling car in the country. This doesn’t need any thing more saying on it.
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Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Comparison
The 2017 Maruti Dzire has been launched recently. We pit it against another hot compact sedan which is the Ford Aspire. The New Dzire now has similar looks of the Aspire. The Maruti DZire is about 105 kilograms lighter than the outgoing version. But it is a lot more rigid than before. It has an increase in its wheelbase by 20mm and width by 40mm. This means better spacious and comfortable cabin. The Ford Aspire comes with a lot of panache. Its one of the best looking compact sedans. It is contemporary in terms of design, features and also performance. Which one is better? Let’s find out in the Maruti Dzire vs Ford Figo comparison.
Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire
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Maruti Alto 800 CNG Review
Maruti Alto 800 CNG – this is one of the highest selling cars in metros. The Alto 800 is already the highest selling car in the country and the 800 CNG is also in high demand. What all does it offer? Apart from being affordable to buy, it is affordable to own as well. There are various aspects that buyers still prefer the Alto 800 over the rest, even though newer hatchbacks offer more features. Read further to know more about the new Maruti Alto 800 CNG Price in India, Features, Specifications. (more…)