Maruti Suzuki Palette
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Maruti Suzuki is looking towards new launches to reinvigorate its dwindling sales figures and the New Delhi Auto Expo could not have come at a better time. At this monumentous event, the company is expected to showcase a plethora of vehicles, including one that will be powered by a sub-660 cc engine, called Maruti Suzuki Palette. This small car, termed a kei in the Japanese market, will be unveiled along with a sibling at the auto show in January 2012, Suzuki MR Wagon.
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Palette will be a refreshing change from the standard affair offered by the largest car manufacturer of India. With its unconventional looks, spacious interiors and excellent fuel economy, the car should be able to draw visitors. The engine is well received in the Japanese market and the company will be counting on this car to stimulate its sales chart in the near future. Though Maruti Suzuki is not expected to launch the vehicles right away, the two small cars will be showcased to gather audience response for them. However, auto experts believe that one of the cars will be launched in the domestic market by the end of 2014.
Engine and Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Palette
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Palette will be sporting a small 660 cc engine that runs on petrol. The small engine may make some think that this car will be positioned in India as a Nano killer, but the company denies this altogether. Talking about the capacity of this 3 cylinder engine, it can be expected to churn out 54 bhp power at 6500 rpm at 63 Nm torque at 4000 rpm. A turbocharged version of the engine that produces 64 bhp power may or may not available in the Indian market if the car is launched in the country.
Performance of Maruti Suzuki Palette
Performance is one of the first thoughts in the minds of buyers looking for a hatchback and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Palette proves to be a stalwart in that regard. The small capacity engine is able to render excellent fuel economy of 32 kmpl, which is simply astounding and may help the company in attracting many buyers. With power steering mechanism, drivers will be able to direct the car on the most traffic laden roads with utmost ease while the front disk and rear drum brakes will give them total control. The five speed manual speed transmission system will help drivers in shifting gears smoothly.
Interior, Exterior & Safety of Maruti Suzuki Palette
At first look, the Japanese version of Maruti Suzuki Palette seems quite unique due to its huge body. This vehicle stands 3395 mm long, 1475 mm wide and 1735 mm tall, quite big for a car with a sub-800 cc engine. The exteriors of the car are characterised by body coloured bumpers, Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) and door handles. The fascia looks quite peppy with the slanted headlamps and standard grille with Maruti logo. The car may also have alloy wheels when launched in India.
In terms of interiors, the car is characterised by only one word – huge. This vehicle is assimilated with power windows, remote central locking, fuel filler and boot, and rake type steering adjustment. For passengers' entertainment, the car will have a high fidelity music system, which will make long drives bearable. Conveniently placed steering-mounted controls, plush leather seats, electric door mirrors on both sides and folding rear seats are also available in the car.
Passenger safety is gaining more and more popularity in the Indian auto sector and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Palette will be laden some sophisticated safety arrangements. It is expected to boast of dual passenger airbags, fog lamps, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), rear seatbelts and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
|Price||Rs.4 lakhs to Rs.5 lakhs|
660 cc, 54 bhp/64 bhp at 6500 rpm, 63 Nm at 4000 rpm
32 kmpl fuel economy
Dual airbags, ABS, EBD
Comments on Maruti Suzuki Palette
It is a amazing car which can win car lovers heart.Please accelerate the production it will be sale like hot cake in INDIA also Abroad.I am awaiting this model.July 06, 2012by Satya Sundar Satpathy
Looks good as per customer side,but as a mechanic 660cc/54bhp engine is not given 32kmpl!June 19, 2012by Ramesha G Hegade
its a worst car to buy , which is not going to catch buyers then maruti will definitly going to gift it to customers free of cost only then it will be on indian roadMay 21, 2012by PRADEEP KUMAR
Very bad before luanch i would like to hang myself till deth, pls don't luanch such c grad luking carApril 11, 2012by Munawwar Patel Indore
car is baby car& bad lookingMarch 22, 2012by DINESH KHANDELWAL
wen is it expected to come in mumbai .... jst axiusly awaitng .....January 16, 2012by Melroy
very good car in midal classJanuary 10, 2012by AMOL GIRI
I like the car and want to book it. I fall in love in first sight. It's my dream to buy the carJanuary 09, 2012by Sajidullah Mulla
Interiors and looks are good and when brand adds to it, it looks more good. Back shape of the car need to be little more modified for getting good sales in the indian market.
Everything looks good apart from the Pricing. I hope this pricing will be well considered by maruti before release of the car. All the above are only my opinions, nothing to hurt anyone.January 04, 2012by Adarsh
DisappointingJanuary 03, 2012by Eshwar
i m shocked to see price of it ........ man this is insane y 2 go for a under power vehical with such a high cost ... y not go for wagon r with k10 i engine 1000cc instead of getting this 660 cc at same cost aroundDecember 27, 2011by Hansy
DisappointingDecember 21, 2011by Monica Bagal
see thisDecember 18, 2011by Saju
Pallette will surely rock the road. Good height, nice interiors, great look like existing Wangon R. The Best Part is 32 KMPL whhat else a middle class indian look for. value for money. Right time to hit the market when petrol prices are going high, perfect option to switch. Keep it up SUZUKI (Maruti).December 16, 2011by Jai K
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